The Peabody Post

Open Call for Community Roles in Peabody Opera Theatre’s Street Scene

Peabody Opera Theatre invites interested members of the greater Baltimore community to audition for multiple speaking roles in its November production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. No stage or singing experience is necessary but a strong, resonant speaking voice will be preferred. Auditioners will be asked to read lines from the script at open auditions scheduled to take place this Sunday, September 27, between 2:00 and 5:00 pm in Goodwin Hall on Peabody’s Mount Vernon campus.

Street Scene, which portrays the daily life and dramas of a working class American neighborhood, will be set in 1940s Baltimore and staged at the Lyric Opera House on November 13 and 15. The available roles include Beat Cop, City Marshal, Ambulance Driver, Dr. Wilson, and Violin Pupil (who could either act as a ‘prop player’ or play “Humoresque”). Cast members must be available for evening rehearsals daily beginning November 1.

To reserve an audition time, please e-mail or call 443-496-2472. A small number of singing roles are also available for solo children’s voices, as well as a non-speaking part for a small, mixed-breed dog. For more information on any of these parts, please e-mail

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