LLO Director Needed



The Lakeshore Light Opera (LLO) is a highly successful and well established Gilbert and Sullivan Society that produces high quality community theatre in the West Island of Montreal featuring professional sets, costumes and a full 18-piece orchestra. Celebrating our 63rd year, we are a non-profit, registered charity that, over the years, has contributed in excess of $192,000 to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF). This past March, Lakeshore Light Opera was the recipient of the LGHF 2017 Humanitarian Award, for LLO’s “outstanding contribution, unwavering commitment and passion for the betterment of our community”. LLO is also a 3-time nominee and winner of the 2014 META award for “Outstanding Community Theatre Production”.

We are currently receiving applications for the position of Stage Director for our upcoming production of “The Mikado”. The successful candidate is expected to provide a vision for the production that meets with the traditions of our Society, working in conjunction with our Musical Director, Marian Siminski. Guidelines for the production are available upon request.

The following attributes would be valuable in this position:
  • Previous theatrical experience
  • Knowledge of Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Ability to work with, motivate and teach large groups (40+ actors), made up of performers with varied experience and ages (17 – 70+)
  • Availability of a portfolio of previous work.
Audition process for Principals and Chorus members to begin September 8th, 2017 Rehearsals – held on Tuesday and Friday evenings, in Pointe Claire, starting in September, 2017.

Show dates – 6 performances in early March, 2018 at the Louise Pelletier Theatre at Lakeside Academy in Lachine.

A generous honorarium is provided at the end of the season.

Interested parties should forward their CVs, with references, to the President of the Board of Directors, Robert Schaap at Rob@schaap.com by May 26th, 2017.

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