2015-2016 Season: 

Amarillo Opera Ensemble Auditions

We're gearing up for Pirates of Penzance and we're happy to announce another round of auditions. If you have NOT already auditioned, you are invited to sign up for a slot. Contact Sam Green at 806-372-7464 or sam.green@amarilloopera.org.  Auditions will be held for ensemble roles only on TUESDAY, February 16th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. An accompanist is provided and there is no fee to audition. Performance dates are April 2 & 3rd. Rehearsals will start the week of February 23rd.

*Please note that the Pirates of Penzance piece does not have any youth roles. Those auditioning should be high school or older.

If you would like to be considered for local auditions for the 2016-2017 season, please send a resume to info@amarilloopera.org prior to May 2016.


Amarillo Opera Summer Youth Musical presents The Music Man

It is with great excitement that we officially announce there are going to be some changes to Amarillo Opera’s 2016 Summer Youth Musical. The biggest change is that we are going to be producing The Music Man instead of the previously announced The King and I. The second biggest change is that we are going to be producing this spectacularly fun show in a shorter amount of time. The new production dates will be June 23-26, 2016. This shortened schedule will allow for more of your summer to be free from rehearsals but it will also require a great deal of dedication and hard work!  We will be working six days a week for these four short weeks and we’ll start music rehearsals in May so that June can be dedicated to choreography and staging. This rehearsal schedule is very much like one of our Mainstage productions and is the pace at which the professionals are asked to perform. We believe in our young performers and think that they will be VERY successful taking on this lofty challenge.

Many things are changing, but we will have one constant and that is Linda Hughes. The Summer Youth Musical has thrived in her hands and she has graciously agreed to continue to be involved as Director Emeritus. Linda will be directing the audition workshop on February 13th and assisting with the casting and auditions February 20th/21st.  She will also be working hand-in-hand with the professional director who will be traveling to Amarillo for the production.

So get ready to march in the parade! It’s going to be the “most scrumptious solid gold thing you ever saw!”


  • Amarillo Opera’s Summer Youth Musical will be The Music Man
  • The Music Man performance dates are June 23rd-26th
  • Audition Workshop (optional) is February 13th from 9-3:30 at the Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium (FREE)
  • Auditions are February 20th-21st (no cost to audition)
  • Packets of music are available at the Amarillo Opera office (2223 S. Van Buren) or email Sam for a digital copy of the audition materials

Join us for THE MUSIC MAN!
Call Sam Green at 806.372.7464 or send an email to sam.green@amarilloopera.org with questions.