Theater: Musicals

Production: 'Porgy and Bess' (See all 8 roles)

Understudy Bess (Chorus / Ensemble)

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Production Details

Seeking opera singers and trained musical theatre singers with a traditional sound for The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess."

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Female, ages 30-49, African Descent, African American

Role Description

Understudy Bess: (Chorus / Ensemble) to appear in the onstage ensemble or to swing and cover the principal role of Bess: Crown’s girl who is left to defend herself when he flees town, she is shunned by the town but taken in by the cripple Porgy, with whom she falls in love, beautiful, soulful, and experienced; high soprano.