Music Director Call – Forbidden Love

General Information

LBMT is looking for a music director to lead in this year’s Valentine’s dinner theatre cabaret: Forbidden Love. This year’s show is all about deep, foreboding passions. Forbidden Love features all your favourite taboo relationships from musicals like The Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, West Side Story, The King and I, and The Bridges of Madison County. We are looking to cast sixteen performers, who will all have the opportunity to participate in multiple show numbers.

The show has been carefully curated by the artistic directors: Emily O’Kane and Lisa Callahan. Additionally, the show is being choreographed by Jesse Kahat, stage managed by Alana Malanga, and produced by Lili Roussakis.

Please Note: This is a volunteer position.

Audition and Show Information

Audition Information:

– Audition Dates: Friday November 25, Sunday November 27, and Tuesday November 29
– Time: 7 – 9pm
– Location: Riverview School of Music (480 Avalon Place)

Show Information:

– Show Dates: February 10-11, 2023
– Location: Richelieu Vanier Community Centre (300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue)

The bulk of rehearsals will take place in the Alta-Vista area of Ottawa mainly on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm at Riverview School of Music (480 Avalon Place). However, we will be taking a holiday break from December 21 – January 5. The show will be presented to in-person audiences for a total of 3 performances on February 10 and 11 in Kiwanis Hall at The Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre.

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be adhering to current COVID-19 protocols set in place by the Province of Ontario and Ottawa Public Health.

Music Director Responsibilities

  • Oversees all musical aspects of the show.
  • Represents the Artistic Director on all musical matters and decisions for the production, including running vocal and band rehearsals, selecting songs and running the musical portions of auditions, assisting the director with casting decisions, and working with technical crew on sound, microphones, balance, etc.
  • Accompanies auditions.
  • Helps recruit musicians and band members for the show.
  • Runs music rehearsals as director and accompanist (assign parts, teach music, provide harmony splits…).
  • Prepares and conducts the band during the show run.
  • May designate Assistant Musical Directors and delegate any portion of these responsibilities as appropriate.

Application Form


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