Call for Director, Producer, and Conductor, Fall 2018

Stage Director Description: The stage director creates the overall artistic concept of the show. He/ She works closely with the musical director as well as the set and costume designers, the choreographer and technical staff to carry out the concept. The stage director also rehearses principals and chorus in dialogue, acting, blocking, and dancing. Rehearsals begin in early September and are typically three nights a week plus a full tech week prior to opening night.

All participants in VLO are volunteers, including all producers, directors, performers and crew.

Proposals may be submitted to VLO president Kate Green at and must include the following:

* Letter of interest and artistic concept (no more than 3 pages)
* Theater or music resume
* References

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Finalists may be invited to make a presentation to the VLO Board.

Nominations are also encouraged and may be submitted to the same email address.

Valley Light Opera is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization based in Amherst, MA. Each year for over 40 years the VLO has produced fully-staged, orchestrated and lavishly costumed productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and other musical theater works. Rehearsals are typically in Hadley or Amherst, and performances at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Applicants who are unfamiliar with VLO are encouraged to explore our website.

Questions? Please email VLO president Kate Green at