The Valley Light Opera is a volunteer-run operation. Get involved onstage, backstage, in the orchestra, behind the scenes, or as part of the production team! Interested in joining the production team? Get in touch HERE.

Stage Director

Responsible for the overall artistic concept of the show. Work with set and costume designers, choreographers, and music director, and technical staff to carry out the concept. Rehearse the cast in dialogue, acting, blocking, and dancing.

Music Director

Oversee all musical aspects of production in cooperation with stage director and choreographer. Rehearse chorus, ensembles, principals, and orchestra. Conduct all performances.


Working with stage director, develop movement and dances appropriate to the play; teach them to chorus and principals.


Producers take on an essential area of the production, attend production meetings, and take an active role in decision-making. Oversee crew heads and write thank-you’s.

Coordinating Producer

Assume ultimate responsibility for all aspects of production. Recruit directors, designers, staff, and crew heads. Schedule and oversee auditions, read-through, rehearsals, production meetings, performances. Liaison with VLO board of directors, performance venue and ticket agent personnel, and community. Tackle problems, resolve conflicts, stay on top of everything. Some work year-round, with a heavy schedule in the fall.

Rehearsal Accompanist

Play piano for all music rehearsals. Assist the music director by running sectionals for parts of the chorus or groups of leads. Lead the ensemble in vocal warm-ups.