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About College Light Opera Company

The College Light Opera Company was founded in 1969 as a nonprofit, educational, independent theater company, specializing in light opera and musicals. Based in Cape Cod, the company puts on Broadway shows for the summer vacationers. The group consists of 32 talented singers, a fine 17-piece orchestra and 12 dedicated technicians. All members of the company (acting, music and support staff/interns) are students guided by professional staff. The College Light Opera Company the largest resident theater company in the United States.

Each summer, interns are hired to work as stage managers, piano accompanists, costume designers, choreographers, associate conductors, actors, orchestra musicians, marketing directors, assistant business managers, box office treasurers and set designers/technical directors. In addition, the company hires interns with previous experience in cooperative residence and dining halls to work as cooks and directors of the cooperative work program. All interns spend about 90 minutes per day every other week working in the kitchen and dining room. The company stresses that it never makes interns do work that they were not hired to do. For example, actors will not be asked to build sets or work on costumes. Some positions require more independence and initiative than others.


Open to current college students and grad students.

College Light Opera Company

Robert and Ursula Haslun, Producers
College Light Opera Company
College Light Opera Company
162 South Cedar Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone: (440) 774-8485


Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend, Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Boston, MA