Pirates of Penzance Audition Information
Saturday Dec. 8, 2 pm – 5 pm
Sunday Dec. 9, 6 pm – 9 pm
Director, Jamie Bierchen and Music Director, Dawne Eubanks will hold auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance at the St. Petersburg City Theatre on Saturday December 8 at 2pm; and Sunday December 9 at 6pm.
Please come prepared with a song, preferably something from the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, if not, then a selection that shows your full vocal range. Please bring sheet music or CD. Accompanist will be provided.
All roles are open to all ethnicities.
This classic English operetta is set during the reign of Queen Victoria.
In Act I, the slightly bored but beautiful daughter of Major General Stanley of Her Majesty’s Army set out for a brief walk on a rocky seashore on the coast of Cornwall, England. There they meet a romantic young man who turns out to be one of a large band of earnest but bumbling pirates working the coast. These are not the ideal suitors for such sheltered young women and much consternation ensues.
Act II is set in a ruined chapel on Major General Stanley’s newly acquired ancestral home by moonlight. Mabel and Fredric suffer as they try to work out an honorable way to a joint future. Since this is operetta and not opera, there is a happy ending!
Mabel is a coloratura, Frederic a high tenor and the remainder of the cast must be able to maintain four part harmony in some of the most boisterous and beautiful work ever created for the English stage.
Major-General Stanley’s daughter, lead;
Pirate King (baritone) lead;
Ruth, Frederic’s nurse and pirate maid of all work (contralto) 47 years old, lead;
Police Sergeant (bass) supporting;
Frederic, pirate apprentice (tenor) lead –aged 21 lead;
Major-General Stanley (baritone) supporting;
Samuel (tenor) pirate henchman supporting;
Edith (mezzo soprano) Mabel’s sister supporting;
Isabel (mezzo soprano) Mabel’s sister supporting;
The ensemble consists of various Pirates, police, General Stanley’s daughters (with a maid servant or two thrown in).
Please check back for audition information for our upcoming Mainstage Show: Driving Miss Daisy