Auditions for PIRATES OF PENZANCE!
The Pirates of Penzance is a comic operetta in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.
The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
Sunday, May 24th at 7pm &
Monday, May 25th at 7pm
Director - Jason Fortner
Music Drector - Emi Stefanov
Auditioners are asked to bring 16 Bars of sheet music and be prepared for a movement audition as well. Selections from the show are allowed.
Performances will be July 16th to 26th, 2015.
Cast of Characters:
Major-General Stanley: A one star-general in the British Army, Major-General Stanley is the protector of many young women, his wards. Patter song singer.
The Pirate King: A largely unsuccessful commander, the pirate king, although a flamboyant braggart, is too tender-hearted to do what pirates are supposed to do. Strong Baritone.
Samuel: The pirate king’s lieutenant
Frederic: A pirate trainee, Frederic was apprenticed to the pirates by mistake. He is a noble young man who falls in love with Mabel but puts his sense of duty above everything else, including love. High Baritone/Tenor.
Sergeant of Police: The leader of a bumbling squad of policemen, the good-natured sergeant of police is committed to stopping the pirates.
Mabel: Major-General Stanley’s youngest ward, quickly falls in love with Frederic. Soprano
Edith: Another of Major-General Stanley’s daughters
Kate: Another of Major-General Stanley’s daughters
Isabel: Another of Major-General Stanley’s daughters
Ruth: A pirate maid-of-all-work and Frederic’s nursery maid, Ruth mistakenly bound Frederic to a pirate instead of a pilot. She is in love with Frederic and feels betrays when he falls in love with Mabel.
A Chorus of Pirates, Police, and General Stanley’s Wards