ProMusica sets audition schedule for Pirates of Penzance
STAFF REPORT~ 1/18/2012
ProMusica Arizona will conduct auditions for their concert version production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Pirates of Penzance. Auditions will take place on Jan. 28 with rehearsals beginning Feb. 14. The show runs April 20-22.
Among the roles being auditioned for will be The Pirate King Bass/Baritone, Mabel “young” Soprano (playing a 19-20 year old), Frederick “young” Tenor (playing a 21-year old) General Stanley Comic Baritone, Ruth Contralto, Daughter Sopranos/Altos, Minor Pirates and Policemen Tenors, Baritones and Basses.
The minor roles may also be filled by those who auditioned for a lead role and did not receive the part.
The rehearsal schedule for the lead roles will include weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings beginning Feb. 14. The run-throughs with orchestra will be on Monday evenings, April 9 and 16. Dress rehearsal will be April 19. The shows include evening concerts April 20-21 with a matinee concert April 22. Leads must be available for all rehearsals and concert dates, or make special arrangements with the directors.
Auditions set for 3 – 6 p.m., Jan. 28 at 3334 West Inspiration Drive in Anthem
will include reading a short selection from the script, and singing.
Leads that successfully audition for the King, Mabel, Frederick, Stanley and Ruth will be selected to return for a callback session at 6 p.m., after the appointment auditions are complete. Final casting will be posted on Jan. 30. Scores are available at: http://imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/c/c5/IMSLP28599-PMLP06271-PiratesVSstod.pdfF