Auditions for “Pirates of Penzance!”

Pirates_poster2-1Pirates! Major-Generals! Mabel the Beautiful Daughter!  A bevy of lovely maidens and a gaggle of police of questionable courage! Bring the whole family to revel in this Gilbert and Sullivan favorite. This comic opera is so good it has been constantly produced by professional and community theaters since its debut in 1880. Yes, bring the whole family, but hold on to yer wee ones.

Open auditions by appointment will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1 to 5 pm and Sunday, May 17 from 7 to 10 pm. Visit our auditions page here to request your appointment today. You may also call Production Manager Robin Jackson at (415) 507-9550 for more information.

You will be asked to prepare 16 bars of an uptempo Broadway song or any song in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. Choose songs that showcase personality and voice level. Please bring your sheet music already marked. No a capella or CD accompaniment. There will be a movement portion of the audition, so wear something you can move comfortably in.

Callbacks are by invitation only on Wednesday, May 20 from 7 to 10 pm. Rehearsals begin June 7th and will continue Sundays through Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm. Performances are Thursdays through Sundays July 15 through August 16, 2015. A $100 stipend will be provided.

Director James Dunn has directed for the Mountain Play, Ross Valley Players, and College of Marin, among others. His recent Ross Valley Players production of Journey’s End was a finalist for Overall Production and Ensemble (among several other nominations) in the 2014 Theatre Bay Area Awards.  The 2014 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awarded the production Best Ensemble among many other awards and nominations.

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