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Auditions for Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance October 2017

Director Nicholas Renfree-Marks and Musical Director Trevor Henley will take us on an Adventure on the high seas! Set sail for one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular hits, the irrepressible, irresponsible, but irresistible Pirates of Penzance!

26th - 29th October 2017

With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra

5 Performances
Running time approx 2hrs 30mins

Thursday 26th October 8:00pm
Friday 27th October 8:00pm
Saturday 28th October 2:00pm
Saturday 28th October 8:00pm
Sunday 29th October 3:00pm

Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
Cnr Bell Street & St Georges Road,
Preston VIC 3072

Rehearsal and Audition Venue - SKIPPER HOLLAND HALL, Cnr McCracken Ave and Hunter Drive, Blackburn South

AUDITION INFORMATION: Auditions will be held from 7pm to 10pm on Monday 19th and 26th, and Tuesday 20th June. Callbacks, if required, will be Tuesday 27th June.

Performers interested in a Principal part, please prepare a relevant song from the show, or similar G+S work that shows your talents. Excerpts of dialogue will be available for reading in our green room before your audition. You do not need to prepare any dialogue, but it may be useful to you to read through the script for the roles you are auditioning, which can be obtained via the link below in Supporting Materials.

All roles are open for audition, as per the online audition booking form.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Fill in an online audition form here.

If you have further questions please contact the Auditions Co-ordinator directly.

Supporting Material

Gilbert and Sullivan Archive website on Pirates with downloadable Libretto

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:59

General Information for Performers and Auditionees

  1. Auditions for each production are advertised well in advance on Facebook, on this website, on Theatrepeople, and by individual email. All audition applications are made online.
  2. Auditionees for principal roles need to prepare and present the set music and dialogue. Casting is by a panel comprising the Director, Musical Director and a third person representing the Committee.
  3. Anyone wishing to perform in the chorus must audition for the Director and Musical Director if their work is not already known to them. Depending on the requirements of a particular production, all chorus members may be required to audition, whether they have worked with the Directors previously or not.
  4. Rehearsals are usually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm and on some Sundays. Generally chorus will be required for only one of the two weeknights. Further details will be provided at auditions.
  5. Any interested person should feel free to audition for a show. To do this you do not have to be a member of the Society.
  6. Before you take to the stage in performance, however, you will need to join the Society. If you are not already a member, you can join during the rehearsal period. The cost of doing so is currently set at $45 per annum. This fee will allow you to perform in any show within the year covered by your membership if successful at audition.
  7. Our company relies heavily on the ticket sales generated by our casts and crews, and you will have the opportunity to be involved in other aspects of the production, such as publicity, costumes, set-construction, "bumping-in" and "bumping-out" (the physical moving of the set into and out of the the theatre).
  8. You are expected to provide your own makeup, and you will be advised about this during the run of the show. If it is your first time in a show, fellow cast-members are a good source of information about this. There are several theatrical equipment stores in Melbourne from which you can purchase the necessary make-up. A list of such stores will be provided on this website in due course.
  9. You will also pay a performance fee which currently is $35. There is also a score-hire service available if you require it, and this is currently $15. You might also be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of your costume, or contribute items towards your costume. This will vary from show to show and advice about this will be provided by the relevant Directors, Stage Managers.