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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

A Song To Sing, O!

A Song to Sing O!

Directed by Robert Ray.

A Song to Sing O! returns to the stage with one of Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria’s most versatile and acclaimed performers, evergreen entertainer, Ron Pidcock, leading an accomplished cast under director, Robert Ray.

Written by Melvyn Morrow (Dusty) employing lyrics from WS Gilbert, the music of Arthur Sullivan with additional songs by its talented subject, George Grossmith; this musical play about one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most celebrated patter men takes place in his dressing room ahead of his last appearance with the D’Oyly Carte company. With a promising solo career beckoning, Grossmith cleverly weaves insights and gossip amongst performances of some of the most well-known pieces from the G&S canon.

A light-hearted biographical piece, this is a delightful insider peek into the renowned musical theatre team and a must-see for any fan of light opera.

5 Performances
Running time approx 2hrs
Saturday 8th July 8:00pm
Sunday 9th July 3:00pm
Friday 14th July 8:00pm
Saturday 15th July 8:00pm
Sunday 16th July 3:00pm

Phoenix Theatre
101 Glen Huntly Road,

Adult: $35
Concession: $29
Student: $21
Child (Under 16): $16
Group 10+ $28 per ticket, per performance

Book On-Line Tickets NOW via this link!

Ron Pidcock talks about George Grossmith