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Upcoming Auditions

Pirates of Penzance Auditions

(Rescheduled from April)

Vocal Auditions:
May 1st 6- 9pm 

May 2nd 9am -12pm
 

Callbacks: May 2nd 1 - 3pm

Rehearsals May - June 

Performances June 19 - 28 

Sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General - 

The beauty, wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility making this hilarious farce a perfect kick off to OBCTheater's 2020 season.     

 

Directed by Amanda Kalkanis 

Choreographed by John Paul Batista 

Open Call auditions - appointments aren't necessary but are available. 

Make an audition appointment by emailing info.obctheater@gmail.com

Prepare 32 bars of a classic musical theater piece. No a cappella singing. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.  Music from the show is encouraged.  

 

Online Submissions are accepted if you are not able to attend auditions.  Email a video of vocal selection with a copy of resume, headshot & any conflicts for May - June to info.obctheater@gmail.com. Email submissions must be received by May 2nd.  

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

Frederic:  A member of the Pirates. He is unaffected and possesses an unself-conscious sex appeal. Youthful, genuine and innocent.

Age: portray 21 

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Mabel:  Daughter of the Major-General. An astute young woman, she is sympathetic in nature. She and Frederic fall in love.

Age: 18 - 30 

Vocal range top: Db6

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Pirate King: The leader of the pirates. Despite his sharp and loud bark, he is actually a whole-hearted romantic with a soft bite. 

Age: 25 to 50

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A#2

Major-general:  A father with many daughters. He resembles a male Queen Victoria in his sensibilities. Possesses kindness, warmth, and good-humor. The love for his daughters is undeniable. Must be able to annunciate clearly. 

Age: portray 50 - 70

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ruth:  Frederic's lifelong nanny. She wants nothing more in life than to see Frederic happy, healthy, and by her side.

Age: portray 45 

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Kate: Daughter of the Major-General. Quick-witted and rather sassy.

Age: 15 - 25

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Edith: Daughter of the Major-General. Though a level-headed girl, she is quite mischievous. The eldest of the daughters.

Age: 20 - 35

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Samuel: The Pirate King's right-hand man. Perhaps a bit rotund, Samuel is clever but easily manipulated and influenced.

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Sergeant: The leader of the police. He is Groucho Marx-esque and uncomfortably clumsy. Though their duty to protect is clear, the Sergeant and his police are more accustomed to fear and hide.

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Daughters: Daughters of the Major-General.   All ages - fun loving, mischievous and quick witted.  

Vocal Range: Alto & Soprano 

Age: 13 - 35

Pirates:  Pirate Band.  Can double as Policemen 

Vocal Range: Tenor & Baritone

Age: 13 - 70 

Policemen: Comic timing a plus. Though their duty to protect is clear they are much more accustomed to fear and hiding.  

Vocal Range: Tenor, Baritone, Bass 
Age: 13 - 70