Upcoming Auditions

Pirates of Penzance Auditions

Vocal Auditions will be held
June 30 and July 7th

(Callbacks July 7th) 

Vocal Auditions via submission or in person by appointment

Performances scheduled for October 2 -11, 2020

Dependent on COVID Restrictions

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 and happy hilarity.    

 

Directed by Amanda Kalkanis 

Choreographed by John Paul Batista 

Open Call auditions - Audition Appointments highly recommended.  Call or text 951-264-5794 to schedule an audition or email 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.  If you would like to attend in person please email info.obctheater@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.  Email a video of vocal selection with a copy of resume, headshot & any conflicts for August & September to info.obctheater@gmail.com. Email submissions must be received by June 30th.

Rehearsals begin August 22nd.  Rehearsals will be Tuesday/Thursday/Friday evenings & Saturday mornings (not all performers are called for all rehearsals).   Tech week begins September 24th.   

 

Auditions will be held at
OBCTheater Studio 

1490 W. Rincon Street, Unit R 
Corona, Ca 92882

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS at AUDITIONS: 

If you do not feel well - STAY HOME!  Please don't take a chance of exposing yourself or others and instead submit a video.  All video submissions will receive the same consideration as in person auditions.  

Temperature checks will be performed on all auditioners.

Only those auditioning will be allowed in the audition room.   Additional friends/family must stay outside away from the waiting area.   

Please maintain social distancing.  Once you have checked in you will be advised as to where to wait until you are called.  

Bathrooms and sanitation stations will be available.  

Performers will be 15 feet from the audition panel/table.   Please hand your music to the pianist and then stay on the provided mark to help maintain proper distancing.  

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 

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