Pirates of Penzance: Auditions (May 10-12, 2024)


Fri May 10 2024 at 06:30 pm to Sun May 12 2024 at 03:00 pm


3710 Leasure St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-7637, United States | Fairbanks, AK

The Pirates of Penzance Auditions
May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Friday, May 10th - 7:30-9:30pm
Saturday, May 11th - 2:00-5:00pm
Sunday, May 12th - 1:00-4:00pm
FLOT Warehouse - 3710 Leasure St.
Directed by Tekla Butcher-Monson
Music Directed by Phil Heilbron
Vocal Direction by Kirsten Blair
Callbacks: mid-May ‘24
Rehearsals: mid-August - September ‘24
Performances: October 4, 2024 - October 13, 2024
Calling all actors, singers, musicians, dancers, and performers of all varieties! FLOT’s production of The Pirates of Penzance will be holding auditions May 10 - May 12, 2024 at FLOT’s Warehouse (3710 Leasure St.) Callbacks will be the following week. Rehearsals for the show will begin in mid-August and the show will be performed October 4 - October 13, 2024. Performers of all ages, talents and experience are thoroughly encouraged to participate!
For the audition, you are asked to prepare:
(1) 16 bars of a song that you feel most comfortable singing, in any style and
(1) 16 bars of a song from the light opera/Golden Age tradition
Optional: If you wish to prepare a talent of any kind, we highly encourage (and would appreciate) a brief performance/demonstration.
Golden Age/operetta selections could include:
Pirates of Penzance or other Gilbert and Sullivan work
Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Meredith Willson, Leonard Bernstein, etc
If you have any concerns finding suitable audition material, feel free to contact the music director ([email protected])
We are welcoming both in person auditions and video submissions for all roles.
Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. All roles are available. To schedule an audition, fill out the this form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B49A9A72BA3F8C52-48402826-thepirates#/. There will be an audition workshop held on April 21, 2024 for those wishing to practice with an accompanist. For more information about the production and roles available, see below.
Complete the following submission form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTtYl3q3cQvf5zViXgt2FmsYc_yk7hMmsA3FCzljVcR45lRw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Visit Flot.org for more information on crafting your video audition!
We are setting this production of The Pirates of Penzance on the “quintessential American beach boardwalk” in the 1990s. Our pirates, now overzealous employees of a pirate-themed mini-golf course, are distrusted by the locals for their sleazy, under the table gambling ring. The daughters are now “Alpha Delta Penzance” sorority sisters on spring break. The policemen are updated to razor scooter-riding mall cops. Despite the setting changes, the dialogue and score will be largely left in its Gilded Age grandeur.
Cast List
Frederic. 21, male or female. A college intern spending his last summer working at a pirate-themed minigolf course. Manly, heroic, naive and, most importantly, a slave of duty. Strong singer, flexible vocal range.
Pirate King. 40s, male. Overzealous employee of Penzance Putt-Putt, a pirate-themed minigolf course. Swashbuckling, confident, athletic and handsome with a sentimental, romantic take on piracy. Baritone, flexible vocal range.
Samuel. 40s, male. Assistant Manager of the Penzance Putt-Putt. Sincere, earnest, and well-intentioned. Baritone, flexible vocal range.
Ruth. Flexible age, female. Frederic’s nearest relation. Alto, flexible vocal range. NB: While the essence of Ruth's character remains, her part has been altered to give Ruth’s character a more independent storyline. We have chosen to cut the song, “Oh false one you have deceived me”
General/Jen Stanley. Flexible age, male or female. House parent to the AΔPenzance sorority. Flexible vocal range.
Mabel. Possibly 20s, flexible age, female. AΔPenzance sorority president -or- alumni sorority sister, returning to Penzance for a reunion. Genuine, caring, self-possessed. Strong singer, Soprano. C4 - C6 (Eb6). While this part is written for a coloratura, there is flexibility and those with strong voices that fall outside of this range are highly encouraged to audition.
Edith, Kate & Isabel - Possibly 20s, flexible age, female. AΔPenzance sorority sisters -or- alumni sorority sisters, returning to Penzance for a reunion. Mezzo-Soprano, flexible vocal range.
Sergeant. Flexible age range, male or female. Leader of the boardwalk patrol. Written as Bass, though vocal range is flexible.
Ensemble of Pirates, Boardwalk Patrol, and Tourists. All ages welcome!

Where is it happening?

3710 Leasure St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-7637, United States
Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre

Host or Publisher Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre

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