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Pirates of Penzance JR Audition Notice
Directed by Jennie Gray Connard
Musical Direction Will Ah Sing
Book by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

Auditions January 26, 2019 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ OBPH
Please prepare 32 bars of a classic musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist will be provided. Mp3s ok.
Email obplayhouseauditions@gmail.com to schedule your audition

Callbacks January 27, 2019 10am-1pm @ OBPH
Please come prepared to move and sing! We will also be reading scenes from the script.  

Rehearsals Begin February 3, 2019 
Feb. 3 – 10 a.m. – 12 Noon – Read thru
Music Rehearsals are 2/4/19 – 2/14 Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday’s from 10am-1pm
Blocking/Choreography Rehearsals are 2/18/19 – 3/14/19 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday’s from 10am-1pm
(Please note – Tech week rehearsals may go a little longer than 8:30 p.m.)

Performances
March 15- April 7, 2019 (Performances are: Friday evenings, Saturday Matinee, Saturday Evening and Sunday Matinee)


Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!
Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year. Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen – which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question!



Samuel
Samuel is a pirate and serves as the second in command to the Pirate King. Where the Pirate King is self-assured, assertive, and strong, Samuel is more bookish. Think of him as the accountant to the Pirates. 
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Pirate King
The Pirate King - is a great comic lead for a boy who is self assured, a bit of a ham, and great at physical comedy. Cast someone who is inventive, fearless and willing to take positive risks. 
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Frederic
Frederic - is the male ingénue of the show. He should have a great voice that is polished and good comedic timing. 
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Mabel
Mabel is the female ingénue to Frederic's male ingénue. She must have a polished, operatic or legitimate voice. She's the female star of the show, and the character who takes the biggest risk.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Ruth
Ruth - is a humoristic tour-de-force for a young comedian. She should be able to play matronly but still be vibrant and full of energy. 
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Edith
Kate, Edith and Isabel are the leaders of General Stanley's wards, with Edith serving as the leader among the three. Traditionally, Edith wears glasses and is more bookish, Kate is aggressive and tomboyish, while Isabel is younger and more naïve. However, these three roles are open to interpretation.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Kate
Kate, Edith and Isabel are the leaders of General Stanley's wards, with Edith serving as the leader among the three. Traditionally, Edith wears glasses and is more bookish, Kate is aggressive and tomboyish, while Isabel is younger and more naïve. However, these three roles are open to interpretation.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Isabel
Kate, Edith and Isabel are the leaders of General Stanley's wards, with Edith serving as the leader among the three. Traditionally, Edith wears glasses and is more bookish, Kate is aggressive and tomboyish, while Isabel is younger and more naïve. However, these three roles are open to interpretation.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Major-General Stanley
Major-General Stanely is one of the signature character types in any Gilbert and Sullivan show. For this show, the Major-General is the character who delivers the rapid fire patter song. Personality is primary in this part. 
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Sergeant
The Sergeant of Police should be a good singer and a great dancer. Think "Key Stone Cops" as your inspiration.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Police Chorus
The police are traditionally portrayed as "Key Stone Cops"; so performers who are physically adept will be a great addition to your show.
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Daughter Chorus
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Pirate Chorus
Pirate Chorus - 
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3