Audition Information for Pirates of Penzance
STC is presenting Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, directed by Susan Norris with musical direction by Cynthia Marten. Auditions will be held April 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 and April 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. You must be 9 -18 years old to audition for a role. Follow the link below to sign up for a one-hour audition time. Please keep Thursday, April 13, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. open in case you are asked to attend callbacks.
Follow the link to sign up for an audition time:
There will be a free audition workshop on Saturday March 25, 10:00 am to noon at 615 South Dayton Ave., Suite 129, Ames. Gain the information and skills to make your next audition a positive experience. You will have the chance to participate in a mock audition with your monologue or song. No pre-registration required for this workshop.
Audition Instructions: Please read through all audition instructions carefully.
- Please prepare a memorized, one-minute monologue.
- Please prepare a memorized song from the list below.
- Bring a photo to attach to your audition application.
- You must arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to complete an audition form. Late arrivals will be moved to another audition time.
- Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes that will allow you to move well.
- You will audition with a small group. You will be at your audition for one hour.
Please choose one of the five songs listed below. You will be singing excerpts only, not the entire song. All selections start at the beginning of the song. All songs should be sung as solos, regardless of the characters indicated on the sheet music. You will be singing to a CD provided at your audition, using the exact music provided for you here.
Roles and Crew Positions
Youth ages 12 and over may apply for crew positions, including light & sound board operation, scene shift crew, assistant stage management, and wardrobe. If you are interested in a crew position, please stop by during any of the audition times and complete an application. You do not need to sign up for an audition time.
There are a large number of feature roles in this production:
Pirate King: Comic lead. Able to handle physical comedy.
Frederic: A pirate just ending his apprenticeship. In love with Mabel.
Ruth: Pirate maid. Comedic.
Samuel: The second in command to the Pirate King.
Kate, Edith and Isabel: The leaders of General Stanley’s wards
Mabel: In love with Frederic. Must have an operatic or legitimate voice.
Major-General Stanley: Delivers the rapid fire patter song.
Sergeant of Police: Must be a dancer.
This is a tentative rehearsal schedule. We try to include all the possible rehearsal days in order to allow you to plan and inform us of your conflicts.
Callbacks will be held from 5 – 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 13. Not receiving a callback doesn’t mean you aren’t going to be cast just as getting a callback does not guarantee you a role.
Participation fees for the 2016-2017 season are as follows:
• Cast: $135
- Crew: $40
Scholarships are available.
Here at Story Theater Company, we are proud to offer professional instruction. Our participation fee ensures that we are able to continue offering such performance opportunities to the youth of our community. The fee also includes two tickets, a t-shirt, the cast party, and a cast gift.
If you have any questions, contact Lori Sulzberger at email@example.com.