H.M.S. Pinafore
by Gilbert & Sullivan Austin

Mar. 01 - Mar. 02 (2014)

All roles are open for casting including principal roles for 6 males and 3 females of various sizes, a chorus of fourteen men and fourteen women, and two supernumeraries (Marines) without singing or speaking. There is also one child (male or female, about 10 years of age) to play the Midshipmite, without any speaking lines but may sing with chorus.

Music rehearsals will begin on April 29. Music Rehearsal Schedule

Read Ralph MacPhail, Jr.'s Audition Notes which contain information about H.M.S.Pinafore and each role being cast. These notes also include important information regarding rehearsals and the rehearsal schedule.

A small honorarium will be paid to all performers. To receive timely audition information, please confirm that we have your contact information by joining our mailing list.

Auditions will be held at Genesis Presbyterian Church, 1507 Wilshire Boulevard | Map

A completed Audition Form is required, and a résumé and headshot are requested if available.

Auditions are approximately ten minutes long.  Those auditioning should memorize a song from Gilbert & Sullivan or something similar that will show their voice and range to best advantage.  An accompanist will be provided, although singers may bring their own pianist if they wish. People auditioning for the chorus will sing their selection and may have their range and other qualifications tested by the Music Director; people auditioning for principal roles will also read from the libretto with the Artistic Director. Please note that unaccompanied (a cappella) auditions are not permitted, nor are self-accompanied auditions.  A public domain version of the Vocal Score and Libretto are available.