Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Auditions: The Pirates of Penzance

Performance photo from the 2013 production of The Pirates of Penzance by the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company

October 27, 2019 | 10:00AM
Fulton Recital Hall

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is holding auditions for its 2020 production of The Pirates of Penzance, Saturday, October 26 from 10 am-8 pm and Sunday, October 27 from 10 am-4 pm.

Auditions for 9 principal roles, 1 cameo role, and a large chorus. A modest stipend is awarded for all roles.

Register in advance -
Walk-ins are always welcome to register on site. Please come early, as the auditions must be complete by 4:00 p.m.

Audition requirements:
-Please prepare a portion of a song that shows off your voice.
-An accompanist will be provided.
-Please bring music for any song not from The Pirates of Penzance

Rehearsal Information:
-Rehearsals begin January 25, 2020
-Rehearsals are held in Hyde Park, near the University of Chicago campus close to the CTA #6 bus & Metra Electric; street parking is available.
-In general, principals are called Monday and Wednesday evenings, and the full cast is called Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Sunday afternoons, and every other Saturday. (Subject to change.)

Tech Week:
March 8 – 12, 2020

Performance Dates:
March 13 – 15, 2020
Mandel Hall - 1131 E. 57th St., University of Chicago

About the production:
The best-known and best-loved of all Gilbert and Sullivan (at least to American audiences and performers alike), The Pirates of Penzance unleashes its rollicking band of inept pirates and bumbling policemen for the seventh time on the Mandel Hall stage this March. Filled to the brim with songs, jokes, and visuals that promise to be familiar and accessible to those new to Gilbert and Sullivan, Pirates also holds a special place in the hearts of countless performers, as it represents the first exposure for many to the world of light opera.

Additional Questions:
If you have additional questions, please contact the production team: