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Audition (Calgary): HMS Pinafore – Morpheus Theatre

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Audition (Calgary): HMS Pinafore – Morpheus Theatre

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce Auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore
Directed by Dawn Darsi

So give three cheers and one cheer more – it’s time once again for Pinafore! Sir Joseph Porter will arrive in Calgary in the spring of 2012, and so will his sisters, and his cousins, and his aunts. One of the most beloved comic operettas Gilbert and Sullivan created, HMS Pinafore tells the tale of Josephine: who is the captain’s daughter, who is to be married to Sir Joseph Porter, but is in love with a British Tar, one Ralph Rackstraw – hilarity and silliness ensue in this nautical romp. Oh Rapture!! All in good fun, no institution is safe from the lighthearted pokes of this favourite musical. Join us next spring for declarations of love and the complexities of class systems – bring your sisters and your cousins and your aunts!

Open auditions for all roles will take place:
Sunday November 20th (12:00 to 4:00pm)
Tuesday, November 22nd (7:00 to 9:30pm) and
Thursday November 24th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, November 29th, from 7:00 to 10:0pm.

Auditions and rehearsals will take place
at the NEW Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 – 5th Avenue NW
(Lower Level – Parkdale Community Centre)

Audition Requirements:
* Those interested in auditioning are asked to prepare a song from any Gilbert and Sullivan operetta except HMS Pinafore.
* Be prepared for a cold read.
* Please bring your resume and headshot, if you have them, to the audition.
* An accompanist will be at all auditions, although you are welcome to bring a CD, iPod, or sing acapella.

Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KGB: (M – 45+) E – low a, First Lord of the Admiralty, a slightly older gentleman promised the hand of the Captain’s daughter.
Captain Corcoran: (M – 30+) high f# (optional high a) – low a, Commanding “H.M.S. Pinafore”.
Ralph Rackstraw: (M – 30+) high B – c, able seaman who is in love with the Captain’s daughter.
Dick Deadeye: (M – 40+) f – low g, able seaman.
Josephine: (F – 18 to 25 ish) high B (optional high C), daughter of Captain Corcoran.
Buttercup: (F – 30+) high e – low g, a bumboat woman.
Cousin Hebe: (F – 30+) high e – low a, a cousin of Sir Joseph Porter.
Bosun: (M) f – low a, a member of the Pinafore.
Carpenter: (M) e – low e, a member of the Pinafore.

Along with these we are looking for a chorus of men (the sailors of the HMS Pinafore) and a chorus of women (the sisters and cousins and aunts of Sir Joseph Porter KCB).

Production Schedule:
The Readthrough is currently scheduled for December 4th. Rehearsals will start on January 3, 2012 and run every Tuesday, Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon.
Performances are March 30 – April 14, 2012 at the Pumphouse Theatre

Visit to book your audition time online, email or call (403) 246-2999.

In addition, Morpheus Theatre currently has some vacancies on the production team. If interested, please contact us at

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