Auditions for Morpheus Theatre’s production of Ken Ludwig’s Sullivan & Gilbert at the Pumphouse Theatre, April 29 – May 14, 2016
Written by Ken Ludwig | Directed by Sean Anderson | Music Direction by Winnifred Hume Choreography by Amy Tollefson
From the playwright who brought us Lend Me A Tenor comes a playful twist on our mandate to bring the best of Gilbert and Sullivan to Calgary audiences. In this delightful behind-the-scenes romp we get the best of the duo musically and in the flesh, when we meet the famous partners themselves! The story opens on a time when things were not all roses, in 1890 when they had been feuding for years. They are forced to work together one more time to bring their greatest works to life for Queen Victoria and so, we are treated to treasured pieces from The Mikado, Ruddigore, Iolanthe and The Pirates of Penzance, among others. Fans of Gilbert and Sullivan will be thrilled by Sullivan & Gilbert, for we have a song to sing, O! – several of them, in fact, and we do hope you’ll join us for the joy! (And the rapture!)
Open Auditions for all roles will take place: Sunday, November 8th (1:00 to 4:00pm), Tuesday, November 10th (7:00 to 9:30pm), and Thursday, November 12th (7:00 to 9:30pm).
Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, November 17th from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Callbacks will require all candidates to work for the entire three hours, at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre) 3512 – 5 Avenue NW, Calgary.
- A prepared song to highlight your vocal abilities – ideally from G&S or similar style (no more than 2 minutes long).
- A prepared comedic monologue (no more than 2 minutes long).
- A cold read may be requested.
- Please bring your music on an MP3 player: There will be no accompanist.
- You may be asked for a range check.
- Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition.
Rehearsals will take place from late January through April 28th. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.
Deadline to apply: November 12, 2015