AUDITIONS FOR IOLANTHE (eye-oh-Lanth-ee)
A comedic operetta by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Kelly Reay Musical
Direction by Carey Unger
Performances at the Pumphouse Theatre, April 28 – May 13 2017
Love. So beautiful. So musical. So complicated. Although forbidden by fairy law, Iolanthe marries a mortal and is then banished from fairyland. Here in our human world, she bears a son; a lovely lad named Strephon, who falls head over heels and wants to marry Phyllis, who is, of course, desired by all the members of the House of Peers. When Phyllis sees Strephon embrace Iolanthe, who is ethereal and lovely, she doesn’t stop for one moment to consider she might be Strephon’s mother and sets in motion a musical clash between politicians and fairies, sending everyone tripping hither, tripping thither – we did mention love can be complicated – it’s an energetic, satirical journey to the finale. Off and away to get your tickets! We’ll see you in Spring for this, the seventh of fourteen collaborations by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Open auditions for all roles will take place:
Friday November 18th (7:00 to 9:30pm) Saturday November 19th (1:00 to 4:30pm) Sunday November 20th (1:00 to 4:30pm) at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre 3512 – 5th Avenue NW (lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre)
Callbacks, if required, will take place on Saturday November 26th from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
*A song, in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan, preferably not from Iolanthe.
*A brief monologue (under one minute)
*Please provide your own accompaniment (Phone, MP3, or CD).
*Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition
Rehearsals will take place from January 29th through April 27th.
Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.