Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg
April 30, May 2 & 3, 2014
Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Director – Reid Harrison Music Director – Michelle Mourre
Auditions will be held for this year’s production, The Gondoliers, on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29.
Contact Jan Malabar (943-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to arrange an audition time. Please provide the following information – phone number, e-mail address, and vocal range. A brief resume outlining your experience and training should be brought to the audition.
For the audition, prepare a Gilbert and Sullivan or other musical theatre song or an operatic aria sung in English which demonstrates your vocal and dramatic abilities. Those interested in the role of Marco should prepare one verse of “Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes,” in addition to a piece of their own selection. An accompanist will be provided.
Preliminary music rehearsals will be held on October 19th, 20th & 26th. In the new year, rehearsals for the full cast will be held Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings beginning February 2nd. There will be additional rehearsals for lead characters on Wednesday evenings beginning February 5th. The two weeks preceding the production will have additional rehearsals as well. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions.
Marco Palmieri, Venetian Gondolier (tenor)
Gianetta, Contadina (soprano)
Giuseppe Palmieri, Venetian Gondolier (baritone)
Tessa, Contadina (mezzo-soprano)
The Duke of Plaza-Toro, A Grandee of Spain (comic baritone)
The Duchess of Plaza-Toro (contralto)
Casilda, her Daughter (soprano)
Luiz, his Attendant (lyric baritone or tenor)
Don Alhambra del Bolero, the Grand Inquisitor (bass-baritone)
Fiametta, Contadina (soprano)
Vittoria, Contadina (mezzo-soprano)
Antonio, Venetian Gondolier (baritone)
Francesco, Venetian Gondolier (tenor)
Giorgio, Venetian Gondolier (bass)
Annibale, Venetian Gondolier (speaking role/chorus)
Giulia, Contadina (mezzo-soprano or soprano)
Inez, the King’s Foster-mother (contralto)
Chorus of Gondoliers and Contadine