Friday, August 9, 2019
audition notice - PIRATES OF PENZANCE - Mesa Encore Theatre - September 7 & 9
Please prepare 32 bars that show off your best singing. It could lean toward operatic tone and style or be a 'patter' song or other up-tempo; songs by Gilbert and Sullivan are welcome, but please do not sing from 'Pirates of Penzance'! Bring sheet music in the proper key, preferably in a 3-ring binder, for our accompanist. We will have the ability to play recorded accompaniment, but we prefer to hear you sing with the live piano.
A comic operetta in two acts, the story concerns Frederic, who has been apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted pirates. When he turns 21 his apprenticeship ends, he meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns that he must remain apprenticed to the pirates (due to the paradox of having been born on February 29th) until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
Gilbert & Sullivan
Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019
Mesa Encore Theatre
933 E. Main St., Mesa
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