Auditions for Solo Singing & Acting parts taken from various scenes from Gilbert & Sullivan musicals. (all the best bits)
Audition Date: Tuesday 31st January 2012 at 7pm
@ the new hall at Cooma Public School.
Performance Dates: 1st & 2nd June
Prefered Audtion Pieces:
I have a song to sing o (Yeoman of the guard)
Buttercup’s aria (HMS Pinafore)
On the day when i was married (Gondalaiers)
He Loves (Iolanthe)
When our gallent norman foes
I am the monarch of the sea (HMS Pinafore)
Mikado’s song (The Mikado)
When a fellons not engaged (Pirates)
Any other pieces from the selected works however please inform Robert Shearer (0426 196 914) of prefered piece.
Script excerpts for Audition
Ladies (option 1 & 2)
Iolanthe. She is; and thus she welcomes her daughter-in-law! (Kisses her.)
Phyllis. She kisses just like other people! But the Lord Chancellor?
Strephon. I forgot him! Mother, none can resist your fairy eloquence; you will go to him and plead for us?
Iolanthe. (much agitated). No, no; impossible!
Strephon. But our happiness – our very lives – depend upon our obtaining his consent!
Phyllis. Oh, madam, you cannot refuse to do this!
Iolanthe. You know not what you ask! The Lord Chancellor is – my husband!
Strephon and Phyllis. Your husband!
Iolanthe. My husband and your father!
Ladies (option 3) Mens (option1)
Ko-Ko. Indeed! Had he any reason to be dissatisfied with his position?
Katisha. None whatever. On the contrary, I was going to marry him — yet he fled
Pooh-Bah. I am surprised that he should have fled from one so lovely!
Katisha. That’s not true.
Katisha. You hold that I am not beautiful because my face is plain. But you know nothing; you are still unenlightened. Learn, then, that it is not in the face alone that beauty is to be sought. My face is unattractive!
Pooh-Bah. It is.
Katisha. But I have a left shoulder-blade that is a miracle of loveliness. People come miles to see it. My right elbow has a fascination that few can resist.
Pooh-Bah. Allow me!
Katisha. It is on view Tuesdays and Fridays, on presentation of visiting card. As for my circulation, it is the largest in the world.
Ko-Ko. And yet he fled!
Mens (option 2)
Mikado. (looking at paper) Dear, dear, dear! this is very tiresome. (to Ko-Ko) My poor fellow, in your anxiety to carry out my wishes you have beheaded the heir to the throne of Japan!
Ko-Ko. I beg to offer an unqualified apology.
I desire to associate myself with that expression of regret.
We really hadn’t the least notion —
Mikado. Of course you hadn’t. How could you? Come, come, my good fellow, don’t distress yourself — it was no fault of yours. If a man of exalted rank chooses to disguise himself as a Second Trombone, he must take the consequences. It really distresses me to see you take on so. I’ve no doubt he thoroughly deserved all he got. (They rise.)
Mens (option 3)
Sir Joseph. Madam, it has been represented to me that you are appalled by my exalted rank. I desire to convey to you officially my assurance, that if your hesitation is attributable to that circumstance, it is uncalled for.
Josephine. Oh! then your lordship is of opinion that married happiness is not inconsistent with discrepancy in rank?
Sir Joseph. I am officially of that opinion.
Josephine. That the high and the lowly may be truly happy together, provided that they truly love one another?
Sir Joseph. Madam, I desire to convey to you officially my opinion that love is a platform upon which all ranks meet.
Josephine. I thank you, Sir Joseph. I did hesitate, but I will hesitate no longer. (aside) He little thinks how eloquently he has pleaded his rival’s cause!
Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza – The Songs
|Yeoman of the Guard||Overture||–||–|
|3||Gallant Norm||Carruthers, 2nd Yeo, Phœbe, Chorus|
|7||I have a song to sing O||Jack Point, Elsie, lst Citizen|
|HMS Pinafore||2||Hail, men-o’-war’s men,
I’m called Little Buttercup
|8-9||Now three cheers||Captain, Joseph Porter, Aunt,|
|16||Never mind the why||Captain, Porter, Josephine|
|Mikado||10||I am so proud||Pooh Bah, Pish Tush, Koko|
|16||Mia Samma||Mikado, Katisha, Chorus|
|17||A more humane Mikado||Mikado, Chorus|
|8||Three little maids||Yum-Yum, Pitti Sing, peep bo|
|23||There is bueaty in the bello of the blast|
|Pirates of Penzance||5||Climbing over rocky mountain||Chorus of Girls|
|17||When the foeman bears his steel|
|24||When a felon’s not engaged||Sergeant Chorus|
|Gondoliers||15||Dance a Cachucha|
|2||From the sunny Spanish Shore||Duke, Duchess, Casilda & Luiz|
|3||In enterprise of martial kind|
|19||On the day when I was wedded|
|Iolanthe||6||Loudly let the trumpet bray||Chorus|
|20||The nightmare song|
|Dialogue||23 & 24||“My Lord, a suppliant at your feet… He loves!…It may not be” Iolanthe, Chancellor, Queen, Philllis, Straffen & Faries|
|Dialogue||25||Finale”Soon as we may”|
Contact: Allan Spencer 6452 6067 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org