Audition Notice – Gilbert & Sullivan Extravaganza! (31 January)

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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:

Soprano

I have a song to sing o (Yeoman of the guard)
Buttercup’s aria (HMS Pinafore)

Alto

On the day when i was married (Gondalaiers)
He Loves (Iolanthe)

Contralto

When our gallent norman foes

Baritone

I am the monarch of the sea (HMS Pinafore)

Bass


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.
Pooh-Bah. No!
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

Opera Scene Song Cast
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

Buttercup Chorus
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
Dialogue
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”

The Cast:

Narrator
Female: 

Carruthers

Elsie

Phœbe

Iolanthe

Queen,

Philllis,

Yum-Yum

Pitti sing

peep bo

Katisha

Aunt

Buttercup

Duchess

Casilda

 

Male 

Chancellor

2nd Yeo,

Straffen

Sergeant

Mikado
Ko ko

Pish tush

Pooh bah

Captain,

Joseph Porter,

lst Citizen

Jack Point,

Duke

Luiz

Contact: Allan Spencer 6452 6067 / email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

or Robert Shearer 0426 196 914 / email: ac16_221a@hotmail.com


5 thoughts on “Audition Notice – Gilbert & Sullivan Extravaganza! (31 January)

  1. allan Post author

    Hi Megan,
    It will be after work on the Tuesday. We’ll have a schedule when we’ve got a list of people to audition. We’ll try to fit it in with your commitments.
    Call/email Robert to source music.
    Email: ac16_221a@hotmail.com
    Mob: 0426 196 914

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