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EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 30 May - see Members' Page
 

 

 

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DATES AND OTHER DETAILS FOR THE SHOW
Weekly rehearsals commenced on Wednesday 2 May
The main rehearsal venue is St Paul's Church, Honister Avenue, Marton FY3 9PF
These dates are at the Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton FY3 9RP:
9 and 16 May; 6 June; 13 June; 11 July; 1 August; 12 September; 10 October
Any changes to these arrangements will be posted here and announced at rehearsals.

CDs of the chorus harmony parts will be available at rehearsals for £2 (Soprano, Alto, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Bass 1 and Bass 2).  

Principal rehearsals are on Fridays, normally at St Paul's.   Starting date tba.
Auditions for principal roles are on Friday 1 June at St Paul's Church from 7.30 pm
Please contact Pat if you are interested - 01253 826404 or here
Audition application form here.
Audition pieces here and below.   Texts below.
Principal roles and approximate voice range: 

 

 

Major-General Stanley - baritone/tenor
The Pirate King - baritone/tenor
Samuel - baritone/tenor
Frederic - tenor
Ruth - mezzo/alto

Mabel - soprano
Edith - soprano
Kate - mezzo
Isabel (no solo singing)

 


Audition Pieces for
The Pirates of Penzance

Music: Chappell vocal score
Libretto page refs: Chappell green book
Texts -  Click here

MAJOR-GENERAL STANLEY
Music. “I am the very model” Act 1 No 13 - first verse
Lib. “Why do I sit here?...At what time does your expedition march against these scoundrels?” (p 23)

THE PIRATE KING
Music. “Oh better far” Act 1 No 3
Lib. “No, Frederic, this must not be...I shall live and die a Pirate King.” (p 4)

SAMUEL
Music. “Pour, oh pour” Act 1 No 1 - “For today...” to the end
Lib. “Besides, we can offer you but little temptation...Yes, there are the remains of a fine woman about Ruth.” (pp 3-4)

FREDERIC
Music. “Oh! Is there not one maiden breast” Act 1 No 7 - both verses, ending at “I'll love you”
Lib. “Ruth, I will be quite candid with you... - Ruth told me she was beautiful!” (pp 5-6)

SERGEANT OF POLICE
Music.
“When a felon's not engaged” Act 2 No 10 - second verse
Lib. “This is perplexing...It is too late now!” (p 36)

MABEL
Music. “Poor wand'ring one” Act 1 No 8
Lib. “Sergeant, approach!...Go ye and do yours.” (pp 35-36)

EDITH
Music. “Climbing over rocky mountain” Act 1 No 5 - “Let us gaily...as they fly”

KATE
Music. “Climbing over rocky mountain” Act 1 No 5 - “Far away...them who please”

EDITH, KATE and ISABEL
Lib.
“What a picturesque spot!...Yes, yes! The very thing!” (p 9)

RUTH
Music. “When Fred'ric was a little lad” Act 1 No 2 - first and second verses
Lib. “Oh, take me with you!...Lost! Lost! Lost!” (pp 5-6)
 

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OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 May - The Yeomen of the Guard   St Leonard's G&S Group
Tickets: 01772 612030.
Saturday 28 July - Joyce and John's Jolly Pirates' Barbecue.   Details later.
Tuesday 31 July to Sunday 5 August - Gilbert & Sullivan at Buxton Opera House
Wednesday 8 to Monday 27 August - International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at Harrogate
Sunday 19 August - The Pirates of Penzance   Illyria at Lytham Hall Open Air Theatre

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