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PIRATES OF PENZANCE - Barrington Stage Company Auditions

Posted: January 11, 2016

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE - ECCs / Singers and Dancers

Barrington Stage Company | Pittsfield, MA

Date of Audition:
1/27/2016




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Calls /

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
9:30 AM - Equity Male Dancers
11:30 AM - Equity Female Dancers
2 PM - Equity Male Singers
4 PM - Equity Female Singers

Contract
LOA
ref. to COST; $550/week

Location
Actors' Equity Association NYC Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
Equity Male and Female singers and dancers for the ensemble.

See breakdown for details.

Preparation
Dancers: men bring kneepads, women bring heels. Also prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song and 16 bars of a ballad in case asked to sing.

Singers: prepare 16 bars of a traditional up-tempo song and 16 bars of a ballad.

Accompanist provided.

Bring headshot and resume stapled together.

Other Dates
1st rehearsal: June 21
1st preview: July 15
Opening: July 20
Closing: August 13

NYC EPA: 1/26, at AEA, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Other
www.barringtonstageco.org

Personnel
Music: Arthur Sullivan
Libretto: W. S. Gilbert
Artistic Director: Julianne Boyd
Director: John Rando
Choreographer: Josh Bergasse
Musical Director: Darren Cohen
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

On the coast of Cornwall, at the time of Queen Victoria's reign, Frederic celebrates the completion of his 21st year and the end of his apprenticeship to a tender-hearted band of pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday and 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.


6 Ensemble Policemen
Male. Must be superb comic/character dancers. Acrobatic skills a plus.

6 Ensemble Pirates (including Samuel)
Male. The pirate crew are rather like barking dogs who love the barking but are ready to run away if things get serious. Must be superb comic/character dancers. Acrobatic and sword skills a plus.

4 Daughters (including Kate, Edith and Mabel – as listed above. 4th daughter, Isabelle, has smaller singing role.) Female. The more individual and vivid each daughter is, the better. Big, legitimate voices are essential.
Must move well.


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