Mysterium Theatre to Hold PIRATES OF PINZANCE Auditions 9/2-3

Mysterium Theater is seeking triple threats of all ages, shapes, sizes, colors for our up coming production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic light operetta the Pirates of Penzance. Auditions will be held at Mysterium Theater (19211 Dodge Ave Santa Ana CA 92705), Sept 2 and 3 at 7pm.

All Roles are Open (See list). Please prepare 32 Bars in the style of the show. Be prepared to move and to read from sides

Rehearsal General Schedule: Monday- Thursday 7-10pm, Saturday Mornings, Sunday 12-4. (not everyone called for every rehearsal, plays in rep with at least one other show)

Performance Schedule: Thursday- Saturday at 8:01pm, Sundays at 2:01 or 5:01pm,.

Call 714-505-3454 for information.


SAMUEL is a pirate and serves as the second in command to the Pirate King. Where the Pirate King is self-assured, assertive, and strong, Samuel is more bookish. Think of him as the accountant to the Pirates. Vocal Range - Bb to Eb.

The Pirate King

The PIRATE KING - is a great comic role for someone who is self assured, a bit of a ham, and great at physical comedy and can hold a tune. This role is for someone who is inventive, fearless and willing to take positive risks. Vocal Range - B to Eb


FREDERIC - is the male ingénue of the show. He should have a great voice that is polished. Frederic should also have looks that qualify as "dreamy" if at all possible. Think Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, Zac Effron or anyone who may be worthy of the cover of Teen Beat or Teen People. Vocal Range - B to F


RUTH - is a humoristic tour-de-force for a comedian. She should be able to play womanly/matronly but still be vibrant and full of energy. Ruth should be an actor with a good voice and comic timing who can be bigger than life and be able to hold a vocal harmony by herself. Vocal Range - G to Eb

Kate, Edith, Isabel

KATE, EDITH, ISABEL are the leaders of General Stanley's daughters. These three should be good singers, dancers, actresses and Edith should be able to hold a complex vocal harmony by herself. Vocal Ranges - G to F


MABEL is the female ingénue. She must have a strong, polished, operatic or legitimate voice with a very wide range and the ability to sustain higher notes and handle vocal runs with ease. Vocal Range - G to G

Major-General Stanley

MAJOR-GENERAL STANLEY is one of the signature character types in any Gilbert and Sullivan show. In The Pirates of Penzance, the Major-General is the character who delivers the rapid fire patter song. This comedic role requires an actor with excellent rhythm and impeccable timing with superior diction and articulation. Vocal Range - A to Eb

The Sergeant

The SERGEANT of Police should be a good singer and a natural leader when on stage. The Sergeant leads a bumbling police force, think "Key Stone Cops" as your inspiration. Vocal Range - C to E


The POLICE should be great dancers and singers. The police are traditionally portrayed as "Key Stone Cops"; so performers who are very funny and physically adept will be great in this featured group. Vocal Range - E to F#


The DAUGHTERS of Major General Stanley range in type and talent from great singers, dancers and actresses to any combination of the three. Though mostly on stage as a group, each of these ladies is unique, possesing individual characteristics (silly, bored, awkward, jealous, brainy, etc). Vocal Range - F to G


PIRATES - Rowdy! Loud! and Loveable! is the only way to describe this motley crew of sea-loving Pirates. This kooky band of outlaws is a hodgepodge of individual personalities as wide as the actor's imagination will allow. The more creative the actors, the more this group of hammy hooligans shine. Vocal Range - Bb to F#

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