If acting is your thing, we have many opportunities year-round for you to try and make it to the stage!
For our major productions (spring musical, winter and fall plays), auditions are typically held 12-16 weeks before opening night. We also hold auditions for our Family Theatre, summer musical camp and, periodically, for our On Book! Readers Theatre productions.
2:00 pm, January 13, 2024
At PARC Building (70 Saltspring Drive)
The Pirates of Penzance Summary:
This hilarious satire of the “bonds of duty” centers on Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley, including Mabel, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that due to the specifics of his apprenticeship contract and his misfortune to be born on leap year, he is duty-bound to serve for another 63 years. Frederic returns to his comrades as Mabel and her father convince a troupe of reluctant policemen to bring the pirates to justice. Their climactic battle ends in an improbable and hilarious send-up of being bound by one’s duty.
General Auditions: Saturday, January 13th, 2 pm at the PARC (70 Saltspring Dr.)
Callbacks (by invitation): Saturday, January 20th, 2 pm at the PARC (70 Saltspring Dr.)
What to Prepare
• Approximately 16-32 bars (roughly a verse and chorus) from any similar musical: Light Operetta. You can choose something by the same composer (Gilbert & Sullivan – HMS Pinafore, Yeoman of the Guard) or anything in a similar style. Choose something in a good range for your voice.
*Your songs should use backing tracks. Find tracks on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, etc
*Backing track ideas/resources: https://www.musicalsolutions.com/midisamp.htm
*Our pianist is not available, so please bring a backing track on phone with a headphone jack or Bluetooth connection.
*Acapella audition songs are not advised.
• There will be a dance audition. Choreography will be taught on-site. Please wear something you can move in.
• For Pirates of Penzance, there will be no audition readings. If selected for callbacks, you will be sent callback
readings and songs. Copies of the full script are also available with a $10 deposit (refundable on return of the
script) at the SJCT Box Office, open 11 am-2 pm, Tuesday-Friday.
All audition information and character breakdowns HERE.