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Pirates Of Penzance Auditions-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1584856
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-16-18
Audition Date 02-17-19 Submission deadline 01-30-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Come out and set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey! Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year. Finally having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen – which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. Thus turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question! The Pirates Of Penzance JR. is a light, comic introduction to the work of Gilbert and Sullivan, featuring opportunities for singing as an ensemble or in small groups, with vocal parts written in unison or simple two-part harmony. unison or simple

Role # 1 The Pirate King
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Swashbuckling, athletic, and handsome leader of The Pirates of Penzance. An adventurer and sentimental, romantic f ellow. He wants to be a pirate just to have his shirt open, the wind in his hair, and to stand around like Captain Jack Sparrow.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Mabel
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Young and beautiful, very much a young woman of the 19th century. She is genuine and utterly sincere as she captures the love of young Frederick. Her naivety and innocence make her a sweet and funny character.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Frederic
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Young handsome, manly, and genuine. The feelings between Ruth, his nursery maid, and him are deep feelings, they care for each other on the most profound level. That is why he can attack her so vehemently at the one moment for having grey hair, and at the next put his arms around her to sing a very beautif ul duet. However, his feelings for Mabel are true love at first sight. He is funny because he is so sincerely trying to do the honorable thing; he truly is the “slaveof duty”, which is a running joke throughout the show, as well as thesubtitle of the show. For him, duty is before all.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Major General Stanle
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Major General Stanley, (Baritone) He is “dignified respectability”, in the truest sense of those words. He is “vivid”, with the warmth and good humor one would expect from SantaClaus. Quirky with military discipline, but believable.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Ruth
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She is a proper English nanny and has raised young Frederic “properly” to be a gentleman. It isfrom her that he has learned to be so polite and honorable and tocherish respectability… and to give himself over wholly and completely to love. The feelings between Ruth and Frederic are the deep feelings of – almost – mother and son. They care for each other on the most profound level. She wants to marry Frederic though he resists because he suspects she isn’t as beautiful as she suggests.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Sergeant of Police
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Obeys his duty and the law, but is a coward at heart. The choreography will call for a good dancer in addition to good vocal ability.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Samuel
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The Pirate King’s right hand man, he is sincere, earnest, and simple-minded.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Edith
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One of Major-General Stanley’s daughters.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Kate
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One of Major-General Stanley’s daughters.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Isabel
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One of Major-General Stanley’s daughters.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Chorus of Daughters
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The more vivid and individual each daughter is, the better. Big voices are essential as there are more Pirates and Constables than daughters. Comedic understanding and basic dancing.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Chorus of Pirates
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Simple minded, tender-hearted souls. Big, full-out singing is what is thrilling about the Pirates. The choreography calls for basic dancing ability in addition to strong vocal ability and a keen comedic sense. Pirates can be played by males or females.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Constables
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They obey their duty and the law, but are cowards at heart. Constables can be played by males or females.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -