The Pirates of Penzance • In Concert

The Event

BMMS are staging a special concert production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s seminal operetta The Pirates of Penzance.

Only two performances will be held at the Blue Mountains Theatre, with all profits going towards the charity, Barnardos Australia.

This production will feature a live 32-piece orchestra on stage surrounded by a chorus and featured performers.

There are no audition requirements to be part of the chorus!

Production Team

Producer | Aubtin Namdar
Director | Naomi Livingston
Music Director | Jem Harding

Rehearsals

Glenmore Park High School – Performing Arts Centre

Sunday 17th March

  • 10am – 1pm: Chorus
  • 2pm – 5pm: Leads

Sunday 24th March

  • 10am – 1pm: Chorus
  • 2pm – 5pm: Leads

Sunday 7th of April

  • 10am – 5pm: Leads

Sunday 21st April

  • 10am – 5pm: All

Dress Rehearsal

Blue Mountains Theatre

Friday 26th April

  • 7pm – 11pm: All

Performances

Blue Mountains Theatre

  1. Saturday 27th April – 2pm
  2. Saturday 27th April – 8pm

Rehearsals and Commitment

As we have a short period of time to learn and rehearse a full-length musical, attendance for all scheduled rehearsals is mandatory.

Costs

BMMS Membership (Annual)

  • $22 Adults
  • $11 Children (Under 18)

Performance Fees

  • There are no performance fees for this production
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Key Performer Information

  • All persons performing will need to be 18 years or older as of the first rehearsal (17th March 2024).
  • Applications will open at 9am, Sunday 25th Feb. The size of the chorus is strictly limited to 50 performers. Places will be allocated on a first in, first served basis.

Chorus

  • There are no audition requirements for the chorus.
  • Due to a venue-imposed cap of the number of performers allowed on the Blue Mountains Theatre stage, we have to cap the Chorus to 50 performers. Places will be allocated on a first in, first served basis.

Principal and Feature Ensemble Auditions

Option 1: In person

  • From 10am – Sunday 3rd March, Glenmore Park High School – Performing Arts Centre

Option 2: Online

  • A self-tape video will be required to be uploaded.
  • Both song and reading (with someone to read opposite) need to be shown.
  • Online submissions close 9am, 3rd March 2024.

Any issues, please contact the producer at pirates@bmms.org.au.

 

Applications
Open

25 Feb @ 9am

$

Applications
Close

3 Mar @ 9am

$

Auditions
(Leads only)

3 Mar @ 10am

$

Performers
Contacted

3 Mar by 9pm

$

Rehearsals
Commence

17 Mar @ 10am

$

Performances
x2

27 Apr @ 2/8pm

Roles and Audition Material

Richard (Pirate King)
Frederic (Pirate)
Samuel (Pirate)
James (Pirate)
Ruth (Maid)
Major-General Stanley (Office)
Mabel (Daugther)
Edith (Daugther)
Kate (Daugther)
Isabel (Daugther)
Edward (Sergeant)
Featured Ensemble
Chorus
Voice Type
Bass-Baritone
Tenor
Baritone
Baritone
Contralto
Baritone
Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano
Bass
Various
Various
Song
Oh, better far to live and die
(Verse 2)
Oh! is there not one maiden breast
(Aria Act 1, bars 37-62)
Pour, oh pour, the pirate sherry
(Opening chorus Act 1)
Pour, oh pour, the pirate sherry
(Opening chorus Act 1)
When Fred'ric was a little lad
(Song Act 1)
Sighing softly to the river
(Song Act 2, bars 8-48)
Poor wand'ring one
(Air, Act 1)
Climbing over rocky mountain
(Chorus Act 1, bars 27-66)
Climbing over rocky mountain
(Chorus Act 1, bars 27-66)
Climbing over rocky mountain
(Chorus Act 1, bars 27-66)
When a felon's not engaged in his employment
(Song Act 2, verse 1)
With cat-like tread
(Solo Act 2, bars 4-34)
No audition required
Side
Song only
Men: (read as Edward)
Women: (read as Edith)
No audition required