September 19, 2021

Auditions for The Pirates of Penzance – SLOCO

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When:  Sunday, November 14, 2021, 6-8 PM and Tuesday, November 16, 2021,  7-9 PM

Where: Our rehearsal building, Basingstoke, at 5 Herman Drive, Simsbury, CT 06070

Simsbury Light Opera Company invites you to audition for our spring, 2022 production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance. All roles are open. If auditioning for a principal role, please prepare a song from the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire, or another musical theater piece. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. Performers auditioning for principal roles may be asked to read dialogue from The Pirates of Penzance.  Music is provided for singers auditioning for our chorus, auditions will be in a small group.

All who audition must show proof of Covid vaccination. Cast and crew must also provide proof of vaccination.

Show dates are April 2,3,9,10, 2022. Rehearsals start in January, 2022 on Sunday and Tuesday evenings in our rehearsal building on 5 Herman Drive in Simsbury. Please email questions to

We appreciate help with building sets, painting scenery, making costumes, publicity, ticket sales and other backstage duties. No experience needed. For information email

Main Cast, Supporting Roles and Vocal Parts

Mabel (soprano) lead

Pirate King (baritone) lead

Samuel (tenor) supporting

Ruth (mezzo-soprano) lead

Police Sergeant (bass) supporting

Frederic (tenor) lead

Major-General Stanley (baritone) supporting

Edith (mezzo-soprano) supporting

Kate (mezzo-soprano) supporting

Isabel (soprano) featured

Ensemble of pirates, police, General Stanley’s daughters

Simsbury Light Opera Company, established in 1945, is the oldest active amateur theater company in Connecticut and one of the oldest Gilbert & Sullivan companies in the United States. For more information, please visit or see us on Facebook.




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