June 19, 2022

Seeking a lead tenor & additional vocal talent

The Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society is seeking a lead tenor to play the role of Ralph Rackstraw in it’s October “22 production of H.M.S. Pinafore as well as some additional vocal talent to join the men’s and women’s choruses.

Lead Tenor for Ralph Rackstraw
In addition to having a melodius tenor voice, and good acting ability, the individual playing Ralph Rackstraw should have the appearance of someone in the age range of 18-40 Y.O.  Experience performing in musical productions, especially a Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta are not essential but would be a definite plus.  The highest note in this tenor role is high A#

Additional Vocal Talent for Men’s and Women’s Chorus
CG&SS is also seeking additional vocal talent for men’s and women’s choruses, especially tenors and altos.  The men are all sailors on board the Pinafore so they should appear to be in their late teens or older. If one or two younger boys are interested we might still be able to include them as cabin boys;  The women’s chorus are all Sir Joseph Porter’s sisters, cousins, and aunts so they can be any age, kids through older adults.

Information About Show Dates, Tech Week, Venue, and Rehearsals
CG&SS shows are fully staged with sets, costumes, choreography, and a 23 piece professional orchestra.  For further information about CG&SS and the shows that they perform please visit:

Tech week is 10/10-14 and the show dates/times are Oct 15th 2PM and 7:30PM and Oct 16th, 2PM.  Tech week and the show are at the venue, Valley Regional High School, Deep River.

Rehearsals are held at Congregation Adath Israel, 8 Broad Street, Middletown.  Our first rehearsal is Sunday, July 10th.  There are full cast rehearsals (including principals) every Sunday evening 6-9PM.  There are Tuesday evening rehearsals from 7-~9:30 for principals.  Not all principals are needed each Tuesday,  The principals needed for Tuesday rehearsals vary from one Tuesday to the next and depend upon what scenes or numbers the Artistic Director and Music Director want to cover that particular Tuesday. So, in addition to the regular Sunday evening rehearsals the person playing Ralph need only be at the specific Tuesday rehearsal where he is needed.

Lead Tenor and Others Interested in Joining the Show
Singers who are interested in joining the show should contact John Freedman, Producer, at 860-235-8824 (mobile) for answers to questions about the show, rehearsals and performing with us, and to make arrangements to meet up and audition with our Music Director.