October 6, 2022

Simsbury Light Opera Company November Auditions for Spring 2023

Audition for Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Sorcerer & Trial by Jury

Sunday, November 13th from 6 to 8 PM at First Church, Palmer Hall (entry in back), 689 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT and November 15th from 7 to 9 PM at Basingstoke, our rehearsal facility, 5 Herman Drive, Simsbury, CT

Principals and Chorus, please prepare a song from Gilbert and Sullivan or musical theater and bring sheet music to the audition. Principals may be asked to speak a few lines from the libretto. There are many roles to be cast. We look for all ages, male and female.

The Sorcerer is a sweet love story featuring Alexis, a young man with the goal of levelling ranks and social distinctions. To facilitate this objective, he hires a sorcerer to brew a love potion. Drinking the potion causes the villagers to fall in love with the first person they see and results in a comedy of mismatched lovers. The sorcerer, Wells, makes the ultimate sacrifice, in order to break the spell.

Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, an elderly Baronet (bass-baritone)
Alexis, of the Grenadier Guards, his son (tenor)
Dr. Daly, Vicar of Ploverleigh (lyric baritone)
Lady Sangazure, a Lady of Ancient Lineage (contralto)
Aline, her daughter, betrothed to Alexis (soprano)
Mrs. Partlet, a Pew Opener (contralto)
Constance, her daughter (soprano or mezzo-soprano)
Hercules (speaking role)
Chorus of villagers (all ages and parts)

Trial by Jury – a one act opera
Trial by Jury is a comic opera about a breach of marriage lawsuit. The judge and British legal system are objects of light-hearted satire. As with many of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas, the plot is full of ludicrous twists and turns, but the characters act as if everything is normal.

The Learned Judge (comic baritone)
The Plaintiff (soprano)
The Defendant (tenor)
Counsel for the Plaintiff (lyric baritone)
Usher (bass-baritone)
Foreman of the Jury (bass)
Associate (silent)
First Bridesmaid
Chorus of Bridesmaids, Gentlemen of the Jury, Barristers, Attorneys and Public (all ages)

Rehearsals are Sunday night for the full cast and also Tuesday night for principals. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or an MD note excusing vaccination required.

For info email or visit our website

Simsbury Light Opera Company is a volunteer 501 3(c) community theater group. We are one of the longest continuously producing light opera companies in the United States.

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