The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society is excited to announce auditions for our 2019 main stage summer production:
or, The Castle Adamant
Direction & Choreography by Crystal Dawn Munkers | Music Direction by Bernard Kwiram
Crystal Dawn Munkers leads an exhilaratingly updated take on the battle of the sexes and the age-old need to smash the patriarchy - complete with operatic warrior maidens, a cross-dressing trio of dandies, and a bit of magic.
The brilliant, assertive Princess Ida has sequestered herself and her court in the Castle Adamant, dedicating themselves to the study of the higher arts and absolutely, utterly forswearing the company of men. And the men - including her promised fiancé, Prince Hilarion - are not taking it well.
What follows is a hilarious adventure as The Prince and his friends try to win back their betrothed before war breaks out between the antiquated men of the kingdom and the warrior maidens of Castle Adamant. Surprises, twists, and turns abound as disguises are revealed, hearts are laid bare, and magic is unleashed at Castle Adamant!
Princess Ida will play for twelve performances over three weekends at The Bagley Wright Theatre at Seattle Rep.
Auditions: February 2nd & 3rd
Callbacks: February 4th & 5th
First rehearsal: May 19th
Opening: July 12th
Closing: July 28th
Princess Ida - Soprano. (D4 - Bb5)
Lady Psyche - Soprano. (C4 - Ab5)
Sacharissa - Soprano. (G4 - Eb5)
Melissa - Mezzo. (C4 - Eb5 [G5])
Lady Blanche - Contralto. (G3 - E5)
Prince Hilarion - Tenor. (B2 - Bb4)
Cyril - Tenor. (C3 - A4)
Florian - Baritone. (Ab2 - F4)
King Gama - Comic Baritone. (B2 - E4)
King Hildebrand - Baritone. (Bb2 - F4)
Arac - Bass-Baritone. (F2 - E4)
Guron - Bass-Baritone. (F2 - E4)
Scynthius - Bass-Baritone. (F2 - E4)
Ensemble of Warrior Maidens of Adamant, Townsfolk, Soldiers, Etc.
Seattle G&S is dedicated to creating an equitable and diverse environment, and encourages performers from all racial backgrounds, ethnic heritages, and gender identities / expressions to audition.
Auditions will be held:
Saturday, February 2nd from 10am to 5pm at the G&S rehearsal facility in Crown Hill.
Sunday, February 3rd from 6pm to 10pm at Theatre Puget Sound in the Armory at Seattle Center.
Auditioners are asked to prepare a verse and chorus from two contrasting pieces that showcase you as a performer - one ballad and one up-tempo. At least one of these should ideally be a classical or “legit” piece from the worlds of opera, operetta, or Golden Age musical theater. Please select pieces that highlight both your vocal and acting ability.
Please bring clearly marked sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
Auditioners are asked to bring two nonreturnable copies of their headshot (or clear photograph) and current performance resume. Additionally, please come with the dates of all confirmed and potential conflicts during the contract period (May 19th - July 28th).
More information about the audition location, rehearsal schedules, production, etc will be sent out in the email confirming your audition.
To Request An Audition:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition slot. In the email, please include which day you would prefer, as well as what window of time you are available. We will respond to you with a confirmed audition slot within 48 hours.
If you’d like to get a head start on callback prep, all the song and scene callback sides can be found here.