Century College will hold auditions for its spring musical “The Pirates of Penzance” on Feb. 6, 7 and 8. Community members are encouraged to audition. Performances will be April 13 to 29 on the weekends.
The Feb. 6 and 7 auditions will be between 6 and 9 p.m., and Feb. 8 will be from 6 to 8 p.m. They will be held in the West Campus Theatre.
For the Feb. 6 and 7 auditions, please email Roberta Cull at [email protected] for an audition slot on the hour – either 6, 7 or 8 p.m. Wednesday is an open call and you can arrive any time between 6 and 8 p.m.
These auditions are for singing and dancing, so plan to sign for one minute and bring sheet music for your song. Please arrive dressed to move. You will learn a simple dance routine with the group and perform it as part of your audition.
Auditions are held in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Individuals will be selected for callbacks, which will be held on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m.
The Pirates of Penzance will have nine performances over three weekends from April 13 to 29. The play is a comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. The story concerns Frederic, who, at age 21, is ending his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. However, Frederic finds out that he is born on a leap year day, Feb. 29, so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. It is determined that Frederic must serve with the pirates for another 63 years to fulfill his apprenticeship. His only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
Century has lined up the same great artistic team for Pirates that it had for Cabaret two years ago. Randy Winkler will be the director and choreographer, Shirley Meier will be the musical director and conductor, Marya Hart will be the vocal musical director, Will Slayden will design the sets, Lisa Mangone will be the costume designer and Grant Merges will handle the lighting design. Roberta Cullen will be the producer.