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Audition Notice

The Pirates of Penzance

Audition Notice

The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society will produce

The Pirates of Penzance, July 2015, Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Center


Director/Choreographer: Chris Nardine        Music Director: Bernard Kwiram

Fight Choreographer: Ken Michaels       Producing Artistic Dir.: Kim Douglass



   Monday, January 26, 2015                    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

   Saturday, January 31, 2015                   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM



   Saturday, February 7, 2015



   Monday, May 18, 2015               Chorus music rehearsals begin (TBD)

   Monday, June 1, 2015                 Staging rehearsals begin

                                                        Monday-Thursday 7:00PM – 10:00 PM

                                                        Saturdays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

   Friday, July 10, 2015                   Opening Performance

                                                        July 10 – 12, July 17 – 19 & July 24 – 25

                                                        Friday, Saturday & Sunday performances


   G&S Rehearsal Hall

Crown Hill Center

9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, 98117



   General Audition appointments will be taken by e-mail only (No calls please) 

Contact our office at manager@pattersong.org and include the following information:

Name, phone, e-mail, preferred date and time of audition

An e-mail confirmation will be sent with audition details



  • Prepare a vocal selection of one minute or less in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan operetta

  • Prepare a comic monologue of one minute or less

  • Second vocal selection in any style (optional)

  • Sheet music for the accompanist in the correct key

  • Audition form (e-form will be sent with audition confirmation or available on the day of auditions)

  • Head shot and resume

  • PLEASE NOTE:  recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing is not accepted for this audition



    • A professional accompanist will be provided

    • A stipend is available for all cast members to help defray the cost of participating in the production

    • Seattle G&S Society showcases singers and encourages multi-cultural casting. 

    • All roles are open for audition.

The Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance

“Avast ye mateys!

The Pirates of Penzance will make landfall in July 2015!

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Trial By Jury

The Sorcerer

HMS Pinafore


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The Mikado

The Yeomen of the Guard

The Pirates of Penzance

The Gondoliers



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Dear Society Supporter,


Our annual membership drive is underway and we are asking you to join and to give. Thank you for your support by attending our shows and bringing in new fans. This past July, we were able to produce an artistically stunning and very entertaining Iolanthe in large part due to the extra financial support of our membership; and now we are asking you to join the Society with a generous donation that will help us accomplish a lot more this year.

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization performing the operatic works of Gilbert and Sullivan in Seattle, WA. The Society was formed in 1954 and at 59 years old we are one of the oldest continuous amateur theater companies in the Pacific Northwest. The Society occupies a unique musical and artistic niche between grand opera  and musical theater and has produced each G&S show at least twice, some much more frequently, and stands alone as the only source, perhaps in the world, of broadcast-quality videos of all existing Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society mission is to produce the Gilbert & Sullivan canon of thirteen operettas in its entirety at the highest artistic standard, at an affordable price, and in the spirit of friendship and community. In addition our mission is also to promote the study, production, appreciation and enjoyment of musical compositions and plays, particularly those of Gilbert and Sullivan as well as develop the skill sets of singers, musicians, and artistic support staff.

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society is also a leading source of Gilbert & Sullivan artistic and theatrical knowledge and support. We offer local and global production assistance and technical support to other companies who wish to produce a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. We also have a superior rehearsal facility for rent to other non-profit production companies at an affordable price for either public or private showing.  

Please join the society today by clicking on our Member link and joining on-line, or down load our Membership Form and send it to:

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Crown Hill Center, Suite G&S

9250 14th Avenue NW

Seattle, WA 98114

(206) 292-0916 (Fax)



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