Troupers Light Opera Company

Auditions for "HMS Pinafore" and "Trial by Jury"

Stage Director: Nate Merchant

Musical Director: Keith Johnston

Troupers Light Opera will present HMS Pinafore with Trial by Jury as a curtain raiser at Saxe Middle School in New Canaan, CT on Mar 22-23-24, 29-30, 2002. Our productions use professional directors and a full 30-piece orchestra.

New Audition Times

Parts are still available for men and for all chorus parts. Contact Bill Abbott

We held auditions for principals and chorus members on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 and WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2001. Some parts are still available.

Those auditioning for principal roles or chorus should prepare two contrasting works, at least one of which should be in English, which best demonstrate their ability. For specific roles please prepare one aria with recitative (if applicable) from HMS Pinafore. Candidates should also be prepared to read dialogue. 

For a description of the characters, see our characters page.


Troupers Light Opera would also like to speak to all those interested in backstage or other support work, such as set construction, set painting, publicity, costumes, properties, and so on. If interested please phone Anne Wachsman at (203) 637-4205.


Trial By Jury


HMS Pinafore

The Learned Judge comic Baritone   Sir Joseph Porter comic Baritone
The Plaintiff (Angelina) Soprano   Captain Corcoran Baritone
The Defendant (Edwin) Tenor   Ralph Rackstraw Tenor
Counsel Tenor   Dick Deadeye Baritone
USher Baritone   Bos'ns mate Baritone
Foreman of the Jury Bass   Carpenter's mate Bass
Chorus of Bridesmaids, Jurors,
Barristers, Attorneys and Public
SATB   Josephine Coloratura Soprano
      Cousin Hebe mezzo-Soprano
      Little Buttercup mezzo-Soprano
      Chorus of Sailors, Sisters,
Cousins and Aunts