The Pirates of Penzance

performed by Troupers Light Opera with full orchestra, costumes and sets

bulletApril 5, 2014 (matinee and evening) at Norwalk Concert Hall
bulletApril 12, 2014 (matinee and evening) at Rippowam School, Stamford

The Story

Young Frederic is reaching the age of 21 and out of his indentures to a soft hearted band of pirates, who never seem to capture any ships or treasure. (His nurse misheard the instruction to apprentice him to a pilot.)

The Major General's daughters arrive to paddle at the seaside, but are surprised by Frederick who immediately falls for beautiful young Mabel.

The pirates arrive to capture the daughters and propose to "marry" them. (This is a family show, after all.) The Major General arrives and intercedes explaining that he is an orphan boy and they can't take his daughters away from him. The pirates, all being orphans, agree and release the daughters.

In the second act, the Pirate King discovers that Frederic's birthday is February 29th and that he is only 5 1/4 birthdays old, not 21, and insists he return to the pirate band. The meek and inept police arrive to capture the pirates, and after Ruth the nursemaid points out the the pirates are all "noblemen gone wrong," all is forgiven and the pirates are happily married to the daughters.

Cast of characters

Major General Stanley comic baritone
The Pirate King bass/baritone
Samuel, aide to the PK baritone
Frederic tenor
Sergeant of Police bass
Mabel soprano
Ruth contralto
Edith, daughter soprano
Kate, daughter mezzo
Isabel speaking

Chorus of Daughters, Pirates and Police

Audition Information

Auditions will be held at Union Memorial Church in Stamford on Monday Dec 2 and Thursday Dec 5, 2013 from 7-10 pm. Callbacks, if needed, will be Saturday Dec 7 from 10-1.

Please prepare two songs in English, preferably in an operetta-type style. If you don't know one, sing whatever you are comfortable with. Candidates for Mabel should be prepared to sing "Poor Wandering One." Those interested in the chorus can sing whatever they like and can sing in groups if they prefer.

Auditions are by appointment: Please fill out this audition form.