Auditions for The Mikado
The Victorians have taken over Budleigh Salterton and are determined to infect the seaside town with their own special brand of Japonism. Combining the classic G&S craziness of run-away sons, broken promises, true love, potential executions and a well-oiled local government, The Mikado brings it all to life with some glorious music and a lot of fun.
I’m fairly certain most people will know the story but in case you don’t, or if you want more detail, have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mikado
The Mikado will be performed in the Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton, Devon 28th July to 1st August 2015. Cast members will need to be in Budleigh Salterton by 4.30pm on Sat 25th July.
Cast, crew and FOH staff will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation for the week. There are a number of holiday cottages, B&B’s, hotels and camp sites in the local area.
These will be held on Saturdays at The Poor School, Kings Cross from 16th May (11am-5.30pm). There will be 3-4 ad hoc rehearsals held on a Tuesday in St Gabriels Boys Club, Pimlico as needed. Obviously everyone will not be needed for every minute of every rehearsal. It is vital that you make us aware of any N/A’s you might have at the auditions so we can construct a rehearsal schedule that gives us maximum productivity and minimum timewasting.
These will be held on Sat 14th Feb at The Poor School, Kings Cross between 11am-5pm.
For your vocal audition, we would like you to sing any G&S aria in the vocal range of the part you wish to be considered for. The dialogue set pieces are detailed in the character descriptions below. Remember, it’s more important that you show us your ability to act through song rather than your ability to be off book.
There will be no audition for chorus.
Link to libretto: http://diamond.boisestate.edu/gas/mikado/mk_lib.pdf
To book an audition, and for more information about parts available and audition pieces, please contact Fiona on Fiona_steel@yahoo.co.uk