Tapestry Players auditions
Audition for one or both of our summer productions - Barefoot in the Park and Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore!
Barefoot in the Park will begin rehearsals in May and runs from Thursday, June 13 through Sunday, June 16.
H.M.S. Pinafore will begin rehearsals in late June/early July (with possible earlier musical rehearsals for leading roles) and runs from Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 10 beginning at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, February 12 at 6 p.m. (pick one date).
NO audition required for Pinafore chorus only.
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No monologue required. We will read sides from the show(s) for which you opt to audition. For Pinafore, please bring in a song of your choice to sing (along with a copy of the music for the accompanist).
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Barefoot in the Park synopsis:
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…
CORIE BRATTER - a free spirit, newlywed to Paul
PAUL BRATTER - a lawyer, newlywed to Corie
MRS. BANKS - Corie's mother
VICTOR VELASCO - the neighbor in the attic
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H.M.S. Pinafore or "The Lass That Loved a Sailor" Synopsis:
The story takes place aboard the ship H.M.S. Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father's wishes at first, but Sir Joseph's advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story.
The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, First Lord of the Admiralty (comic baritone)
Captain Corcoran, Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore (lyric baritone)
Ralph Rackstraw, Able Seaman (tenor)
Dick Deadeye, Able Seaman (bass-baritone)
Bill Bobstay, Boatswain's Mate (baritone)
Bob Becket, Carpenter's Mate (bass)
Josephine, The Captain's Daughter (soprano)
Cousin Hebe, Sir Joseph's First Cousin (mezzo-soprano)
Mrs. Cripps (Little Buttercup), A Portsmouth Bumboat Woman (contralto)
Chorus of First Lord's Sisters, His Cousins, His Aunts, Sailors, etc.
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