Lamplighters Music Theatre

IOLANTHE Auditions, Summer 2022

STAGE DIRECTOR - NICOLAS ALIAGA GARCIA   

MUSIC DIRECTOR – CONDUCTOR - DAVID DRUMMOND

Gilbert & Sullivan's subversive political satire on how a government SHOULD be run. Featuring the tour de force "Nightmare Song" and a band of mischievous fairies doing battle with a dim-witted Parliament.

"It's as if Mendelssohn had written a musical comedy." - MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, SF Symphony

 

PRINCIPAL ROLES
We are looking for strong singer/actors for the following roles. Experience in Gilbert & Sullivan not necessary if you can sing and act the role. Some roles may be understudied. We strongly encourage performers of all ages and ethnicities to audition.

LORD CHANCELLOR
* Patter Baritone
* In charge of legislating morality, but has a little problem - he is in love with his ward, Phyllis.

LORD TOLLOLLER
* Tenor
* Leader of one political party.

LORD MOUNTARARAT
* Baritone
* Leader of the other political party.

STREPHON
*
Low tenor/high baritone
* Son of Iolanthe, an attractive young man in love with Phyllis.

PRIVATE WILLIS
* Bass/Baritone
* Sentry who stands guard outside Parliament.

QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES
* Contralto
* Powerful leader of the fairies, but susceptible to the charms of mortal men.

PHYLLIS
* Soprano
* The Lord Chancellor’s lovely young ward, with whom all of Parliament is smitten. Loves Strephon.

IOLANTHE
* Mezzo
* “The life and soul of fairy-land.” Strephon's mother, but like all fairies, looks like a girl of 17.

CELIA
* Soprano
* a fairy

LEILA
* Mezzo
* a fairy

FLETA
* speaking role from chorus
* a fairy

CHORUS OF FAIRIES AND PEERS
As with most Gilbert & Sullivan shows, the chorus is a very important part of the action and has much stage time and wonderful music. We need 6 to 8 each soprano, altos, tenors and basses. Particularly for women, some dance ability will be a plus.

 

THERE ARE 6 PERFORMANCES:

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, August 6, 2 PM
Sunday,   August 7, 2 PM

Blue Shield of California Theatre at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Saturday, August 13, 2 PM
Sunday,   August 14, 2 PM

Bankhead Theatre, Livermore Performing Arts Center
Sunday,   August 21, 2 PM and 7 PM

 

AUDITION DATES:
Friday, April 29, 7-10 PM
Saturday, April 30, 7-9 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2-6 PM

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please fill out the following form before arriving for your audition: https://form.lamplighters.org/IOL22Auds

AUDITION FAQs: Please come to the preliminary audition with two contrasting songs in English, preferably from opera, operetta or classical music theatre, that you feel will show off your voice well. You may only be asked to sing one song. An accompanist will be provided. Bring your music in the key in which you will sing it. If you are needed for a callback, you will be notified.

CALLBACKS: Callbacks are scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, May 7, 3-7pm

REHEARSALS: Music rehearsals are planned to be June 18 - 21. Blocking rehearsals will begin June 26. Rehearsals are usually Sunday - Thursday. A tentative schedule will be available at the auditions, and more detail will be provided as soon as available.

PLEASE NOTE: As with any period production, cast members may be required to provide special undergarments that may be necessary (e.g., women, Merry Widows; men, dance belts), as well as tights and footwear. Also, it may be necessary for men to alter or eliminate facial hair. Cast members may be asked to donate a few hours to help with costumes, sets, mailings, etc.

LMT is non-Equity and non-AGMA, with a mix of paid and volunteer cast. Pay shall be based on San Francisco minimum wage of $16.32 per hour, with total fees variable depending upon size of role, including number of rehearsals.

LMT actively values Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. All races, genders, and abilities are encouraged to audition and will be welcomed by the company.

Auditions will be held in a COVID-safe manner. All participants in the process are required to be vaccinated and masked, with only the person auditioning unmasked when singing. HEPA air filters are used and proof of vaccination with booster is required.

Location: Lamplighters Rehearsal Hall
469 Bryant St, SF, CA 94107

Created by:   Lamplighters Music Theatre
 

PLEASE NOTE: The sign up period for this event has ended and the sign up creator has locked all sign up slots from being modified. Contact the creator for more details.

Date (mm/dd/yyyy PDT) Available Slot
04/29/2022
(Fri. 7:00pm - 10:00pm)

7:00 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Sonia Gariaeff
Fairy Queen
Dian Meechai

7:15 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Tara Scown
Leila
Kaylee Miltersen
Phyllis, Iolanthe

7:30 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Camille Lake
Ensemble, Alto.
Brian Carrillo
Lord Tolloller, Strephon, Chorus

7:45 PM (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Daniel Sherman
Any bass/baritone

8:00 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Rose Waldman
Celia, Leila, Phyllis
Bill Neely
Mountararat, Willis

8:15 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Andrew Serrano
Male tenor chours
Ronan Beltracchi
Strephon or Chorus

8:30 PM (2)

 

8:45 PM (2)

 

9:00 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Audrey Carstensen
Leila, Fleta, Chorus
Laura Pak
Celia, Chorus

9:15 PM (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Katherine Feller
Any

9:30 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Brianna Stutzman
Celia, Leila, Fleta, Chorus
Julio Ferrari
Lord Chancellor, Lord Mountararat

9:45 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Gwendolyn Phair
Leila, Fleta, Celia, Chorus of Fairies
Michael Grammer
Lord Mountararat
04/30/2022
(Sat. 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

7:00 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Nicolas Gerst
Thomas
Joshua Hughes
Lord Chancellor

7:15 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Bridget Maguire-Colton
Iolanthe, Leila, Fleta, chorus
Natalie Buck-Bauer
Phillys, Celia, Leila, Fleta

7:30 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Elana Cowen
Iolanthe, Fairy Queen
Natalie Harris
Celia, Phylis

7:45 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Gabby Crolla
Phyllis, Iolanthe, Cecelia, Leila, Fleta, Chorus
Buck Greenwald
Strephon, Mountararat

8:00 PM (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Winona Hendrick
Fairy Queen, Iolanthe, Leila

8:15 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Kiernan
Fairy Queen / Chorus
Luana Zapata
Chorus (Alto)

8:30 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Chris Focht
Ensemble
Bobby Singer
Private Willis

8:45 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Mariya Kaganskaya
Iolanthe
Cesar Vazquez Farias
Chorus
05/01/2022
(Sun. 2:00pm - 6:00pm)

2:00 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Cary Rosko
Fairy Queen
Geoffrey Colton
Lord Chancellor

2:15 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Katie Francis
Queen of the Fairies/Iolanthe
Allie Spencer
Celia

2:30 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Eric Mellum
Lord Tolloller or Strephon
Deborah Rosengaus
Fairy Queen, open to others

2:45 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Robert Matteucci
Mountararat or tenor Viscount
Stacey Helley
Fairy Queen

3:00 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Alan Roberts
Ensemble
Nicholas Dahlman
Lord Chancellor, Private Willis

3:15 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Jeff Beaudoin
Chorus
Michele Schroeder
Iolanthe and Fairy Queen

3:30 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Liam Daley
Strephon/Lord Mountararat
ALEXANDER ADAMS-LEYTES
Any appropriate

3:45 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Lorraine Paiva
Chorus
Nika Cassaro
Chorus ladies

4:00 PM (2)

 

4:15 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Paige Relling
Chorus
Nicole Lopez-Hagan
Phyllis, Celia

4:30 PM (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Kurt Winterhalter
Lord Chancellor, Lord Mountararat

4:45 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Maria Caycedo
Andrew Green
Strephon

5:00 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Megan Mateosky
Any!
Monica Slater
Iolanthe/any!

5:15 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Asha Kelly
Iolanthe, Phyllis, Celia, Leila
Sophie Clarke
Phyllis, Celia, Iolanthe, Leila

5:30 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Caroline Flett
Iolanthe
Rachel Zawilski
Chorus

5:45 PM (2)

 
All slots filled
Sarah Sims
Iolanthe, Celia, Leila, Fleta, Chorus
Christine Li
Queen of the fairy, IOLANTHE, Leila, Fleta
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