Lyric Theatre of San Jose
AUDITIONS for Gilbert & Sullivan's THESPIS
Gilbert and Sullivan's THESPIS 2019 Auditions (Lyric Theatre of San Jose)
Lyric Theatre announces auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan’s Thespis (Bruce Montgomery Version) (August 2019)!
Stage Director Laurie Hupman
Music Director: Jeff Yaeger
Semi-Staged Concert with orchestra
Performances at the San Jose City College Theater
Saturday August 3rd, 8 pm
Sunday, August 4th, 2pm
Rehearsals in July (4 weeks only!!!)
About the show:
The story follows an acting troupe headed by Thespis, the legendary Greek father of the drama, who temporarily trade places with the gods on Mount Olympus, who have grown elderly and ignored. The actors turn out to be comically inept rulers. Having seen the ensuing mayhem down below, the angry gods return, sending the actors back to Earth as "eminent tragedians, whom no one ever goes to see".
Audition and Callback info: All roles are open. Non-AEA, no pay. Prepare 24-32 bars of a song NOT FROM THE SHOW to demonstrate your vocal range and skill, in English, memorized. An accompanist will be provided; unaccompanied auditions and recorded accompaniment are not allowed.
- Monday, April 29th 7-10pm,
- Saturday May 4th 10am-2pm
- Callbacks on Monday May 13 7-10 pm
ALL auditions will be held at the Lyric Theatre Warehouse (1609 Regatta Lane, Suite D, San Jose, CA 95112
If you are unable to audition on any of these dates, please contact us at ([email protected]) to make alternate arrangements.
If you would like to participate in the production staff or crew, please let us know by email.
Lyric Theatre is a nonprofit community theater organization.
Jupiter, Aged Deity – Bass
Apollo, Aged Deity – Tenor
Mars, Aged Deity – Bass-Baritone
Diana, Aged Deity – Contralto
Mercury – Comic Baritone (Mezzo)
Thespis, Manager of a Travelling Theatrical Co. – Baritone
Sillimon, his Stage Manager – Lyric Baritone
Timidon – Tenor
Sparkeion –Tenor (Soprano)
Nicemis – Soprano
Pretteia – Soprano
Daphne – Mezzo
Chorus of aged deities and thespians
1609 Regatta Ln
1609 Regatta Ln Suite D, San Jose, CA 95112