Gilbert & Sullivan Society
P.O. Box 195
West Chester, PA 19381
info@gsschesco.org

GSSCC is pleased to announce auditions for TRIAL BY JURY. This will be a newly staged production featuring a full orchestra. All roles are open.

WHEN:
Sunday, Oct 22: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, Oct 23: 7:00pm-9:30pm

WHERE:
Church of the Holy Trinity
Corner of High and Union St
West Chester, PA

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
For all singing roles: 2 song selections in the style of G&S that reflect your vocal range as well as the character of the role(s) you are auditioning for. The songs should not exceed a combined total of 6 minutes. Songs from TRIAL are acceptable, but we encourage you to bring a different selection if possible. See below for vocal ranges and character descriptions. For the role of ASSOCIATE, this is a silent role. Please prepare a 2-3 minute mime routine and be prepared to improvise with prompts from the audition panel.

To schedule an audition slot, please email williams.danielk@gmail.com
with the following information:
Name, Date off Audition, Desired Role(s), and 3 time preferences.
Auditions will be held in ten minute time slots. If possible, please attach a headshot and resume.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFO:
Rehearsals begin in November and will be held Sundays from 7:00-9:30pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity in West Chester, PA.
Tech week rehearsals will be 6:00-10:00pm Feb 4-8.
Performances are Feb 9 & 10 at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester, PA.
TRIAL will be fully staged with set, costumes, and full orchestra.
Stage Director: Susan Guyer
Music Director: Florrie Marks.

Character Descriptions and Vocal Ranges:
*Please note that there are no defined ages for the characters

THE LEARNED JUDGE
Comic baritone, Bb2-G4 - commanding stage presence, pompous, manipulative, and not terribly serious about his job
THE PLAINTIFF
Angelina, soprano, Eb4-Bb5 - young, beautiful and jilted, she's suing Edwin "for breach of promise of marriage" - think "The Other Woman" or "First Wives Club"
THE DEFENDANT
Edwin, tenor, E3-A4 - hapless and fickle young man - think Dorian Gray meets Ferris Bueller
COUNSEL FOR THE PLAINTIFF
Lyric baritone, Db3-G4 - very serious, determined to win - think Jack McCoy from "Law & Order"
USHER
Bass-baritone, F2-F4 - coordinator of the courtroom, gravitas, stentorian presence, has a soft spot for the Plaintiff
FOREMAN OF THE JURY
Bass, Bb2-Eb4 - feels terrible for the Plaintiff and wants justice served
ASSOCIATE
Silent - Judge's assistant
FIRST BRIDESMAID
Soprano - Angelina's BFF