The Pirates of Penzance

About the project and the company

The Pirates of Penzance

 – or, The Slave of Duty

Performed at The Bagley Wright Theater, July 10 – July 26, 2020.

A love story, of sorts, involving the famous pirates of Penzance, a bevy of beautiful maidens, a Major General, a kickass nurse, and a corps of Keystone cops. Seattle G&S is excited to create a fun new take on this classic operetta. Balancing the power dynamic between the men and women with a re-envisioned Ruth and cadre of powerful daughters, prepare for an exciting new staging where the men get more than they bargained for and the women just may save the day.


Please visit our website for more details, character breakdowns, etc.


Location of Audition

Auditions on February 8 will be held at TPS. Auditions on February 9 and callbacks on February 15 will be held at the Seattle G and S rehearsal facility at 9250 14th Ave NW.

Other details

These auditions will also function as auditions for a smaller scale performance at the Seattle G and S Gala on March 7th. If interested in consideration for this, please be sure to bring your calendar and any conflicts for the first week in March.

Audition requirements

Please prepare two short contrasting vocal selections: The first should be a selection in the style of this show – from a different G&S, or something from opera, operetta, or classic musical theater. The second should be a contrasting selection that highlights your voice and personality. Anything from opera to rock opera. Please select pieces that showcase both your voice as well as your acting ability. Pieces should be anywhere from 16 – 32 bars in length (usually about a verse and a chorus). Each piece should not go longer than 60 seconds. (we truly mean this, and the auditors may cut you off if the song drags on and on :) Please bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Please see website for breakdown.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Feb 8: 10am - 4pm at TPS. Feb 9: 5pm - 10pm at Seattle G&S rehearsal facility in Crown Hill.

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Feb 15

Submission instructions

Please email with your preferred availability during the audition windows of time on either Saturday or Sunday, Feb 8 and 9. We will get back to you within 72 hours with a confirmed audition time. Please note that all audition times are assigned on a first come first serve basis.

Union Requirements


Equity Contract