The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society is adding an exciting new event to its calendar: the Quay Theatre in Sudbury, Suffolk, have invited us to deliver a night of well-mannered frivolity with G&S favourites on Sunday 2nd December at 7.30pm. The show will be a selection of songs and scenes from a variety of shows, loosely scripted to provide a structured form, with elements of pantomime to involve and enthrall the audience! The performance will be in black tie, off-book, semi-staged and with the occasional obligatory hornpipe 😉
We will be referencing recent society shows, advertising future ones, and most importantly, offering an evening of unbridled joy for participants and audience alike! The show will have two acts with an interval, and the cast and audience are invited to a Christmas singalong (with mince pies!) in the bar after the performance.
All in all, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the beginnings of Christmas by having a hearty singalong of all your favourite shows with all your G&S friends: current students and alumni welcome!
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
A Gala-style concert is always a wonderful opportunity to experiment and discover a wide range of skills! We need an energetic chorus of men and women, a corps of singing principals, a few keen dancers, and a main pair of comedy comperes (comfortable with ad-libbing and crossing, nay, destroying the 4th wall) along with several actors for dialogue scenes.
Audition Material: If you would like to audition as a principal, please prepare a G&S piece. If you would like to audition as chorus, please prepare either a G&S piece or something of a similar style. There will be G&S scores available! If you would like to audition as a compere, please choose a G&S song, and prepare a comedy introduction.
Location: Picken Music Room in Jesus College Cambridge.
Date/time: Saturday 3rd November 11 – 1pm, 2 – 5pm
Sunday 4th November 1 – 4pm
Book your slot now! http://www.doodle.com/
n.b. For those of you unable to reach Cambridge, please email the Director (Davina) on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an alternative.
REHEARSALS (times to be specified):
Sunday 11th November
Saturday 25th & Sunday 25th November
(principals – evenings from 26th to 30th Nov)
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December
The final rehearsal schedule will be available as a print-out at the auditions for you to confirm your availabilty, and principal rehearsals will be reasonably flexible depending on availability. If you would love to be involved but have timetable issues, please audition and contact the director with your availability.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the production team:
Director, Davina Barron – email@example.com
Musical Director, Declan Corr – firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer, Rosie Corner – email@example.com
We very much look forward to seeing you at auditions!
The Quay Production Team