Audition for a Principal singer role in OSE's production of The Mikado
Auditions are hereby announced for Opera South East's production of The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan for performances on Fri 24th April and Sat 25th April 2020 - Sung in English with the OSE Chorus and the Sussex Concert Orchestra
Whilst we always welcome new members you do not have to become a member or pay a fee in order to audition.
The auditions will be held on the evening of Tuesday 19th November 2019 in the upstairs lounge of the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, TN34 1JX
The closing date for audition applications is lunchtime Wednesday 13th November 2019; you will be advised of your audition place by Thursday 14th November.
The application form is below...
Please sing something in English by Gilbert & Sullivan, or similar, and provide music score if not singing from The Mikado.
We will be reading from the following passages: (page nos from Green Chappell libretto) see links below for text
All roles will be cast by audition, and fees are not expected to be offered for any roles for this particular production
To apply for auditions, please indicate your interest on the form below and our chairman, John Rycroft, will be informed immediately on submission of this form
OSE Member applications will be given priority for audition. People interested in joining our chorus members may simply submit your details on the chorus application form at any time and join our rehearsals from January 2020, and we'll be in touch with you.
Director: Denis Delahunt
Conductor: Kenneth Roberts
Watch above this line once you hit [submit] to an audition application for any error messages or a confirmation!
Principal Fee/expense schedule for The Mikado
OSE is not planning to pay fees or expenses for main principal roles on this occasion. Show-week accommodation with company members can normally be arranged. Feel free to ask for details in the notes on your application - we are known as the friendly opera company!
Our last few productions were just great! See the NODA write-ups (National Operatic and Dramatic Association). In July 2015, OSE received a regional award in the NODA South-East Awards for Excellence 2014 - for Musical Excellence in OSE's production of Carmen, and this year (2019) we were awarded the 2018 NODA South-East Region award for Best Opera
About The Mikado, OSE and our audition format
OSE are performing G&S's The Mikado, in English, on Fri 24 April and Sat 25 April 2020 at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings.
We will be auditioning for the principal roles on the evening of Tuesday 19th November 2019, upstairs at the White Rock Theatre
Apply on this audition application form by lunchtime Wednesday 13th November 2019 and you will be informed by Thursday 14th if you are successful in gaining a personal audition time on 19th November.
Chorus applications: As well as Principal part auditions, we also very much welcome new members of the chorus, and a separate form exists to apply for the Chrous or for back-stage or administrative roles.
Please see the notes below before submitting your audition application...
Notes on Principal audition applications:
Notes on the OSE rehearsal schedule:
Draft Rehearsal schedule TBC (chorus rehearsals are for information for Principals):
Sun 05-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 12-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 19-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 26-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 02-Feb-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 09-Feb-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 10-Feb-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 23-Feb-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 01-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 08-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Weekday evening TBC - Chorus-only music rehearsals will be added
Further Principal daytime /evening rehearsals TBC over next 3 weeks
Sun 15-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 22-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 29-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 05-Apr-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 12-Apr-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm [Easter: times t.b.d.]
Sun 19-Apr-19 - Orchestral rehearsal - morning
Sun 19-Apr-19 - Hell Sunday - 2pm-10pm
Mon 20-Apr-19 - Sitzprobe rehearsal - 7.15pm-10.15pm
Tue 21-Apr-19 - Technical rehearsal - 6pm-10:00pm
Wed 22-Apr-19 - Dress rehearsal 1 - 6pm-10:00pm
Thu 23-Apr-19 - Dress rehearsal 2 - 6pm-10:00pm
Fri 24-Apr-19 - Production night 1 - 6pm-10:30pm (7.30pm curtain-up)
Sat 25-Apr-19 - Production night 2 - 6pm-10:30pm (7.30pm curtain-up)
White Rock Theatre
East Sussex TN34 1JX
Primary Rehearsal Location
Primary rehearsal location:
John Taplin Centre,
3 Upper Maze Hill,
St Leonard's on Sea,
East Sussex TN38 0LQ