Audition Pieces

Click the character name for the music file. The page numbers are from the Chappell score.

Major General - I am the very model (all verses) p 61

Away with the fairies. Libretto: page 17 - 18 dialogue between music numbers 13 & 14.

 

Pirate King - PK’s song (both verses) p18

He's a fish out of water at pirating - a gentleman pirate, but enthusiastically tries to be a swashbuckling pirate. Libretto: page 17 - 18 dialogue between music numbers 13 & 14.

 

Frederic - oh is there not one maiden breast (both verses ) p36

The hero of the show. Being a good singer & actor are more important than looking 21! Libretto: page 29 - 31 between music numbers 5 & 6.

 

Samuel - solo in ‘with cat-like tread’ (here’s your crowbar etc) p149

Like the Pirate King; a gentleman pirate. 2nd in command. Libretto: page 3 from Sam’s first line, to his last line.

 

Sergeant of Police - Policeman’s Lot (both verses) p142 

Long suffering, think Wilson in Dad’s Army. Libretto: page 36 spoken words within Music 9.

 

Mabel - Poor Wand'ring One (whole song) p41

Away with the fairies! Libretto: page 35 - 36 spoken words within Music 9.

 

Edith - solo in ‘Climbing Over Rocky Mountains’ (let us gaily tread the measure etc) p29

Braver and more adventurous than Mabel, but still needs the guards to save her from herself. Libretto: page 9 dialogue between music numbers 5 & 6.

 

Commander of the Guards (in the score as Kate) - solo in ‘Climbing Over Rocky Mountains’ (far away from toil and care etc) p31 

She is in control, in charge, precise. Libretto: page 9 dialogue between music numbers 5 & 6. Please read ‘Kate’.

 

Ruth - When Frederic was a little lad (all verses) p16

Frederic’s nursemaid. Must look reasonably older than Frederic. Libretto: page 5 - 6 dialogue between music numbers 3 & 4