Want To Perform With Us?  Wonderful!

You're thinking about performing with us? Wonderful—come and audition for a show! We need people who are singers, dancers and actors, and we accommodate a variety of abilities. Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur looking at your first performance or a seasoned opera vocalist, we may have just the part for you. If you are a musician, check out our orchestra information.

In practical terms, rehearsals are on weeknights in the two months leading to a show. We expect that you have day jobs and don't sing or perform for a living. In fact, at the beginning of the schedule we will run though a teaching process with the music before placing staging. The schedule will vary from show to show, and it can get quite intense before opening night.

But... this is fun! Not only do we get to dress up, jump around and speak like a pirate (occasionally), it's also a bonding experience with the added benefit of improving our voice and acting skills. It's one thing to sing in a choir or waltz around a ballroom, but quite a different experience to engage an audience with song and dance.

And our plays are fun! Gilbert and Sullivan's works are nuanced musical orchestrations with librettos that trip off the tongue with the full force of an opera behind them. Our other shows usually combine music, comedy and drama.
Upcoming Auditions:

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Round 2 auditions for chorus and specific characters.

Saturday Jan. 26, 11AM-1PM
Sunday Jan. 27, 2PM-4PM

Location:  Lyric Theatre warehouse
   1609 Regatta Lane, Ste. D
   San José, CA  95112

All auditions by appointment only.  If you are unable to make any of the above times please send an email to boxoffice@lyrictheatre.org to make other arrangements.

Click here for more info and to sign up.  (If you auditioned in November you do not need to audition again.)

Performance dates: June 22 & 28 at 8pm, June 23, 29 & 30 at 2pm.  All performances will be at San José City College.  Rehearsals begin in early April.

Stage Director:  David Bamberger
Music Director/Conductor:  Paul Zawilski

Non-AEA.  Bring music in your own key.  An accompanist will be provided, no unaccompanied auditions.  Songs from the show are encouraged, but songs from other Gilbert and Sullivan shows are equally welcome.  If you do not have any G&S available, bring a selection from another stage work, but your selection must be in English. You may be asked to do a cold read from the script. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Arrive early to fill out paper work and bring a recent photo and conflict calendar.

In this round we are auditioning for:
  • Gianetta and Tessa: (Leading Soprano and Mezzo, respectively). These girls marry the leading gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe. Both women are lively and funny, with Tessa the kookier of the two.
  • Luiz: (Leading Tenor-Baritone). Attendant to the Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro, in love with their daughter Casilda. Singer must play snare drum on stage.
  • Fiametta: (Large supporting role, Soprano)
  • Francesco: (Large supporting role, Tenor/Baritone)
  • Ensemble of Contadine [country girls] and Gondoliers [boatmen].  Particularly large and rewarding chorus part with a number of solo lines both sung and spoken to be assigned.