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Lyric Theatre, the performing company of The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose, is committed to diversity and encourages participation by performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition for its productions. All roles are volunteer positions (non-AEA), and no compensation other than reimbursement for mileage and parking is offered.



Auditions for all 2023 shows begin on January 30.  

1.  Read Lyric Theatre's Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct requires mandatory signature 

and adherence by all show participants. 

2.  Read the role descriptions below.

3.  Sign up here.

NOTE: Auditions for Orange Blossoms will be held 

on the first weekend of auditions only (Jan 30-31).


For all auditions, candidates may prepare any

song or part of a song (of at least 32 bars),

to be performed with accompaniment.


(performances March 18-19 at the Hammer 4 Theatre;

rehearsals begin February 13)
Music Direction: Bruce Herman

Stage Direction: Tressa Bender and Doreen Finkelstein

roles and vocal ranges


San José Light Opera Festival

(performances July 22-August 6 at the Hammer Theatre;

Iolanthe and Ragtime rehearsals begin May 8)


Music Direction: Michael Taylor and Ruiran Xun

Stage Direction: Doreen Finkelstein and Tressa Bender 

roles and vocal ranges


Music Direction: Daniel Thomas and Juanita Harris

Stage Direction: Gary Stanford, Jr.

roles and vocal ranges


Music Direction: Michael Taylor and Ruiran Xun

(weekly chorus rehearsals begin end of February; rehearsal night TBA) 

(all vocal ranges, plus soloist opportunities)

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