Our casts are generally made up of about twenty people, with about eight named roles and a dozen choristers. The cast is usually evenly split between men and women, and we are looking for multiple sopranos, altos, tenors, baritones, and basses. Most G&S shows are similar in terms of what voice parts match up with what dramatic roles — click here for information about the usual role / voice part breakdown and imagine what parts you might play someday!
Casts for HRG&SP’s productions are chosen through the HRDC’s common casting. Common casting happens twice a year, at the beginning of each academic semester. The process is explained in great detail on the HRDC website.
Before you come to common casting, you should be prepared to read over an audition side (a selection of dialogue from the show) that we will provide you at the audition. You do not need to prepare a monologue before your audition.
Also, before you come to common casting, prepare a song to sing at the audition. The song need not be from the show, but it is generally best to choose a song composed for musical theater that shows off your particular voice range. It is not necessary to bring sheet music, but if you have it, do — it will help the music director see how you sing with accompaniment.
Callbacks are held in the days immediately following Common Casting. More information about callbacks and cast lists will be given to you when you audition.