Project G&S Auditions


Project G&S is an Opera Queensland community initiative in association with Rockhampton Regional Council giving aspiring local artists the chance to live out their stage dreams and perform with Opera Queensland in a professional production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! All you have to do is register for an audition by  5.00pm on Thursday 8 February 2018 and sing for the friendly Opera Queensland panel.

Audition Dates
ROCKHAMPTON: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 February, Walter Reid Cultural Centre
Register online here

If selected, you’ll work with Opera Queensland and local professionals, who’ll add the polish to your passion over an 8 week rehearsal period. The community choruses were a smash hit when Opera Queensland toured La bohéme toured in 2014 and The Barber of Seville in 2016, so don’t miss your chance in 2018.

Rehearsals commence: Monday 28 May 2018 (approx.)
Performance: Wednesday 8 August 2018

This production is definitely NOT a traditional Gilbert and Sullivan. It’s bold and quirky, inspired by a range of British comedy styles from Monty Python to AbFab. It’s also (as most of my productions are) quite physically demanding and relies on all cast members giving 100% energy throughout the show. In this production the chorus will dance a LOT and physical requirements are high.

The ladies chorus play a troupe of professional bridesmaids.In the script they are supposed to be teenagers so while we can stretch that a little, we need the ladies chorus to be credibly youthful and fit. Dancing: for the bridesmaids there’s a very raucous hornpipe in the middle of Act 1, choreography in both finales, and quite a lot of action on the floor.

The Gents in Act 1 will be playing the local cricket team,so they must be fit, able to kneel and run while singing. There’s a Morris dance for the Gents at the end of Act 1 and choreography at the end of Act 2. In Act 2 they are Ghosts who need to move in a “spooky” way and half of the gents will carry a light male adult above their heads.

I look forward to working with our regional choruses next year!

Lindy Hume
Artistic Director
Opera Queensland

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