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Waterdale - The Pirates Of Penzance Auditions


Sun 11 Oct 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 11 Oct 2015, 5:00pm–6:00pm
Tue 13 Oct 2015, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Waterdale Factory, 5/11 Brand Drive, Thomastown, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: brandonpx9

Waterdale Theatre's early 2016 show is Essgee's version of "The Pirates of Penzance" and we're putting the call out for cast members.

To book:

Sunday 11th of October 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 13th of October 7pm 10pm

Dance Audition (compulsory)
Sunday 11th October - 5pm

Saturday 17th October from 5pm

Contact Details:
Sean Walpole (email preferred)

Show Synopsis:
Our story begins as Frederic, a young man with an unswerving sense of duty, is about to reach his 21st birthday and conclude his long apprenticeship to the infamous Pirates of Penzance. His good-hearted but hard-of-hearing nursemaid Ruth reveals that she has made a most disastrous mistake. When Frederic was just a boy she misunderstood her employer's directive and apprenticed him to a pirate instead of a pilot, as intended. Frederic tells the Pirate King (a dashing figure who never preys on orphans since he himself has had the misfortune to be one) that his freedom will be devoted to exterminating all pirates and that it would be better for the pirates to leave before midnight when his indentures are over. The pirates depart immediately and Frederic is left alone with Ruth, the only woman he has seen in years. Ruth pleads with Frederic to take her with him, but her case is lost when a bevy of very young, attractive women appear.

Frederic appeals to the girls to overlook his pirate apparel and his past profession, but no one will listen until the beauteous Mabel appears. Frederic and Mabel fall in love instantly. The pirates return and Mabel warns them that their actions will not go unpunished since her father, the guardian of all of these young ladies, holds the exalted rank of Major-General. The Major-General is forced to pretend that he is also an orphan in order to win their sympathy. Although he fools the Pirate King, the Major-General cannot rest easy with his troubled conscience.

Meanwhile, Frederic is launching an attack on the pirates with the cowardly assistance of the police. But Ruth and the Pirate King interrupt him with a most ingenious paradox - Frederic was born in leap year on the 29th of February and, in terms of actual birthdays, is only 5 instead of 21. Frederic, slave of duty that he is, rejoins his former associates, and the police are left to attack the pirates on their own.

The Pirates seize the Major-General and the police are quickly defeated. But the Sergeant of Police charges them to yield 'in Queen Victoria's name' and the pirates cannot resist this overpowering appeal.

Ruth then reveals that the pirates are actually 'noblemen who have gone wrong'. Mabel and Frederic are happily united forever with the unqualified blessings of the Major-General.