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Auditions for HMS Pinafore

Gilbert and Sullivan’s

HMS Pinafore

Auditions September 18 & 19 at 7pm

Auditions are on a Sunday and Monday. Doors will open at 6:30.

Performances Nov 4-20

Actors only need to attend one audition. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. No prior experience or resume is required.

A prepared piece will not be accepted

Every actor will be notified by phone of their result, before the full cast list is announced publicly.

Surfside does not precast roles….ever.

Auditions will consist of:

Each actor will be taught a 30 second selection of music from the show.

Each actor will be taught a15 second dance / staged movement routine.

Call (321) 394-1956 or email us at info@surfsideplayhouse.com for more information

Gilbert & Sullivan’s first smash hit, H.M.S. PINAFORE remains one of the most enduringly entertaining stage works in the English language. This saucy ship has filled its sails with the laughter of millions of delighted audiences for over 100 years. We are looking for strong singer/actors for the following roles. Experience in Gilbert & Sullivan is not necessary if you can sing and act the role. Some roles may be double-cast or understudied. Performers of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.


RALPH RACKSTRAW: Tenor – romantic lead. Strong operatic singing to high B-flat. Noble, innocent, passionate. In love with Josephine, but afraid to declare himself.

SIR JOSEPH PORTER: Baritone – First Lord of the Admiralty, who rose to this position by “never thinking for himself at all.” Good comic skills and excellent diction (patter song) required.

CAPTAIN CORCORAN: Baritone – Captain of the Pinafore and father of Josephine. Strong lyric baritone. Wants his daughter to marry well.

DICK DEADEYE: Bass – Cynical sailor on the Pinafore. Although his looks are not in his favor, he voices the conscience of the play.

JOSEPHINE CORCORAN: Soprano – romantic lead. Strong operatic singing to high C. Passionate, and conflicted over her secret love of Ralph.

MRS. CRIPPS (Little Buttercup): Contralto – A working class woman who peddles her wares onboard ship. Beloved by all, but in possession of a game changing secret.

COUSIN HEBE: Mezzo-soprano – Sir Joseph’s cousin, who’d like to be his wife.

BILL BOBSTAY (Boatswain): Baritone – a sailor, a leader among the men.

BOB BECKET (Carpenter Mate): Chorus Bass with a solid low “E;” sings in a trio with Ralph Rackstraw and Bill Bobstay.



As with most Gilbert & Sullivan shows, the chorus is a very important part of the action, and has much stage time and wonderful music. We are looking for 6-8 Men and 6-8 Women (All of whom need to be able to move and be choreographed.)

Call 321-394-1956 for more information or

email info@surfsideplayhouse.com