A comic operetta by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Sean Anderson
Music Direction by Carey Unger
Choreography by Gad Ittay Gijon
Performances at the Pumphouse Theatre – April 27th to May 12th, 2018

Friends, theatre lovers, patter aficionados – the famous ship has docked at the Pumphouse Theatre once more. Join the Captain, the Admiral, dear little Buttercup, and of course, all the sisters, all the cousins and the aunts for a visit to the HMS Pinafore! A musical farce, and a beloved favourite of the creative team, Gilbert and Sullivan, HMS Pinafore is a love story, a lesson in rank and in the proper ways of things, as well as how to stand up for the desires of the heart. With a smattering of mistaken identity, a patter song that rivals the trickiest of tongue twisters and enough joy and rapture to go around, this nautical caper will have you singing along, or at the very least, chiming in with three cheers, and one cheer more – save the date for HMS Pinafore!


Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KGB (Male, 45+) E – low a
First Lord of the Admiralty, a slightly older gentleman promised the hand of the Captain’s daughter.

Captain Corcoran (Male, 30+) high f# (optional high a) – low a
Commanding “HMS Pinafore”.

Ralph Rackstraw (Male, 30+) high B – c
Able seaman who is in love with the Captain’s daughter.

Dick Deadeye (Male, 40+) f – low g
Able seaman.

Josephine (Female, 18 to 25 ish) high B (optional high C)
Daughter of Captain Corcoran.

Buttercup (Female, 30+) high e – low g
A bumboat woman.

Cousin Hebe (Female, 30+) high e – low a
A cousin of Sir Joseph Porter.

Bosun (Male) f – low a
A member of the Pinafore.

Carpenter (Male) e – low e
A member of the Pinafore.

Along with these we are looking for a chorus of men (the sailors of the HMS Pinafore) and a chorus of women (the sisters and cousins and aunts of Sir Joseph Porter KCB).

Audition Requirements:

  • A prepared comedic monologue to highlight your abilities (approximately two minutes)
  • A prepared song in any style that best shows off your voice. No matter what style of music you choose to sing bring your best character performance to your audition song!
  • Bring your music on a digital music player; There will be no accompanist
  • Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition

Not a traditional actor?  That is okay, get in touch with us and we will find a way for you to showcase what you have to offer.

Open auditions for all roles will take place:

  • Saturday January 13th (1:00 to 4:00pm)
  • Tuesday January 16th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
  • Thursday January 18th (7:00 to 9:30pm)

at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 – 5th Avenue NW
(lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre)
Click here for a Google Map.

Callbacks, if required, will take place on Monday January 22nd from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

Rehearsals will take place from January 28th through April 26th.  Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Call 403-246-2999 or send an e-mail for more info.

Choose an available Audition Time:

Saturday January 13
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Tuesday January 16
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Thursday January 18
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