Orland Park Theatre Troupe Holds "Pirates of Penzance" Auditions Jan. 28 & 29

Orland Park Theatre Troupe Holds "Pirates of Penzance" Auditions Jan. 28 & 29
Posted on 12/21/2017

Swashbucklers and buccaneers of all ages are invited to bring their best pirate swagger to audition for Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe's spring musical, "Pirates of Penzance."

Auditions for children (ages 6-15) will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Adult auditions will be held Sunday, Jan. 28 & Monday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the village's Cultural Center, located at 14760 S. Park Lane.

The 50-plus member cast includes roles for men, women, and children. OPTT seeks male actors for four principal roles, and 10 pirates and 10 keystone cops. There are nine principal female roles, with 10 to 12 additional female roles, and up to seven roles for boys and girls.

Those wishing to audition should bring a prepared piece of music, at least 16 measures. A dance audition piece will be taught.

Once cast, members pay a $35 registration fee. Rehearsals begin on Feb. 4, 2018.

"I fell in love with the show when I did sound for it, back in 2009," said show director Frann Carnivele.

"I sang the songs for weeks after it closed; very fun and catchy tunes!"

Gilbert & Sullivan's award-winning, two-act comic opera first debuted in 1879 and has been charming audiences ever since. OPPT's spring performances will run April 27-29 at Carl Sandburg Performing Arts Center.

To learn more, contact Jean Petrow at (708) 364-0682.