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Audition Information

Auditions for the Savoyaires' 50th Annual Production, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Grand Duke, have now been scheduled:

Auditions for All Voice Parts, by Appointment

First Congregational Church of Evanston, Church House
1417 Hinman Avenue (between Lake and Greenwood) Evanston, Illinois

Friday, June 6, 7 - 9:30 pm.
Saturday, June 7, 10 am - 2 pm.
Sunday, June 8, 1 - 4 pm.

Those who audition are asked to prepare one song in English, preferably by Gilbert & Sullivan; preparation of a second song is encouraged but not required. An accompanist will be provided. To schedule an audition, click one of the links below to go to our online scheduler for the corresponding date:

Schedule audition for Friday, June 6
Schedule audition for Saturday, June 7
Schedule audition for Sunday, June 8

If you encounter any difficulty with the online scheduler, or if you have additional questions about your audition, please contact us via email at auditions@savoyaires.org.

Available roles in The Grand Duke: there are nine female (two of which have no solo singing) and six male principal roles, along with a large mixed chorus.

Performance dates are October 10-12 and October 16-19, at Chute Auditorium in Evanston. Music Director: Tim Semanik. Stage Director: Terry McCabe.

Vocal scores: Because The Grand Duke as written is too long to perform uncut (as even Gilbert agreed after opening night), cuts have been made for this Savoyaires production, and a custom score will be prepared reflecting these cuts. Normally for our annual production we ask cast and chorus to purchase a score, which they then could use in future productions of that show. But because this special Grand Duke score will be usable only for this production, the company will provide a free copy for all onstage performers. Those interested in exploring The Grand Duke before auditions are encouraged to download the free PDF edition here.


Rehearsal schedules are constructed after casting so as to maximize full participation. Rehearsals generally start in mid-to-late August and typically are held on weekend afternoons and weekday evenings, with usually no more than 3 or 4 rehearsals a week for any particular person until the last couple of weeks before we open. You can always ask the director more specific schedule questions at the auditions.

The Savoyaires P.O. Box 126 Evanston, IL 60204 info@savoyaires.org Phone: (847) 563-0155

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The Savoyaires are sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency