Want to be part of our next production? Come sing for us (hat optional).
Auditions for the Savoyaires' 50th Annual Production, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Grand Duke, have now been scheduled:
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:
If you encounter any difficulty with the online scheduler, or if you have additional questions about your audition, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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