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Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra


Auditions by appointment -- E-mail or call Paula at (302) 545-9510 and provide a message with your name, phone number, and best time to reach you.

The Sorcerer
Monday May 14 and Thursday May 17, 2018 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Stage One, Performing Arts Complex (Summit School in Wallingford). Stage Director Kate Nealley. Musical Director S. Mordecai Fuhrman. All roles available. Needed: 5 male & 4 female (18 & up preferred) leads and chorus. Character descriptions, directions to audition site, and additional information. Rehearsals start September 2018 and are Sunday 7:00-9:30 pm; Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:30-10:00 p.m. Anticipated show dates are November 14, 15 & 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm; November 17 & 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

Download and bring the filled out audition form to your appointment.
Use the links below to open a PDF file of the audition material for the desired role. Note: Audition selections are taken from the Paul Howarth edition 2008.
  Role Part Description Music Dialog
-- Male Roles-- Sir Marmaduke Poindextre, an Elderly Baronet Bass-Baritone Upper class, nobles oblige, but defensive of class privilege, restrained, lord of the manor. No. 9 Welcome Joy! page 30 line 18 thru end of scene
Alexis, of the Grenadier Guards, his Son Tenor Privileged, upper class, self-important, and acts more knowledgeable than he is. Dashing, young, but not very generous. No. 11 Love feeds on many kinds of food page 62 lines 1-23
page 138
Dr. Daly, Vicar of Ploverleigh Baritone Extroverted, but introspective. Sometimes misses the obvious. Good-natured, and only slightly vain in a wistful way. No. 3a Time was when Love and I were well acquainted page 27
page 30 lines 1-8
Notary Bass Slightly officious, legal facilitator. Very elderly. Deaf. No. 16 Dear friends, take pity on my lot (Notary’s part) No spoken lines
John Wellington Wells, of J. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers Baritone Salesman, showman & craftsman; he understands the people around him better than they understand themselves. Appealing character, but with a sinister edge. No. 12 “My name is John Wellington Wells” page 62 line 44 to end of scene
page 182 line 8 to the end
-- Female Roles --   Lady Sangazure, a Lady of ancient Lineage Contralto Upper class, picture of restraint, slightly naïve, keeps wealth of emotions bottled up No. 9 Welcome Joy! No spoken lines
Aline, her Daughter betrothed to Alexis Soparano Privileged, upper class, beautiful, innocent/naïve. In love with her life and prospects No. 6 “Happy young heart” page 62 lines 1-20 and 32-35
page 138
Mrs. Parlet, a Pew Opener Contralto Opened locked pews for persons of importance and seated others usher. A self-important person, who knows everyone in Ploverleigh. No. 2 Constance, my daughter (recit.) page 27 thru line 31
page 144 lines 34-37
Constance, her Daughter Soprano Shy, innocent ingenue. As assistant pew opener, she sees more than she says. No. 2a When he is here page 21, page27

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