Audition Notice: McGill Savoy Society presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘IOLANTHE’

Auditions: September 28 & 29, 2017. Performances: February 10 to 18, 2018.

Image courtesy of the McGill Savoy Society

The McGill Savoy Society announces auditions for its 2018 mainstage production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘IOLANTHE’!

Show synopsis: Young Frederic is indentured to a band of not-so-deadly pirates until his 21st birthday, when he sets out into the world and quickly wins the heart of Mabel, the eldest of Major-General Stanley’s many daughters. But a technicality soon reinstates Frederic’s piratical apprenticeship. Will true love win out over duty? Some of Sullivan’s most tuneful melodies and Gilbert’s most wry wordplay enliven this classic operetta.

Auditions will be held both Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 29th, 2017 from 6:30-10:00 PM. Click here to sign up for a time slot:

Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before your designated time in order to fill out an audition form.


Friday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30PM
Saturday, February 11 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Friday, February 17 at 7:30PM
Saturday, February 18 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM


  • A 1-2 minute excerpt (16-32 bars) of an English-language song of your choice.
  • Clearly marked sheet music (a pianist will be provided).
  • A theatrical résumé and headshot (if you have them)
  • If you are interested in playing a specific character, please select the appropriate dialogue excerpt from the folder linked below, and be prepared to do a reading (copies will be provided at the audition, no need to be off book):

Those receiving a callback will be notified by Saturday, September 30th at the latest. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, October 1st, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.

Read the originally published casting call on the official Facebook event page

The McGill Savoy Society is a non-profit, high-profile student theatre group at McGill University, supported by a large and active patron base, the SSMU, and its audience. More info at

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