Upcoming Auditions

We will hold auditions for our Summer 2020 production of The Yeomen of the Guard - along with our Spring 2020 concert production of Thespis - on January 27, 28, and 30, 2020! Please read all of the audition information below, and contact us if you have any questions!

Rehearsals will mostly be on a combination of Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7-10pm in Glen Rock and Ridgewood (both down the street from train stations and bus stops for transportation to NYC). Click here to view our performance schedule and email us at ridgewoodgands@gmail.com with any questions.

Audition Requirements


Performers auditioning for principal roles should prepare two selections - with at least one being Gilbert & Sullivan - in the style of the show. If auditioning for a principal role, singing a selection from the show is suggested, though other English light opera is also acceptable. Those auditioning for the chorus should sing 32 bars of what they feel most comfortable performing (English preferred).


At auditions, all auditioning for principal roles will read sides from the production. Links to the sides are posted below, and we will also supply side copies at the audition:

Principal Character Breakdown

  • Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower (baritone, A2-E4)

  • Colonel Fairfax (tenor, Eb3-Ab4)

  • Sergeant Meryll (bass-baritone, G2-Eb4)

  • Leonard Meryll, his son (tenor, Gb3-Ab4)

  • Jack Point, a strolling jester (comic baritone, A2-F4)

  • Wilfred Shadbolt, Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor (bass-baritone, G2-E4)

  • Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer (soprano, D4-Bb5)

  • Phœbe Meryll, Sergeant Meryll's daughter (mezzo-soprano, G#3-F5)

  • Dame Carruthers, Housekeeper to the Tower (contralto, G3-Eb5)

  • Kate, her niece (soprano, F#4-G5)

Chorus of Yeomen Warders, gentlemen, citizens, etc.

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