H. M. S. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan

A Joe Chvala* Musical Produced by MVCT

Joe Chvala, award-winning Director of the Guthrie Theatre's "A Christmas Carol" for the past 4 seasons, Choreographer there of "My Fair Lady" & "Music Man", is also creator of the innovative dance troupe "Flying Foot Forum". Joe is excited to be Director/Choreographer for this classic musical to be presented on the Irondale Theater stage in New Brighton. He will make this a fun and innovative experience. This is a great opportunity to work with the best!

OPEN AUDITIONS - - Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church

1900 7th Street NW, New Brighton MN 55112


Thursday, March 30  & Friday, March 31: 7:00pm with dance call at 8:00pm

Saturday, April 1: 12:00-2:00pm with dance call at 2:00pm

Callbacks: Sunday, April 2 beginning at 2:00, music first, followed by dance and working from script

Audition: Bring an up-tempo/patter song (~32 bars) which highlights your abilitiies; we will provide an accompanist. Prepare a monologue which you enjoy. Dress comfortably with shoes for dance. Tap shoes may be optional for callbacks. Cast size 24-28 men and women. Ages 17+, although some roles require suitable experience. Come, meet the Staff, and enjoy yourself!

Additional Staff: Music Director -  Blake Brauer

Set Designer - Robin McIntyre

Costume Designer - Cindy Forsgren

Stage Manager - Jeff Musch

Pianist - Kathleen Hollar

Producer - Bruce Cameron

Rehearsals begin May 22, M-F, evenings

Performances (13*): July 14, 15, 16 mat., 19, 20, 21, 22 mat.*, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 mat.

*We have added a Sensory Friendly performance at 11am Saturday for our community's children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other sensory, social, and cognitive disabilities. There will be some adjustments incorporated into this show. This will be followed by our traditional Family Day matinee performance at 2pm. Wednesday, July 26, will be the next performance.


Contact information

Mounds View Community Theatre
Bruce Cameron
Web site

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Thursday, March 30
Posted March 16