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With Festival of Voices behind us, are you looking for a vocal challenge in 2018? Here’s something new to get excited about!

Expressions of interest are now being accepted for auditions for The Pirates of Finance, a new musical soon to have its Australasian premiere at The Playhouse, Hobart, in June 2018. There are 12 good singing roles for all vocal ranges in an age range from about 18 to about 60+. Basic acting and dancing are required. No roles have been precast.

Auditions will be held on 8th October, but you can put your name down now to be notified personally closer to the time, without any obligation.

A general audition package is available for download now and the specific audition materials for the six female roles and the six male roles are also available.

Contact Michael Topfer now to express your interest. We look forward to hearing from you! And please tell your theatre friends!

The Pirates of Finance is a new musical which has never been performed outside the USA. It draws on the music composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan for some of the comic operettas for which W. S. Gilbert wrote the words, but with a completely new story, dialogue and lyrics by Charles Veley.

It takes the wonderful tunes and rich harmonies of Sullivan and joins them with modern choreography, a fast-paced dramatic structure, a libretto written in the style of Gilbert, and even contemporary musical genres including blues, gospel and hip-hop, to tell its hilariously poignant tale of the perils of Wall Street in the 21st Century.

Director is Anne Clarke and Musical Director is Melfred Lijauco.


Since its formation in 1973, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Tasmania has aimed to produce works of the musical theatre which are of the highest standard. To this end, we welcome interested actors, musicians and technicians who care to join us. 

You can apply for membership using our online membership form. As soon as your membership has been approved and you’ve paid your membership fee (a low $10 for all membership grades), you will have access to the ‘members only‘ area on our website and be on our mailing list. If you would like to be on the mailing list only, you can provide your name and email address on our mailing list form.

If you prefer to fill out a paper form, please download a copy of our membership form (.pdf 159KB) or collect one from a Committee member, complete the details and post to our address GPO Box 73, Hobart 7001. Alternatively you can scan it and send to our email address admin@gilbertandsullivantas.org.au

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