Auditions for the Summer Savoyards’ upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church 44 Main St., Binghamton (use the Oak Street entrance).

Performances of the comic operetta will be July19-21 at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center for the Performing Arts.

Prospective leads and chorus members should prepare a song from classical repertoire, Gilbert and Sullivan or the golden age of Broadway. Those auditioning for a lead should also prepare a one-minute monologue. Sides and an accompanist will be provided.

All those auditioning may be asked to do some simple movement.

Video submissions will be accepted by no later than 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5.


Lead roles are:

  • King Hildebrand (bass-baritone)
  • Hilarion, King Hildebrand’s Son (tenor)
  • Cyril, Hilarion’s Friend (tenor)
  • Florian, Hilarion’s Friend (lyric baritone)
  • King Gama (comic baritone)
  • Arac, King Gama’s Son (bass-baritone)
  • Guron, King Gama’s Son (bass-baritone)
  • Scynthius, King Gama’s Son (bass)
  • Princess Ida, King Gama’s Daughter (soprano)
  • Lady Blanche, Professor of Abstract Science (contralto) — already cast
  • Lady Psyche, Professor of Humanities (soprano)
  • Melissa, Lady Blanche’s Daughter (mezzo-soprano)
  • Sacharissa, Girl Graduate (soprano).