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Summer Show Audition Notice

Announcing Auditions for the Summer Show!

The PULTNEYVILLE CIVIC LIGHT OPERA COMPANY (Gatesinger Company, Ltd.) is holding auditions for:

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeoman of the Guard

Directed by Wayne Vander Byl

Open Auditions will be held:

  • Monday March 25th & Thursday March 28th (need only to attend one date)
  • Time:  7:00 pm
  • Place:  Historic Gates Hall – 4107 Lake Road, Pultneyville, NY


Audition Process

  • Please come prepared to sing a song from a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta that will demonstrate your vocal range and artistry – if possible, from The Yeomen of the Guard and the specific role you are interested in. (Please provide a copy of the score of your audition piece for the accompanist.)
  • Short script readings will be provided.
  • Chorus members need not audition, but may join the cast by attending the first chorus rehearsal.


Show Overview

Many consider The Yeomen of the Guard to be the greatest achievement of the collaboration between William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The plot involves an unjust death sentence against Col. Fairfax (tenor); treachery by Sgt. Merrill (bass), and his daughter Phoebe (soprano) and son Leonard (tenor), to free Fairfax; a mercenary wedding of Fairfax and Elsie Maynard (Soprano); a fictitious chase contrived by Wilfred Shadbolt (bass) and Jack Point (baritone); and the amorous designs of Dame Carruthers (contralto) on Sgt. Merrill. The schemes are unmasked by Carruthers’ niece Kate (soprano), resulting in three uneasy marriages and the collapse of Jack Point from a broken heart.



  • The first two rehearsals for principals will be Thursdays April 4 and 11 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The first chorus rehearsal will be Sunday April 14 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thereafter, regular rehearsals will be on Thursdays and Sundays with the exceptions of Easter Sunday April 21 and Independence Day July 4.



  • Friday July 19 and Saturday July 20 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday July 21 at 3:00 p.m.


Director & Music Director / Accompanist

  • Director Wayne Vander Byl will be assisted by Marcia Sheremeta as music director/accompanist.



  • If you have any questions about auditions or the production schedule, please contact Wayne by phone/text at 315-576-9685 or by email at


Thanks for your interest and we hope to see you at the Hall! 

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