The Sorcerer Cast Auditions

We are proud to announce that our 2023 main stage production is the The Sorcerer, a spectacular comic opera not seen at McGill for 50 years. The show will open on February 10, 2023 and run for two weekends. More information will be made available on this page after rehearsals begin, but in the meantime, please check out the information about orchestra auditions!

News and Updates

Orchestra Auditions

Orchestra auditions will be fully remote, spanning the entire month of October. To sign up, please prepare one Etude of your choice on your chosen instrument and email producer@mcgillsavoy.ca with a video recording of your performance by November 4th, 2022.

Assistant Music Director Applications

Are you musically-inclined but interested a more directorial role? We’re also accepting applications for assistant music director!

In this position, you’ll help our esteemed MD Noah lead music rehearsals. Knowledge of musical technique and especially vocal technique is an asset. Please email producer@mcgillsavoy.ca or centurynoah@gmail.com for more details.

Ensemble Auditions

It’s not too late to join the cast! We’re looking for talented singers to bolster our ensemble. We’re particularly looking for a bass singer to perform the role of the Notary, but we’re accepting all voice types.

To sign up, all you need to do is email producer@mcgillsavoy.ca. You can record a short video of yourself singing or you can arrange a time with the creative team to come and sing for us in-person! Gilbert & Sullivan songs, or musical theatre songs from the period 1920-1960, are preferred.

Show synopsis

When young Alexis comes to the mysterious magus John Wellington Wells seeking a potion to induce love at first sight, he unwittingly begins a descent into magically-induced chaos that ends up engulfing the entire unsuspecting village of Ploverleigh… and requires a terrible sacrifice to set right.

Dramatis Personae

Alexis

Soldier of the Grenadier Guards and son of Baronet Sir Marmaduke. After experiencing the happiness brought about by his betrothal to Aline, he hires a Sorcerer to brew a love potion in a naive attempt to prove that love can unite all classes and ranks.

Aline

Daughter of Lady Sangazure and Alexis' betrothed. Despite her misgivings about the sorcerer and his love potion, she goes along with Alexis' plan for the happiness of the village.

John Wellington Wells

A sorcerer of J. W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers. A glib-tongued charlatan, he pushes Alexis and Aline to purchase his love potion. After a melodramatic incantation, he too, gets entangled in the chaos of the spell's effect when an unwanted lover casts her eyes on him.

Lady Sangazure

A Lady of ancient lineage and mother of Aline. A woman of dignity and passion, supposedly descended from Helen of Troy, she harbours secret feelings for Sir Marmaduke, hiding them for propriety's sake.

Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre

An elderly baronet and father of Alexis. A paragon of dignity and ancestral snobbery, he abhors public displays of affection. Despite loving Lady Sangazure for years, his sense of propriety forbids him from showing it.

Dr. Daly

Clergyman of a local parish. A bachelor past his prime, he doubts that he will ever find love.

Mrs. Partlet

A lowly pew-opener in the local parish. Warm and loving, yet assertive, she plays matchmaker between Dr. Daly and Constance, her daughter.

Constance

Daughter of Mrs. Parlet. She has a doting love for Dr. Daly but is overcome by shyness and melancholic lovesickness.

The Notary

A singing-only role, the notary supervises the signing of Aline and Alexis' marriage contract before getting swept up in the chaos that follows.

And a chorus of villagers, celebrating the marriage of Alexis and Aline before falling prey to the enchanted love potion.

Creative Team

Stage Director Natalie Demmon
Musical Director Noah Century
Stage Managers Cathleen Ma, Gabi Kofsky

Are you interested in joining our creative team or crew? Please email producer@mcgillsavoy.ca. We have many open positions, including Orchestral Music Director!