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BROS Newsroom

Band Auditions for Brides of Tortuga!

June 30th, 2016

The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is holding band auditions for our next production, Brides of Tortuga!

Guitarists (no bassist needed, sorry!)
Strings - violin, viola, cello
Horns - alto sax OR any other wind or brass instruments
Auxiliary Percussion
Instruments We Didn't Even Know Existed™


Band auditions will take place in 15 minute time slots at BROS HQ (first floor of the Bell Foundry building, 1539 N Calvert St, Baltimore MD 21202). Our entrance is through the glass double doors on south side of Federal Street, east of Calvert. Auditions are on the following dates:

Sunday 7/10 – 1pm to 4pm
Monday 7/11 – 6:30pm to 9pm
Tuesday 7/12 – 6:30pm to 9pm

Musically the show will be equal parts epic rock and roll musical and traditional opera. A rock band will be at the core of the show (drumset, electric bass, electric guitar, keys) augmented by auxiliary percussion, one or two horns, (any wind or brass instruments encouraged to apply) and a string quartet for a wide-ranging set of sounds. Multi-instrumentalists are also encouraged to apply.

The band for Brides of Tortuga will perform live alongside a full musical production during the run of the show at Chesapeake Arts Center opening on October 28th. Rehearsals will take place at BROS HQ (at the Bell Foundry, 1539 N Calvert St). Ideal candidates are able to make practices at least once a week and can dedicate time outside of practice learning parts. Horns and string players must be able to sight-read standard musical notation.

Recording for a full-length album release will also happen prior to the first performance and the album recording dates will be in addition to the weekly practice schedule.

Please prepare 5-10 minutes of your best repertoire: sweet licks, badass beats, and room filling chords. We are looking for original compositions, but will also accept something by another band / artist that you feel best represents you and your style.

BYO instrument: standard drum kit, PA system and guitar amp will be available for your use.


This violent, raucous, rebellious rock and roll musical begins in 1661 in Calais, France, and crosses the open Atlantic Ocean before coming to a bloody close in the Caribbean Sea. The show features a large cast of female leads, epic sets, intensive fight choreography, a stirring vocal ensemble, and a combined rock band/orchestra to create a powerful statement about rage, self-determination and kicking ass on a boat.

Friday-Saturday, October 28 – 29
Friday-Saturday, November 4 – 5
Friday-Saturday, November 11 – 12
Plus required technical rehearsals all day on Sunday October 23 and evenings at 6pm from October 24 – 27