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Gypsy

Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Directed by Greg Morton

Loosely based on the memoirs of noted burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy tells the story of her rise to fame through her days on the vaudeville circuit with her sister, June (who became movie star June Havoc), all under the eagle eye, undying spirit, firm hand, and show-business savvy of the force of nature who has been called "The Ultimate Stage Mother:" their mother, Rose. Long considered one of the greatest American musicals ever, Gypsy features hits such as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Together (Wherever We Go)," and "Small World." Don't miss this must-see award winning musical!

Auditions

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM - Children's Audition Only*
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM

*Children who are being considered for casting may be called back for the audition on Monday, March 12 at 7 PM (to be determined by the director, Greg Morton).

All children must attend the main audition for Children on Saturday, March 10 at 11 AM, and be available for the audition on Monday, March 12 at 7 PM if being considered for a role. Adults need only attend one of the above audition dates (Sunday, March 11 or Monday, March 12) to be considered. No appointments are necessary. You should plan to spend about 2 hours at the theater for auditions (perhaps a little more or less, depending on turnout).

Auditions will consist of singing a prepared song with provided accompanist (no a cappella songs will be considered), cold readings from the script, and dance/movement. Please bring tap shoes if you are auditioning for a role that may include tap.*

If you have any questions about auditions, you may e-mail the director at greggymorton2002@gmail.com

Cast requirements:
Number of Women: 10 (ages 21 to 60s)
Number of Men: 6 (ages 21 to 60s)
Number of Girls: 2 (ages near 8 to 12 yrs old for Dainty June/Louise), 2 older teens who can play young adult roles (Dainty June and especially Louise)
Number of Boys: 4 (ages near 8 to 12 yrs old)

Character Descriptions:
Rose - 40 and above, Stage mother who always wanted a career on stage and never had the support from her father to do it so she puts all of her energy in to having her daughters be in the business and to try and make Dainty June a star.

Herbie - 40 and above, gentle soul who falls in love with Rose and her daughters and becomes their manager and he has to struggle with Rose's goals and also wanting to eventually leave the business because vaudeville is dying and to marry Rose and live a better life outside of the circuit.

Louise - very late teens or 20-25 yrs old, as a adult, she tries to please her mother and learn how to perform all the numbers that her sister June had done but her talent level is not good so eventually she comes into her own as a striptease artist and totally outshines her stage mother and becomes an amazing talent in her own right.

Tulsa - late teens or early adult, an amazing dancer/tap performer who eventually wants to go out on his own and does not notice the crush that Louise has on him and he eventually gives up being a part of Rose's plans for her children and the other performers, is featured in the wonderful song, All I Need Is The Girl.

Dainty June - young 8 to 12, then teen to early adult, the daughter that Rose has groomed to be the STAR, who struggles with being Dainty even though she is way to old to still be called dainty and well as Louise as well. June makes a decision to skip out on her mother with Tulsa in the show which changes the life of Louise forever.

Tessie Tura, Mazeppa, Electra - no specific age range here, Strippers that are wonderful characters who teach Louise their craft and who get to perform the wonderful number You Gotta Get A Gimmick.

Ensemble - various ages, a host of wonderful characters made up of young kids who perform for Rose early on with Dainty June and Louise and then teens who are also featured as the kids grow up a little, then you have various parts for adults who are represented as Rose and Herbie keep attempting to live the vaudeville life. Some featured roles in the ensemble are Uncle Jacko and the 4 Hollywood Blondes.

*The roles of Baby June, Dainty June and her Farm Boys, and Tulsa may include tap numbers. We will base choreography on what kind of dance experience the actors come to auditions with. Please come prepared with tap shoes (if available) for dance and movement.

Rehearsals for Gypsy will be Sunday Afternoons at 2 pm, Monday and Wednesday Evenings at 7 pm.
Tech rehearsals will most likely be held on Sunday, May 27th, Monday, May 28th * this is Memorial Day Evening, Tues, May 29th and Weds, May, 30th, and Thursday, May 31st is the off night prior to opening on Friday, June 1st.

Please bring a list of any conflicts you may have to auditions.

Performances

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Purchase tickets and select your seats on-line. Tickets are also available via our reservation line at 610-363-7075.

Staff

Director
 
Greg Morton
Producer
 
Liana Henrie
Musical Director
 
Melissa McVaugh
Choreographer
 
Gail Oldfield
Consulting Producer
 
Pam Taylor
Costume Design
 
Deb Young
Set Designer
 
Dave Cowburn

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