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January 4, 2015

Auditions for Gypsy at Connecticut Theatre Company

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Auditions for Gypsy at Connecticut Theatre CompanyWhat:  Open call auditions for Gypsy at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: 1/12/15 & 1/13/15 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 3/6/15 – 3/22/15

Feel free to email us with any questions.

AUDITION PREPARATION:
All roles are available. Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. Each auditioner should plan to spend about five to ten minutes auditioning for the director. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to a call back audition, date TBD.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Rose – (mezzo-soprano, F3-C5) 35-45 – Strong actor who sings well. The central character of the story. Vicariously lives out her show business dreams through her daughters June and Louise. Remains determined to succeed no matter the cost to those close to her.

Louise – (mezzo-soprano, C# – E flat) 18+ – Strong actor who sings and moves well. Rose’s younger daughter, she has to have great depth as the character goes through large changes throughout the show.

June – (alto, A flat – D) 18+ – Strong actor and dancer who sings well. Rose’s older daughter who is pretty and talented with a strong will. She ends up leaving Mama Rose.

Herbie – (baritone) 40+ – Strong actor who sings. He is Rose’s agent who becomes romantically involved with her. A true gentleman.

Tulsa – (baritone; F – G) 18+ – Strong dancer (trained in tap and ballet). He is one of June’s chorus dancers. Very talented with “boy next door” charm.

Mazeppa – (alto-belt, G below middle C – B flat) 32+ – An experienced and wisecracking burlesque performer. Ability to play trumpet is a plus but not required.

Tessie Tura – (mezzo-belt, C# – D flat) 32+ – Flighty, seasoned burlesque performer. Ballet stripper

Electra – (mezzo-belt, B flat – D) 32+ – Experienced burlesque performer. Light bulb stripper.

Female Acting/Singing Ensemble – Ages 18-65 – 6 women to play cameo roles: Ms. Cratchitt, Agnes, Hollywood Blondes and mothers of auditioning children etc.

Male Acting/Singing Ensemble – Ages 18-65 – 6 men to play cameo roles: Uncle Jocko, Pop, Kringelein, and Mr. Goldstone and 3 adult Farm Boys who must be able to dance.

Children:

Baby June – Age 7-10 – Cute, blonde (can be wigged), high energy performer with a fantastic belt who is a strong dancer (Gymnastic skills and baton twirling are a plus)

Baby Louise – Age 8-12 – Strong actor; awkward girl with hidden strength who lives in the shadow of her sister, Baby June. Brunette who is fairly tall and can sing well.

Newsboys – 4 boys or girls who are 8-12 years old. All must sing and move well.

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