Audition Information for:

The Henry Players proudly presents “Gypsy”. Widely regarded as the greatest book musical in Broadway History, the musical was suggested by the memoirs of famous burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee.

Music by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents. Auditions will be held July 18 th and 19 th beginning at 7:30 at Hood Street Art Center’s Gallery (136 Hood Street, McDonough, GA).

Auditions will consist of music, movement (dress accordingly) and cold read. Call backs, if necessary, will be announced after auditions. Performances are September 15-18 and 22-25. Principals should expect at least three rehearsals per week.

Roles:

Rose – Female, 35-45, vocal range Low F to C. Rose is the ultimate “stage mother”, aggressive and domineering. Prepare “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”.

Baby June – Female, 7-11, vocal range (belt) E flat to E flat. A Shirley Temple type child star. Dance skills (including tap) required. Baton twirling and gymnastics a plus. Prepare “Let Me Entertain You”.

Baby Louise – Female, 9-12, vocal range E flat to E flat. She is Rose’s shy older daughter. Basic dance required. Prepare “Let Me Entertain You”.

Herbie – Male, 35+, Baritone. Herbie is a candy salesman and Rose’s manager. Must move well. Prepare “Together, Wherever We Go”.

June – Female, 16-25, vocal range (Belt) A flat to D. She is the older version of Baby June, frustrated with her mother’s domination. Requirements are the same as Baby June. Prepare “Broadway”.

Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee – Female, 18-27, vocal range C sharp to E flat. The older version of Baby Louise. Character must be able to transform from the mousey and shy Louise into the seductive Burlesque stripper. Character will not be nude on stage but will be scantily clad. Basic dance skills required. Prepare “Let Me Entertain You”.

Tulsa – Male, 18-25, Tenor. Singing and dancing member of the “Farm Boys”. Dance skills (including tap) required. Prepare “All I Need Now Is The Girl”.

Tessie Tura – Female, 30+. Vocal range C sharp to D flat. Experienced and wise burlesque performer.

Specialty- Ballet Stripper. Basic dance skills required (including ballet). Comfortable being scantily clad on stage. Prepare “You Gotta Get A Gimmick”.

Mazeppa – Female, 30+, vocal range G (below middle C) to B flat. Bold and brassy bugle playing burlesque stripper. Basic dance skills required. Comfortable being scantily clad on stage. Ability to play instrument a plus but not required. Prepare “You Gotta Get A Gimmick”.

Electra – Female, 30+, vocal range B flat to D. Ditsy burlesque stripper. Basic dance skills required. Comfortable being scantily clad on stage. Prepare “You Gotta Get A Gimmick”.

Older Chorus Boys – Male, 18-25, vocal range G to G. Singing and dancing members of the “Farm Boys”. Basic dance required. Prepare “Broadway”.

Older Chorus Girls – Female, 18-25, vocal range G to A flat. Will play various female parts. Basic dance required. Prepare “Toradorables”.

Newsboys – Male, 7-11. Basic dance required. Prepared “Baby June and Her Newsboys”.

Non-singing roles are available including Uncle Jacko, Mr. Goldstein, Mr. Kringelein, auditioning children, stagehands, and Showgirls. If auditioning specifically for non-singing role, be prepared for cold read and movement.

Please email thehenryplayers@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 

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