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Gypsy and Rent Auditions-Leeds/North - Casting ID # 1593063
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Leeds/North Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 04-05-19
Audition Date 07-16-19 Submission deadline 07-15-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Gypsy: 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, 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 “Let Me Entertain You.” Don’t miss this must-see award-winning musical!

Rent: Based loosely on Puccini's La Boehme, Jonathan Larson's RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Role # 1 Momma Rose
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gypsy: The ultimate stage mother. Lives her life vicariously through her two daughters, whom she’s put into show business. She is loud, brash, pushy and single-minded, but at times can be doting and charming. She is holding down demons of her own that she is afraid to face. Her voice is the ultimate powerful Broadway belt. Minimal dance but must move well. Comic timing a must.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Baby June
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gypsy: Is a Shirley Temple-like up-and-coming vaudeville star, and Madam Rose’s youngest daughter. Her onstage demeanor is sugary-sweet, cute, precocious and adorable to the nth degree. Must be no taller than 3′, 5″. An adorable character – Mama Rose’s shining star. Strong child singer, strong dancer and taps.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Young Louise
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gypsy: She should look a couple years older than Baby June. She is Madam Rose’s brow-beaten oldest daughter, and has always played second fiddle to her baby sister. She is shy, awkward, a little sad and subdued; she doesn’t have the confidence of her sister. Strong acting skills needed. The character always dances slightly out of step but the actress playing this part must be able to dance.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Herbie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gypsy: Agent for Rose’s children and Rose’s boyfriend and a possible husband number 4. He has a heart of gold but also has the power to defend the people he loves with strength. Minimum dance. A Baritone, sings in one group number, two duets and trio with Rose and Louise.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Dainty June
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gypsy: Baby June as a young teenager. The older she gets, the less she enjoys being her mother’s trained monkey. Strong Alto, must be able to belt a song and have decent dancing skills. The ability to do the splits and twirl a baton a big plus, but not a requirement. Must dance very well, taps, strong Broadway teen singer, close harmony skills preferred.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Louise
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gypsy: Baby Louise as a teenager, who grows up to be Gypsy Rose Lee. Still pushed aside by Madam Rose in favor of June, until she herself becomes her mother’s new pet project. Should be able to move well. Actress must be 18 or over to play this role. Minimum actual dance but must have very strong movement skills, strong acting skills needed. Must be able to portray both the awkward teen and a sophisticated woman we know now as Gypsy Rose Lee. Must dance inside a dancing cow costume, must be comfortable with the character’s profession – stripping.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Gypsy Rose Lee
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Baby Louise as a teenager, who grows up to be Gypsy Rose Lee. Still pushed aside by Madam Rose in favor of June, until she herself becomes her mother’s new pet project. Should be able to move well. Actress must be 18 or over to play this role. Minimum actual dance but must have very strong movement skills, strong acting skills needed. Must be able to portray both the awkward teen and a sophisticated woman we know now as Gypsy Rose Lee. Must dance inside a dancing cow costume, must be comfortable with the character’s profession – stripping.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Tulsa
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Boy-next-door type. Strives to break out of the troupe with an act of his own. Sings and dances “All I Need Is the Girl.” Extremely strong dancer in all styles of show dance including tap. Good singer, charming, very athletic and handsome young man.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Tessie Tura
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance, ballet training helpful. A burlesque dancer that shares her dressing room with Louise. She was once a ballerina and still has some of the moves. A course broad who’s been around the block. Very funny.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Mazeppa
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Alto Belt), strong movement/dance, powerful character. A burlesque dancer who’s tough and physically intimidating. Trumpet playing skills would be outstanding but not required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Electra
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance. Quieter than her counterparts but her costume is wired with lights, allowing her to “shine” without working up a sweat. Ditzy and sweet.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Miss Cratchitt
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Miss Cratchitt(20+) the production assistant for the Grantzinger theater, N.Y.C.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Young Women Ensemble
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Singer/dancers who act as both the back up dancers for Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee and perform in the large burlesque numbers in the second act. Strong dancers. Some comic skills very helpful. Very minimal singing. A few have minor expanded roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Young Men's Ensemble
Seeking 6 talent(s) for this role

Six young men sing and dance backup for teenage June, plus join in the number “Have an Eggroll, Mr. Goldstone.” Should be strong singers and dancers. Will double as small parts in Act I and Act II, plus some backup dancing in Gypsy’s strip routine. Must be very strong dancers and singers. Comic time preferred.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Children's Ensemble
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Two or three young boys and one young girl. Baby June’s back up dancers and singers. Ability of one child to play accordion or clarinet a plus. Must sing and dance.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 13
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Mr. Kringelin
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

The put upon manager of a hotel.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Mr. Goldstone
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Booking agent for the Orpheum Theater Circuit. Chaplin-like skills a must never speaks.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Cigar
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rather aggressive owner of a burlesque theatre, Classic character part.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Stage Mothers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Strippers
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Stagehands
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Backstage Figures
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Showgirls
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Mark Cohe
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Rent: A struggling Jewish-American documentary filmmaker and the narrator of the show. He is Roger's roommate; at the start of the show, he was recently dumped by Maureen.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Roger Davis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A once-successful-but-now-struggling musician and ex-lead singer and rock guitarist who is HIV-positive and an ex-junkie. He hopes to write one last meaningful song before he dies. He is having a hard time coping with the fact that he, along with many others around him, knows that he is going to die. His girlfriend, April, killed herself after finding out that she was HIV-positive. He is roommates with Mark.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Mimi Márquez
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A Hispanic-American club dancer and drug addict. She lives downstairs from Mark and Roger, is Roger's love interest, and, like him, has HIV. She is also Benny's ex-lover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Tom Collins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An anarchist professor with AIDS. He is described by Mark as a "computer genius, teacher, and vagabond anarchist who ran naked through the Parthenon." Collins dreams of opening a restaurant in Santa Fe, where the problems in New York will not affect him and his friends. He was formerly a roommate of Roger, Mark, Benny, and Maureen, then just Roger and Mark, until he moves out.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Angel Dumott
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A young drag queen who uses both she/her pronouns when in drag and he/him pronouns when out of drag. Angel is a street percussionist with a generous disposition, who has AIDS; Collins' love interest.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Maureen Johnson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A performance artist who is Mark's ex-girlfriend and Joanne's current girlfriend. She is very flirtatious and cheated on Mark (presumably with Joanne). Larson considered Maureen a lesbian, despite her relationships with men, and he specifically identified her as "lesbian" in the script itself. However, an old lesbian friend of Larson told him it was wrong to call Maureen a lesbian because of her attraction to men, and that is where the idea of her being bisexual started.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Joanne Jefferson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An Ivy League-educated public interest lawyer and a lesbian. Joanne is the woman for whom Maureen left Mark. Joanne has very politically powerful parents (one is undergoing confirmation to be a judge, the other is a government official).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Benjamin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Landlord of Mark, Roger, and Mimi's apartment building and ex-roommate of Mark, Collins, Roger, and Maureen. Now married to Alison Grey of the Westport Greys, a very wealthy family involved in real estate, and he is considered yuppie scum and a sell-out by his ex-roommates. He at one time had a relationship with Mimi.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Mrs. Cohen
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mark's stereotypical Jewish mother. Her voicemail messages are the basis for the songs Voicemail #1, Voicemail #3, and Voicemail #5.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 33 Alexi Darling
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The producer of Buzzline, a sleazy tabloid company that tries to employ Mark after his footage of the riot makes primetime. Sings Voicemail #3 and Voicemail #4.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 34 Mr. Jefferson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The wealthy parents of Joanne Jefferson, they leave her Voicemail #2.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 35 Mrs. Jefferson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The wealthy parents of Joanne Jefferson, they leave her Voicemail #2.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 36 Mrs. Davis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Roger's confused mother who calls in Voicemail #5, asking continuously, "Roger, where are you?"


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 37 Mrs. Marquez
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mimi's Spanish-speaking mother who sings in Voicemail #5, wondering, in Spanish, where she is.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 38 Mr. Grey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Benny's father-in-law who wants to buy out the lot.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 39 The Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The local drug dealer whom Mimi buys from and Roger used to buy from. Based on the character Parpignol from La Bohème.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 40 Paul
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The man in charge of the Life Support group.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 41 Gordon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 42 Steve
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 43 Ali
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 44 Pam
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 45 Sue
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 46 Squeegee Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A homeless person who chants "Honest living!" over and over during "Christmas Bells".


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 47 The Waiter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A waiter at Life Cafe.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 48 The Woman With Bags
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A woman who attacks Mark for trying to help her during "On The Street".


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 49 The Preacher
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Preacher kicks Collins out of the church because he can't pay for Angel's funeral.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 50 Cops
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 51 Bohemians
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 52 Vendors
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 53 Homeless People
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 54 Talent
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -