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An Audition for "Gypsy"-East Pittsburgh, PA - Casting ID # 1600469
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location East Pittsburgh, PA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-22-19
Audition Date 01-25-20 Submission deadline 01-24-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Regarded by many theater professionals as the greatest musical ever created, GYPSY is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success… while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication. The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one glorious hit after another, including: “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

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

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. Strong Mezzo/Alto with good low notes and belt.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 50
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

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

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. Mezzo.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 11
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

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

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. Mezzo singer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 13
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

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

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. Strong acting role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 50
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

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

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 18 to 24
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 6 Louise/Gypsy RoseLee
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. The character is very scantily clad but never actual appears in the nude. Mezzo (needs light sound for “little Lamb” and belt for “Let Me Entertain You.”


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 25
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 7 Dressy 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 20 to 49
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 8 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 20 to 49
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 9 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 20 to 49
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

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

The production assistant for the Grantzinger theater, N.Y.C. The comedic role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 21
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 11 Children’s Ensemble
Seeking 1 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: Male
Age: from 10 to 12
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 12 Women’s Ensemble
Seeking 1 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 20 to 30
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 13 Agnes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the women’s dancing chorus, strong comic skills required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 30
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 14 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 16 to 20
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 15 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. High Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 17 to 20
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 16 Kringelin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The put upon manager of a hotel.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 39
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: 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 30 to 31
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: 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 30 to 50
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

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

Cigar’s stage manager.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -

Role # 20 Chowsie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A small dog. (with a good temperament).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Height: from 2' 0" to 8' 0"
Ethnicity: Any -
Hair Color: Any -
Body Type: Any -