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Stage Manager Needed Immediately!
Greenbelt Arts Center
A Perfect Arrangement
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett
Produced by Ruby Griffith Award Winner William Powell
Running February 2 - 23
Please visit the website for more information.
Email Resume to: and
Fight Choreographer Needed!

$50 stipend!
Need certified Fight Choreographer, must be able to choreograph intimate contact for a kissing scene.
Needed for one rehearsal in Greenbelt, MD this winter.

Contact Producer William Powell at, subject line Fight Choreographer

With Aly B. Ettman
Artistic Director Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions
Mondays 7-10pm starting January 7, 2019
4 / 3hr. Classes per month.
Contact Aly at

Acting is doing. And no matter what your approach, the best way to develop your craft is to USE your instrument and LEARN through the work.
The more you DO it, the more confidence you gain, the stronger your skills become. But in our very competitive theater town,
most actors do not have the privilege of gliding from one gig to the next, with consistent opportunities to hone their skills
and build that invaluable confidence. Acting cannot be practiced in isolation. An actor needs a project, a venue or a CLASS!

An ONGOING SCENE STUDY/ACTING class for actors who want to ACT, to keep developing their craft,
while they are working and especially when they are NOT
Just a few spaces remain for January so Please contact me ASAP to express your interest/schedule an interview!

An Ongoing Class for professionals, aspiring professional actors –an interview/audition will be required to assess potential and commitment
–resumes are irrelevant. I want to know you and see your talent and potential and how you may contribute, not your credits.
Actors will be able to use the class for whatever they feel best meets their needs with guidance/ direction from the teacher for selection of projects.
This may include everything from intensive scene work, monologue selection and development, or advancement of your own original material.
Most importantly it will be an outlet to do whatever it is that INSPIRES and SUPPORTS you in moving forward in your artistic and professional life.
The common thread would be INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION from a highly experienced and KIND director/teacher,
and connection with fellow artists
Enrollment will be limited to 8 students per month so all receive adequate individual attention
WHERE: N. Bethesda, MD
Metro accessible (a 5-7minute walk from Grosvenor-Strathmore Station/Red Line) and directly off 495—as well as other major roads.
COST: The class will require Monthly Commitment with a Tuition of $100/month.

Opens January 25th
2nd Star Productions.
Direction by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson and Jess Deskin
Choreography by Karen Lacy
January 25 - February 16, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 3 pm
Closing performance on Saturday, February 24th at 3 pm
Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries
and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster,
the earnest Russian champion and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships
with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB
make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score.

General Admission: $22
Seniors (60+), Active Military, and Full-Time Students: $19
Children age 11 and under: $12
*Discounts available for prepaid groups!
Reservations may be made through our website,, or by calling (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.
Reserved tickets must be picked up by 15 minutes before curtain, or they may be resold.

2nd Star Productions
Direction by Ron Giddings
Music Direction by Trevor Greenfield
Choreography by Jamie Erin Miller
Monday, January 28th and Tuesday, January 29th at 7 PM
Bowie Playhouse
16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD
Callbacks will be Thursday, January 31st at 7 PM (by invitation only).
Those who wish to audition may attend EITHER the Monday or Tuesday dates.
Please keep Thursday night clear, in case you are called back.
If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email and provided with the necessary materials.
Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights (7-10 PM), Thursday nights (7-10 PM), and Saturdays (11 AM - 3 PM).
Not all actors will be required for all regular rehearsals.
Technical rehearsals run each weeknight and each weekend day from May 20th through May 30th.
Performances are May 31st through June 29th, Fridays through Sundays.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM.
Our closing performance on Saturday, June 29th is a 3 PM matinee.

-If you have one, please bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or a clear recent face picture for the casting team.
-Please bring a written list of any and all possible conflicts that you have or may have between March 23rd and June 29th.
-Prepare a vocal piece, one minute in length, that shows your vocal range and provide sheet music in the correct key.
Please do not use selections from this show. No audition tapes or CDs will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.
-Please come prepared to learn a short dance combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in.
If you are auditioning for a tapping role, please bring your tap shoes.
For additional questions concerning auditions, feel free to e-mail us at

We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities. No roles have been pre-cast.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a show about strippers, though no actual nudity occurs. The majority of the young men and women’s ensembles will appear in these numbers, so being comfortable in burlesque-style costumes is a requirement.

Rose (ages from 40-55) The ultimate stage mother. Lives her life vicariously through her two daughters, whom she's forced 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. Strong comedic and dramatic acting a must. She must be a force of nature on stage whose talent explodes beyond the footlights. (Vocal range: F3-C5)

Baby June (about 10) A Shirley Temple-like up-and-coming vaudeville star, and Rose's youngest daughter. Her onstage demeanor is sugary-sweet, cute, precocious, and adorable to the “nth” degree. An adorable character - Mama's shining star. Strong singer and dancer, taps. (Vocal range: Eb4-Eb5)

Young Louise (about 12) She should look a couple years older than Baby June. She is 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. (Vocal range: Eb4-Eb5)

Herbie (ages from 45-60) Agent for Rose's children and Rose's boyfriend (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. Baritone.

Dainty June (16-24) Baby June as a teenager. The older she gets, the less she enjoys being her mother's trained monkey. Strong Mezzo with high belt and strong dance skills, taps. The ability to do the splits and twirl a baton a big plus, but not a requirement. (Vocal range: Ab3-D5)

Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee (ages from 18-25) Young Louise as a teenager, who grows up to be Gypsy Rose Lee. Pushed aside by Rose in favor of June, until she herself becomes her mother's new pet project. Should be able to move gracefully. Minimum actual dance but must have very strong movement skills. Must be able to portray both the awkward teen and a sophisticated woman we know now as Gypsy Rose Lee. Must dance inside a cow costume; must be comfortable with the character's profession - stripping. The character is very scantily-clad but never actually appears in the nude. Mezzo (needs innocent, light sound for "Little Lamb" and strong belt for "Let Me Entertain You”). (Vocal range: C#4-Eb5)

Tessie Tura (30+) A stripper just past her prime. Mezzo belt. Strong movement. 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. Texas accent. (Vocal range: C#4-C#5)

Mazeppa (30+) A stripper just past her prime. Alto belt. Strong movement. A burlesque dancer who's aggressive and abrasive. Trumpet playing skills would be outstanding but not required. (Vocal range: G3-Bb4)

Electra (30+) A stripper just past her prime. Mezzo belt. Strong movement. Quieter than her counterparts, but her costume is wired with lights, allowing her to "shine" without working up a sweat. Ditzy and sweet. (Vocal range: Bb3-D5)

Cratchitt – Production assistant for the Grantzinger theater. Non-singing role.

Boys’ Ensemble (10-12) Four young boys. Baby June's back up dancers and singers. Children who also play instruments a plus. Must sing and dance well. (Vocal range: E4-E5)

Balloon Girl (5+) Cute and precocious young star who is overshadowed by Baby June and Louise during her audition. No speaking necessary.

Young Women's Ensemble (20-30) – Six singer/dancers who act as stage mothers in the opening scene and as both the back-up dancers for Louise (toreadorables) and Gypsy Rose Lee, performing in the large burlesque number in the second act. Comedic skills very helpful. Minimal singing. A few have minor expanded roles.

Agnes (20-30) one of the young women’s ensemble, strong comic skills required.

Young Men's Ensemble (18-25) Three young men who sing and dance backup for teenage June, plus join in the number "Have an Eggroll, Mr. Goldstone." Must be strong singers, actors, and dancers. Tap is a must. Will double as small parts in Act I and Act II, plus some backup dancing in Gypsy's strip routine. All are high baritones.

Tulsa (18-25) 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 with star power. (Vocal range: F3-G4)

Men’s Ensemble (18+) Two men of varying ages who play the following roles: Jocko, Chauffeur, Mr. Goldstone, Pastey, Boucheron-Couchon, Pop, Kringelein, Cigar, and Phil. Non-singing.

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 as vaudeville is dying and burlesque is being 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.”

Bethesda Little Theatre
Songs I Never Get to Sing
Monday, January 28th and Tuesday, January 29th from 7 PM to 9 PM
Ingleside at Rock Creek Retirement Community
3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015
(Please note: because of construction, enter Ingleside from Broad Branch Road and follow the signs around to the valet parking entrance.)
Sign-ups and auditions will be in the large empty dining room.
Please prepare 1 song to sing.
No appointments are necessary.
If you have any questions please contact .
This is a non-paying community volunteer theatre company

The show’s theme focuses on the concept that great songs should not be restricted by a singer’s gender.
Many women would love to get a chance to sing ‘Impossible Dream’ or ‘Mr. Cellophane’.
Likewise, many men would love to get a shot at ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ or ‘Ladies Who Lunch’.
Well, in this original musical revue, that’s just what happens.

Additional information:
Rehearsals will be Monday and Tuesday nights form 7PM – 10PM and Saturdays from 1PM – 4PM at Ingleside.
Tech week will be at the performing venue, Montgomery College Cultural Center in Silver Spring, the week of April 29th. 
Performances will be Friday evenings May 3 and May 10, Saturday evenings May 4 and May 11, and Sunday matinees May 5 and May 12.
The first rehearsal will be Monday, February 4th.   
Check out our website for more information about our group: 
  We look forward to seeing you this year!