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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
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|Fight Choreographer Needed!
Contact Producer William Powell at email@example.com, subject line Fight Choreographer
A CLASS FOR ACTORS
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.
An ONGOING SCENE STUDY/ACTING class for actors who want to ACT, to keep developing their craft,
An Ongoing Class for professionals, aspiring professional actors –an interview/audition will be required to assess potential and commitment
Opens January 25th
This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries
We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities. No roles have been pre-cast.
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