Auditions

RiverStage Community Theatre invites you to auditions for our 2014 summer musical, GYPSY!  Performances will be July 11, 12 and 13 at the Danville Middle School, 120 Northumberland Rd, Danville.  [Note that this is a change from the dates & location originally announced.]  AUDITIONS will also be held at the Danville Middle School (120 Northumberland Rd, Danville) on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, May 12, 6:00-7:00pm for non-singers, 7:00-9:00pm for singers
  • Tuesday, May 13, 6:00-7:00pm for non-singers, 7:00-9:00pm for singers

Kids are welcome to audition during any time slot.  It is highly encouraged (though not required) that you please RSVP for auditions by using our Contact Us form or sending an email to info@riverstagetheatre.org indicating which of the audition sessions you plan to attend.

GYPSY is a large show with many roles for men and women of all ages as well as children ages 7-12.  There are speaking roles, non-speaking roles, singing roles and non-singing roles!  (So even if you are “not a singer,” we need you!)  We also need many dancers (high school age and older)!  A complete listing of roles is provided at the bottom of this page.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDITIONERS
KIDS (age 7-12)
Girls (age 7-12) who are interested in a singing role such as Baby June or Baby Louise should be prepared to sing one verse of “Let Me Entertain You.” The sheet music can be downloaded (PDF format) by clicking here:

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Boys (age 7-12) who are interested in a singing role such as a Newsboy should be prepared to sing 16 bars of “Baby June and her Newsboys.”  The sheet music can be downloaded (PDF format) by clicking here:

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ADULTS (age 13 and up)
All adults will be asked to read a short scene which will be provided at the audition.  Singers should also bring approximately one verse (or similar length) of a showtune or other piece to sing.  A piano accompanist will be provided, or you may sing a-cappella.

PLEASE NOTE!
Roles will be offered immediately after the conclusion of auditions, and vocal rehearsals will begin the week of May 19, with regular rehearsals beginning in June.  The performances are July 11-13, so tech rehearsals will be July 7-10 and everyone in the cast must be present for these.  Our goal is to make this summer musical as fun an experience as possible, but we will be putting this show together in a relatively short timeframe (6 weeks) so we need everyone to be strongly committed to working together as a team!  If you have any questions whatsoever about the show or auditions, please email us at info@riverstagetheatre.org, or directly email the director Jennifer Wakeman at jwakeman@riverstagetheatre.org.  Thank you, and we’ll see you at auditions!

All the best,

Jennifer Wakeman (Director)
on behalf of RiverStage Community Theatre

P.S. Remember, to join our mailing list and receive news & direct invitations to audition for all of our upcoming productions, please use the “Contact Us” form. We hope to see you next time!


LIST OF ROLES

Kid Roles ages 7-12
Non-Speaking Roles:  Balloon Girl, Clarinet Boy, Boy Scouts, 2-4 Others
Singing & (some) Dancing Roles:  Baby June, Baby Louise, 3-4 Newsboys
We invite all mothers of kids in the cast to be extras on stage for at least one performance if you like!

Adult Roles ages 13+ (non-singing)
Men:  Uncle Jocko, Georgie, Pop, Rich Man, Weber, Kringelein, Mr. Goldstone, Cigar, Pastey, Phil, Bourgeron-Cochon, Stagehands
Women:  Miss Cratchitt, Renee, Waitress, Extra Burlesque Performers*

Adult Roles ages 13+ (singing)
Women: Rose (age 40+), June (17+), Louise* (17+), Agnes (17+), Marjorie May (17+), Dolores (17+), Thelma (17+), Gail (17+), Tessie Tura* (30+), Mazeppa* (30+), Electra* (30+), Showgirls* (17+)
Men: Herbie (age 40+), Tulsa (17+), L.A. (17+), Yonkers (17+), Angie (17+)

*Please be aware that roles marked with an asterisk (*) are burlesque performers, with costumes that are somewhat revealing.