Audition Information for……

Gypsy Auditions!

The Grand Opera House will present Gypsy, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents, suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. Performances are on July 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30PM and July 23 and 30 at 2:00PM.

Loosely based on the memoirs of the queen of burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Popular Songs include Let Me Entertain You, If Momma was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming up Roses, You Gotta Have a Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go.

Director: Joe Klinebriel – Music Director: Kristen Eby
Choreographer: Megan MacLeod

1:00 PM Saturday, April 22, 2017
1:00 PM Sunday, April 23, 2017


Location: Auditions will be held at the Grand’s Rehearsal space in the Arcade Building, 880 Locust St., Suites 222 and 228.  Please enter though the alley entrance located between Locust and Main.  When you enter go up just past the first hallway and take the stairs on the left to the second floor.  The rooms are right at the top of the stairs.

Seeking Actors, Singers and Dancers to Play:

Rose — the Mother
June — Rose’s daughter
Louise — Rose’s other daughter, later Gypsy, the stripper
Tessie Tura — ballet stripper
Mazeppa — trumpet stripper
Electra — lightbulb stripper
Herbie — candy salesman and Rose’s manager
Tulsa — farm boy, etc. (with others)
Uncle Jocko — vaudeville master of ceremonies
Georgie — Jocko’s assistant
Balloon Girl — auditioning child; non-speaking (age range 7-12)
Clarinet Boy (Clarence) — auditioning child (age range 7-12)
Baby June — Rose’s baby daughter (age range 7-12)
Baby Louise — Rose’s other baby daughter (age range 7-12)
Pop — Rose’s father
Rich Man — driver of a touring car; non-speaking
Rich Man’s Son — driver’s son; non-speaking
Tap Dancing Urchin — roadside kid; non-speaking (age range 7-12)
Little Boy Scout — another roadside kid; non-speaking (age range 7-12)
Weber — theatre manager in Los Angeles
L.A. — farm boy, etc. (with others)
Yonkers — farm boy, etc. (with others)
Angie — farm boy, etc. (with others)
Kringelein — hotel manager in Akron
Mr. Goldstone — representative of the Orpheum Circuit
Miss Cratchitt — secretary at Grantziger’s Palace
Agnes — Hollywood Blonde
Marjorie May — Hollywood Blonde
Dolores — Hollywood Blonde
Thelma — Hollywood Blonde; non-speaking
Gail — Hollywood Blonde; non-speaking
Cigar — theatre manager in Wichita
Pastey — stage manager in Wichita
Offstage Announcer — introducing Gypsy across the country
Renée — Louise’s maid
Phil — Louise’s press agent
Bourgeron-Cochon — photographer
Auditioning Kids (age range 7-12) & their Mothers
Boy Scouts (age range 7-12)
Hotel Guests
Restaurant Wait Staff
Front & Rear Cow
Stagehands at Grantziger’s and in Wichita
Other Strippers
Backstage Figures & Showgirls

Actors wishing to audition but are unavailable to arrive at the start of the audition time should call the Grand Opera House business office at 563-588-4356 to give an approximate arrival time. Rehearsals will begin approximately June 1st.  Those auditioning should be prepared to list all conflict or potential conflicts between June 1 and July 30.  Availability for evening dress rehearsals July 17-20 and all performances is mandatory.  Rehearsals will typically run from 6:30-9:30.

Adult actors should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre selection in the style of the show that best shows their vocal range.  Young actors (ages 7-12) should be prepared to sing any song of their choice.  Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.  Actors will be asked to read non character specific scenes from the script.  All auditioning should be prepared to participate in a dance/movement audition.