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Upcoming Auditions

AUDITION TIMES ::

SATURDAY, JUNE 25
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CALLBACKS ::
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
6:30 PM

STAGE DIRECTOR:
Lori Molinary

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:
Frank Gonzalez

SHOW DATES

September 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30; October 1 || 8:00 PM
September 11, 18, 25; October 2 || 2:30 PM

AUDITION DETAILS & SHOW SYNOPSIS

1. Please prepare 32 bars (about a minute and a half) of a Broadway/Musical Theatre song (may include Gypsy) with an accompaniment/karaoke track on a mobile device. A speaker will be provided.
2. Dress appropriately for the dancing portion of the audition.
3. No one will be permitted to observe the audition.
4. Your picture may be taken as part of the audition process. This will be to facilitate casting, costume, and make-up requirements for the show.
5. You may be asked to stay longer after your audition if the director needs to speak with you.

We will have a total of 8 weeks for rehearsal (besides our read-through). Please disclose any conflicts on your audition form.

Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, July 14th with read through at 6 PM.
The following weeks’ rehearsals (starting July 18 through August 25) will be four days per week (M-Th, 6: PM – 8:30 PM). The final two weeks of rehearsals (August 29 through final dress on September 9) will be 5 days per week (M-F, 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM).

Register for the audition here:
Questions? Email info@30byNinety.com with the subject: Gypsy Auditions


Regarded by many theatre professionals as the finest 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 1920s and 30s, 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.

ROLES AVAILABLE

Rose || Rose is the ultimate stage mother who lives vicariously through her two daughters pushing them into show business. She can be pushy and single-minded, but at times doting and charming. Her voice is the ultimate powerful Broadway belt. Minimal dance but must move well. Strong Mezzo/Alto with good low notes and belt.

Herbie || 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. Baritone must have strong acting skills and good movement.

Baby Louise || (8-12 years old) Always played second fiddle to June, shy, awkward. Sings and dances.

Baby June || (7-11 years old) Sugary sweet, cute, precious, twirl baton and do splits. Mezzo-soprano must be a good dancer.

Louise || (19-30 years old) Baby Louise years later; pushed aside by Rose in favor of June, until June leaves the act, and tries to make Louise a star. She becomes the famous Stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. Strong mezzo-soprano must move well.

Dainty June || (16-25 years old) Baby June years later; pretty, talented and is frustrated with Rose’s domination. Mezzo-soprano must be a good dancer, baton twirling and splits a must.

Tessie Tura || (35 – 50 years old) A stripper, just past her prime, big Broadway voice, strong movement. A Burlesque dancer who shares her dressing room with Louise, she was once a ballerina and still has some of the moves. Sings, “Ya Gotta Have a Gimmick”

Electra || (35 – 50 years old) Mezzo-soprano; A stripper, just past her prime, big Broadway voice, strong movement, plays sweet and ditsy. Sings,”Ya Gotta Have a Gimmick”

Mazeppa || (35 – 50 years old) Alto; A stripper, just past her prime, big Broadway voice, strong movement, plays trumpet badly. Sings, “Ya Gotta Have a Gimmick”

Tulsa || (18-30 years // playing a teenager) Baritone; Must be a good dancer. Sings, “All I Need Is The Girl” Part of “Farm Boy’s” ensemble. He dreams of having his own act.

Agnes || Strong comedian, sings and dances.

Marjorie May || Sings and dances.

Dolores || Sings and dances.

Thelma || Sings and dances.

Miss Cratchitt || (non-singing comedic role) The Production Assistant for the Grantzinger Theater in NYC-Comedic role.

The following roles will be portrayed by 2 character men (non-singing, comedic roles) ::
Mr. Goldstone || Representative of the Orpheum Circuit (Books the Act),
Kringelein || Hotel manager in Akron, has seen all of the tricks show-biz people play.
Uncle Jocko || Vaudeville master of ceremonies as a weepy kiddie talent show. Hates stage mothers.
Pop || Rose’s father does not believe that she or the girls, will amount to anything.
Cigar || Burlesque manager in Wichita
Pastey || Burlesque Stage Manager in Wichita, Kansas has seen it all.
Weber || Theater Manager in Los Angeles does not want to hire the act.

Broadway/Farm Boys || (4 males, 16-25 years old, playing teenagers) Must sing and dance.

Hollywood Blondes/Toreadorables/Garden of Eden Girls || (16-30 years old, playing teenagers) Must sing and dance.

Children’s Ensemble || (5 male/female, 7-14 years old)

Ensemble || **non-singing** To play: stage mothers, stage hands, Renee (Louise’s Maid), hotel guests, apartment tenants, etc…

Back-up to Baby June, & Uncle Jocko’s show auditionees || Must have big personalities and the ability to sing and dance.

AUDITION TIMES:
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
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(KIDS) //
10 AM, 12 PM, & 2 PM
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(ADULTS) //
5 PM & 7 PM

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DIRECTOR:
Chris Manguno
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ASST. DIRECTOR:
Trevor Colbert
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MUSICAL DIRECTOR:
Frank Gonzalez
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CHOREOGRAPHER:
Melanie Lunn

SHOW DATES

June 11, 17, 18, 24, 25;  July 1, 2 || 8:00 PM
June 12, 19, 26;  July 3 || 2:30 PM

AUDITION DETAILS & SHOW SYNOPSIS

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
* You must complete the audition form to be assigned an audition time. (Link at end of this notice)
* Audition time slots will have limited numbers and only 1 parent per child will be allowed in the lobby.
* Slots will be filled in the order in which the audition forms are received.
* If we are not able to honor your requested time slot, we will call you to let you know.
* Auditions Will Be Closed
–>No parent or guest will be allowed in the theater during auditions.
* Callbacks will be Sunday, April 3rd.
–>Actors called back will be asked to read from the script or perform a song from the show.


MUSIC & DANCE AUDITION INFORMATION
* Be prepared to sing 32 bars of any up-tempo musical theater song you wish.
–>Try to choose a song that shows off your acting as well as your vocal ability!
* Accompaniment WILL NOT be provided.
* Please arrive with an accompanying track for your song already prepared on a device that can connect to Bluetooth. We will provide a Bluetooth compatible speaker to play your track.
* We will also have our musical director present to test vocal ranges with a keyboard.
* A dance call will be held immediately following the vocal auditions. Please dress comfortably and have shoes appropriate for movement.

* Rehearsals will generally be held on Mondays-Thursdays (5-7 PM || Kids) (6:30-9:30 PM || Adults) with occasional Saturdays, if needed for extra work. Rehearsals the last 3 weeks before opening night when the entire cast is called will run longer but we will be mindful of not keeping the kids out late.

* Rehearsals will start with a read thru the week after auditions followed by dialect work!
* Attendance is MANDATORY for Tech week rehearsals and ALL shows.

Register for the audition here:
Questions? Email info@30byNinety.com with the subject: Matilda Auditions


Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

ROLES AVAILABLE

CHILDREN’S ROLES:
Matilda Wormwood: [Female, 7-12 years old]
* An intelligent and charming little girl. Matilda loves to read and to get into mischief (only when she must!). She has a warm and bright presence with anyone that she meets, and wants to have a family who loves her and treats her as warmly as she treats others.


Bruce Bogtrotter: [Male, 8-13 years old]
* A stout young man who enjoys chocolate cake a bit more than he should. Bruce is a symbol of hope for his classmates as he bests the Trunchbull at her own games.


Lavendar: [Female, 7-13 years old]
* Matilda’s BEST friend, a spunky and lively child. Her feisty personality gets her into all sorts of mischief, and she is not afraid to tell you all about it.


Michael Wormwood: [Male, 8-15 years old]
* Matilda’s brother and prodigal son of his father Mr. Wormwood. Michael is more akin to watching TV than to reading a book, and follows in his father’s footsteps. He is a bit dimwitted and delivers comedy in one-liners.


Ensemble: [Any Gender, 8-13 years old]
* Aside from the roles listed above, we will be in need of 3-6 additional boys and girls to play as Matilda’s classmates, and other children throughout the show!

ADULT ROLES:
Ms. Honey: [Female, 20+ years old]
* Mrs. Honey is Matilda’s school teacher. A warm and loving woman in a world that is not quite so warm. Ms. Honey’s heart if full of childlike wonder and joy. She and Matilda also bond over their love of books.


The Trunchbull: [Any Gender, 30+ years old]
* The headmistress of the children’s school that Matilda attends. The Trunchbull’s motto is “children are maggots!”. Equal parts campy ridiculousness, and terrifyingly strong, the Trunchbull is the main antagonist of the show.


Mrs. Wormwood: [Female, 30+ years old]
* Matilda’s mother. More concerned with looks than books, she couldn’t care less about her daughter Matilda. A bombastic and over the top woman who wants to finally win a dance competition!


Mr. Wormwood: [Male, 30+ years old]
* Matilda’s father. A used car salesman with a silver tongue (or so he thinks). A bit dimwitted and less focused on truth, and more focused on the bottom line. Mr. Wormwood has a strong bond with his son Michael, who does basically anything he is told to do.


Ensemble: [Any Gender, 20+ years old]
* We will have a need for an additional 6-8 adults for our ensemble. Some of these roles may be vocally intensive, dance intensive, or both. The adult ensemble will play the parents of children, acrobats, escapologists, dance partners, and many other roles!

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