St. Mark's Players
St. Mark’s Players in Capitol Hill is currently seeking actors and singers, who can move well, for their upcoming production of Gypsy. All races/types/ages are encouraged to audition. This is a non-equity/ non-paid opportunity.
A special audition time for children will be Saturday January 12th from 10am to 1pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. We invite parents to sign their children up for an hour long time slot. At the audition, we will ask each child to sing 32 bars or 1 minute of a song that they love to sing. They may either sing it a capella or bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. We encourage the child to wear comfortable clothing that they can move in, as we will be playing some theatre games, and learning a short movement combination.
Children may be invited to callbacks on Wednesday January 16th at 7:30pm. If you are unable to make the children’s auditions, but can make the general audition dates, you are more than welcome to attend them.
Shows will be on May 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th at 8pm and the 18th at 2pm and 8pm. The first rehearsal will be February 19th.
Please be aware, that while the children will be performing in only the first act of the show, the second act does contain some adult themes revolving around stripping/ burlesque dancing.
Children’s Character Breakdown
Children's Ensemble (ages 10 -12) Baby June's back up dancers and singers, who also play child vaudeville performers. Ability of one child to play a clarinet a plus. Must sing and dance.
Baby June (about 10) is a Shirley Temple-like up-and-coming vaudeville star, and Madam Rose's youngest daughter. Her onstage demeanor is sugary-sweet, cute, precocious and adorable to the nth degree. An adorable character - Mama Rose's shining star. Strong child singer, strong dancer, preferably can tap. Mezzo. This role will be double cast. The actress will be in the children’s ensemble on their “off” performances.
Young Louise (about 12) She should look a couple years older than Baby June. She is Madam 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. Mezzo singer. This role will be double cast. The actress will be in the children’s ensemble on their “off” performances.