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Taking into account the uncertainty around "shelter in place" and the date this restriction will be lifted, as well as making sure we are mindful of everyone's health, we have decided to conduct the initial singing auditions for the Masquers’ Playhouse production of GYPSY, by VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY.
STEP #1 - Sign up on this site. After we receive notice of your sign up we will send you a link to upload your video submission.
STEP # 2 – You will receive an email with in 48hrs with a link to upload your video submission. Additionally you will receive a script and all additional info about the production.
It’s obvious that if called back we can’t do callbacks by video, and unfortunately without knowing when the “shelter in place” and/or group meeting size limitations will be lifted the exact date of Callbacks is up in the air.
For the time being our original call back date of May 2nd from 11am – 3pm is still our best guess but are making plans for callbacks at a later date as well. If that changes we will notify you as soon as possible.
Director: John Maio
Musical Director: Armando Fox
Choreographer: Justin Cole
Loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and her mother, Rose, the ultimate show business mother. Mama Rose is determined that her younger daughter June will have a successful career, but after June elopes, Mama turns all her attention on her older, less talented daughter, Louise, who eventually becomes a burlesque stripper named Gypsy Rose Lee.
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.
The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one glorious hit after another, including: "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," "Some People," "You'll Never Get Away from Me," "If Momma Was Married," "All I Need Is the Girl," "You Gotta Get A Gimmick," "Small World," and "Together Wherever We Go."
Cast Size: [16-20]: 6 Identifying Female Leads, 2 Identifying Male Leads. MULTIPLE Featured, Supporting & Ensemble roles for Men, Women & Children. Ages range from 6 – 65. ALL regardless of race, sexual or gender identification are encouraged and welcomed. All roles open, Non AEA. Stipend available.
Auditions: VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY (sign up below)
Callbacks (by invitation only): TENTATIVELY Saturday May 2nd 11:00am dance call, followed immediately by singing and readings. You will be notified if this date and or time changes.
Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals will begin (approximately, depending on cast conflicts) on Aug 9th and are generally Saturdays at 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday’s at 6:00pm - 9:00pm and Monday through Thursday nights at 7:30pm -10:30. You will not be called to all rehearsals.
Performance Dates and Times: Oct 16th , 2020 - Sunday, Nov 15th Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm, Sunday Matinees: 2 pm and one Thursday performance on Nov 12th at 8pm. Totaling 15 performances.
Performance Venue: Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Place, Point Richmond, CA 94801
Please let me know if you have any questions. We are committed to making this process easy for all of you and will make whatever accommodations possible to make that happen.
Stay safe out there!
Director - Gypsy