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2022 Auditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auditions for our productions of Driving Miss Daisy & Gypsy will be held on Saturday  January 8th from 1pm - 4pm IN PERSON at:


School of Visual & Performing Arts
554 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

If you are unable to make the auditions you must send in a video submission by Friday January 7th at 8pm

In order to ensure the safety of the company and our community. Rebel Stages will continue it’s current Covid-19 protocol. All Company members will be REQUIRED to be fully vaccinated by the time of the audition.

 
Driving Miss Daisy
Shawnee Playhouse

Friday March 4 | 8pm
Saturday March 5 | 2pm & 8pm
Sunday March 6 | 2pm
Director: TBD
Auditions Info: TBD

 

Gypsy
Shawnee Playhouse

Friday April 1 | 8pm
Saturday April 2 | 2pm & 8pm
Sunday April 3 | 2pm
Directed and Choreographed by Brandon Hanks

Audition Info:
Seeking Actors 5 & Up *Reminder that all those auditioning must be fully vaccinated by the time of auditions.

Please prepare One Minute of a song in the style of the show. Please do not exceed one minute of the song. If you want to be considered for the role of Rose please sing a snippet from “Everything Coming up Roses” or “Rose’s Turn”. For other roles, "Golden Age Broadway" is preferred.

Resumes and Headshots can be submitted to rebelstages@gmail.com

Character Breakdown
Driving Miss Daisy

Hoke Coleburn - This character is sixty years old when the play begins and is unemployed

Daisy - When the play opens, this character is a seventy-two-year-old, independent, and stubborn widow living alone.

Boolie Werthan - The child of another character, this person is forty years old when the play begins. This person has taken over the family printing company, and over the course of the play, develops into one of the city's leading business figures.

Florine Werthan - Although never seen by the audience, this person is still a lively character. This person is socializes with the Christian community, has high social aspirations, is a member of many organizations, and values social status and symbols more than family.


Character Breakdown
Gypsy
ROLES AVAILABLE for ADULTS Ages 17+

Rose - The ultimate stage mother. Lives her life vicariously through her two daughters, whom she's put into show business. She is loud, brash, pushy and single-minded, but at times can be doting and charming. She is holding down demons of her own that she is afraid to face. Her voice is the ultimate powerful Broadway belt. Minimal dance but must move well. Comic timing a must. 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. Minimum dance. A Baritone, sings in one group number, two duets and trio with Rose and Louise. Strong acting role.

Dainty June (18-25) Baby June as a young teenager. The older she gets, the less she enjoys being her mother's trained monkey. Strong Alto, must be able to belt a song and have decent dancing skills. The ability to do the splits and twirl a baton a big plus, but not a requirement. Must dance very well, taps, strong Broadway teen singer, close harmony skills preferred.

Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee (18 - 25) Baby Louise as a teenager, who grows up to be Gypsy Rose Lee. Still pushed aside by Madam Rose in favor of June, until she herself becomes her mother's new pet project. Should be able to move well. Minimum actual dance but must have very strong movement skills, strong acting skills needed. Must be able to portray both the awkward teen and a sophisticated woman we know now as Gypsy Rose Lee. Must dance inside a dancing cow costume, must be comfortable with the character's profession - stripping. The character is very scantily clad but never actual appears in the nude. Mezzo (needs light sound for "little Lamb" and belt for "Let Me Entertain You."

Dressy Tessie Tura (20s-40s) a stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance, ballet training helpful. A burlesque dancer that shares her dressing room with Louise. She was once a ballerina and still has some of the moves. A course broad who's been around the block. Very funny.

Mazeppa (20s-40s) a stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Alto Belt), strong movement/dance, powerful character. A burlesque dancer who's tough and physically intimidating. Trumpet playing skills would be outstanding but not required.

Electra (20s-40s) a stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance. Quieter than her counterparts but her costume is wired with lights, allowing her to "shine" without working up a sweat. Ditzy and sweet.

Miss Cratchitt (any age over 20) the production assistant for the Grantzinger theater, N.Y.C. The comedic role.

Young Women's Ensemble (ages 20 - 30) singer/dancers who act as both the back up dancers for Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee and perform in the large burlesque numbers in the second act. Strong dancers. Some comic skills very helpful. Very minimal singing. A few have minor expanded roles. (Marjorie May, Dolores, Thelma, Gail)

Agnes (20-30) one of the women's dancing chorus, strong comic skills required.

Tulsa (age 17 - 20) Boy-next-door type. Strives to break out of the troupe with an act of his own. Sings and dances "All I Need Is the Girl." Extremely strong dancer in all styles of show dance including tap. Good singer, charming, very athletic and handsome young man. High Baritone.

Kringelin (adult male character over 35) the put upon manager of a hotel.

Mr. Goldstone (any age over 30) Booking agent for the Orpheum Theater Circuit. Chaplin-like skills a must never speaks.

Cigar (adult male, age 30-50) rather aggressive owner of a burlesque theatre, Classic character part.

Pastey (any age) Cigar's stage manager.

Uncle Jocko (adult male, age 30-50) Alcoholic MC of a weekly kiddie talent show.

Weber (adult male, age 40-50) Surly theatre manager in Los Angeles

Pop (50+) Gruff, unsupportive father of Rose.

Chowsie A small dog (with a good temperament).

Young Men's Ensemble (ages 17 -20) Six young men sing and dance backup for teenage June, plus join in the number "Have an Eggroll, Mr. Goldstone." Should be strong singers and dancers. Will double as small parts in Act I and Act II, plus some backup dancing in Gypsy's strip routine. Must be very strong dancers and singers. Comic time preferred.


ROLES AVAILABLE for YOUTH Ages 5 to 16
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 and taps.

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.

Children's Ensemble (ages 5 -12)

​Non-Speaking Kids Roles: Rich Man's Son, Tap Dancing Urchin, Little Boy Scout, Balloon Girl, Clarinet Boy

Sides, sheet music & tracks for Gypsy are in the google folder below along with sides for Driving Miss Daisy as well.


 

Also currently seeking.......

Directors

choreographers

Vocal Directors

musicians

stage managers

costume design

props design

set design

sOUND dESIGN

lIGHT dESIGN

FRONT OF HOUSE

Please email rebelstages@gmail.com to apply or for any inquiries

 

 

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