Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor welcomes ‘Gypsy’
June 8, 2012 · 2:37 PM
Whidbey Playhouse announces auditions for “Gypsy,” a musical, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 10. If necessary, callbacks will be at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11.
“Gypsy” is the Broadway musical based on the life of Burlesque Queen, Gypsy Rose Lee. This award winning story will be running at The Whidbey Playhouse Sept. 28 through Oct. 21.
Director Priscilla Wilbur is asking that those auditioning be prepared to sing a three-minute song of their choice. A piano will be provided, but those auditioning must have an accompanist. There will also be cold readings from the script.
“Gypsy” is a heavy song and dance production utilizing many scene changes, with young children progressing throughout the story to older teens. There are many roles for males and females, and all must be able to sing and dance.
The major roles of Mama Rose, age 40 to 50, and Gypsy, 18 to 25, should be song belters with an alto range. The lead male role of Herbie is a baritone/tenor, 40 to 50.
The burlesque performers should be 18 to 25. One should be able to play a trumpet and one should be a toe-dancer.
Rehearsals will be held throughout the summer.
For information, call 679-2237 or visit www.whidbey playhouse.com for more information. Scripts can be checked out at the box office, located at 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor.