YOUNG PERFORMER AUDITIONS FOR “GYPSY” at MUSIC THEATRE OF CONNECTICUT
Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), Fairfield County’s award-winning professional Equity theatre will be holding AUDITIONS FOR KIDS for the opening production of its 30th Anniversary MainStage Season – GYPSY. GYPSY is a professional production. The principals in the production have been cast and have numerous Broadway credits including the original casts of BABY, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, 42ND STREET, SUGAR BABIES, DREAMGIRLS, HAIR, STARLIGHT EXPRESS and THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Children cast in GYPSY can consider this production a professional credit.
Auditions will be held BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Wednesday, June 29th from 3:30 – 5:30pm at Music Theatre of Connecticut, 509 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Performers should bring a song in their key in the style of the show, and come dressed to dance.
Specific character breakdown as follows:
MTC is seeking 2 girls to play Baby June and Baby Louise and 2 boys to play the newsboys (Young Tulsa and Young Yonkers). Performers should be ages 9 – 12 (to play age 9-10), must sing EXTREMELY WELL and have DANCE TRAINING and stage experience. Specific roles as follows:
- BABY JUNE: 10-12 years old, bright belt, great dancer with training (cartwheel and splits), tap a plus
- BABY LOUISE: 10-12 years old, belt, great dancer with training, tap a plus
- YOUNG TULSA: 10-12 years old, great singer (voice still unchanged), good dancer with training, tap a plus
- YOUNG YONKERS: 10-12 years old, great singer (voice still unchanged), good dancer with training, tap a plus
REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES
- Kids’ rehearsal will be held the week of August 22 – 26, with a partial cast beginning on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. The full cast will arrive on Tuesday, August 30 and will rehearse for 9 days opening Friday, September 9. We will limit the kids’ rehearsals to 8/22 – 8/28, Saturday/Sunday (9/3 – 9/4), followed by the tech/dress week: Tuesday – Thursday, 9/6 – 9/8. MTC will provideSPECIFICTIME SCHEDULE for each of the rehearsals as rehearsals approach. For example, the kids will not be needed for the entire day on either Saturday or Sunday of rehearsal.
- Additional Rehearsals for Kids will be added Between July 1st and August 22nd once we establish availability of who is cast. Please let us know at the audition what days you are available during that time frame.
The running schedule for GYPSY is September 9 – 24: Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
THERE CAN BE NO CONFLICTS.
INTERESTED PERFORMERS SHOULD CONTACT SARAH PERO AT MTC TO BOOK AN AUDITION TIME – 203-454-3883 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.