Ovations_GypsyCircleGYPSY

Book by Arthur Laurents | Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Suggested by the Memoirs of GYPSY ROSE LEE

Directed by Darnell Patrick Morris

Choreographed by Dani Eben

Music Direction by Mayumi Griffie

CLICK HERE to reserve your audition slot

CLICK HERE to download and print the GYPSY paperwork

AUDITION INFO

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Junior Company members will be auditioning from 6:30-7:30 PM and Senior Company members will be auditioning from 7:30-9:30 PM. There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to Ovations Theatre.  If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. All auditionees, even if they have auditioned for or participated in an OVATIONS THEATRE production, must bring a current photo and resume. Anyone not available to audition on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

AUDITION PREPARATION

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Those interested in Mama Rose and Louise should bring two pieces- one showing your belt and the other showing your mix. Please remember sheet music must be printed off and hole punched into a three-ring binder in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.  NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held on Friday, December 8, 5:30-9:30 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

CAST LIST

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, December 9. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, December 9.

STUDENT TUITION

Tuition for GYPSY will be $950 for Senior Company roles (including Young June and Louise) and tuition for Junior Company roles will be $475. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com prior to auditioning.

JUNIOR COMPANY ROLES

In addition to the listed characters, below we are looking for several JUNIOR COMPANY aged students to join our show as Uncle Jocko’s auditionees, as well as perform as Baby June’s Newsboys. We are looking for good singers and strong dancers. Tuition for the Junior Company ensemble members is $475 (with the exception of Baby June and Young Louise who are full-tuition roles).

Baby June 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. Strong child singer and dancer. NOTE: Baby June will perform in LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU and SEATTLE TO LOS ANGLES as Baby June and then joins the ensemble of Newsboys for BABY JUNE AND HER NEWSBOYS.

Young Louise 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. Must be able to harmonize. NOTE: Baby June will perform in LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU and SEATTLE TO LOS ANGLES as Baby June and then joins the ensemble of Newsboys for BABY JUNE AND HER NEWSBOYS. Additionally she will sing in LITTLE LAMB.

Balloon Girl auditioning child; non-speaking

Clarence the Clarinet Boy or Vladimir and his Virtuoso Violin auditioning child; non-speaking (Should come with instrument to audition)

Tap Dancing Urchin roadside kid; non-speaking and must be able to tap (Should come prepared with a 30 second tap routine for audition)
Little Boy Scout another roadside kid; non-speaking

SENIOR COMPANY ROLES

Outside of the named roles below, our ensemble will perform as various characters including Mothers of Auditioners, Danity June’s Dancers, Military Dancers, Farm Boys, TOREADORABLES, GYPSY’S STRIP ROUTINE. Actors may play more than one role.

Momma Rose is 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. Comic timing a must. Strong belter – Mezzo/Alto with good low notes.

Herbie the 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. Strong acting role. A Baritone.

Middle June 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 and tap. Must be able to harmonize. NOTE: Middle June will perform in SEATTLE TO LOS ANGLES, LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU (Newsboy Version) and MILITARY ROUTINE. Middle June will perform Middle Louise on their off night.

Middle Lousie 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. Must be able to harmonize. NOTE: Baby June will perform in Middle June will perform in SEATTLE TO LOS ANGLES, LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU (Newsboy Version) and MILITARY ROUTINE. Additionally she will sing in LITTLE LAMB. Middle June will perform Middle Louise on their off night.

Dainty June 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, tap, belt and have harmony skills preferred. NOTE: Dainty June will perform the role from MILITARY ROUTINE on.

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. 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. Mezzo (needs light sound for LITTLE LAMB and belt for LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU and must harmonize). NOTE: Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee will perform the role from MILITARY ROUTINE on.

Tulsa 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.

L.A. one of Dainty June’s chorus boys.

Yonkers one of Dainty June’s chorus boys.

Angie one of Dainty June’s chorus boys.

Dressy Tessie Tura (20s-40s) a stripper just past her prime. Ballet training helpful.

Mazeppa a stripper just past her prime. Trumpet playing skills would be outstanding but not required.

Electra a stripper just past her prime. Quieter than her counterparts but her costume is wired with lights, allowing her to “shine” without working up a sweat. Ditzy and sweet.

Agnes one of Madame Roses’ Toreadorables and Hollywood Blondes.

Marjorie May one of Madame Roses’ Toreadorables and Hollywood Blondes.

Dolores one of Madame Roses’ Toreadorables and Hollywood Blondes.

Thelma one of Madame Roses’ Toreadorables and Hollywood Blondes.

Gail one of Madame Roses’ Toreadorables and Hollywood Blondes.

Uncle Jocko Vaudeville master of ceremonies.

Georgie Jocko’s assistant.

Pop Rose’s father.

Weber theatre manager in Los Angeles.

Kringelin the put upon manager of a hotel.

Mr. Goldstone Booking agent for the Orpheum Theater Circuit. Chaplin-like skills a must never speaks.

Cigar rather aggressive owner of a burlesque theatre, Classic character part.

Pastey Wichita’s Cigar stage manager.

Kringelein hotel manager in Akron.

Miss Cratchitt secretary at Grantziger’s Palace. A sassy character actress.

The Announcer introduces Gypsy across the country.

Renée Louise’s maid.

Phil Louise’s press agent.

Bourgeron-Cochon photographer.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will primarily be held at Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850.  Some rehearsals will be held at The Pump House and The Cottage (both located minutes from Elwood Smith Center). A Full rehearsal schedule with dates and locations will be provided during the initial rehearsals.

Sunday, December 10                                      4:30-8:30

Monday, December 11                                   6:30-9:00

Wednesday, December 13                              6:30-9:00

Sunday, December 17                                     4:30-8:30

Monday, December 18                                   6:30-9:00

Wednesday, December 20                              6:30-9:00

Sunday, January 7                                          4:30-8:30

Monday, January 8                                         6:30-9:00

Wednesday, January 10                                 6:30-9:00

Sunday, January 14                                        4:30-8:30

Monday, January 15                                       6:30-9:00

Wednesday, January 17                                 6:30-9:00

Monday, January 22                                       6:30-9:00

Wednesday, January 24                                 6:30-9:00

Sunday, January 28                                        4:30-8:30

Monday, January 29                                       6:30-8:30

Wednesday, January 31                                 6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 4                                        4:30-8:30

Monday, February 5                                       6:30-9:00

Sunday, February 18                                      4:30-8:30

Monday, February 19                                     6:30-9:00

Wednesday, February 21                               6:30-9:00

TECH

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Sunday, February 25                                                        4:00-10:00

Monday, February 26                                                       5:00-10:00

Tuesday, February 27                                                       5:00-10:00

Wednesday, February 28                                                 5:00-10:00

Thursday, March 1                                                            5:00-10:00

PERFORMANCES

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, March 2                                              7:00pm

Saturday, March 3                                          1:00pm and 7:00pm

Sunday, March 4                                             1:00pm

CONFLICTS

Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal.


Ovations_LMCircleDISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR

Book by Doug Wright|Music by Alan Menken|Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater

Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production & motion picture featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music 

Featuring OVATIONS JUNIOR COMPANY Grades 3-9

Directed by Darnell Patrick Morris

Choreographed by Rick Westerkamp

Music Direction by Arielle Bayer

CLICK HERE to reserve your audition slot

CLICK HERE to download and print the DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR paperwork

AUDITION INFO

Auditions will be held on Friday, January 26 6:00-9:00pm at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to Ovations Theatre.  If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. All auditionees, even if they have auditioned for or participated in an OVATIONS THEATRE production, must bring a current photo and resume. Anyone not available to audition on Friday, January 26 6:00-9:00pm should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

AUDITION PREPARATION

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember sheet music must be printed off and hole punched into a three-ring binder in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.  NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 27 12:00-5:00pm at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.                 

CAST LIST

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, January 27 at 7:00pm. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 10am on Sunday, January 28.

STUDENT TUITION

Tuition for DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR is $950. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com prior to auditioning.

ROLES

Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter of seven, and an avid collector of human artifacts; though often rebellious, Ariel has a big heart filled with curiosity, stubbornness, and innocence; willing to give up her most prized possessions for a chance to be human.

Prince Eric A prince whose qualities are every bit as regal as they are genial; full of charm and valor, Eric is willing to denounce his place on the throne in order to find someone to love.

Sebastian The royal court composer, he is tasked to watch over Ariel; speaking with a Caribbean dialect, he is a sensitive suck-up and a true friend.

Ursala a sinister sea witch and King Triton’s sister whose manipulative tactics are as sticky as her extended tentacles; while she is menacing, she also has a great sense of humor and cares deeply for her henchmen, Floatsam and Jetsam.

King Triton King of the Sea and Ariel’s father, who is adamant against the dangers the human world brings; on the surface he seems like a strict and stubborn monarch, but deep down he is a harried single father whose only care is for the safety of his daughters and his world.

Flounder Ariel’s closest and most faithful friend, a tropical reef fish; although he’s tiny and scares easily, his enthusiasm is as big as the ocean.

Scuttle An eccentric seagull and friend of Ariel’s; a self-proclaimed human expert, though in reality he knows very little and is often making up words. Tap dance skills are a plus.

Gimsby Prince Eric’s faithful servant, right hand man, and friend; while he is earnest, he is also gentle and clumsy; serves as the prince’s moral compass and almost worships Eric.

Chef Louis The hot-tempered, French, over the top head chef of the palace; particularly fond of fish dishes.

Floatsam/Jetsam Ursula’s eel minions and spies; true partners in crime, both are cunning, manipulative, intelligent, and evil.

Carlotta Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace and Ariel’s greatest human ally. This non-singing role needs to be warm and maternal to make Ariel feel welcome.

Pilot The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric’s ship. This nautical expert entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea.

Sailors The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric’s ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm.

Seahorse The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton.

Mersisters The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass.

Sea Creatures The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton’s court.

Gulls The Gulls are Scuttle’s flock of zany “back-up singers” who help explain human stuff to Ariel.

Chefs The Chefs are Chef Louis’s assistants.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will primarily be held at Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850.  Some rehearsals will be held at The Pump House and The Cottage (both located minutes from Elwood Smith Center). A Full rehearsal schedule with dates and locations will be provided during the initial rehearsals. Rehearsals will be held once a week based on actor conflicts.

Thursday, February 1                   6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 4                      12:30-3:30

Thursday, February 8                   6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 11                    12:30-3:30

Thursday, February 15                 6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 18                    12:30-3:30

Thursday, February 22                 6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 25                    12:30-3:30

Wednesday, March 7                    6:30-8:30

Sunday, March 11                         12:30-3:30

Wednesday, March 14                  6:30-8:30

Thursday, March 15                      6:30-8:30

Sunday, March 18                         12:30-3:30

Wednesday, March 21                  6:30-8:30

Thursday, March 22                      6:30-8:30

Sunday, April 1                             12:30-3:30

Wednesday, April 4                      6:30-8:30

Thursday, April 5                          6:30-8:30

Saturday, April 7                          12:30-3:30

Sunday, April 8                             12:30-3:30

Thursday, April 12                        6:30-8:30

Saturday, April 14                        12:30-3:30

Sunday, April 15                           12:30-3:30

TECH

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Monday, April 16                          5:00-9:00

Tuesday, April 17                          5:00-9:00

Wednesday, April 18                    5:00-9:00

Thursday, April 19                        5:00-9:30

PERFORMANCES

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, April 22 at 2pm

CONFLICTS

Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal.


ANNOUNCING OUR 2017-2018 SEASON
Once again we at OVATIONS THEATRE have endeavored to create a season that will push the envelope artistically by immersing ourselves in thought-provoking theatre. In a time where elements in our society are trying to silence art, it is important to give our students not only a distraction from tough circumstances around them but also empower them with a voice- A voice that will be heard and celebrated. In addition to our fantastic season we are excited to share our newly formed JUNIOR COMPANY and SENIOR COMPANY. 

 

 

SENIOR COMPANY:

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Jason Robert Brown’s PARADE
Auditions September 2017 | Performances December 1, 2 and 3, 2017

 

 

 

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Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim’s GYPSY
Auditions December 2017 | Performances March 2, 3, 4 2018

 

 

 

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Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY
Auditions March 2018 | Performances June 15, 16 and 17, 2018

 

 

JUNIOR COMPANY: 

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Andrew Lippa’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART (Grades 3-9)
Auditions September 2017 | Performances January 19, 20 and 21 2018

 

 

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Alan Mencken’s DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR (Grades 3-9) Auditions January 2018 | Performances April 20, 21, 22 2018