GYPSY

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AUDITIONS

Gallery Players announces auditions for the first show of the 50th Anniversary Season – GYPSY. This is an Equity Showcase production (approval pending). Times are as follows:

Wednesday, July 27: 7:00 – 10:00pm  (Open call)

Thursday, July 28: 7:00 – 10:00pm (Adult appointments)

Friday, July 29: 7:00 – 10:00pm (Open call)

Saturday, July 30: 9:30am – 2:00pm (Callbacks)

Please prepare 16 bars of any up-tempo song. Limited appts are available by sending materials toauditions@galleryplayers.com. We urge you to attend the open calls.

GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.

 

Breakdown

Character Range Description
Rose Low F to C The ultimate “stage mother”, aggressive and domineering, pushing her children to perform.
Baby June Eb – Eb Rose’s baby daughter.  An extroverted, talented child star.  Approx 9 to 10 years old
Baby Louise Eb – Eb Rose’s other baby daughter and June’s introverted, shy older sister.  Approx 10 to 12 years old
June A flat to D The older version of June.  15 – 16 years old. Pretty, talented and frustrated with Mom’s domination.
Louise C sharp to E flat The older version of Louise.  Shy and loyal.  At Mom’s prodding, she becomes the famous stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee.  Approx – 17 to 18
Herbie Baritone Candy salesman and reluctant manager of Rose’s act.  Loves Rose and the girls, but his patience has limits.
Tulsa F to G Singing and dancing member of the “Farm Boys”.  Dreams of having his own act with his special girl. Approx 17 years old.
Farmboys G to G Singing and dancing members of the “Farm Boys”.  Teenagers
Tessie Tura C# to D Flat An experienced and “cultured” Burlesque performer.  Stripping specialty is Ballet, although those skills are not required.
Mazeppa G (below middle C) to B Flat An experienced and brash Burlesque performer.  Stripping specialty uses a Trumpet.
Electra B Flat to D An experienced and feminine Burlesque performer.  Stripping specialty uses electricity.
Boys E to E Kidnapped by Rose. Singing and dancing members of the Newsboys.
Hollywood Blondes G to G Singing and dancing members of the “Hollywood Blondes”.  Does not need to be blonde.
Ensemble non-singing will play many extra roles (some speaking) including stagehands, Uncle Jocko, Pop, Showgirls, Strippers, Secretary, Hotel Owner, Producer, etc.

Callback Sides

Tulsa – All I Need is the Girl
Baby June and Baby Louise – Rose’s Entrance
Hollywood Blondes – Toreadorables
Mazeppa, Electra, Tessie, Showgirls, Mothers – You Gotta Get a Gimmick
Louise – Little Lamb and Gypsy Strip Routine (not shy, but with confidence)
June – Farm Sequence and Broadway
Farmboys – Broadway- Male Ensemble
Rose – Rose’s Turn or Everything’s Coming Up Roses
Newsboys – Baby June and Her Newsboys
Herbie – Wherever We Go

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 17 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 18 at 3:00pm (GalleryTalks following performance)

Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 23 at 8:00pm (Alumni night)
Saturday, September 24 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 25 at 3:00pm

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 30 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 1 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 2 at 3:00pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 7 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 9 at 3:00pm

 

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Producer: Jonathan King
Director: Mark Harborth
Choreographer: Jerry Mittelhauser
Music Director: Kevin White
Set: Adam Crinson
Lights: Scott Cally
Costumes: Joey Haws
Props: Roxanne Goodby
Sound: Ian O’Laughlin
Stage Manager: Laurel Detkin
Asst. Stage Manager: James Mosser

2015-16 Season Staffing Opportunities

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier, award-winning Off-Off Broadway theater, is seeking Designers and Staff for their 49th Season which includes: GODSPELL (Sept 12-Oct 4), The Piano Lesson (Oct 24-Nov 8), It Runs in the Family (Dec 5-Dec 20), Seussical  (Jan 30-Feb 21), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Mar 12-Mar 27), In the Heights (Apr 23-May 15) and the 19th Annual Black Box New Play Festival (June 2-June 26). We are seeking talented and resourceful Designers for Set, Costumes, Lighting, Props and Sound. We are also accepting resumes from capable Producers, Assoc. Producers, Stage Managers and Asst. Stage Managers for all shows. Interested Designers must be capable of executing their design with help from a volunteer staff and Gallery’s resources. There is a small stipend for all positions. Send materials ASAP to designstaff@galleryplayers.com.

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, talented, self-starting people who are willing and able to work in an Off-Off Broadway setting. The Gallery Players operates under the Equity NYC Showcase code.

Producers will be expected to supervise a production from the choosing of a director through opening night, making sure that each show meets our high standards and comes in within budget.

Designers: Though Gallery does have Volunteers to help with everything from building and hanging to ushering and concessions, it is ultimately the designer’s job to make sure the design is executed.

Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers can be either Equity or Non-Equity.

Please indicate which shows particularly interest you.

The Peanut Gallery 2016

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Taught by professional theatre artists, the PEANUT GALLERY is devoted to musical theatre, personal expression, and self confidence. Children will learn the basics of singing and dancing, as well as what it means to participate and contribute to a group. Through story-telling, theatre games, art projects and performance, and with the guidance of the talented instructors, kids will not only have fun but will increase their own expressiveness and positive self image. During one spectacular week of Peanut Gallery, they will create and perform their own original show with songs from Broadway musicals on the stage of Gallery Players 99 seat theater!

 

2016 CAMP SESSIONS

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm*

July 18-22 (Entering Grades 1-3)
July 25-29 (Entering Grades 1-3)
August 1-5 (Entering Grades 4-6) NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENROLLMENTS
August 8-12 (Entering Grades 4-6)

*Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:45am, and pick up no later than 2:15pm.

End of session performance times to be announced.

Bring your own lunch. Water will be provided.

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TUITION FOR ONE WEEK OF CLASSES:

Early Bird Registration $299 (Before April 30th)
General Registration: $325
After Care: $125*
*Mon-Thurs only, 2pm-6pm subject to interest and availability

TO REGISTER EMAIL PEANUTS@GALLERYPLAYERS.COM THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

Child’s name
Grade in Fall 2016
Age
Parent name
Street address including city/state/zip
Phone
E-mail address
Which week(s) you are registering for
Method of Payment

Upon receipt we will email you instructions on how to pay for your registration online (use the code PGTWEET on or before April 30th for discount) or by check.

We reserve the right to cancel classes if enrollment is too low to run. In this case, we will give you two weeks notice and a full refund.

Seeking House Managers

House Manager positions available

The House Manager oversees all audience-related tasks, including the operation of the box office and concession stand by volunteer ushers and the opening and closing of the house, as well as processes cash intake and evening reports. Needed for performances only, plus training. Performances are Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. (The last two Saturdays of each production have 2pm and 8pm perfs.) Looking for an individual who can commit to a minimum of 4 performances. Small stipend pay available.

If interested please e-mail letter of interest and/or resume with HOUSE MANAGER in the subject line to volunteer@galleryplayers.com.

Volunteer at The Gallery Players

Be a part of The Gallery Players by volunteering! With 8 productions every season, there’s a lot that you can help with, and there are some great benefits. Here’s what we need:

  • Set Building/Painting Volunteers (previous experience not required; lunch provided)
  • Box Office Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Concessions Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Raffle and Mailing List Sign-Up Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Audition Monitors (free Thursday show admission included)
  • Postcard distribution Volunteers (free Thursday show admission included)

To inquire about any of these Volunteers positions, please e-mail volunteer(at)galleryplayers.com.