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Gypsy Character Descriptions and Principal Audition Sides

gypsy logo145x72Principal audition sides are now available for Gypsy!  Download and learn the sides for the parts you are interested in.
 
  • For In-Person Auditions - After you have done your general audtion, you may be asked to stay for call backs.  If you are asked to callbacks you will be asked to perform one of these sides.  Do not perform these sides as part of your general audition.  Your general audition should be a song and a monologue from a show MST is not producing this year.  These sides are for callbacks only. 
  • Recorded Auditions - If you are submitting a recorded audition, you should include recordings of you performing sides for all parts for which you wish to be considered, in addition to your general audition song and monologue.   Your general audition should be a song and a monologue from a show MST is not producing this year
 
For a pdf of Gypsy characters,  descriptions, and links to their sides, click here.  Otherwise just click on the name of individual characters below for their sides.
 
If a character does not have a link there is no side for that part and casting will be based off general auditions.  
 
Character Range Description
Mama Rose Low F to C The Mother.  Rose is  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 Rose's manager.  Reluctant manager of the 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.
L.A. G to G Singing and dancing member of the "Farm Boys".  Teenager
Yonkers G to G Singing and dancing member of the "Farm Boys".  Teenager
Angie G to G Singing and dancing member of the "Farm Boys". Teenager
Tessie Tura   C# to D Flat An experienced and wisened Burlesque performer.  Specialty - Ballet stripper.  Ballet skills optional.
Mazeppa G (below middle C) to B Flat An experienced and wisened Burlesque performer.  Specialty - Trumpet stripper.  Trumpet skills optional.
Electra   B Flat to D An experienced and wisened Burlesque performer.  Specialty - Lightbulb stripper.  Electrical experience not required.
Uncle Jocko non-singing Vaudeville master of ceremonies at a weekly kiddee talent show.  Hates stage mothers. Would rather be drinking.
Georgie non-singing ]ocko' s assistant 
Balloon Girl (non-speaking) Auditioning child. 9 to 12 years old.
Clarinet Boy [Oarence] (non-speaking) non-singing Auditioning child. 9 to 12 years old.
Pop non-singing Rose's father.  He does not believe that she or the girls will ever amount to anything.
Rich Man (non-speaking) non-singing Driver of a touring car.  
Rich Man's Son (non-speaking) E to E Driver's son. Kidnapped by Rose. Singing and dancing member of the Newsboys.
Tap Dancing Urchin (non-speaking) E to E Roadside kid. Kidnapped by Rose. Singing and dancing member of the Newsboys.
Little Boy Scout (non-speaking) E to E Another roadside kid. Kidnapped by Rose. Singing and dancing member of the Newsboys.
Other Newsboys E to E
Weber non-singing Theatre manager in Los Angeles.  Does not want to hire the act.
Kringelein non-singing Hotel manager in Akron.  Has seen all of the tricks show-biz people play.
Mr. Goldstone non-singing Representative of the Orpheum Circuit.  Books the act.
Miss Cratchitt   non-singing Secretary at Grantziger's Palace.  Has no patience for "small-time" acts or pushy mothers.
Agnes G to G Singing and dancing member of the "Hollywood Blondes".  Does not need to be blonde.
Marjorie May G to G Singing and dancing member of the "Hollywood Blondes".  Does not need to be blonde. Teenager
Dolores G to G Singing and dancing member of the "Hollywood Blondes".  Does not need to be blonde. Teenager
Thelma (non-speaking) G to G Singing and dancing member of the "Hollywood Blondes".  Does not need to be blonde. Teenager
Gail (non-speaking) G to G Singing and dancing member of the "Hollywood Blondes".  Does not need to be blonde. Teenager
Cigar non-singing Burlesque theatre manager in Wichita.  One step ahead of the cops.
Pastey non-singing Burlesque Stage manager in Wichita.  Has seen it all.
Offstage Announcer  non-singing Introduces Gypsy across the country 
Renee non-singing Louise's maid 
Phil non-singing Louise's press agent.  Big time.
Bourgeron-Cochon non-singing Famouse French Photographer 
Auditioning Kids non-singing  9 to 12 years old.
Mothers of Auditioning Kids non-singing
Boy Scouts non-singing
Hotel Guests non-singing
Restaurant Wait Staff non-singing
Front of Cow Wears Cow Costume in the act
Rear of Cow Wears Cow Costume in the act
Stagehands at Grantziger's  non-singing
Other Strippers non-singing
Backstage Figures non-singing
Showgirls non-singing
 
 

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