GYPSY, The Barley Sheaf Players, 03/10/2018

Theater: The Barley Sheaf Players
Theater Website:
Theater Phone: (610) 363-7075

Start date of auditions: 03/10/2018

Audition Dates: Saturday, 3/10/18 from 11am to 1:30pm, Children’s Audition Only*
Sunday, 3/11/18 from 2pm to 4:30pm, Adults Only
Monday, 3/12/18 from 7 to 9:30pm, Adults
*Children who are being considered for casting may be called in for the 3/12/18 audition night which is determined by the director, Greg Morton.

Children need to attend the man audition for Children set on 3/10/18 and be available possibly for the 3/12/18 audition night if being considered for a role, Adults only need to attend one of the above audition dates mentioned (3/11 or 3/12/18). No appointments are necessary. You should plan to spend about 2 hours at the theater for auditions (perhaps a little more or less, depending on turnout).
Auditions will consist of singing a prepared song with provided accompanist ( no acapella songs will be considered) cold readings from the script and dance/movement.

If you have any questions about auditions, you may e-mail the director at

Show Synopsis
Gypsy is a 1959 musical that tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her “ultimate show business mother” who started performing in the vaudevile circuit in the early 1920’s. Rose, the stage mother, and her two daughters Dainty June and Louise are featured early as the story unfolds and you see how much Rose is determined to have her daughter Dainty June be a STAR. Well as in life, plans do not always turn out as you would like and Rose and her by now intended (Herbie) have to adjust their plans for Dainty June and turn their attention to a now older Louise (soon to become Gypsy Rose Lee) to now be the STAR. With music by Jule Styne and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents we get musical gems like: Some People, Small World, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, All I Need Is The Girl, Let Me Entertain You, Together, Wherever We Go, Rose’s Turn and Everything’s Coming Up Roses. Gypsy has been referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and has been made into film and and TV productions and many revivals on and off of Broadway. Gypsy is a wonderful theater experience that tells the history of vaudevile and how one woman can be transformed into a totally different vision of what one dominating person could never have imagined.

Cast requirements:
Number of Women: 10 (ages 21 to 60’s)
Number of Men: 6 (ages 21 to 60’s)
Number of Girls: 2 (ages near 8 to 12yrs old for Dainty June/Louise), 2 older teens who can play young adult roles (Dainty June and especially Louise)
Number of Boys: 4 (ages near 8 to 12 yrs old)

Character Descriptions: See the Barley Sheaf Players website

Rehearsals for Gypsy will be Sunday Afternoons at 2pm, Monday and Wednesday Evenings at 7pm. Tech rehearsals will most likely be held on Sunday, May 27th, Monday, May 28th * this is Memorial Day Evening, Tues, May 29th and Weds, May, 30th, and Thursday, May 31st is the off night prior to opening on Friday, June 1st. Please bring a list of any conflicts you may have to auditions.

Performances will be held on 6/1,6/2,6/8,6/9,6/15,6/16,6/22,6/23 all at 8:00pm and 6/10, 6/17 all at 2:00 pm. (If there is great interest in the show selling well we will consider adding one more show to this schedule of performances but will poll the cast as soon as we determine if there is a need.

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts, web development and digital marketing abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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