FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, please… Press Contact: Mike Ceceri
April 19, 2010 (978) 232-7200 x 7222
I get so excited when baystateparent gets press releases for auditions. I always wanted to do more theatre when I was a child, and I think it's so great when I see opportunities for young performers. Check out these May 15th auditions.
Carrie Wattu, editor
NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE
SEEKS LOCAL YOUNG PERFORMERS FOR
‘GYPSY’ and the ‘JOSEPH’’ CHILDRENS CHOIR!
AUDITIONS SET FOR MAY 15, 2010
~ Also seeking a small dog and lamb for GYPSY! ~
Beverly, MA-- The award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is auditioning young performers between the ages of 5 & 15 for various speaking and non-speaking roles for its upcoming productions of GYPSY starring Vicki Lewis (“News Radio”) and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT staring Anthony Fedorov (“American Idol”).
Auditions will be held for both GYPSY and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on Saturday May 15 from 10 am – 2 pm. Dancing callbacks for GYPSY will follow at 3 pm. Everyone auditioning MUST be available for all rehearsal and performance dates. No exceptions will be made.
Rehearsals: June 23 – July 5, 2010.
Performances: July 6–25, 2010.
Exact schedule will be available at the audition
BABY JUNE: Must look 5-7 years old. No taller than 55 inches. Dynamite performer. Excellent dancer, tap dancer, singer and actress. Must be able to twirl batons, and do a cartwheel and spilt. Pointe-work also a plus. Effervescent, personable and shrewd.
BABY LOUISE: Must look 7-9 years old. No taller than 57 inches. Must dance and sing. Quiet, shy, confused and extremely naive.
NEWSBOYS: Must look no older than 10 years. No taller than 57 inches. Must sing and dance EXTREMELY well. Each boy must have a “specialty” such as exceptional tap dancing or gymnastics or tumbling. Lots of personality and charm a plus.
BALLOON GIRL: Must look no older than 12 years. No taller than 57 inches. Extremely pretty, demure and cunning. No singing or dancing experience necessary.
UNCLE JOCKO CONTESTANTS: Seeking boys and girls who play instruments or have novelty talents. Must look no older than 14 years and no taller than 5 feet. EACH MUST HAVE a special vaudeville style talent such as playing the accordion, clarinet, toe dancing, juggling etc. No singing necessary.
ANIMALS NEEDED FOR GYPSY
A DOG TO PLAY CHOWSIE: Extremely small breed dogs only. No larger than 10lbs. Each candidate must be able to be picked up and carried with ease. Must be docile, cute and people/child friendly.
A LAMB: The smaller the better. A runt of the litter would be perfect. Lamb will be carried (or walked) on-stage as well as being handed off to various actors throughout the show. Must be docile, cute and people friendly.
Pet owners can bring their dogs and lambs to the auditions anytime between 10 am and 2pm on Saturday May 15, 2010.
AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Rehearsals: July 20 – August 2, 2010.
Performances : August 3–22, 2010.
Exact schedule will be available at the audition.
‘JOSEPH’ KIDS CHORUS: Seeking 15 - 20 super talented kids ages 7 – 12 who are under 4'6" tall. Those auditioning must sing well and have exceptional stage presence. No dancing is required, but must move well and be able to take directions. All ethnicities are highly encouraged to audition.
All those auditioning for singing roles in GYPSY and JOSPEH should bring a non-returnable recent photo. Also, please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song of their choice (please bring sheet music), or be prepared to sing a simple song such as “Happy Birthday.” A pianist will be provided. All those auditioning for GYPSY should also bring appropriate dancewear and footwear.
There are no fees involved to be in either production. All auditions will be held in NSMT’s Theatre Arts and Education Building behind the theatre at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA. For specific directions, please visit our website: www.nsmt.org. For more information email NorthShoreMusicTheatre@nsmt.org or call (978) 232-7200.
Since 1955, NSMT is one of the most attended theatres in New England, with approximately 250,000 patrons annually. NSMT has a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement. NSMT has received numerous industry awards including Elliot Norton Awards, IRNE Awards, the Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors’ Equity, and the Moss Hart Award. Under new ownership in 2010, NSMT continues to annually produce a musical subscription series and an annual production of A Christmas Carol along with celebrity concerts and children’s programming.