Methow Valley Theater will stage the classic musical Gypsy as its 2015 spring production, and will begin auditioning soon for a variety of roles.
Auditions will be held on Nov. 2, 3, and 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. each day at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Cast selections will be made by Thanksgiving, and rehearsals will begin in early January 2015. The show is scheduled for March 19-29 on the Community Center stage.
All ages are encouraged to audition. A Methow Valley Theater press release describes Gypsy as “a very family friendly show” that includes children and teens singing and dancing.
There are several male and female leads as well as many supporting roles such as strippers, orphans, Boy Scouts, walk-ons and extras. People are also needed to work on other aspects of the production such as sets, lighting and music.
Gypsy is a 1959 musical, loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and contains classic songs such as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Together (Wherever we go),” “Small World,” “Some People,” and “Let Me Entertain You.”
“This show has the most powerful music, brilliant script and memorable characters I’ve ever seen or heard on a stage. I’ve been waiting a long time to do this show and I’m totally jazzed,” said director Nadine Van Hees. Choreographer Jody Love said she is looking forward to working with the young people and production numbers.
Music and script selections that will be used can be obtained by calling Van Hees at (509) 429-0454.