CASTING

The WICK THEATRE 

ANNOUNCES OPEN CALL FOR 

“MAMMA MIA” & “GYPSY”

Performers sought for both “Mamma Mia” and “Gypsy” at The Wick Theatre for their 2021-22 season.   ALL Roles to be cast. 

Video Auditions Being Accepted Email: WickCasting2122@theWick.org

Audition Dates:

Thursday July 22 OPEN CALL 

10am – 1:30pm Female Dancer/Singers

2:30-5:30pm Male Dancer/Singers

5:30-7pm Dancer Callbacks

Friday July 23 OPEN CALL

10am -1:30pm Male and Female Singers/Movers for Ensemble & Principal roles

2:30-5:30pm Male and Female Singers/Movers for Ensemble & Principal roles

5:30-7:00pm Singer/Movers/Principal Callbacks

ALL FINAL CALLBACKS will be held on Saturday July 24 from 10-6pm

Sides and Music from the particular shows will be provided for Callbacks.

Accompanist provided for all auditions

LOCATION:   The Wick Theatre 7901 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487

Please prepare 16-32 bars of similar style music for each show.

Please bring Character shoes, Athletic shoes/dance sneakers and Tap shoes.   For “Mamma Mia” women should bring heels.

MAMMA MIA

Director – Larry Raben,  Musical Director – Paul Tine

Choreographer – Stephen Casey

Seeking strong actors, singers, and dancers of all ethnicities, genders, and types for “Mamma Mia!”  

All actors must have incredibly strong pop voices.

Donna – 40s, earthy and unpretentious, strong exterior and resolve, but peppered with complex vulnerabilities.  Seeking all ethnicities. OFFER PENDING.  

Sophie – 20.  Very much Donna’s daughter in that she is strong willed and earthy. She still retains the romantic notions of love that Donna has lost.  Seeking all ethnicities.

Tanya – late 30s to early 50s – wealthy, socialite, very conscious of her appearance, uses her looks and sexiness to get things she wants. Former member of the Donna and the Dynamos 70’s singing group, she must sing harmony well and be great with comedy and have strong dance abilities. Seeking all ethnicities.

Rosie – late 30s to early 50s – sassy and funny. Cookbook author.  Former member of the Donna and the Dynamos 70’s singing group, she must sing harmony well and be great with comedy. Seeking all ethnicities.

Harry Bright – 40s – British banker, a bit of an uptight stuffed shirt – he has lost the internal freedom that he once had when he was the “Head Banger” rocker who loved Donna. Wealthy.  Being on vacation reignites the optimist he once was.  Guitar skills a plus. Seeking all ethnicities.

Bill Austin – 40s – Aussie adventurer and author. Brawny outdoorsman with a giant zest for life. Crocodile Dundee meets Bear Grylis. Seeking all ethnicities.

Sam Carmichael – 40’s – American, successful architect. Self-possessed, honest, open, compassionate, and practical. Still very much in love with Donna. Pop Bari-tenor role.  Seeking all ethnicities.

Sky – Late 20s – Fresh faced and fit, guileless and open, he is self confident and will speak up when he feels strongly about something. Is deeply in love with Sophie. Seeking all ethnicities.

Pepper – 20s – . Pepper and Eddie are Sky’s friends who help run the hotel. Pepper is charming, loves older women, and is always flirting. Break dancing or Acrobatic skills a plus. Seeking all ethnicities.

Eddie – 20s –  Eddie and Pepper are Sky’s friends who help run the hotel. Eddie is laid-back and easygoing. Must be a good mover/dancer.  Seeking all ethnicities.

Lisa and Ali – 20’s – Sophie’s best friends and bridesmaids.  Likable and good with comedy.  Must dance and have strong voices. Seeking all ethnicities.

Ensemble of 4 Male and 4 Female strong dancers/singers.

ALL CAST MEMBERS WILL SING BACK-UP VOCALS WHEN NOT ON STAGE.

Plot:

Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. This jukebox musical comedy utilizes the incredible catalogue of Abba songs. 

GYPSY

Director – Larry Raben,  Musical Director TBA

Choreographer TBA

Speculated to be the greatest of all American musicals, GYPSY tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.

GYPSY CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 

Momma Rose (40 – 55) The ultimate stage mother. Lives her life vicariously through her two daughters, whom she’s put into show business. She is loud, brash, pushy and single- minded, but at times can be doting and charming. Her voice is the ultimate powerful Broadway belt. Must move well. Comic timing a must.

Baby June (age 9-10) is a Shirley Temple-like up-and-coming vaudeville star, and Rose’s youngest daughter. Her onstage demeanor is sugary-sweet, cute, and precocious.  Strong child singer, strong dancer. Mezzo. 

Young Louise (about 12) Rose’s oldest daughter. She is shy, awkward, a little sad and subdued; she doesn’t have the confidence of her sister. Strong acting skills needed. Must be able to dance. Mezzo singer. 

Herbie (40-50) agent for Rose’s children and Rose’s boyfriend and a possible husband number 4. He has a heart of gold but also has the power to defend the people he loves with strength. Minimum dance. Baritone range.  Strong acting role.  Doubles as Uncle Jocko in opening scene.

Dainty June (16-24) Baby June as a teenager. The older she gets, the less she enjoys being her mother’s trained monkey. Must dance very well including tap. Broadway alto belt. 

Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee (18 – 25) Baby Louise as a teenager, who grows up to be Gypsy Rose Lee. Must have very strong movement skills, and strong acting skills transforming from an awkward teen to the star Gypsy Rose Lee.

Dressy Tessie Tura 30s-40s) a burlesque dancer just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance, ballet training helpful.  A course broad who’s been around the block. Very funny. 

Mazeppa (30s-40s) a burlesque dancer just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Alto Belt), strong movement/dance, powerful character. A burlesque dancer who’s tough and physically intimidating. Basic trumpet playing skills would be ideal.  Very funny.

Electra (30s-40s) a burlesque dancer just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance. Ditzy and sweet. Very funny.

Cratchitt (over 20, any gender) the production assistant for the Grantzinger theater, N.Y.C. Comedic role. 

• Children’s Ensemble (ages 10 -12) Boys and girls. Baby June’s back up dancers and singers. Ability of one child to play accordion or clarinet a plus. Must sing and dance. 

• Young Women’s Ensemble (ages 16 – 30) singer/dancers who act as both the back up dancers for Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee and perform in a large burlesque number in the second act. Strong dancers. 

Agnes (20-30) one of the women’s dancing chorus, strong comic skills required. 

Newsboys Men’s Ensemble (ages 16-30)  Must be very strong dancers and singers and be able to handle dialogue. 

Tulsa (age 17 – 25) Boy-next-door type. Strives to break out of the troupe with an act of his own. Sings and dances “All I Need Is the Girl.” Extremely strong dancer in all styles of show dance including tap. Good singer, charming, very athletic and handsome young man. High Baritone. 

Kringelin (adult male character over 35) the put upon manager of a hotel.

Mr. Goldstone (any age over 30) Booking agent for the Orpheum Theater Circuit. Chaplin-like skills a must never speaks. 

Cigar (adult male, age 30-50) rather aggressive owner of a burlesque theatre. Classic character part. • Pastey (adult, either gender) Cigar’s stage manager.