'Gypsy' auditions announced

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. CDT

OGLESBY — Children’s auditions for the Illinois Valley Community College theatre department production of the musical “Gypsy” will be Jan. 22 with a second round of auditions for adults and teenagers Jan. 23. The director and choreographer will be Don Grant Zellmer.

Children 13 and under will audition at 4 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Cultural Centre followed by auditions for adults and teenagers 14 and older at 4 p.m. Jan. 23.

Roles are open to all members of the community. Zellmer emphasized "Gypsy" is a large cast show with opportunities for performers of many ages, including mature performers. Technical (sound and lighting) as well as crew and backstage opportunities are also available.

Participants should prepare a song and bring sheet music (accompanist provided) or CD accompaniment. Additional music will be taught, as well as choreography. Registration in advance of auditions is not necessary but audition forms can be filled out in advance by going to www.ivcc.edu/theatre and clicking on the Auditions link. For information, email Don_Zellmer@ivcc.edu.

"Gypsy" will be produced by David A. Kuester with music direction by Norman Engstrom and technical direction by Jenna Stinson. The musical plays April 10-13 in the Cultural Centre.

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