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                      Spring Semester 2014


IVCC Theatre Department Announces Auditions for “Gypsy” Open To Community and Students of All Ages.


The IVCC Theatre Department, which has performed in various venues over the past two seasons due to the construction of the new technical building, will once again take the Cultural Center stage at IVCC for the spring musical, “Gypsy.”


Director Don Grant Zellmer commented, “We wanted our first show back in the theatre to be big--and ‘Gypsy’ seemed to just step forward as a classic, powerful, and well-known show. It also seemed a natural choice as we’ve been performing all over the place--like gypsies.” 


“Gypsy” has been hailed as “the perfect musical” by critics, and showcases the true story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her transformation from an awkward child performer in Vaudeville to the world’s most famous Burlesque strip tease artist. Her domineering stage mother, Rose, was originally played by Ethel Merman on Broadway, and the showcase of hit tunes include “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You,” and many other recognizable hits.


Auditions for children 13 and under will be Wednesday, January 22 at 4pm in the IVCC Cultural Center. There will be a second round of auditions for adults and teenagers 14 and older on Thursday January 23 at 4pm. Auditions are open to all members of the community, and Zellmer stressed that “Gypsy” is a large cast show, so there are many opportunities for performers of many ages, including mature performers. Technical (sound and lighting) as well as crew and backstage opportunities are also available.


Those auditioning 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 for auditions is not necessary, but if you would like to fill out an audition form ahead of time you may do so by clicking the Audition Form link below. Questions should be directed via email to Don_Zellmer@ivcc.edu.


“Gypsy” is under the direction and choreography of Zellmer, produced by Dr. David A. Kuester, music direction by Norman Engstrom, and technical direction by Jenna Stinson. The musical plays April 10-13.


Anyone is welcome to audition or help with our shows: students, faculty, and community members alike. 


If you are interested in improv or show choir, please come to auditions on January 23 at 4pm in the Cultural Center to audition and receive more information.


More information about Improv can be found on the SPAMO page. 


Audition Matertials:

Prepared song with CD accompaniment

Be prepared to learn additional music

Wear appropriate clothing to dance in

There will be line readings that will be given at auditions

Monologue preparation is not neccessary



  Audition Form - Once the audition form is filled out, please print the audition form to bring to auditions BEFORE you submit it.There is no print button, so please just print the webpage. It should all fit on the first page.


If you need more information please contact Don Grant Zellmer at Don_Zellmer@ivcc.edu.


If you are interested in tech work please come to auditions and introduce yourself or email Jenna Stinson at jenna_stinson@ivcc.edu



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