Audition For Gypsy

Audition Instructions: 

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Gypsy: A Musical Fable! Our audition packet is linked in the main section of our YCA page (, as well as attached below.

All the slots are filled up! What should I do? Email!! We will ask you to submit a self-tape of yourself singing a 32 bar cut and submit it to by Friday, October 7th at 2pm. We will also ask you to fill out a quick google form, so make sure you contact Naomi.

Where are auditions? Music audition slots will be held in the JE Theater. The JE Theater is located in the basement of entryway G. Someone will be waiting in the entryway to check you in. Dance calls will be in the Silliman Dance studio. Enter the main Silliman doors and turn right after you pass the bathrooms. Open the door and walk down the stairs. Turn right and walk past the pool tables.

What should I prepare for my music call? For your audition, please prepare 32 bars (about 90 seconds) of a song of your choice. 

What song should I sing? You’re welcome to sing any musical theater song that you feel is a good fit for your vocal part. Please come to your audition with your sheet music, and bring two copies if you don’t have it memorized. If you have trouble locating sheet music, or need ideas for what to sing, you can reach out to our music director Nicole at
Dance calls??? In addition to singing and acting, dance calls offer us an opportunity to see how comfortable you are with dancing/choreographed movement! Gypsy is a dance-heavy show, so dance calls give us a chance to see what you can do in a low-stakes environment. We have three possible dates listed where you can attend a dance call to accommodate scheduling issues, but you only need to sign up for one slot. Dance calls are required. If you have any questions/concerns, or you cannot make the dance call for scheduling reasons, please contact Gabrielle at
Sign up for a dance call at this link:
What will I do at a dance call? The dance call is only one hour, and our choreographer Gabrielle will teach everyone a small portion of a dance from the show. While a portion of this is to see how well you pick up choreography and give you a chance to show off any previous dance experience you may have, the most important thing we are looking for is enthusiasm and willingness to take on new challenges.
What should I prepare for my dance call? Nothing! Just bring water and clothes that you are comfortable moving in, as well as shoes that you want to dance in (sneakers, character shoes, jazz shoes, whatever!).
What if I get called back? Callbacks are an additional opportunity for the prod team to get you know you better as a vocalist and performer. Unlike auditions, callbacks are specific to a single character, and are aimed at seeing how you embody that part. During callbacks, we will ask to see three things:
1. A short cut of a song the character sings in the show
2. A side
3. Reading a scene alongside other actors (Depending on the part)
We will not be holding callbacks for every role, so please do not view the presence/absence of a callback as reflective of your chances of being cast in the show!
What should I prepare for my callback? The timeline between auditions and callbacks is tight, so the only thing you should prepare is a small vocal cut for your character and a side. Again, no memorization is required, and we’ll send your sheet music and the side in your callback notification. Audio clips of all music from the show can also be found on spotify or youtube.
Is there anything else to note? The night before your audition, you will get an email from our stage manager Naomi with an audition form that you should fill out. Please fill it out with enough time for the production team to read your responses prior to your audition. Additionally, vacant audition slots will be deleted at midnight the night before the scheduled audition time. This is to give the production team time to prepare for your audition, so you should sign up for your audition at least 24 hours in advance.
If you have any access needs that we can help address to make your experience auditioning as comfortable/safe as possible, please let us know by reaching out to and we will be happy to accomodate.
To sign up for an audition, make sure you are logged into your Yale College Arts account!
Audition Materials: 
PDF icon Gypsy Audition Packet! (.pdf - 2.42MB)
Audition Times: 
October 2, 2022 - 2:30pm
October 2, 2022 - 3:15pm
October 2, 2022 - 4:30pm
October 2, 2022 - 4:45pm
October 2, 2022 - 5:00pm
October 2, 2022 - 5:15pm
October 2, 2022 - 5:45pm
October 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
October 4, 2022 - 7:30pm
October 4, 2022 - 7:45pm
October 4, 2022 - 8:00pm
October 4, 2022 - 8:15pm
October 4, 2022 - 8:30pm
October 4, 2022 - 8:45pm
October 4, 2022 - 9:00pm
October 4, 2022 - 9:15pm
October 4, 2022 - 9:30pm
October 6, 2022 - 6:15pm
October 6, 2022 - 6:30pm
October 6, 2022 - 6:45pm
October 6, 2022 - 7:00pm
October 6, 2022 - 7:15pm
October 6, 2022 - 7:30pm
October 6, 2022 - 7:45pm
October 6, 2022 - 8:00pm
October 7, 2022 - 12:00pm
October 7, 2022 - 12:15pm
October 7, 2022 - 12:30pm
October 7, 2022 - 12:45pm
October 7, 2022 - 1:00pm
October 7, 2022 - 1:15pm
October 7, 2022 - 1:45pm
October 7, 2022 - 2:00pm
October 7, 2022 - 2:15pm