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Audition Notice for ‘The Fantasticks’
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Shmidt Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
PERFORMANCE DATES: April 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1, 2, 3, 2020
Audition Dates: Evening of Friday, January 24th and afternoon Saturday Jan 25th, 2020
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SHOW SYNOPSIS The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. It is is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”
ROLES AVAILABLE: You’ll note some characters state required vocal requirements (ranges). If you don’t know your range this website might help you: https://www.musicnotes.com/now/tips/determine-vocal-range/
Character Breakdown Descriptions as per the Playwright
The Narrator (el Gallo) A rakish, handsome, sophisticated gallant and narrator of the show. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, but has his own darker moments. He aids the performers in orchestrating the story. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2
The Girl (Luisa) A button-maker’s young and pretty daughter, she is a romantic idealist who falls in love with Matt. She is naive, yet honest and tender. Gender: Female Age: 15 to 25 Vocal range top: B5 Vocal range bottom: B3
The Boy (Matt) An innocent, young man who is searching for love and adventure. A bright guy, but naive and even foolish at times, approaching situations with a false bravado. Gender: Male Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2
The Boy’s Father (Hucklebee) A former boisterous navy man and meticulous gardener who fakes a fight with Bellomy in hopes of getting their children to fall in love. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2
The Girl’s Father (Bellomy) A fastidious button-maker and also a picky gardener who fakes a fight with Hucklebee in hopes of getting their children together. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2
The Actor (Henry) An aging, over-the-top Thespian who specializes in reciting Shakespeare, he is a commedia clown; his world is the stage and he knows no other reality. Gender: Male Age: 50 to 70
The Man Who Dies (Mortimer) Henry’s goofy sidekick and another former actor who specializes in stage deaths. A commedia clown, his world is the stage and he does not live in reality. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50
The Mute A speechless presence who watches, acts as the wall, and deals with props; the “invisible” stage assistant. Should be able to easily assist in the story or fade into the background unnoticed. Gender: Any Age: 20 to 50
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS Please prepare this song “Till there was you”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWUKIxFkLh0. We will be listening to your vocal range and ability. You’ll also be asked to cold read lines from the script.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, and a couple of nights during the week, Monday through Thursday depending on the availability of the theatre and cast.
Good luck to all Auditioners, this will be a very fun and exciting show!