AUDITIONS

Calendar

Dec. 6, 2015
Agatha Christie "And Then There Were None"

Jan. 30 or 31
"The Fantasticks"

March 19 (tentative)
"Bare"

June
"The Other Place"

July
"Speed The Plow"

Be "Fantastick" With Us!

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts announces
Open Auditions for:

"The Fantasticks"

book & lyrics by Tom Jones - music by Harvey Schmidt

directed by Kyle Lewis

musical directed by Anya Caravella

choreographed by Doreen Rafferty

produced by Andrew Okell, Lou Okell & Karen E Steckler

Auditions:

When:
• Open Auditions on Sat., Jan. 30 or Sun., Jan. 31, from 2PM to 6PM
• Callbacks, Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, at 7PM

Where:
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (TBTA)
184 Whisconier Road, Brookfield CT

Casting: minimum of 9 actors

Age Range: teens through seniors - All performers will be expected to sing.

Show Schedule: Rehearsals begin Mon., Feb. 29. Show runs April 28 - May 21. Calendars will be available at auditions.

Auditions: Please bring a resume, head shot, and a prepared short (60-90 seconds) comedic monologue in the style of the show. Sides will be provided. Vocal auditions can be any song from a musical. Please bring choices - you may be asked to sing an additional piece from your book/repertoire. All parts will require some dance. Be prepared to move and dress accordingly.

Synopsis: The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two parents and a wall. 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". -- www.fantasticksonbroadway.com

"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.

"The Fantasticks" celebrated its 20,000th Performance in NYC on September 15, 2013.

 

Roles:

Narrator (El Gallo)- Male / Baritone
Charismatic, Mysterious, Snarky, Genuine, Darkly Sexy, Androgynous, European, Graceful, Commanding

Girl (Luisa)- Female / Soprano with a strong high C/C6
A Romantic, Entitled, Innocent, Naïve, Bleeding Heart, Dreamer, Loves the concept of Love and being in love but doesn’t understand the reality of love

Boy (Matt)- Male / Baritone/Baritenor
Educated, Hipster, Idealist, Naïve, Entitled, Not street smart, Believes himself to be progressive but behaves contrary, Loves the concept of Love and being in love but doesn’t understand the reality of love.

The following roles are not gender specific:

Boy’s Parent (Hucklebee) & Girl’s Parent (Bellomy)- Think they are cleverer, worldlier, and more knowledgeable than they actually are, obnoxious in the way only parents can be. They are a comedic team, vaudeville in nature, timing is important.

Old Actor- An old hand in a new world, trying to apply old world techniques to new world problems. A relic that doesn’t realize their time is gone. Forgetfulness, that comes with age. Strong sense of comedic timing.

The One Who Dies- An old hand in a new world, but realizes it more than the Old Actor. Relishes the spotlight and believes they can still play roles they aren’t quite suited for, for a various reasons (e.g. age, race, mobility, etc.). Loves to die spectacularly.

The Mutes- A pair of non-speaking characters who serve as unseen extensions of El Gallo, sometimes moving set or props. Interesting and entertaining but not distracting. Must have the ability to stand out while being able to disappear on stage at the same time. Impish and mischievous, perceptive and intelligent.

For More Information
If you have questions or are unable to attend the scheduled audition for any reason, please contact Lou at press@brookfieldtheatre.org.

"The Fantasticks" is performed with permission from MTI, New York, NY. Limited. All rights reserved.

Auditions for "Bare" will be announced soon - tentatively scheduled for March 19.. Please watch our web site for more information.