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Auditions

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The Fantasticks
Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones

 

Directed by Rebecca Gomez

Runs: Jul 20 – Aug 5
Rehearsals: begin June 5

 

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Audition Times

  • Sat, Jun 2, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Sun, Jun 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Callbacks (if needed): Sun, Jun 3, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Available Roles

  • The Narrator (El Gallo): male, 35-45; strong actor and singer; good with verse; roguish and charismatic
  • The Girl (Luisa): female, 18-25; strong actor and singer; innocent and naive; should move well
  • The Boy (Matt): male, 18-25; strong actor and singer; boyish and adventurous; should move well
  • *The Boy's Father (Hucklebee): 40-60; strong character actor who sings; rough and boisterous; should move well
  • *The Girl's Father (Bellamy): 40-60; strong character actor who sings; practical and fastidious; should move well
  • The Old Actor (Henry): male, 60+; "an ancient actor down on his luck"; strong comedic ability; Shakespeare experience a plus; very little singing required
  • *The Man Who Dies (Mortimer): 30+; Henry's sidekick, known for pantomiming death scenes; strong character actor; cockney accent preferred; very little singing required
  • The Mute: any gender/age; a non-speaking, non-singing character who remains on stage for the entire show, watching and assisting the action; "must move well, have a prodigious memory and concentration for detail"

*While these roles are traditionally cast as males, we are open to seeing females at auditions and will cast based on what we see there.

Audition Requirements

  • Please prepare 32 bars of a traditional Broadway song and bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
  • No monologue is necessary. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • If you are auditioning exclusively for The Mute, you do not need to prepare a song. You may be asked to take part in some physical improvisation at auditions.
  • A headshot and resume is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Please bring a detailed list of conflicts for June-August.

Synopsis

"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. 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 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."

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