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"The Fantasticks" Auditions-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1597301
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-07-19
Audition Date 07-20-19 Submission deadline 07-19-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
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."
that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

Role # 1 El Gallo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Luisa
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Soprano


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Matt
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Baritone


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Hucklebee
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Bellomy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Baritone


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Henry
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Mortimer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 The Mute
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Ageless.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -