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"The Fantasticks" Auditions-Washington, DC - Casting ID # 1608006
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Washington, DC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-09-20
Audition Date 01-25-20 Submission deadline 01-20-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
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."


To audition, come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song from a musical and to read from provided scripts. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. You may also use your own copy of the music or lyrics as you sing, if necessary.

Some character casting will strongly emphasize acting above singing ability, and one character, the Mute, does not sing or speak at all and will be cast based on unspoken expressiveness, interaction and movement. A simple dance audition will be included. Wear shoes that will enable you to move. Bare feet will not be permitted. move. Bare feet will not

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

As the narrator of the piece, he is the liaison between the audience and the action onstage. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, yet with darker moments. His attitude toward the rest of the cast reveals a decidedly mysterious side. Above all he is grand and must command attention. High Baritone


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

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

As a young lover, he is deeply in love, particularly with the idea of being in love. He lacks experience in the world so, while not stupid, he is naive and perhaps even foolish at times. His image of a young man in love is one of a gallant protector, meaning that he approaches some decisions with a falsified bravery that is little more than bravado. Baritone


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

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

As a young lover, she is in love. She is in love with love, the idea of love, the idea of being in love and indeed everything remotely romantic. Her dreams are more fanciful than those of Matt. Because of her particular vision of romance, she deals with the world on a particularly naive level. Legit Soprano


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Duo and team. Strong comedic timing a must. Fathers of Matt and Luisa. Always arguing and bickering, but secretly plotting together for the marriage of their children. Baritone


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Duo and team. Strong comedic timing a must. Fathers of Matt and Luisa. Always arguing and bickering, but secretly plotting together for the marriage of their children. Baritone


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Foolish comic actors who move the action while not seeming to contribute anything of substance. As performers their day has long past. Henry can play grand characters and recite Shakespeare, but with very little success these days. May be asked to speak in an English accent. Mortimer's specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas. May be asked to speak in a cockney accent. Henry and Mortimer function as a unit and rarely appear apart from each other. They are entirely theatrical and theirs is the world of the stage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

oolish comic actors who move the action while not seeming to contribute anything of substance. As performers their day has long past. Henry can play grand characters and recite Shakespeare, but with very little success these days. May be asked to speak in an English accent. Mortimer's specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas. May be asked to speak in a cockney accent. Henry and Mortimer function as a unit and rarely appear apart from each other. They are entirely theatrical and theirs is the world of the stage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The Mute serves many functions—setting props as characters need them, assisting El Gallo, and becoming the wall separating the families. While omnipresent the character must also have the ability to fade into the background. This is a functional character that sometimes interacts with the others.


Searchable talent specs :

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