The Fantasticks Auditions

Auditions open to all

Saturday June 29 at 1pm

Sunday June 30 at 7pm

Callbacks Monday July 1 at 7pm

Rhinebeck Theatre Society is pleased to announce auditions for the musical, The Fantasticks.

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."

Location: The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Performance Dates: September 20 - September 29

Seeking: Singers & Actors (all genders) ages 15-80. See the character breakdown below. People of all ethnicities and races are encouraged to audition.

Prepare / Bring: Please prepare 32 bars of a song that shows off your range. A pianist will be provided. Please bring your music in the appropriate key. Cold readings will be from the script. Bring your schedule and be prepared to list your potential scheduling conflicts.

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Character Breakdown:

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Age: 50 to 80.

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. 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. Any gender. Age: 20 to 50