Auditions being held for “The Fantasticks” on May 11 & 12, 2015

Auditions for the Hutchinson Theatre Company’s summer performance “The Fantasticks” will be held on May 11 & 12, 2015 from 6-8pm at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
Enter through the main doors and check in for auditions.
Auditions will include both reading from the script and singing.
Please bring a prepared song – an accompanist will be available if you have sheet music.
If you have questions about the play, please contact the director, Maureen Style, at stylema@hotmail.com

The Fantasticks Character Descriptions

El Gallo (Male, High Baritone)

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.

Matt (Male, Baritone)

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.

Luisa (Female, Legit Soprano)

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.

Hucklebee and Bellomy (Males, Baritone)

Blustery and Boisterous. 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.

Henry and Mortimer (Males)

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.  Mortimer’s specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas.. 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.

The Mute (Male or Female)

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.