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

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.

Cast & Key Roles Announced for Leading Ladies

  • Jack Gable: Joe Ruskamp
  • Leo Clark: Daniel Mattauch
  • Meg Snider: Kathryn DeBruyckere
  • Rev. Duncan Wooley: Mike Martin
  • Audrey: Karen Castillo
  • Butch Meyers: Randy Borg
  • Doc Meyers: Michael (Woody) Borg
  • Aunt Florence: Faye Prieve
  • Director: Lori Thul
  • Stage manager: Betty Ruskamp
  • Sound technician: Randy Borg
  • Set design: Peter Thul

Announcing Blithe Spirit Cast

  • Charles Condomine: Joe Ruskamp 


  • Ruth Condomine: Melanie Brown


  • Edith:   Elisabeth Nelson


  • Dr George Bradman:   Bill Haas


  • Violet Bradman:  Elizabeth Slepica


  • Madame Arcati:  Mary Haugen


  • Elvira:   Lena Mowlem


  • Stage Manager:   Elisabeth Nelson


  • Assistant Stage Manager:  Ben Jenum


About The Characters:


Charles Condomine is a wealthy, successful novelist. In order to learn about the

occult, the subject of his next book, he invites an eccentric medium to conduct a

séance at his quiet country home in Kent. Convinced that she will be a fraudulent

imposter, little does he suspect what havoc will ensue.


Ruth Condomine is Charles’s second wife. She is charming, strong-willed and

obsessively curious about her husband’s relationship with his deceased first wife,



Edith is the Condomine’s new maid. She is nervous and tears around at breakneck

speed trying to do things right and make a good impression.


Dr. George Bradman is a good friend of the Condomines. He is entirely skeptical

of anything to do with the occult, but tries his utmost to go along with the

proceedings for the sake of Charles’s research.


Violet Bradman is Dr. Bradman’s wife. Simple and naïve, she is quite excited

about being in the presence of the medium, whom she finds fascinating.


Madame Arcati, the psychic, is the guest of honour at the Condomine’s country

home. Eccentric, effusive and boisterous, the stage directions in the script at her

first entrance describe her as “a striking woman, dressed not too extravagantly

but with a decided bias towards the barbaric.”


Elvira is Charles Condomine’s deceased first wife. Flirtatious, conniving and

catty, she uses every trick in the book to disrupt Charles’s current marriage and

torment Ruth because she wants Charles all to herself.

Big Five-OH Auditions

Jan 27-28, 6-8pm, Hutchinson Center for the Arts

No preparation required. Will be reading from the script.


Cast of Characters:

Marie Thomas (female)—loving wife of George Thomas, 50 years old

George Thomas (male)—A professor of sociology, 50 years old

 Julie Thomas (female)—daughter of Marie & George, 25 years old.

 Eric Thomas (male)—son of Marie & George, 22 years old

 Douglas (male)—Julie’s fiancé, 44 years old

 Kathy Walters (female)—widowed neighbor, sweet grandmotherly type, around 60-65 years  old

 Sara Donavan (female)—student of George’s, 19 years old

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