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Fredericksburg Theater Company to Hold Auditions for The Fantasticks
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014

Fredericksburg, TX - April 6, 2014 - Auditions to complete the cast of The Fantasticks will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater located at 1668 Hwy 87 South in Fredericksburg. The Fantasticks, a small-cast musical is an allegory tale told in a light, simple, poetic, theatrical style. The characters often deliver dialogue in verse form. Auditions will include singing and taking direction while reading portions of dialogue from the show.

The following male roles are open for audition:

EL GALLO: the Narrator of the story; requires a strong baritone singing voice with smooth upper range. Vocal range is A2-F4. Characterization: El Gallo is a suave and appealing hero-type with a bit of mystery thrown in; he has key songs and dialogue throughout so the speaking voice must be commanding and diction must be articulate. Age minimum: 25. SINGING AUDITION: Try to Remember and It Depends on What You Pay (from the show) or something similar.

HUCKLEBEE and BELLOMY: the Father of the boy and the Father of the girl; they are on stage together in most scenes; these roles do not require great singing voices but they must be pleasant; their songs are in the style of articulating clever lyrics rather than pretty melodies; must be able to sing independent harmony in duet with the other. Vocal range is A2-F4 but most of the singing is in the easy mid-range of a baritone. Characterization: They are both single dads conniving to marry off their only child. The result is humorous and more than they bargained for. They are primarily comic characters but must play poignancy as well. Age minimum: 40. SINGING AUDITION: Sing something upbeat under 2 minutes that shows the ability to articulate lyrics. Examples: Plant a Radish or Never Say No (from the show) or something similar.

Performances are Thursday-Sunday, August 7-10, 2014 - Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. The composer, Harvey Schmidt, is expected to be in the audience opening night! FTC founder Jeryl Hoover will direct this production.

For additional audition information, please contact the production director, Jeryl Hoover at jerylhoover@mac.com.

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