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Arts Enter will be hosting auditions for its production of 

 

 

 

 

 

 which will be performed May 3 - 5, 2024 at the Historic Palace
Theatre in Cape Charles

 


AUDITION DATES

Auditions will be held at the Historic Palace Theatre 301
Mason Avenue, Cape Charles, VA on Saturday, February 3 at 1 – 3p.m.


PLAY SUMMARY
THE FANTASTIC
KS is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics
by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The
Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two
neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love
by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock
abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed
feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love
match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real
world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but
enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity. 


CASTING

Arts Enter will be casting eight roles. All ethnicities, body types,
abilities, skill levels, etc. are welcome to audition and will be considered for
parts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clelia Cardano Sheppard will be directing THE FANTASTICKS

with Megan Cartwright directing the music.
 

Please come prepared to:

  • Read selected scenes (sides) fromTHE FANTASTICKS  (script provided during the audition).

  • Sing a song from a musical of your choosing.

  • Please bring sheet music for theaccompanist.

  • Ideally, you will choose music that is in keeping with the characterand vocal range of your preferred role.

 
You can reach Arts Enter by calling the Lemon Tree Gallery at 757 331-4327 or
by emailing team@lemontree.gallery for any special accommodations.

THE NARRATOR/EL GALLO

Male, 35 to 50, vibrant, full-bodied baritone, low A to high G. As the narrator, he is our guide through the musical. As El Gallo, he is a rugged and masculine leading man who is a mysterious and magnetic
Zorro/Puss In Boots character.


LUISA, ‘THE GIRL’

Female, age 16-25 to play age 16, legit but youthful-sounding soprano that can sing both very simply and with operatic flamboyance, low B to sustained high C, strong musicianship required. Luisa is an imaginative daydreamer and a romantic idealist.


MATT, ‘THE BOY’

Male, age 18-30, to play 19, sweet-voiced bari-tenor, low A to high G, strong musicianship required. He is an innocent young man searching for love and adventure. Bright, but naïve and foolish at times.


BELLOMY, ‘THE GIRLS FATHER’

Male, 40’s-50’s, character baritone, low A to high G. He is Luisa’s father, a button salesman. He is fastidious and tidy. (This character may be played as a father or mother.)


HUCKLEBEE, ‘THE BOYS FATHER’

Male, 40’s-50’s, character baritone or bari-bass, stronger in low range, low A to high F. He is comical and a curmudgeon, also a bit sloppy and boisterous. (This character may be played as a father or mother).


HENRY, ‘THE OLD ACTOR’

Male 40 + (English or Irish accent) The stage is his world, and he knows no other reality. Henry was once a famous Shakespearean actor but is now an aging thespian that is down-on-his-luck.

 

MORTIMER, ‘THE MAN WHO DIES’

Male, 40+ (Cockney accent) A clownish and goofy character who specializes in dying— comically elaborate death scenes.


THE MUTE

Male/ Female, any age. The Mute is a speechless presence who watches and helps tell the story with his/her body or fades into the background unnoticed, when needed. Please note, this role is more than a glorified props person. The Mute is an agile physical performer with adept mime skills and
dance abilities.

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