Auditions for 'The Fantasticks'
Date Posted: 07/09/12
Organization: Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC)
Encore Players Auditions at KVPAC
Auditions for The Fantasticks
Music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones
Directed by Elizabeth Mace
Loosely based on the play "The Romancers" ("Les Romanesques") by Edmond Rostand, The Fantasticks is the story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud and erecting a wall between their houses. The fathers then hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, settling the supposed feud and securing their fathers' blessings (which the young lovers have really had all along).
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.
All (8) parts are open:
Seeking Male and Female actor/singers for the following roles:
· El Gallo (the Narrator/Bandit)
· Matt (the Boy)
· Luisa (the Girl)
· Hucklebee (the Boy's father)
· Bellomy (the Girl's father)
· Henry (The Old Actor)
· Mortimer (the man who dies - an actor, pretending to be an American Indian)
· The Mute (who at times acts the part of the Wall)
Auditions will be held in 30-minute slots at KVPAC on Tues, August 7, 2012 and Wed, August 8, 2012.
Starting at 7:00pm on both Tues, August 7 and Wed, August 8.
Call backs are by invitation only on Thurs, August 9, 2012 at 7:00pm, if needed.
Please email KVPAC reception to set up an appointment time or call 281-829-2787.
We will see five actors per 1/2 hour slot. Be prepared to stay for your whole half hour slot.
Audition location is KVPAC, Building 1, ExhibitForce Main Theatre at KVPAC on the Kennedy Grand Stage.
Please prepare a short Monologue not exceeding 3 minutes and 16 bars of a song of your choice, which will demonstrate your vocal range. Please bring sheet music with you for the piano accompanist.
Bring headshot/ resume if you have one.
Participants must be age 17 or older.
First rehearsal read thru scheduled for Monday, August 13, 2012. (Time TBA)
Performances are ...
September 28, 2012 at 8:00pm
September 29, 2012 at 8:00pm
September 30, 2012 at 2:00pm
October 5, 2012 at 8:00pm
October 6, 2012 at 8:00pm
October 7, 2012 at 2:00pm
Name: Amanda Barker
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