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UPDATE FEBRUARY 8TH:  DUE TO THE IMPENDING SNOW STORM, AUDITIONS WILL NOT BE HELD TONIGHT AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL KAREN DINEHART (KDINEHART@VERIZON.NET).

We are excited to announce Auditions for our Spring musical to be held at The Dancing Arts Center and Studio Theater in Holliston on April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30pm, and on May 1 for a matinee.

Dates: February 8th and 9th, with callbacks on February 11th

Times: Please email Karen Dinehart (kdinehart@verizon.net)
for an appointment


Where: Holliston Town Hall

Please come prepared to sing a song in your range (WITH SHEET MUSIC), preferably from the show.  Details of characters are as follows:

Summary
The Fantasticks tells the story of 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 before they return to each other to renew their vows with more maturity.

Character Descriptions

El Gallo (Male, High Baritone, 30-45) 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, but has a darker mysterious side.

Matt (Male, Baritone, around 18) As a young lover, he is deeply in love, particularly with the idea of being in love. He lacks experience, acting naive and perhaps even foolish at times. 

Luisa (Female, Soprano, around 16) As a young lover, she is in love with love and everything romantic. Her dreams are even more fanciful than those of Matt. 

Hucklebee and Bellomy (Males, Baritone, 45-60) Fathers of Matt and Luisa. Blustery and Boisterous. Duo and team. Always arguing and bickering, but secretly plotting together for the marriage of their children.

Henry and Mortimer (Males, 30-60) Foolish comic actors who move the action while not seeming to contribute anything of substance. Henry can play grand characters and recite Shakespeare, and Mortimer’s specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas. 

The Mute (Male or Female, age open) The Mute serves many functions—setting props as characters need them, assisting El Gallo, and becoming the wall separating the families.