Provincetown Theater holds Auditions for East Coast Premiere of Tom Jones’ Re-Imagined, Re-Gendered The Fantasticks
While the beloved score and storyline remain intact, Jones’s re-vision of the show finds the show’s young lovers Matt and Louisa have become — Matt and Lewis. Moreover, they aren’t being pushed into each other’s arms by their prankster, gardening fathers, but rather by their prankster, gardening mothers!
OPEN CALL AUDITIONS:
Saturday, February 25, 10am – 3pm
With a sign-up sheet in the theater’s lobby, actors will be seen on a first come/first serve basis. With an accompanist provided, actors should either prepare a song from The Fantasticks, or in the vocal range of the character they’re auditioning for. Please bring sheet music of your song(s) already in the key for which you will sing it. Sides from the script will be available at the auditions, as well as at the Provincetown Theater during weekday business hours. Non-union actors only.
CAST OF CHARACTERS: Roles Available**
Matt (A lad who falls in love and becomes a man) – ages: 18-30. Youthful exuberance, adventuresome nature, baritone, any race.
Bellomy / Bessie Mae (Lewis’s mother) – ages: 35-55. Birdlike, comic character actress, adapt physical comedienne, soprano/alto, any race.
Hucklebee / Mildred (Matt’s Mother) –ages: 35-55. Former Army Sergeant, comic character actress, alto, adept physical comedienne, any race.
Henry (Grand Actor) – ageless. Drag queen, great command of stage, grand speaking voice, comic chops, any race.
Mortimer (Go-Go Boy) – ages: 18-30. Comic sidekick (and hostage) to Henry, physical comedian-type, comfortable in a loincloth, any race.
The Mute – ages:18-40. Silent, physically adept, any gender, any race.
**The roles of El Gallo and Lewis have been cast.
The production will be directed by Provincetown Theater Artistic Director David Drake, with John Thomas serving as Musical Director. A four-week rehearsal schedule begins June 12 in Provincetown in preparation for a two-month run (four performances a week; Mondays thru Thursdays) starting July 10.
Contract for non-union actors is favored-nations at $250 a week for each member of the cast.
BIPOC performers, as well as trans and non-binary performers, are especially encouraged to audition for this production of The Fantasticks.
ZOOM audition appointments are available upon request. Please send request along with picture and resume to director David Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org