The Fantastiks Auditions

A Community Theater Musical!

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The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center is excited to announce open auditions for “The Fantastiks,” a musical! The show is under direction of Casey S. Hibbert with musical direction provided by Connie Hubbard. Auditions will take place Thursday Dec. 8 & Friday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 pm in the Matthews theater. All are welcome!

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” 

Audition Dates

December 8 & 9  from 6 – 8 pm; If needed, callbacks will be held Saturday, December 10 from 6 – 8 pm.

Director’s Note: Everyone is welcome to audition; no prior experience is necessary! We know that this can be a nerve-wracking process and want you to know that we wish you success and enjoyment in this experience.

Here is some audition info so you know what to expect: Please prepare a song in your key. Sing a song from the show! You may also be asked to read sides from the script. Copies will be provided for you.

Performance Dates

April 14th – 23rd; Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm & Sunday at 2 pm 

Audition Dates

Thursday, December 8th & Friday December 9th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm; If needed, callbacks will be held Saturday, December 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 

Audition Location: The Matthews Opera House, 612 Main St. Spearfish, SD 57783 

Everyone is welcome to audition; no prior experience is necessary! We know this can be a nerve-wracking process and want you to know that we wish you success and enjoyment in this experience. 

Here is some audition info so you know what to expect: Please prepare a song in your key. Sing a song from the show! You may also be asked to read sides from the script. Copies will be provided for you. 

Character List: 

*please note: all ages are the age to be played, not necessarily the age the actor is. 

The Narrator (El Gallo) 

A rakish, handsome, sophisticated gallant and narrator of the show. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, but has his own darker moments. He aids the performers in orchestrating the story. 

Gender: Male 

Age: 30 to 50 

Vocal range top: G4 

Vocal range bottom: Ab2 

The Girl (Luisa) 

A button maker’s young and pretty daughter, she is a romantic idealist who falls in love with Matt. She is naive, yet honest and tender. 

Gender: Female 

Age: 15 to 25 

Vocal range top: B5 

Vocal range bottom: B3 

The Boy (Matt) 

An innocent, young man who is searching for love and adventure. A bright guy, but naive and even foolish at times, approaching situations with false bravado. 

Gender: Male 

Age: 18 to 25 

Vocal range top: G4 

Vocal range bottom: A2 

The Boy’s Father (Hucklebee) 

A former boisterous navy man and meticulous gardener who fakes a fight with Bellomy in hopes of getting their children to fall in love. 

Gender: Male 

Age: 40 to 60 

Vocal range top: F#4 

Vocal range bottom: A2 

The Girl’s Father (Bellomy) 

A fastidious button-maker and also a picky gardener who fakes a fight with Hucklebee in hopes of getting their 

children together. 

Gender: Male 

Age: 40 to 60 

Vocal range top: F#4 

Vocal range bottom: A2 

The Actor (Henry) 

An aging, over-the-top Thespian who specializes in reciting Shakespeare, he is a commedia clown; his world is the stage and he knows no other reality. 

Gender: Male 

Age: 50 to 70 

The Man Who Dies (Mortimer) 

Henry’s goofy sidekick and another former actor who specializes in stage deaths. A commedia clown, his world is the stage and he does not live in reality. 

Gender: Male 

Age: 30 to 50 

The Mute 

A speechless presence who watches, acts as the wall, and deals with props; the “invisible” stage assistant. 

Should be able to easily assist in the story or fade into the background unnoticed. 

Gender: Any 

Age: 20 to 50 

Details

Date and Time:

Date:

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Time:

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Location

Spearfish, SD 57783 + Google Map
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605-642-7973
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