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Non-Union Auditions for THE FANTASTICKS

at Hawthorne Players in Florissant, MO

MONDAY, JANUARY 15 at 6:30 pm
Florissant Civic Center Theatre

Directed by Colleen Heneghan

AUDITION DETAILS:
Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a song not from the show. Please bring sheet music in your key and be prepared to sing up to 32 measures. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella auditions are not permitted.

Auditions will also consist of cold reading from the script.

Call backs, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 pm.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, April 13 – Saturday, April 14
Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
Whimsical, poignant, and romantic, The Fantasticks is an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love. In a theatrical and inventive fashion, our gallant and enigmatic narrator--El Gallo--introduces us to a pair of young lovers, Matt and Luisa, who experience the magical, moonlit phase of falling in love. For a time, romance seems perpetually exciting, and heroics seem always to save the day. However, El Gallo leads our young protagonists from the romantic moonlight into the harsh sunshine, where the weaknesses in their relationship are exposed and the reality of the struggles and heartache love brings is revealed. With the understanding that “without a hurt the heart is hollow,” Matt and Luisa manage to find their own identities, and in turn, discover their strengths as a couple in times of both darkness and light. The Fantasticks holds the record for the longest American theatrical run.

For detailed character descriptions and audition form, visit www.HawthornePlayers.com.


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