AUDITIONS

Coming soon to a stage near you! Join us!

Bridge Players Theatre Company celebrates the diverse community that we live in and serve as a member of the Burlington County community.  We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and in confronting anything in our operations that may inhibit this.  

We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion, where all interested individuals can thrive, succeed, and are able to participate in and contribute to Bridge Players.  For us, this means everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected.  We accept the challenge to build an organization where full and fair participation is the norm.

The Fantasticks

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones      Music by Harvey Schmidt

On stage at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, 432 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016

Director: Brian S. Rothman(he/him)
Choreographer: Jessi Meisel (they/them)
Music Director: Diana Dohrmann (she/her)
Producer: Lindsey Kilchesty (she/her)
Stage Manager: Regina Deavitt (she/her) 


Tuesday, August 30, 7-10 pm & Wednesday, August 31, 7-10 pm

Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, September 6

Performance dates:
Thursday, November 10 @ 8 PM
Friday, November 11 @ 8 PM
Saturday, November 12 @ 8PM
Sunday, November 13 @ 3PM

Set strike on Sunday, November 13 is required for ALL cast & crew. While we appreciate your interest, please refrain from auditioning if you have conflicts with ANY performance dates.
You must email thefantasticksbptc[at]gmail.com to schedule an audition. All roles are open. Please prepare one of the songs from the show noted below. An accompanist will be provided. No acapella singing will be accepted. Please provide all potential conflicts for evening and weekend rehearsals beginning September 8. Must be 16 years of age at time of opening to audition. If under the age of 18, a parent must be on-site at auditions. This is a non-paying, non-union show.
NOTE: Audition location will be in Edgewater Park and exact address will be specified in audition confirmation email. Please do not go to the theatre!
Questions?  Email thefantasticksBPTC[@]gmail.com.

CHARACTERS:
While characters were written on the binary, we are open to all gender identities and encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, sexualities, abilities, and ages to audition.

El Gallo (male, high baritone, age 30-50) - the narrator, bringing an air of foreboding with him. He has dark moments that reveal his character as the show continues, but his warmth draws the audience in.

Matt (male, baritone, age 16-26) - a young man who seeks love and adventure, leading himself through life with a strong ego and character flawed by naivety

Luisa (female, soprano, age 16-26) - a young woman whose button-making parent leads her to love Matt. She is young, naïve, loving, and honest.

Hucklebee (male, age 40-60) - father of Matt, building himself up as a Navy man, boisterous in nature, who pretends to fight Bellomy

Bellomy (male or female, age 40-60) - Luisa's parent, a particular gardener who makes buttons, and also pretends to fight with Hucklebee in the hopes to get Louisa to marry Matt

Henry (older male) - a character who acts primarily during the wall scenes.

Mortimer (older male) - a character who acts during the wall and death scenes.

The Mute (any gender) - a character who assists the protagonists and acts during wall scenes and pantomimes.

Learn more about the show on MTi's website

AUDITION SONGS:
El Gallo: "Try to Remember"
Luisa: "Much More"
Matt: "Metaphor"
Hucklebee: "Never Say No"
Bellomy: "Never Say No"
Henry: "Try to Remember"
Mortimer: "Try to Remember"

An accompanist will be provided. No acapella singing will be accepted.
Please email thefantasticksbptc[at]gmail.com to schedule an audition.
THE FANTASTICKS
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com