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Bergen County Players, inc.


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The Fantasticks: Auditions


December 3, 2023 (Sunday) at 7:30pm
December 5, 2023 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm

Auditions and Callbacks
December 9, 2023 (Saturday) at 10:30am


Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649


Character Breakdown:  (Note:  Age ranges listed below are suggested, not firm.)

  • 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 a 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#4Vocal 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.  A cockney accent is preferred. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50
  • The Mute = A speechless but constant presence who watches, acts as the wall, and deals with props; the "invisible" stage assistant. Should be agile and able to easily assist in the story or fade into the background unnoticed. Gender: Any Age: 20 to 50


About the Show:
The world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks is part romance, part fable, part vaudeville, and altogether enchanting.  It is a whimsical tale of two fathers who fake a feud in order to unite their children … by keeping them apart.  With minimal scenery and maximum imagination, the show tells its story with one of theater’s best-loved scores, featuring songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”  Sixty-three years after its historic opening off-Broadway, The Fantasticks continues to be a one-of-a-kind experience.

What to Know:

  • A headshot/picture and resume is appreciated but not required.
  • Please prepare an excerpt (16-32 bars) of a standard Broadway song.  (No rock, please!)  Accompanist will be provided.  Please bring sheet music in your key. 
  • All auditioners will be asked to learn a simple movement combination.  Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Auditions held at Bergen County Players Little Firehouse Theater, 298 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ
  • If necessary, an additional audition/callback may be held on Monday, December 11.

Performance Dates:  March 9 – April 6
Friday & Saturday Nights, Sunday Afternoons
(no performances weekend of March 29)

For more information  e-mail njray@aol.com or visit bcplayers.org/auditions/


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