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Metropolitan Community Theatre Project (MCTP) is a branch of Metropolitan Performing Arts, dedicated to preserving the community theatre experience. In the past seven years we have produced ten main stage theatrical productions for the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, including several PAMTA and DRAMMY nominations. Each of these productions have enriched the community by exposing new generations to live musical theatre productions including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Chicago, Rent, Little Women, Annie, Gypsy, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Les Misérables. As a community organization we are reaching out to you, the community that we serve, to partner with us to keep community theatre alive and well in the Pacific Northwest.

Book and Lyrics by TOM JONES
Music by HARVEY SCHMIDT

Directed by Paul Angelo
Music Directed by Valery Saul
August 10th-20th, 2017

Auditions (SIGN UP INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON!):
Sunday, May 21st | 10:00am-5:00pm |
at Metropolitan Performing Arts (905 NE 68th St. Vancouver, WA)

Monday, May 22nd | 6:00pm-9:00pm |
at St Paul Lutheran (2880 SE Brooklyn St. Portland, OR)

Callbacks: Tuesday, May 23rd | 7:00pm-10:00pm
at Metropolitan Performing Arts (905 NE 68th St. Vancouver, WA)

Note- Non paying gig. All roles are volunteer.

Rehearsals are Monday-Friday, 6:00pm-10:00pm starting June 19th. Music rehearsals will be scheduled based on availability (may start before June 19th)  with music director, either at her home, St Paul Lutheran or MPA. Blocking and all other rehearsals will be at Metropolitan Performing Arts in Vancouver, WA.

About the Show

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.”

Character Breakdown

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. Male. 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. Female that looks 15 to 25 years old. 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. Male who looks 15 to 25 years old. 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. Male who looks 35 to 60 years old. 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. Male who looks 35 to 60 years old. 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. Male or Female.
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. Male or Female.
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. Male or Female.

THE FANTASTICKS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 . Phone: 212-541-4684 | Fax: 212-397-4684 | www.MTIShows.com

 

Metropolitan Community Theatre Project seeks diverse theatre artists to join us in our upcoming musical production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Loosely based on Charles Dickens’ famous unfinished novel, this whodunit musical was a smash hit on Broadway and takes audience participation to new heights.

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