The Warner Stage Company will hold Open Auditions
for a Main Stage Musical Production of
THE FULL MONTY
Monday, February 12 & Tuesday, February 13
The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Main Stage Musical Production of THE FULL MONTY on Monday, Febraury 12 and Tuesday, February 13 beginning at 7:00 pm for the role of "Nathan" and 7:30 pm for all other adult roles, by appointment. The production is directed & choreographed by Roxie Quinn with Michael Berkeley as music director. It will be presented on the Warner Theatre's main stage in May 2018.
All roles are open to audition. The cast requires thirteen men and seven women, ages 21-65 years, as well as a 10-14 year old non-singing boy and a 60+ year old singing female. Most of the men are unemployed mill workers and all sing a variety of styles with considerable range, including challenging harmonies, while moving. The women (except for Jeanette) all sing in a moderate Mezzo/Belt range, including challenging harmonies. Except for 'Nathan,' you must be at least 18 years old to audition; Nathan candidates must be at least 10 years old.
*If you are auditioning for Jerry, Dave, Malcolm, Ethan, Harold, Horse, or Keno, you need to be comfortable enough to perform on stage in your underwear, a g-string and eventually, “the Full Monty” to be considered for these roles. Trust is a key word for our production – you will be taken care of respectfully and our final moment will be powerful, yet careful. Wear clothing to auditions that reveals your overall body shape accurately. You will not need to undress at auditions.
There are some non-dancing and non-singing roles, but everyone will sing and dance at auditions.
Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized show tune, rock ballad, R&B or Funk style song (not from THE FULL MONTY) that showcases their vocal range and in a style that is consistent with the character you are auditioning for. This should be something that you are very comfortable with, not something you just learned the day before! It is important that you perform your song, not just stand and deliver. Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. No a Capella singing or recorded accompaniment.
Auditioners should also be prepared to read from the libretto and perform a brief dance combination that may be taught at the audition. Please dress comfortably for movement.
PARENTS of children auditioning for the role of “Nathan”: Please watch the original movie and find an opportunity to read the musical's entire script BEFORE your young man auditions. The movie is Rated R for language and differs from the play in significant ways. The script for the play is available from the library, book stores, or you can contact us directly for a perusal. Nathan sees and hears adult-themed content and, critically, drops the f-bomb (says “f**k” once - no exceptions). This role is strictly for a young male performer: no girls auditioning as boys.
Rehearsals will be held three times per week on Sunday (6:00-9:00pm), Tuesday/Thursday evenings (7:00-10:00pm) with one Wednesday evening rehearsals on April 4th because of the Easter holiday. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Tech week rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday, April 29-May 3, 2018. We do ask that Friday, May 4, 2018 be held in case an additional tech week rehearsal is needed. The pickup rehearsal will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.
The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.
CALLBACKS: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00pm (if needed)
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Audition appointments requested on-line or by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:00pm
ABOUT THE SHOW:
A raucous, pop-rock-musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes... that takes it all off.
Based on the cult hit film of the same name, THE FULL MONTY, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart.
While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to "let it go."
*JERRY LUKOWSKI, a recently divorced, unemployed mill worker. Age: 25-40
NATHAN LUKOWSKI, his young son. Age:10-14
PAM LUKOWSKI, his estranged wife. Age:25-40
TEDDY SLAUGHTER, her live-in boyfriend. Age: 25-45
*DAVE BUKATINSKY, an overweight, unemployed mill worker. Age:25-40
GEORGIE BUKATINSKY, his wife. Age:25-40
*HAROLD NICHOLS, Jerry & Dave’s former supervisor-turned-choreographer. Age:35-60
VICKI NICHOLS, his wife. Age: 30-55
*MALCOLM MACGREGOR, a kind homosexual man who lives alone with his sick mother. Also a part-time security agent. Age: 30-40
MOLLY MACGREGOR, his ailing mom. Age 60-80
*ETHAN GIRARD, an unempolyed mill worker. Simple-minded but kind. Homosexual. Age: 25-35
*NOAH (HORSE) T. SIMMONS, a retired mill worker. Age: 40-60
JEANETTE BURMEISTER, a piano player of indeterminate years. Age: 40-60
*BUDDY (KENO) WALSH, a very handsome male stripper with an effeminate personality. Age: 21-32
REG WILLOUGHBY, an unemployed mill worker. Age: 30-50
TONY GIORDANO, a Buffalo club owner. Age: 35-55
ESTELLE GENOVESE, Jerry’s occasional girlfriend. Age: 25-35
SUSAN HERSHEY, a friend of Pam & Georgie’s. Age 30-40
JOANIE LISH, a friend of Pam & Georgie. Age: 30-40
MINISTER Age 35-65
POLICE SERGEANT Age 30-50