News Release 07-110-D
Audition for The Fantasticks
News Release 07-110-D For more information:
Release date: 02/12/08 Bentley Gilbert
For immediate release (541) 440-7747
Roseburg— Centerstage at Umpqua Community College will be holding auditions for the play, The Fantasticks, on March 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., in Centerstage Theatre on the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg. The musical, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, has been performing at the same theatre in New York City, since 1960. It is the longest running musical in history. Parts are available for five to seven men and one to three women, ages sixteen and older. Residents of Douglas County are invited to audition, whether they are students or non-students at the college. Previous acting experience is not required.
Those who wish to audition need to appear at only one of the sessions listed above for the initial try-out. Please bring a prepared song to sing for the audition, along with the sheet music. A piano accompanist will be provided. Wear clothing that will allow freedom of movement.
Scripts of The Fantasticks are now available at the front desk of the college library for one-day check-out. The play, directed by Dean Remick and Jason Heald, will be presented in Centerstage Theatre, May 15 through 25, and July 25 through August 3.
Musicians are also needed for the orchestra and volunteers are needed to help with scenery construction and painting, costumes, props, lights, sound, etc. For more information about the play or auditions, call 440-4691 or 440-7726.
Talk about a time-proven audience-pleaser! "Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences at New York’s Sullivan Street Playhouse. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt have created an intimate show that engages the audience's imagination and showcases a strong ensemble cast. Its moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become standards.
or more information about the play or auditions, call Dean Remick at 440-4694.-30-