Auditions

Announcing OFC Creations Auditions for

The Fantasticks

Director: Judith A. Ranaletta; Pianist: Alison Cuchiarale

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our area auditions are no longer held in person. We ask all auditioners to send a video audition of the material you prepared, or a song from the show, to info@ofccreations.com. If you would prefer an in person audition please let us know some times in early December that work for you.

Casting eight performers ages 18 and up. Auditions will now be held via video submissions.

 

Socially distant rehearsals will be held in person at the new OFC Creations Theatre Center (3450 Winton Place) starting late December / beginning of January, and performances may be in person or online (or a mixture of both) depending on the status of COVID-19 in our community. Roles for this production are not paid.

Auditionees should prepare two 1-minute song cuts from the Golden Age and a one minute monologue as well as resume and head shot. If you are auditioning for the role of The Mute no song is needed, just a one minute monologue and prepare a short movement piece.

Performances (virtual and/or in-person) will be held January 29, 30, 31, 2021 and possibly again in spring 2021.

 

Synopsis:  

"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. 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.

 

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."

Roles:

Casting is open beyond ages, genders, ethnicity noted below. All 18 & up are encouraged to audition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Age: 40 to 60

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.

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.

Age: 30 to 50

 

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.

Gender: Any

Age: 20 to 50

To view OFC’s full Safety Precaution Plan, please visit our website at www.OFCCreations.com

Announcing OFC Creations Teen Auditions for

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine is a straight play, not a musical. Unlike other programs, participants must audition before registering for the program. Not everyone who auditions will be cast in the production. There will be a $250 tuition fee for those who are cast, every role has lines in the show.

 

Auditions are on Sunday, December 20th in the evening. Auditions are held by appointment only by signing up below (pick a time slot). Please prepare a short 1-minute monologue (does not need to be memorized) and be prepared to cold read scenes. Call backs may be needed as well. Auditioners should be between the ages of 13-18.

 

Rehearsals are as followed:

1/9, 1/10, 1/16, 1/17, 1/23, 1/24, 1/30, 1/31 – 11AM-2PM

1/11, 1/18, 1/25 - 6PM-9PM

February 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th – 6PM-10PM (dress rehearsals)

The program does not conflict with Into the Woods, Be More Chill, or Annie.
Performances: Friday, February 5th at 7PM, Saturday, February 6th at 3PM, and Saturday, February 6th at 7PM at the new OFC Creations Theatre Center

 

Director: Calvin Staropoli

To maintain social distancing and clear precautionary contact tracing, appointments must be made in advance by CLICKING HERE

 

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

 

“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times. “Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News. “Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.

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Safety precautions will be followed as outlined in our Fun & Safety Plan, however, please note that the cast size may be as large as 18 individuals instead of our usual 15 person maximum. All roles have lines in the show, please reach out to us for a perusal copy of the script.

To view OFC’s full Safety Precaution Plan, please visit our website at www.OFCCreations.com

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