The Full Monty
The award-winning Company Theatre announces open auditions for their upcoming production of The Full Monty the musical on Monday, December 1 at 6:30 pm at The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. A callback may be held on Wednesday, December 3. The Full Monty book is by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics are by David Yazbek, based on the motion picture by Fox Searchlight Pictures written by Simon Beaufoy. All roles are open for casting. The production will be choreographed by Corinne Mason, with music direction by Michael Joseph. Further information and a rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.
Raucous pop-rock musical The Full Monty is back to The Company Theatre by popular demand! Based on the cult hit film, this raucous contemporary musical alters expectations and stereotypes by taking it all off! A group of unemployed steelworkers gets bold and unclothed to make some quick cash as they conquer their fears, self–consciousness, and prejudices. The men find their strength in each other, giving them the individual courage to “let it go” Filled with razor sharp humor and toe tapping pizzazz, this upbeat 10-time Tony Award® nominee comedy takes audiences to full on hysteria!
Character Descriptions and Voice Ranges:
Dave Bukatinsky – Male, 30-40s. Range: Lyric Tenor, strong falsetto. Unemployed mill worker, Jerry’s best friend, definitive sidekick. Very much a man’s man, but more of a follower than leader. Prideful. Self-conscious body weight and self-esteem issues. “I just defrosted my refrigerator and vacuumed my living room. And how was your day?”
Ethan Girard – Male, 25-35 yrs. Range: High baritone/tenor, strong falsetto . Lonely, unemployed mill worker. Has blind determination and confidence to succeed. Finds company with Malcolm. “I don’t know what I want. Something. Somebody.” Remains an optimist while struggling with unemployment and friendship.
Georgie Bukatinsky – Female, 30-40 yrs. Range: High alto belt. Dave’s loving wife. Loud, outgoing, brash, a worrier. A warm, down-to-earth soul that isn’t afraid to kick up her heels. The “leader” of her group of girlfriends.
Harold Nichols – Male, 45-60 yrs. Range: High Baritone. Unemployed mill supervisor. “It’s sink or swim time and I’m drowning. It’s every man for himself!” Dotes on wife, covers up his unemployment for 6 months while keeping her in upper middle class luxury, well past his means. Aloof at first, his dance skills are what brings Hot Metal alive.
Jeanette Burmeister – Female, 50+ yrs. Range: Low alto belt. Piano player of indeterminate years, show-business pro. Sassy, quick-witted, and larger than life. You can’t shock her, but she’ll shock you as she says what’s really on her mind! Shows up with a piano to play for the guys totally out of the blue.
Jerry Lukowski – Male, 30-40 yrs. Range: Rock tenor, strong falsetto. Unemployed mill worker, fighting to maintain his pride and custody of his only son. All-American jock, man’s man, very prideful. “I’m out of work, divorced, in debt up to my balls … And if I don’t make some money soon they won’t let me see my kid. I’m fed up, frustrated, angry and, oh yeah, scrap.”
Malcolm MacGregor – Male, 25-35 yrs. Range: High tenor, very high falsetto. Unemployed mill worker. Depressed, suicidal, awkward, pigeon-chested. Comforted by Ethan. “I sure could use a friend … I’m a compete loser who still lives at home with his mother.”
Noah “Horse” T. Simmons – Male, 50-60 yrs. Range: Baritone/tenor. Retired African American mill worker. Embarrassed as “average sized”. His “break-dancing days are probably over” but he sings and dances explosively. Excellent mover with great dead-pan comedy. Old and slow when walking, frequently grumpy.
Pam Lukowski – Female, 30-40 yrs. Range: B3 – A5. Jerry’s estranged wife and high school sweetheart. Wants what is best for her son. Strong business woman, compassionate, motherly. “I’m not the enemy!” and she isn’t! Powerfully connected performer required.
Vicki Nichols – Female, 40-55 yrs. Range: Alto/mezzo belt. Harold’s wife, loves Prada ensembles but not more than she loves her husband. Flamboyant on the surface, her love and understanding are real. Classy, but easily one of the girls. Comedic triple-threat.
Teddy Slaughter – Male, 35-55 yrs. Pam’s fiancé. The opposite of Jerry – clean-cut, well-off. May double in other roles.
Buddy ‘Keno’ Walsh – Male, 21-32 yrs. Handsome and experienced gay male stripper. His show opening Chippendale-esque performance for the Buffalo ladies bookends the beginning of the show nicely. May double in other roles.
Estelle Genovese (Jerry’s younger sexy girlfriend), Susan Hershey, Joanie Lish, Dolores
(doubles as Molly MacGregor, Malcolm’s aged ailing mother) – Females, 20-60, yrs. Ensemble. May double in other roles.
Reg Willoughby (union leader), Tony Giordano (club owner), Marty, Gary – Males 20-50 yrs.
Ensemble. May double in other roles.
Nathan Lukowski – Young male, 12 “going on 40”, young looking for his age. Jerry’s son. Stoic, sincere, and charming, but ultimately real as he deals with his parents’ custody battle. Key player who does a lot of witnessing. NOTE: Material is mature and adult-themed in nature, including mature language, parents should research the nature of the role before audition.
Audition candidates should be strong singers, and arrive prepared to sing a song from the show in the show key, or a song in a similar musical theater style. Many roles require the actors to be comfortable scantily dressed, many in undergarments. The score will be available, and an audition accompanist will be provided. Dress appropriately to learn and rehearse a dance combination, audition candidates are not required to be strong dancers. Call backs will include sung dialogue. Audition candidates may bring their own sheet music, and should also bring a headshot or snapshot. A resume is helpful, but not required.
Performances of The Full Monty will be held from February 4 through 8, with show times at 7:30 or 8:00 pm from Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday matinee performances are held at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available for $37.00 to $39.00.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Sally at Sally@companytheatre.com.