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Auditions for The Fantasticks

Hershey Area Playhouse is holding auditions for adults of various ages to fill roles (six male, one female, and one male or female) for its upcoming production of the comedic love story, The Fantasticks, Dec. 7 and 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Auditions will take place at the Playhouse and will consist of readings from the script in a group setting. Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 to 32 bars of a musical theatre song. If auditioning for the part of “The Mute,” please prepare a song or monologue that can show personality. Since “The Mute” has no lines, those auditioning for this part may be guided through some simple acting improvisations to show range of emotions and physicality.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep the pair 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 we wait to see if they find their way back to each other. In the words of El Gallo, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

The show is being directed by theatre veteran Dara Rees; musical director is Todd Boden. Performances will be held Feb. 12-15 and 19-22, 2015 at the Playhouse.

Additional audition information, including an audition form, is available on the Playhouse’s website, www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com.