ARVADA, Colo. – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions in Denver and New York for its upcoming production of the Terrence McNally/David Yazbek musical, The Full Monty
. This production will be directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry.
Local auditions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, March 21 and 22 at the Arvada Center. Equity auditions will be held on March 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Open auditions will be held on March 21 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and March 22 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 720-898-7200.
New York auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29. Location and time TBD. For more details, visit Margolis-Seay Casting at mscasting.net.
Complete character descriptions (see attached) can also be found online at www.arvadacenter.org/auditions. This is an equity production, although non-equity actors may audition.
Experienced performers are needed with strong vocal, dance and acting abilities. 13 men’s and 9 women’s roles are available. Age range for men is 30 – 60 years old; age range for women is 25 – 60 years old. A current Headshot and Résumé are required. Equity members must have a current ID card.
Actors should prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song, appropriate to the production, that shows off voice and range. Song should be in an up tempo, contemporary rock musical style. Auditioners should know the complete song but may only be required to perform 16 bars. Actors should also have additional music to sing, if asked. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No taped music or a cappella allowed. Actors should also be prepared to dance and are advised to bring appropriate shoes and clothing for the dance audition. Not all auditioners will be requested to dance.
One child’s part is available for a boy, age 12 – 14, with strong acting abilities. Role does not require dancing or singing. Candidates should prepare a one-minute monologue appropriate to age.
Rehearsals for The Full Monty
begin on June 7. The show opens June 28 and runs through July 31, Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, for a total of eight shows per week.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). It is the metro area’s eighth largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth, the Arvada Center is a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver.
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To schedule an audition (March 21 & 22), call 720-898-7200.
Character Descriptions for The Full Monty
All characters are middleclass at best. TV at home and drinking in bars is their social life. They Shop at Wal-Mart and Penney’s. They are average, everyday people you would see at any suburban mall. None of them would stand out in a crowd.
All roles will sing and dance to some degree.
- unemployed mill worker. Caucasian male, in his early to mid-30s. Average guy, with no luck. Tries but doesn’t usually get there. Good heart and loves his son Nathan. Just can’t get it to work. Kind of a big kid himself. A bit of a smart-ass and loud mouth. TV Hockey, Football, Baseball and Budweiser. Bari-tenor.
- Jerry’s son. Caucasian male about 12 years old. Good kid. Smart. Loves both parents but is caught in between. All-around average kid. Nickelodean and milk. Does not sing or dance.
- Jerry’s ex-wife, Nathan’s mother. Caucasian female, in her late 20s to early 30s. Smart woman working hard to change her life. Living with her boyfriend Teddy. Still loves Jerry but knows it won’t work. Doing the most for her son. Her son is everything and she’s worried he will grow up like Jerry. Dr. Phil and Wine coolers. Belt.
- Pam’s boyfriend. Caucasian Male in his mid- to late 30s. Good looking but salesman type. Hard worker and loves Pam but jealous of Jerry. Competitive with other guys. Knows he could lose to Jerry but feels superior to him. Racquetball kind of guy. TV, Tennis and wine.
- unemployed mill worker. Caucasian male in his early to mid-30s. Large man. Good natured, all-around nice guy. Aware of his size but hides it with fun. Practical and doesn’t expect much. Football, Hockey, Baseball and Old Milwaukee. Lyric Baritone – strong falsetto.
- Dave’s wife. Works at the mall. Caucasian female late 20s to early 30s. Happy woman, loves her husband and her job. Enjoys life and having fun. Is fine with her lifestyle. Comfortable with who they are. Roseanne and margaritas. High Rock Belt.
- unemployed mill supervisor. Caucasian male in his mid-40s. Somewhat pompous and very concerned with his image. MBA. Lives a proper upper-middleclass life. Somewhat materialistic. Keeps a distance from everyone, including his wife, to keep up the ideal but would do anything for her. TV figure skating and wine. Strong, high Bari-tenor.
- Harold’s wife. Caucasian female in her late 30s to early 40s. Bold, somewhat brash. Very Bubbly. Enjoys life and the money prestige of Harold ’s position. Lives a better life than the common mill workers but not snobbish, just oblivious. Loves Harold but lives with him being emotionally distant and works to have fun with him. QVC and Champagne cocktails. High Belt.
- unemployed mill worker. Caucasian male in his late 20s to early 30s. Still lives with his ill mother. Somewhat of a loner. Very low self-esteem. Caring but insecure, depressed. Kind of a male wallflower and definitely "in the closet" but probably doesn’t know he’s gay. Shy and withdrawn. Reads and doesn’t drink. Pop Tenor.
- unemployed mill worker. Caucasian male in his late 20s to mid-30s. Pretty upbeat and sure of himself. Somewhat boisterous and funny. Fairly good build physically. Kind of a "big kid" at heart. Not shy. A dumb innocence. Gay but not flamboyant and ok with it, like everything else. ESPN and movie musicals, Corona. Tenor.
- retired mill worker. African American male in his late 50s to early 60s. Not much left in life for him but not ready to quit. Definite natural dancer. Touch of James Brown. Proud. Pretty no nonsense kind of guy. Practical and somewhat accepting of his life but would like the excitement back. Kind of put out to pasture too early. Sports and Black Velvet. High Baritone.
- piano player, performer. Female 60+. Very energetic, sarcastically practical. Definitely been around. Elements of "a broad" but very perceptive and caring underneath. Rough around the edges. Been there, done it and doesn’t care attitude. Cops and Scotch. Character Belt.
- male stripper in his late 20s to early 30s. Built handsome and secure.
- Not a local. Very attractive in a Chippendale look. Gay and out. Athletic and a good dancer, possibly trained. Likes his Gym workout. Queer as Folk and bottled water.
- unemployed mill worker. Caucasian male in his mid- to late 30s. Was a union leader. Kind of lost now and somewhat bitter. Hard worker and devoted to his job and the union. Monday Night Football and Miller.
- club owner. In his mid-30s to late 40s. A dealer, promoter in a "beer crowd" club. Knows how to make a buck. Boxing and Boiler makers.
- Jerry’s occasional girl friend. In her
early to mid- 30s. Attractive. A fun time. Not shy. Somewhat sexual. Works to go out and have a good time. Kind of brash and loud. Sopranos and Long Islands.
- friend of Pams. In her early to mid-30s. Attractive, fun-loving. Works at the Mall. Lifetime and wine coolers.
- friend of Pam’s. In her early to mid-30s. African American. Smart and attractive but enjoys the chance to let loose. Manager at the Mall. Oprah and wine in a box.
- Malcolm’s mother, elderly, confined to wheelchair
- unemployed mill worker
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