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01|21 Open Auditions: The Full Monty

At the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Open Auditions:
Sunday & Monday, January 2 & 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm

The Full Monty
Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Jackie Collins
Assistant Directed by Tammy Meyers

A raucous, pop-rock-musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes… that takes it all off. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies, and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show!

Performance dates: March 18-April 3, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for The Full Monty, on January 2 and 3, 2021 at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage.

***Masks are required while not on stage
***We request that all cast and crew be vaccinated

A group of unemployed steel-working men frustrated with life, work and women decide that regardless of looks, ability, or anything else, they are going to be the best Chippendale strippers Buffalo has ever seen.

Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday & Monday, January 2 & 3 at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage. You don’t have to be present both nights, but it doesn’t hurt. No prepared monologues required– expect cold readings from a provided script. Please do be prepared to sing 16 measures of a show tune of your choice, and bring sheet music for your song selection (if no sheet music is available, you will be asked to sing Happy Birthday). A piano player will be available to accompany you.

Please wear comfortable clothing to auditions that reveals your overall body shape accurately. These are “real men”- mill workers, not club dancers- so again, all types are encouraged, and you do not need to necessarily be a good dancer, but able to execute choreography. Characters with a * are in this category.

Monty Men: If you are auditioning for any one of these 6 roles, or Keno, you need to be comfortable with your body; enough so to perform on stage in your underwear. THERE WILL BE NO FRONTAL NUDITY.

Roles:

*Jerry Lukowski : An unemployed mill worker. 30-40. Jerry is a complex emotional character with serious heart and charisma, and genuine tenderness for his son – a regular guy.
Body Type: good-looking (his “nice rear” is referenced).
Vocal Range: Rock Tenor, with a strong controlled falsetto.

Nathan Lukowski: Jerry’s young son. Age 12. “12 years old going on forty” but young looking for his age. Nathan can be stoic, sincere, and charming, but ultimately real as he deals with his parents’ custody battle. PARENTS: PLEASE READ ENTIRE SCRIPT of this musical’s BEFORE your young man auditions.
Vocal Range: age-appropriate.

*Dave Bukatinsky: An unemployed steelworker. 30-40. He struggles with unemployment and its effect on his marriage. A lovable, good-natured soul, with body weight and self-esteem issues. Must be comfortable enough with your belly to proudly wield it in all its glory.
Body type: notably overweight relative to the other Monty Men – it is a key component of the character.
Vocal Range: Lyric Tenor with strong falsetto.

*Malcolm MacGregor: An unemployed mill worker. 25-40. His frank self-assessment neglects to mention his sweetness and sincerity. Malcolm transforms from desperately lonely to deeply loving. Finds comfort with Ethan.
Body Type: average.
Vocal Range: High Tenor, smooth falsetto.

*Ethan Girard: An unemployed steelworker. 25-40. Ethan remains an optimist while struggling with unemployment and friendship. He loves simply, and openly. Good physical comedic role. Finds comfort with Malcom.
Body Type: farm-boy handsome.
Vocal Range: High baritone/tenor

*Noah “Horse” T. Simmons: A retired African American mill worker. 40-50+. Gentle demeanor. Seemingly, his “break-dancing” days are over until he breaks out. Excellent mover with great deadpan comedy.
Body Type: Used to be pretty good back in the day
Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor.

*Harold Nichols: An unemployed mill supervisor. 35-60+. He is a doting, prideful husband who is determined to keep his wife be-decked in upper middle-class luxury – in spite of 6 months of unemployment. Aloof at first, his dance skills are what finally, and arduously, brings “Hot Metal” alive.
Body Type: Any
Vocal Range: High baritone/tenor.

*Buddy ‘Keno’ Walsh: Handsome and experienced gay male stripper. 21-32. With his ambitions he won’t be a Chippendale-esque performer forever. Will double in other roles.
Body Type: Hunky Hunk or Lean Mean Machine.
Vocal Range: Flexible, tenor to bass-baritone
Singing and harmonies required. May double in other roles.

Pam Lukowski: Jerry’s estranged wife. 25-35. In some ways Pam has become a realist. She earnestly wants Jerry to be an active parent for Nathan, but wrestles with strong reservations about his character and her own lingering feelings for him.
Vocal Range: Alto with mezzo with belt.

Vicki Nichols: Harold’s wife. 30-40. Charming and energetic, she 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.
Vocal Range: High alto/broad mezzo belter.

Georgie Bukatinsky: Dave’s wife. 30-40. A warm, down-to-earth soul that isn’t afraid to kick up her heels. Her exuberance opens the show and sets the place and mood perfectly! Her reality comes in dealing with her hubby’s struggles and trying to hold her marriage together. She is the leader of the ladies.
Vocal Range: High alto/broad mezzo belter.

Jeannette Burmeister: The piano player. 40-50+. She’s seen it all and been there and done that. She’s got show-biz running through her blood. 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.
Vocal Range: Low alto belter.

Additional Roles: Teddy Slaughter (Pam’s fiance), Estelle Genovese (Jerry’s younger girlfriend), Susan Hershey, Joanie List (Pam’s friends), Molly (Malcome’s ailing mother), Reg Willoughby (union leader), Tony Giordano (club owner), Marty, Gary. Some of these parts will be doubled!

We are also seeking all sorts of backstage personnel! We are specifically seeking a stage manager, stage hands, and board ops.

Ages and genders are flexible, at the discretion of the director. All races, colors, sizes, genders, gender-identities and experience levels welcome! Although this IS an audition, we’re not judgmental, and we hope you feel welcome here and have a great time. If cast, you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family.

About the ART:

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

  • ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
  • our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
  • other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated.