ETC sets auditions for The Fantasticks

Encore Theatre Company presents “The Fantasticks,” American Musical Theatre's longest running musical.

Open auditions for the musical, written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt and directed by Don Breedwell, will be from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Dec. 12; from 3 until 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13; and from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14 at Encore Theatre at 14905-A Lebanon Road (Behind Tractor Supply), Old Hickory.

The show will be presented on the weekends of Jan. 29 – Feb. 14, 2010.

Auditions will be cold readings and music from the script. You can also use prepared pieces (monologue) and/or music. This presentation is a vocally demanding show.

The cast of characters includes:

• El Gallo, The Narrator (High Baritone-A flat to high G): Male, Age 18-22• The Mute (non-singing, physical, speechless): Male or Female, Age 18-25• Matt (Baritone/Tenor-A to high G): Male, Age 18-20• Hucklebee (Baritone): Former Naval Officer, Male, Age 45+• Luisa (Soprano - B to High B): Female, Age 18-22• Bellomy (Baritone): Male, Age 45+• Mortimer: Male, age 30+• Henry: An over-actor, age 40-60

Also sought are a pianist and a harpist interested in performing in this musical.

For more information, contact Breedwell by email at or call (615) 414-8312 after 3:30 p.m. daily or leave a message before.