Theater Auditions ‘The Full Monty’ CO

02/15/2011

Theater Auditions Colorado

The Backstage Theatre, winner of the 2010 Outstanding Regional Theatre by the Colorado Theatre Guild, is accepting headshots and resumes for its summer production of the Yazbek/McNally musical, The Full Monty.

The Full Monty is the raucous, heartfelt story of six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York who go to great lengths to make some cash and help out a friend in trouble.

When a local male strip show – whose dancers venture down to G-strings – is a hit with the local women, the cash-strapped factory workers figure they can really cash in if they go “the full Monty.” Desperate for self- respect and financial relief, the buddies must overcome their fears, their nerves, and their clothes for a shot at success.

With a book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spiderwoman) and music and lyrics by pop composer David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), The Full Monty, based on the record-breaking 1997 Academy Award nominated hit film by the same name, is hailed by critics as “a genuine musical comedy,” “full of brilliance,” “witty,” “funny,” and “exhilarating.”

The Backstage Theatre production of The Full Monty will be directed by Backstage Artistic Director Christopher Willard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and music directed by Mary Gottlieb (Cinderella). Musical tracks are by Donna Debreceni (The Wizard of Oz). Set design is by Denver Post Ovation award-winner Tina Anderson.

The show will perform at the Breckenridge Theatre from June 23 thru July 23. Initial rehearsals will be conducted in Denver with final tech rehearsals in Breckenridge. Lodging will be provided for actors during their time in Breckenridge. Non-Equity performers only need apply. All positions are paid.

Roles are available for nine men and seven women, most age 25-50.

Special requirements are a 12-14 year old non-singing boy, an African American singer/dancer age 30-60, and a 60+ year old singing female. All ethnicities encouraged to apply.

Auditions and callbacks will be conducted on March 6, and candidates will be invited to
attend from headshots and resumes submitted to the Backstage Theatre.

Please submit an electronic version of your headshot and resume to artistic_director@hotmail.com or snail mail your vitae and headshot to The Backstage Theatre, attn: The Full Monty auditions, P.O. Box 297
Breckenridge, CO 80424.

Actors in the Breckenridge area may phone the theatre at 970.453.0199 to arrange a separate audition.

For more information, or details on our current season, visit www.backstagetheatre.org .

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