AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS FOR THE FULL MONTY WILL BE HELD AT NEW PHOENIX THEATRE ON JAN. 11TH AT NOON. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SING. ID LIKE TO HEAR SOMETHING FROM THE SHOW. WE JUST MIGHT DANCE A BIT TOO. BE READY


Character Descriptions

12 Men, 8 Women, 1 Boy

All Characters are normal denizens of Buffalo: Everyday People. Unless specifically noted, all body types are welcome! All ages are “stage ages” and pliable.
Nathan Candidates must be at least 10 years old. PARENTS PLEASE READ NATHAN BREAKDOWN (below), CAREFULLY.

Monty Men: If you are auditioning for any one of these 6 roles, or Keno, you need to be very comfortable with your body; enough to perform on stage in your underwear and eventually a g-string. “Will we go all the way?” You must be prepared to do so and must agree to such to be considered for those roles: Roles that include this requirement indicated by (**). Trust is a key word for our production – you will be taken care of respectfully and our final moment (The Full Monty **), will be powerful.

Reminder to Women: This show is not just about the guys and their underwear issues! The women's roles are powerful, pivotal, and memorable with slammin’ songs. There is no heart without connection - and the women are critical in creating the circle.

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: should also be aware that “The Full Monty” also contains brief nudity (by the adult actors), and language that is sexual in nature. AGAIN – PLEASE READ ENTIRE SCRIPT before letting your child audition.
Vocal Range: age appropriate.

Pam Lukowski: Jerry's estranged wife, Teddy's fiancée. 30-40. 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.

Dave Bukatinsky: An unemployed steel worker. 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.

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.
Vocal Range: High alto/broad mezzo belter.

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. Body type = average beauty.
Vocal Range High Tenor, smooth falsetto. Sings in 8 numbers. C#3-E5.

Ethan Girard: An unemployed steel worker. 25-40. Ethan remains an optimist while struggling with unemployment and friendship. He energetically attempts wall-walking a la Donald O'Connor's 'Singing In The Rain' acrobatics. He loves simply, and openly. Good physical comedic role. Body type = farm boy handsome.
Vocal Range: High baritone/tenor.

Noah “Horse” T. Simmons: A retired African American mill worker. 50+. Gentle demeanor. Seemingly, his “break-dancing” days are over until he breaks out. Excellent mover with great dead-pan comedy. Body type = Used to be pretty good back in the day – but now...
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.
Vocal Range: High baritone/tenor.

Vicki Nichols: Harold's wife. 30-55. 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.

Jeannette Burmeister: The piano player. 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.

Teddy Slaughter: Pam's fiancé. 35-55. The opposite of Jerry – clean-cut, well-off. Will double in other roles.
Singing and harmonies required.

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.
Singing and harmonies required. May double in other roles.

OTHER ROLES: Female
Estelle Genovese (Jerry's younger sexy girlfriend), Susan Hershey, Joanie Lish, Dolores (doubles as Molly, Malcolm's aged ailing mother).
May double in other roles. Various age, vocal ranges, and types.

OTHER ROLES: Male
Reg Willoughby (union leader), Tony Giordano (club owner), Marty, Gary.
May double in other roles. Various age, vocal ranges, and types.