Current Audition Opportunities

The Fantasticks - by TOM JONES AND HARVEY SCHMIDT - Directed by Dennis E. North

Whimsical, poignant, and  romantic, The Fantasticks is an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling parents, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love. In a theatrical and inventive fashion, our gallant and enigmatic narrator--El Gallo--introduces us to a pair of young lovers, Matt and Luisa, who experience the magical, moonlit phase of falling in love. For a time, romance seems perpetually exciting, and heroics seem always to save the day. However, El Gallo leads our young protagonists from the romantic moonlight into the harsh sunshine, where the weaknesses in their relationship are exposed and the reality of the struggles and heartache love brings is revealed. With the understanding that “without a hurt the heart is hollow,” Matt and Luisa manage to find their own identities, and in turn, to discover their strengths as a couple in times of both darkness and light. The Fantasticks is a gem of the American musical theatre and  this simple and beautiful ensemble piece is as beloved and as timely as it was when it opened over 50 years ago.



    Contact Dennis North for the following:

    • Reserve an audition time
    • Receive Sides
    • Lobby Copies of the play


    Please choose one monologue to read for the audition.

    The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

    Directed by Dennis E. North


    The Boy (Matt) - Male

    The Girl (Luisa) - Female

    The Narrator (El Gallo) -Male

    The Boy's Mother/Father (Hucklebee) - Male or Female

    The Girl's Mother/Father (Bellomy)- Male or Female

    The Actor (Henry) - Male or Female

    The Man Who Dies (Mortimer) - Male or Female

    The Mute - Male or Female

     Cheers and break a leg!

    Auditions are open to all and all are welcome: community, professional (non-equity), college, high-school. You do not need to attend OCC to audition. 

    Auditions will be held in the Lila Jones-Johnson Theatre on the OCC Royal Oak Campus. 

    Auditions dates are Jan. 28, 29 (5pm-10pm) and callbacks on Jan. 30 (5pm-10pm). Performance dates are April 4,5,6 - 11,12,13. Rehearsals begin on Feb. 4. No rehearsals Feb. 23 - Mar. 1.

    To Audition, please contact Dennis North at to request a timeslot, or you may sign up for a timeslot on the OR Theatre callboard outside J177, or the RO Theatre callboard outside the Lila Jones-Johnson Theatre. Sign-up sheets will be posted and email requests taken beginning Jan. 14.

    Sides will be handed out at the audition or emailed if requested.  For your audition, please prepare 16 bars of a song you feel comfortable singing - acapella. Have fun!

    Contact Information

    Dennis North
    Faculty - Fine & Performing Arts

    Theatre Lobby - Room J-277
    Phone  248.522.3636

    For inquiries concerning the Smith Theatre space and tickets for productions, please contact:
    Ken Faulk
    Theatre Manager
    Phone  248.522.3666