WICA – Casting Call Notice

The Fantasticks

Monday, August 28 at 7pm

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts announces continued auditions for roles in our October production of The Fantasticks with Books and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt and directed by Elizabeth Herbert with Musical Direction by David Locke and Nancy Nolan.  The Fantasticks runs October 6-21 and rehearsals have begun!

If interested in reading singing for the following roles please RSVP to WICA at 360-221-8262 and arrive at the theatre a few minutes before 7. Thank you!

The Fantasticks open roles:

El Gallo (Male, High Baritone, 30-45)
As the narrator of the piece, he is the liaison between the audience and the action
onstage. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, yet with darker moments. His
attitude toward the rest of the cast reveals a decidedly mysterious side. Above all he is
grand and must command attention.

Luisa (Female, Legit Soprano, 16-26)
As a young lover, she is in love. She is in love with love, the idea of love, the idea of
being in love and indeed everything remotely romantic. Her dreams are more fanciful
than those of Matt. Because of her particular vision of romance, she deals with the world
on a particularly naive level.

One of the Fathers either Hucklebee and Bellomy (Males, Baritone, 45-60)
Blustery and Boisterous. Duo and team. Strong comedic timing a must. Fathers of Matt
and Luisa. Always arguing and bickering, but secretly plotting together for the marriage
of their children.

Mortimer (Males, 30-60)
Mortimer’s specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas. May be asked to speak in a cockney accent.



Production Teams are needed for the entire season. If you are interested in helping backstage for any of these productions we have openings in all technical areas: Stage Management, Design, Light and Sound Board Operation, Props, Costumes, and Crew. If you are cast in one or more of the shows, we encourage you to volunteer in another.

Callbacks for each Theatre Series production are led by their respective directors. Callbacks are a group effort, consisting of cold readings from the script and some ensemble work. Musical performers will sing harmony with others, cold read from the show and learn & perform simple choreography. 

For more information on the audition process, please do not hesitate to call us at 360.221.8262

We are always looking for Backstage and Front-of-House Volunteers for a variety of tasks on and off stage! If you are interested please call the production office, 360.221.8262, or fill out the Volunteer Form.