Auditions

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, is a professional theatre company.

Working for TexARTS is a large commitment, and auditioners must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances. The professional productions perform four to five shows per week. Shows rehearse for 2 and a half weeks with typically  3 – 4 weeks of performances.

Rehearsal times are decided prior to the first day of rehearsal.


Auditions: The Full Monty

TexARTS Professional Series 

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, welcomes actors to audition for the upcoming production of The Full Monty. Local, nonunion performers who are 18 or older are encouraged to audition. TexARTS is committed to non-traditional casting and values diversity in all of its forms. We greatly encourage actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities to audition.

Personnel:

The Full Monty
Book: Terrence McNally
Music: David Yazbek
Executive Producer: Jarret Mallon
Director: Kasey RT Graham
Music Director: Susan Finnigan
Choreographer: Ian Liberto

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:

Rehearsals start on June 22, 2022.

Performances: July 15 – August 7, 2022. Seventeen performances are scheduled. Shows at 7:30pm on Thursdays – Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays and some Saturdays.

Rehearsals will be held weekdays during the evenings and during the daytime on weekends at TexARTS in Lakeway. The show will perform indoors and in-person at the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734

TexARTS will be operating as a ‘fully vaccinated workplace’ for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at admin@tex-arts.org.

Contract:

All roles are paid.

The Show
In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales-esque dancers. One of them, Jerry, declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they’ll go “the full monty”. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.

Available Roles

All characters are normal denizens of Buffalo NY: Everyday People. Unless specifically noted, all body types are welcome! All ages are “stage ages” and pliable. Please read the script to understand the adult content in this production.

** Monty Men: If you are auditioning for “Jerry” or “Ethan,” you need to be comfortable with your body; enough to perform on stage in underwear and eventually a g-string. THERE WILL BE NO FRONTAL NUDITY. Roles that include this final number and the FULL MONTY are indicated by (**).

Please note: 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, and cheered on by the audience. Wear clothing in your auditions that reveals your overall body shape accurately. These are “real men”- mill workers, not club dancers- so again, all types are encouraged, and you do not need to necessarily be a good dancer, but able to execute choreography is required.

Male Roles
** 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. Vocal Range: Rock Tenor, with a strong controlled falsetto. Audition Sides

** Ethan Girard: An unemployed steelworker. 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. Vocal Range: High baritone/tenor.  Audition Sides

Female Roles

Women: The women’s roles are powerful, pivotal, and memorable with incredible songs. There is no heart without connection – and the women are critical in creating the circle.

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. Audition Sides

Other Roles:
Female – Joanne. May double in other roles. Various age, vocal ranges, and types.  Please perform “Vocal Side For All Female Roles” and the Acting Side/Scene titled: “Georgie Side.”   Audition Sides

Male – Marty. May double in other roles. Various age. Please perform “Vocal Side For All Male Roles” and your choice of the Acting Side/Scenes listed under “Jerry” or “Ethan.”  Audition Sides


Submission Information: 

Please prepare the audition sides for the role you are interested in auditioning for. If you have video of an additional 16-32-bars of an uptempo contemporary musical theater song or a ballad in the style of the show please feel free to include it with your submission.

Please film your audition, beginning with a slate (including the role you are auditioning for) in front of a simple background, with no backlighting, and little ambient noise. If possible, use a secondary audio source to play the accompaniment music so that it is audible in the tape.

Email a shareable link of your video via Google Drive or YouTube, headshot, and resume to employment@tex-arts.org with subject line: “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, The Full Monty.” Please only send one email request. Due to the volume of submissions, confirmation emails may take several business days.

 Video Submission Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022