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Based on the hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and an anticipated closing number. The team of Terrence McNally (book) and David Yazbek (music and lyrics) created a crowd-pleasing musical that both entertains and grabs your heart. The Full Monty will be presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild during FestivALL 2018 at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre on June 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.

While spying on their wives at a "Girls Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, themen come up with a bold plan to make some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger in a group. The Full Monty is a heart-warming story full of pizazz and humor.

CHARACTERS:

Jerry Lukowski – lead, an unemployed steel worker, 30-40, rock, tenor, B2-Db5, strong controlled
falsetto, strong actor; a complex regular guy with tenderness towards his son; preferably good looking

Nathan Lukowski – Jerry's young son, age 12; sings age appropriate; must play real

Pam Lukowski – Jerry's estranged wife, 30-40, Teddy's fiancée, alto/mezzo with belt; she sincerely
wants Jerry to be an active parent for Nathan

Dave Bukatinsky – an unemployed steel worker, 30-40, lyric tenor with strong falsetto; Jerry's best
friend; he struggles with unemployment and its effect on his marriage; loveable and good nature, but
with body weight and self-esteem issues

Georgie Bukatinsky – Dave's wife, 30-40, high alto/broad mezzo belter; a warm down to earth gal that
enjoys kicking up her heels; her exuberance opens the show

Malcolm MacGregor – an unemployed mill worker, 25-40, high tenor, smooth falsetto; a shy gay man

Ethan Girard – an unemployed steel worker, 25-40, high baritone/tenor; remains an optimist while
struggling with unemployment and friendship; good physical comedy role

Noah "Horse" T. Simmons – a retired African-American mill worker, 50+, baritone/tenor; he sings and
dances the funky show-stopping "Big Black Man"

Harold Nichols - An unemployed supervisor at the mill. Hot Metal's choreographer. Thinks his worth comes from providing for his wife, so he hides his unemployment from her. Age: 35 to 45

Vicki Nichols – Harold's wife, 30-55, high alto/broad mezzo belter; charming and energetic; loves Prada
ensembles and her husband; flamboyant on the surface; comedic role

Jeannette Burmeister – the piano player, 50+, low alto belter, F3-Bb4; not easily shocked; great
"Showbiz" number

Teddy Slaughter – Pam's fiancé, 35-55; may sing in a couple of songs; the opposite of Jerry

Buddy "Keno' Walsh" – handsome male stripper, 21-32; opens the show with a Chippendale-esque
performance for the Buffalo ladies; can double in other roles

The girls: Estelle Genovese (Jerry's younger sexy girlfriend); Susan Hershey, Joanie Lish, Dolores
(doubles as Molly MacGregor, Malcolm's aged ailing mother), ages 20-60; may double in other roles

The guys: Reg Willoughby (union leader), Tony Giordano (club owner), Marty, Gary – ages 20-50, may
double in other roles

AUDITIONS:

Thursday April 5, 2018 - 7:30 pm – Singing and Reading
Sunday April 8, 6 pm – Dance

All auditions will be held at Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Ave., Charleston

Nina Denton Pasinetti, director/choreographer
Bobby Hodges, Jr., musical director

 

 

 

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