The Full Monty
by Tex-Arts

May. 12 - May. 20

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.

The Full Monty

Book: Terrence McNally

Music: David Yazbek

Executive Producer: Jarret Mallon

Director: Kasey RT Graham

Music Director: Susan Finnigan

Choreographer: Ian Liberto


Video Submissions: The Full Monty

TexARTS Professional Series 

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, welcomes video submissions 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.

Video Submission Deadline: May 20, 2022

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:

First Rehearsals start on June 22, 2022.

Performances: July 15 – August 7, 2022. Seventeen performances are scheduled. Shows at 7:30pm on Wednesdays - Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Performances may be added.

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.  

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 any one of these 6 roles, or Keno, 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. 

 

** 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. 

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. 

Other Roles:
Female - Joanie. May double in other roles. Various age, vocal ranges, and types 

Male – Marty. May double in other roles. Various age.Submission Information: 

Please prepare 16-32-bars of an uptempo contemporary musical theater song and a ballad in the style of the show. It is okay to sing a song from the show.

Please film your audition, beginning with a slate, 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.orgwith 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.  

Callbacks will be held in person at TexARTS on Saturday, April 23, 2022, and Sunday, April 24 if needed. 

 

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TexARTS, the Lake Travis nonprofit for the visual and performing arts
2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite 160 Austin, Texas 78734Tex-ARTS.org512.852.9079
employment@tex-arts.org
***TexARTS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate a thriving arts community by exposing all people to the visual and performing arts. We prepare and promote exceptional young talent to achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. We are recognized throughout the region for our world-class professional theatre and educational programs.