FOUNTAIN HILLS THEATER AUDITIONS FOR THE HILARIOUS PHYSICAL COMEDY ‘SCAPIN’
WHAT: Auditions for SCAPIN
By Bill Irwin & Mark O’Donnell
WHERE: Fountain Hills Theater
11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 12pm and Sunday, Feb. 5 @ 6pm
Callbacks (If required) Tuesday, Feb. 7 @ 7:00pm.
Fountain Hills Theater announces the auditions for the hilarious comedy Scapin.
In this wild physical comedy, the crafty servant Scapin, jumps into the story as he first promises to help in affairs of his neighbor's son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander. Both young men have fallen in love with unlikely, and penniless beauties, and both need money to help solve their dilemmas. Scapin knows a good ruse will always win the day and he drafts Sylvestre, Octave's servant, into his schemes. Brimming with zany characters and improvisation, this play is an uproarious romp of hugely theatrical proportions.
Scapin is directed by Peter J. Hill
Scapin will play Mar. 24 – Apr. 9, 2023.
Auditions will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 12:00pm and Sunday, Feb. 5 @ 6:00pm. Callbacks (If required) Tuesday, Feb. 7 @ 7:00pm. Auditioners will be asked to present a short monologue and should be prepared to read cold from the script. Early video auditions - which must be submitted prior to Feb. 4 – may be submitted and can substitute for appearing at the Saturday or Sunday auditions. However, if chosen from a video audition, candidates will be required to appear in person at the callbacks. Video auditions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. FHT prefers and encourages auditioners to be vaccinated.
Actors of all ethnicities should consider roles if they feel they can represent the age ranges and genders listed.
OCTAVE (Argante’s son) “Rich Young Man Hopelessly in Love”, not too bright. Gullible. Age: Late teens thru 20’s
LEANDER (Geronte’s son) “Rich Young Man Hopelessly in Love”, not too bright. Hotheaded. Age: Late teens thru 20’s
ARGANTE (father of Octave) Stingy, prone to blustering and bullying. Age: “Fatherly”- must look older than their sons.
GERONTE (father of Leander) Stingy, prone to blustering and bullying. Geronte has some very physical business. Age: “Fatherly”- must look older than their sons.
SCAPIN: Leander/Geronte’s servant. Wily, imaginative, resourceful. A physical role and star turn. Age: 25-45
SYLVESTRE: Octave/Argante’s servant. Gullible, easily manipulated by Scapin. Physical role. Age: flexible.
HYACINTH (beloved of Octave) “Poor Young Women Hopelessly in Love”. Hyacinth cries a lot. Small but colorful role. Age: Late teens through 20’s
ZERBINETTE (beloved of Leander) “Poor Young Women Hopelessly in Love”. Zerbinette is a laugher. Small but colorful role. Age: Late teens through 20’s.
NERINE: Hyacinth’s nurse. A savvy woman, she thinks all these people are fools. Few lines. 25-45? (Corresponds to Scapin's.)
GEORGE or GEORGETTE – an onstage keyboard player (organ or piano) who provides musical accompaniment, interacts with cast. No lines. Any age.
TWO MESSENGERS/GENDARMES/PORTERS – Multi-purpose characters who function in several scenes and interact with the cast. No spoken lines. Age: flexible, but must carry an actor on a stretcher, do pratfalls.
Scapin is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC servicing the Dramatists Play Service Collection. www.dramatists.com