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MCFTA
Center Stage Theatre
presents:
Richard O’Brien’s
The Rocky Horror Show
Director: Dexter Brigham Choreographer: Natalie Schwartz
Music Director: Todd Thomas Stage Manager: Amber Heal
Asst. Director: Zach Federer
Asst. SM: Emily Thomas
Auditions:
Performances:
Sept. 16 @ 6:30pm
Sept. 17 @ 6:30pm
Sept. 19 @ 1pm: Callbacks
Oct. 22 at 7:30pm
Oct. 23 at 7:30pm
Oct. 24 at 7pm and 11pm
Questions? Contact the director at [email protected]
NOTE: Auditions will be held downstairs from the Auditorium in
Rehearsal Rooms A and B.
Please enter through the rehearsal doors near Dow Gardens.
Welcome to Auditions for…
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW!
I hope you are shivering with antici… pation. I know I certainly am!
The audition process for this show is going to be very relaxed. I need to
see you sing, dance and act, of course, but mostly I’m looking for attitude and
your willingness to be sassy, sexy and silly.
You may have heard that this show has a pretty short rehearsal period,
which is true. We have five weeks of rehearsal to put Rocky on his feet.
However, the show is actually pretty short, plus we will be having 4 hour
rehearsals instead of the usual 3, so the impact on your life won’t be terrible.
I promise, we will have all the time we need to get a freak-tabulous show put
together!
That said, I will give preference to folks who already know the movie
well, and are familiar with the cult aspects of the show, such as audience
participation. That doesn’t mean I won’t consider casting someone who doesn’t
know the show, only that all other things being equal, knowing the show is
better.
A bit about our production:
My intention is to have the cast onstage for most of the show, leading the
audience in the most well-known audience participation lines, manipulating
light fixtures, moving scenery and even becoming scenery at times. The band
will be onstage on a platform above the playing area, and we will use the
playground of fireman’s poles, metal grating, fog and crazy lights to tell the
story, with all due respect given to the movie while still giving it our own
spin. Think of it like a Kiss or Marilyn Manson concert crossed with Pink
Floyd’s The Wall!
THE AUDITION:
Please prepare 16 measures of a song in the style of the show. This could
be a pop or classic rock tune, something from a rock opera/musical, or even
something from the show. Please bring PIANO sheet music for the accompanist in
the appropriate key.
Following the vocal audition, we will have everyone participate in a
dance call. (It will NOT be the Time Warp. I will assume you can handle that
one!) Callbacks for readings for specific roles will be on Saturday afternoon.
Audition Form
PLEASE PRINT
Show Title: The Rocky Horror Show
Audition Number_______
Name___________________________________________Primary Phone_________________________
Address_________________________________________Secondary Phone__________________________
City_____________________________________________Zip Code____________________________
E-Mail__________________________________________Age_____
Sex_____
Height____________
Roles auditioning for in order of preference:
1_______________________
2_________________________
Will you accept any role? Yes No
Are you available for all tech/dress rehearsals and performances? Yes
3____________________________
No
How would you rate your familiarity with Rocky Horror from 1-10? ________
(“1”-never seen the movie, “10”- I know all the audience lines by heart!)
How would you prefer to receive notification if you are not cast?
___Phone
___Email
Please list all known rehearsal conflicts between now and October 24 on the back of this form.
Previous acting experience, training, awards etc._____________________________________________
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(use back of audition sheet if necessary)
If you are not cast would you like to work on a production committee? Please indicate areas of interest:
Set Construction
Properties
Lights
How did you hear about this audition?
TV____
Poster located____
MCTV____
Web Site_____
Sound
Costumes
Makeup
Usher
Radio____
Newspaper______
Other: _______________________
Director Notes:_____________________________________________________________________________
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I hereby consent to allow Midland Center for the Arts, Theatre Guild, and/or Peanut Gallery to utilize any still
photographs, video and/or audiotapes of any auditions, rehearsals, and/or performances when making
educational and/ or informational presentations.
Signature_____________________________
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
WHITE: Rehearsal Dates GRAY: No Rehearsal
Please place an X on any date/s that you will be UNABLE TO ATTEND.
If you will be LATE on a date, please put the time you will arrive
at the Center in the appropriate box.
Sun Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sept 13
14
15
16
Auditions
6:30-9:30pm
17
Auditions
6:30-9:30pm
18
19
Callbacks
1-4pm
20
21
6-10pm
22
6-10pm
23
6-10pm
24
6-10pm
25
26
1-5pm
Act I Run
27
28
6-10pm
29
6-10pm
30
Oct 1
6-10pm
2
3
1-5pm
4
5
6-10pm
6
6-10pm
Act II Run
7
6-10pm
8
6-10pm
9
10
11
12
6-10pm
ONSTAGE
13
6-10pm
14
6-10pm
15
16
17
18
1-5pm
Tech Reh
19
6-10pm
Tech Reh
20
6-10pm
Dress Reh
21
6-10pm
Dress Reh
22
Performance
7:30pm
23
Performance
7:30pm
24
Performances
7pm & 11pm
25
1pm Strike
6pm Strike
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CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS (also seeking two additional party-goers)
Dr. Frankenfurter: Male, 20-35. Baritone. A sweet transvestite from
Transsexual Transylvania. The master of the castle, the evil genius who
was unlocked the secret to life itself! Must have great legs and be
comfortable dancing in high heels.
Janet Weiss: Female, 19-25. Soprano. The girl next door. A wide-eyed
innocent with a naughty girl waiting just under the surface.
Brad Majors: Male, 19-25. Baritone. Janet’s boyfriend. The All-American
good boy who’s about to learn a lot about himself.
Riff Raff: Male, no age. High Tenor. Frankenfurter’s resentful,
downtrodden handiman. Creepy and “Igor-ish.”
Magenta: Female, no age. Alto. Frankenfurter’s domestic and Riff’s sister
and lover. Bette Davis meets Bride of Frankenstein.
Columbia: Female, 20’s-30’s. High belter. A groupie. In love with Eddie. Tap
experience a plus, but not required.
Rocky: Male, 20-40. Tenor-Baritone. Frankenfurter’s creation. A beautiful,
if slightly dim, Adonis curiously exploring the world around him for the
first time. Wears only gold lamé hot pants for much of the show. Must be
in excellent physical condition.
Eddie: Male, 20-40. Tenor. A rock n’ roll bad boy on ice who supplied
Rocky’s brain. Columbia’s true love and Dr. Scott’s nephew.
Dr. Everett Scott: Male, 40-60. Baritone/Bass. A wheelchair-bound, former
professor of Brad’s and nemesis of Frankenfurter’s who has come to the
castle to search for his nephew, Eddie.
Criminologist: Male or Female, 40-60. Non-singing. A stuffy, pretentious
fuddy-duddy who guides the audience through the story.