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._____________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ (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:_____________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.