Auditions

Richard O’Brien’s

The Rocky Horror Show

Directed by Kevin Wiczer
Choreographed by Kara Williams
Music Direction by Kenny McMullin
Designed by J. Spencer Greene

SYNOPSIS:

This cult classic musical, with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien, is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1940-1970′s and spawned the film version that created the cult classic genre. It tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Time Warp back to 1950’s science fiction, dance to the sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, and follow two college sweethearts on a night out they’ll remember for a very long time. Complete with sass from the audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic is more fun than ever. Rocky Horror is one of those shows you MUST SEE at least once, but watch out…those who see it want to see it again and again…Warning – contains rude bits!

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AUDITIONS:

Preliminary Auditions Appointments (By Appointment Only)

  • Tuesday, September 1 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, by appointment only in 5 minute slots
  • Wednesday, September 2 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, by appointment only in 5 minute slots

Callback Auditions (By Invitation Only):

  • Thursday, September 3 7:00 PM to 10 PM
  • If invited to Callbacks, please bring or wear comfortable clothing and shoes for Choreography portion of Callbacks

Click Here to view available audition slots.

LOCATION:

Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 East Wood Street
Palatine, Illinois 60067

  • Both men and women are needed, age 18 and older (Due to the mature nature of  this show.)
  • A current Headshot/Resume.
  • 32 bars of an up-tempo rock song that shows off your range.  No dance will be done at preliminary auditions. No a cappella or CD accompaniment allowed. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to sing another selection, so provide alternate sheet music.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your audition time slot. If coming from Chicago, or out of town, Cutting Hall is only 4 blocks east of the Palatine Train Station, on the very same street!

TO SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT:

FIRST CHECK AUDITION APPOINTMENTS BY CLICKING HERE, THEN call 847-220-4NEB (4632) or email auditions@theatrenebula.org. If calling, please speak slowly and clearly. In your message or e-mail, please provide your name, a phone number where you may be reached, and your desired date and time for an audition appointment. We will return your call—or reply by e-mail—to confirm your slot. All efforts will be made to give you a slot as close to your desired time as possible. Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition, and be prepared to list your conflicts for the rehearsal and production period.

TIME COMMITMENT:

Rehearsals will tentatively begin Sunday, September 13 and go through October 16 and will be held in Palatine. Rehearsals typically will be four or five days per week, Sundays through Thursdays.  Your days scheduled will depend upon your role and cast conflicts. Performance dates are October 17-November 1 at the historic Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street in Palatine, Illinois, 60067- Performance times are: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 3 PM.

TENTATIVE FIRST REHEARSAL:

  • Sunday, September 13 (depending on conflicts of those cast in the show)

TECH REHEARSALS: (must be available for all tech rehearsals)

  • Begin either Sunday, October 11 or Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 16

PERFORMANCES: (must be available for all performances)

  • Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, November 1
*No Pay for the roles in this production, but possible small stipend

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

USHERETTE/MAGENTA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5) One of Frank’s servants.

BRAD: Male, 26-35 (Range: Bari Tenor, Bb2-G4) Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times.

JANET: Female, 26-35 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5) Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure easily.

NARRATOR: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing Role) Follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience.

RIFF RAFF: Male, 25-40 (Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4) Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants.

COLUMBIA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5) One of Frank’s servants.

FRANK ‘N’ FURTER: Male Transvestite, 30-45 (Range: Baritone, D3-G4)     Master of the castle. Welcomes Janet and Brad with open arms. Obsessed with creating a man to be part of his sexual entourage. Master of seduction.

ROCKY: Male 18-30 (Range: Tenor, A3-G4) Frank’s magnificent creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles.

EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: Male, 28-40 (Range: Baritone, E3-F#4) Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and role of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle.

PHANTOMS – TRANSILVANIANS (SATB) Various Singers/Dancers.