Auditions For “Rocky Horror” At BLT July 7-8


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If you’ve ever fantasized about putting on corsets and dancing and singing your way through one of the most hilarious, outrageous and popular musical comedies ever, but didn’t want to leave your neighborhood, now’s your chance:

The Burien Little Theatre will be holding auditions for “The Rocky Horror Show” on both Monday and Tuesday July 7th-8th from 7pm-10pm (callbacks are Wednesday, July 9th from 7 to 10pm).

  • “The Rocky Horror Show” is an outrageous musical comedy featuring a Transylvanian transvestite, a cryogenically preserved motorbiker and Frankenstein’s monster in Greek god form. This sexual parody of horror and science fiction films premiered onstage in London in 1973, becoming the popular cult classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in 1975.
  • Performances will be at the Burien Little Theatre from Sept. 26th through Nov. 2nd, 2008.
  • Rehearsals begin Saturday, August 9th.
  • Stage director is Steve Cooper and the music director is Tom Prince.
  • $100 stipend provided.
  • We are seeking:
    • Male actors ranging in age from their 20s through 60
    • Female actors ranging in age from their 20s through 30s.
  • For auditioning, please come prepared to perform a comic monologue and 32 bars of a song (see character list for suggestions), and bring with you the written music (in your key). Accompanist will be provided. There will also be a short pitch-matching test. ANY auditioner who plays Tenor Sax (rock style) would be MOST welcome; please bring it to the auditions, and be prepared to play a few bars. Please also bring resume and headshot.
  • While we are not trying to re-create the movie, and may go in different directions, this play ultimately deals with overt sexuality. Everyone who auditions needs to be comfortable with this and all it entails. Any questions may be sent to the director when requesting an audition slot.
  • Please make an audition appointment ASAP: [email protected] or call Burien Little Theatre at 206-242-5180.
  • Auditions and callbacks will be at the Burien Community Center, located at the intersection of S.W. 146th St. and 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien. For directions, go to www.burienlittletheatre.com.

CHARACTER LIST:

Narrator – Good “Radio” Voice. Possible non-singing role. Age range 35-60.

Brad – Tenor (written top G/Ab) – Maybe a sort of Neil Sedaka ‘60s style. Audition with either a pop song in that style or a pop/rock musical song. Straight Hero type. Age range 20s.

Janet – Soprano (Top F) – The most legit voice in the cast. Comfortable with some light belting but can also sound classical in head voice. Audition with 2 short contrasting works for this part: An easy pop/rock (“Mamma Mia,” “Aida”) and a classic Broadway soprano role (“Show Boat,” etc). Straight Heroine type. Age range 20s,

Riff Raff – Tenor (written top G/Ab) – REALLY want to find a true rock screamer.  Audition with something like an Aerosmith or The Who rocker. Not your “average” handyman. Age range 20-30s.

Magenta – Mezzo (Top C/D) – Rock belter, but looking for a contrast between Magenta and Columbia. Think Joan Jett or Janis Joplin, Ann Wilson or Grace Slick. For these roles any good belting pop/rock song would work (NO Mariah or American Idol type showoff songs … this is ROCK). Maid type on the kinky side. Riff Raff’s sister. Age range 20-30s.

Columbia – Mezzo (Top C/D) – Rock belter, but looking for a contrast between Magenta and Columbia. Think Joan Jett or Janis Joplin, Ann Wilson or Grace Slick. For these roles any good belting pop/rock song would work (NO Mariah or American Idol type showoff songs … this is ROCK). A Groupie. Age range 20s.

Dr. Frank N Furter – High Baritone (Top F or G) – Need a full-bodied voice able to do a range of “voices.” A traditional pop/rock musical song would work (“Aida,” “Chess,” etc.) Need we say more..? Age range 25-35.

Eddie – Baritone (Top F#) – For auditions, any Meatloaf song would be fine, of course. Biker look. Age range 25 – 45. Double cast with Dr. Scott.

Rocky – Tenor – Must be in good shape and comfortable with wearing little clothing. Age range 25-35.

Dr. Scott – (Talk Singing) Double cast with Eddie. Will require some makeup/wig work for a younger actor. Age range 45-55.

Phantom Male 1 – Backup singer Baritone. Will sing and dance a lot. Includes a lot of easy harmony singing so some choral experience would be helpful.

Phantom Male 2 – Backup singer Tenor. Will sing and dance a lot. Includes a lot of easy harmony singing so some choral experience would be helpful.

Phantom Female 1 – Backup singer Alto. Will sing and dance a lot. Includes a lot of easy harmony singing so some choral experience would be helpful.

Phantom Female 2 – Back up singer Soprano. Will sing and dance a lot. Includes a lot of easy harmony singing so some choral experience would be helpful.

CONTACT:  Maggie Larrick, Marketing
[email protected]
206-246-0088


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