The Rocky Horror Show – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for The Rocky Horror Show July 23rd and 24th at 7:00 PM at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765. Casting actors 18 years+ for 10 principal roles (7 males including one drag role, 3 females one of whom must tap) plus ensemble. Please note this is the musical, not a screen cast, and all cast members except the Narrator must sing and dance. Please prepare 16 bars of a song, preferably from the show, and bring a recording to which you can sing. Be prepared to learn choreography for the Time Warp.

Performance are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 9/22 – 10/8.

Character Descriptions for The Rocky Horror Show

FRANK N FURTER – High baritone (Top F or G). Very masculine, but also very feminine, alpha-alien. Not just a man in women’s clothing – he is the strutting personification of gender non-specific fierceness. Wide range of ages possible, as long as charisma is evident.

JANET – Soprano (Top F). Young romantic lead. Naïve and innocent – but that’s all about to change.

BRAD – Tenor (Top G). Other romantic lead. Also naïve and innocent – but that’s also about to all change.

RIFF RAFF – Tenor (Top G). Igor-like minion of Dr. Frank N Furter. Spooky and smirking. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible.

MAGENTA – Mezzo (Top C or D) Another minion of Dr. Frank N Furter, usually dressed as the maid. Wild. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible.

COLUMBIA – Mezzo (Top C or D) Another minion, though more of a groupie than a servant. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible. Needs to be able to tap. Often doubles as the Usherette at the beginning.

NARRATOR – Should be older. Great speaking voice, as if he’s introducing “Masterpiece Theatre.” Possible non-singing role.

ROCKY – Tenor. Dr. Frank N Furter’s creation, and therefore the epitome of physical perfection. Need to be in great shape and wear little clothing.

EDDIE – Baritone (Top F). Cool bike guy, in the tradition of James Dean or Marlon Brando. Columbia has a thing for him. Could also double as Dr. Scott, though possibly not in this case.

SCOTT – Talk/Singing role. Former teacher of Brad’s. Very academic-looking. In a wheelchair. Could be older if not doubled with Eddie.

4 (OR 6) PHANTOMS – Ensemble. All different vocal ranges. Ideally an equal number of men and women. Sing and dance quite a bit. 

Rock songs (or rock musical theatre songs) would be ideal audition pieces for this show. Anything that shows off your range. Actual songs from the show would be fine.

 

In this humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970’s , a stranded couple end up in a castle where aliens have sinister plans for mankind.

“A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business.” – The New York Times

**Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

 

West Coast Players Theatre is located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL.  Directions to the theatre can be found here.
 
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