This is the latest, most up-to-date information regarding auditions for our acting company. It is regularly updated.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING VIDEO AUDITIONS FOR THIS SEASON.
Announcing our 2020 Audition Tour, for our resident, professional acting company.
Additional information will be posted here as it is decided and confirmed.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING VIDEO AUDITIONS FOR THIS SEASON.
Thursday, Jan 30, (1:30 pm – 9pm) (AEA & non-Equity auditions, and Children’s auditions)
Friday, Jan 31, (1:30 pm – 5pm) (AEA, non-Equity auditions)
Saturday, February 1, 2020 (noon – 5pm) (AEA & non-Equity auditions, and Children’s auditions)
Auditions for Adults and Children (see Casting Information below)
Registration for Denver auditions is now open. These auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please, no walk-ins.
Adults, please send resume and photo, plus date/time preference, to: DenverAuditions@RockyMountainRep.com
Children, please send resume and photo, plus date/time preference, to: KidsAuditions@RockyMountainRep.com
All audition information, plus appointment time will be sent to you by return email.
UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions)– MEMPHIS, TN
February 7, 8, & 9, 2020
Registration for UPTA will be through UPTA.
Please note: RMRT will not be in attendance for the Monday auditions.
February 14, 15, 16, 2020 (non-Equity auditions)
Tuesday, Feb 18 (AEA auditions)
Adults only. No children’s auditions in Chicago.
These auditions are By Appointment Only. We are now accepting request for Audition appointments. Send an email, containing your resume and headshot, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your submission will be reviewed by our staff, and you may receive a response by email with an audition appointment time, and further information about the auditions–location, preparation, etc.
The auditions are by appointment only. Please–no walk-ins.
We are not accepting video auditions in lieu of live auditions. And we are not seeing children at these Chicago auditions.
February 24, 25, & 26, 2020
Adults only. No children’s auditions in New York.
Registration for New York auditions will be through RMRT. Information and instructions will be posted here at a later date.
Grand Lake, Colorado
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Guest Artist Adults and Children.
For non-professional, non-repertory company positions. Ensemble or Chorus roles for adults or adult-looking high-school students.
Also, auditions for children’s roles and ensemble.
Registration for Grand Lake auditions will be through RMRT. Information and instructions will be posted here at a later date.
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Seeking adult actor/singers who can move well, for repertory company. All professional actor/performers will be cast in all 3 summer shows and will be provided housing in Grand Lake. Seeking leading and ensemble performers. Our Fall Show (Ring of Fire) is a separate one-show contract, not in repertory.
We’ll also be seeking a number of children for roles in Kinky Boots and The Music Man. Children will NOT be cast in repertory company. We will be auditioning children only in Denver & Grand Lake. We will not see any children at the New York auditions or the Chicago auditions. We will not accept any video submissions for children’s roles. Children who are cast in an RMRT show will be offered housing, for the performer and a chaperone, during rehearsals and on performance nights only. There is no full-season housing for children in Grand Lake. It would be a “plus” if a child in an RMRT summer show had their own housing within commuter distance to Grand Lake.
RMRT 2020 SEASON CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
RMRT will be hiring one repertory ensemble to appear in all of our summer season shows. All roles—leading, supporting, and ensemble—will be cast from the one repertory ensemble. These are the characters to be cast:
Kinky Boots Character Descriptions:
(Please note that the entire cast should be comfortable with a pop/rock style of singing and British accent.)
CHARLIE PRICE (Male) Sings C3–B4. A leading man, just out of university. He is privileged, but likeable — his father owns the shoe factory. He is handsome and loveable but there is a temper right under the skin. A bit confused, a bit unfocused, a hero hiding under a victim’s mantle. Must have a great singing voice, ability to move and be a strong actor.
LOLA (Male). Sings C3–B4 (with one top C). An emotionally and physically challenging role that requires the body of a boxer with the soul of a Diva, a la Whitney Houston. Must have star presence and feel comfortable wearing everything from full glamour as a scene-stealing drag performer to nothing but boxing trunks. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Strong comedic actor. This role is written for a non-Caucasian (generally African heritage) male.
LAUREN (Female) Sings B♭3–F♯5. Beautiful, but quirky (not glamourous like Nicola) working class girl who works in the shoe factory. Funny and smart but has had bad luck with men. Terrific comedic actress.
NICOLA (Female) Sings B♭3–F♯5. Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Sophisticated looks. She is a social climber, driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great singing voice.
DON (Male). Sings C3–F4 (must have a strong falsetto to D5 for the Finale). Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker. Has a menacing physicality. Least likely to be seen on a runway in kinky boots. Strong actor required.
GEORGE (Male). Sings C3–F4. Factory Manager, keeping up traditions. Reserved and tightly wound.
THE ANGELS (Male). These are the 4-6 drag performers who perform with Lola. Must be versatile and terrific singers and dancers (required to dance in heels). Physical fitness is crucial. Tumbling and acro skills a plus. Any Angels required to cover Lola must be non-Caucasian due to the specific nature of the role. Three Angels sing to C♯5 and three sing to A4.
TRISH, PAT, MR. PRICE, HARRY—to be cast from the ensemble.
ENSEMBLE (Males and Females) The men and women of the ensemble must be excellent singers. They will understudy Principal and Featured ensemble roles as well as play factory workers, pub patrons etc. Factory workers should look like real, everyday people and be able to move well. All must be very strong singers. Some must be terrific dancers, have great pop voices and be comfortable in drag in order to cover Angels. Lola covers are required to be non-Caucasian due to the specific nature of the role.
Kinky Boots CHILDREN’S ROLES:
YOUNG CHARLIE: the lead as a 7 year-old boy. Must appear to be age appropriate—size and acting. (Older than 7 would be preferable) Lost, quiet, reflective. He appears in the opening and closing sequences.
YOUNG SIMON/LOLA: This is Lola as a 10 year-old boy, who already knows he’s destined to wear high heels. Non-Caucasian, to be cast after our adult Simon/Lola is cast. Must appear to be age appropriate—size and acting. (Older than 10 would be preferable)
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT character descriptions:
JOSEPH: Male, (Tenor). Eleventh son of Jacob and Jacob’s favorite. Looking for a strong actor with a confident but charming personality. Must move and sing very well.
NARRATOR: Female, (Strong singer with extended mix/belt range, Low F# to High G). The Narrator is our host, and through word and song guides the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers. The narrator must be adept at both being the focal point and then “blending” into the scene. We are looking for an excellent singer that can completely invest in the storytelling aspect.
PHARAOH: Male, (Baritone, Low B to High G#). Pharaoh is the most powerful man in Egypt, and considered a god on earth. He is in a strange psychological place and is desperately searching for the truth in his dreams. The character is in style an homage to Elvis.
JOSEPH’S BROTHERS: Joseph’s 11 brothers (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin), are jealous of Joseph being their father’s favorite son, sell him into slavery, and ultimately realize their wrongdoing. All skilled singer/actor/dancer/movers. Non-traditional casting.
ENSEMBLE: including POTIPHAR, MRS. POTIPHAR, JACOB, BUTLER & BAKER:
THE MUSIC MAN character descriptions:
HAROLD HILL– The protagonist. A con man, traveling under the auspices of a salesman, he eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo. Charismatic and charming.
MARIAN PAROO–The stuffy town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls in love with Harold Hill. Must have an effortless soprano voice. My White Knight.
MRS. PAROO–Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN–Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
MARCELLUS WASHBURN– Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man. He now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.
JACEY, EWART, OLIVER, OLIN– Barbershop Quartet. Must have clear-as-a-bell singing voice and excellent harmony-singing skills.
MAYOR SHINN–A blustery politician who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.
TOMMY DJILAS– An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
CHARLIE COWELL, ZANEETA SHINN, GRACIE SHINN, ALMA HIX, MAUD DUNLOP, ETHEL TOFFELMIER, MRS. SQUIRES, TOWNSPEOPLE—to be cast from the ensemble.
The Music Man CHILDREN’S ROLES:
WINTHROP PAROO–Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the idea of a childrenʼs marching band. Harold Hill brings him out of his shell. Solo Songs: The Wells Fargo Wagon & Gary, Indiana
AMARYLLIS–A slightly bratty, and overly sensitive, piano student of Marion Paroo. Good singing voice.
Kids of River City—ensemble—seeking children of every shape and size, with great singing voices and great energy, who move well and can take direction. Preferable size—smaller (shorter) than “adult” appearing (meaning some high school students might be too big for this “kids” ensemble.
RMRT’s Fall Season: Ring of Fire
Seeking 3 male and 3 female singer/actor performers who can move well. All should be comfortable singing in a country-pop style, and should be good harmony singers. Ability to play a portable instrument (guitar, mandolin, banjo, etc) a plus. All characters portray aspects of Johnny Cash throughout the show—no single Johnny Cash lookalike/sound-alikes are needed or desired.