We are pleased to announce auditions for or fall musical productions The Rocky Horror Show. The show has music, lyrics and book By Richard O’Brien and is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The Rocky Horror Show will be Produced by Steven M Cunningham and AmandaJane Schade-Rhodes, Steve will also be at the helm as director. The Music Director for the show is Richard Alder, Sharon Heltsley is the choreographer and Matthew Cross is the Assistant Director. There will be six performances of the show at Pontiac High School. The dates are October 26, 27, November 2, 3, 9, 10, 2018.
The auditions will be held at the Michigan School for the Arts, located at 825 Golf in Pontiac. The dates for the auditions are Sunday, July 22 at 4:00 pm; July 25 and July 26 at 7:00 pm. Auditioners need to prepare a musical theatre rock song in the style of the show and bring sheet music for the accompanist to play at the auditions. Also, be prepared for a dance call, and cold readings from the script. Please bring lists of conflicts for directors.
Please note: Auditions will be limited to those 15 and over. Anyone wishing to audition between ages 15-18 MUST have a parental permission form signed prior to auditioning.
(Seeking actors/actresses of all ages and body types. All actors with strong rock voices, and can perform simple dancing/movements)
Note: Permission slip necessary for auditioners under the age of 15 – Click here to download.
Brad Majors (25-35, Male, Bari Tenor, Bb2-G4)
The “Hero” of the story. Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet Weiss. Overly optimistic and overly masculine at times.
Janet Weiss (24-32, Female, Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5)
Our “Heroine” who is madly in love with Brad. Easily frightened of something at times. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and pure, until she “tasted blood and wants more”.
Frank-N-Furter (28-45, Male, Baritone, D3-G4)
The “Sweet Transvestite” from the planet of Transylvania, and master of the castle that Brad and Janet find shelter from the storm. Obsessed with creating a man to be part of his sexual entourage. Master of seduction, and emotional vampire.
Riff Raff (25-40, Male, High Rock Tenor, D3-B4)
The creepy butler of the castle, and one of Frank’s servants. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. Rises to the role of commander by the end of the show.
Magenta (25-40, Female, Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5)
Riff Raff’s “sister”, and a servant of Frank’s. She works as the maid in the castle and rises to be Riff Raff’s co- commander by the end.
Columbia (22-40, Female, Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5)
Another servant of Frank, and ex-lover as well. Was tossed aside for Frank’s other lovers and is a little bitter about it. However, she has a thing for Eddie. Must be great dancer and tapper.
Rocky (19-30, Male, Tenor, A3-G4)
Frank’s newest scientific creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles, but not too bright. Think Frankie Avalon with the brain of a hamster. Muscular and blonde hair is a must.
Eddie (26-40, Male, Baritone, E3-F#4)
Frank’s “ex-delivery boy”, who loves the life of rock and roll. Was thrown away by Frank so he can create Rocky. Even gets killed by Frank after his big solo.
Dr. Everett Scott (35-45, Male Baritone, E3-F#4)
Brad and Janet’s ex science teacher, and now friend. Arrives at Frank’s castle looking for his nephew Eddie. He is also Frank’s arch rival. Can be played by same actor as Eddie.
Usherette (21-40, Female, Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5)
Introduces our audiences to the movie before it starts at the beginning of the show and helps end the story as well. Can be played by same actress as Magenta or Columbia.
Narrator (26-45, Male/Female, Non-Singing)
Our guide thru this “strange journey”. Follows Bard and Janet in their events by explaining what’s going on, giving exposition, and foreshadowing what is in store to the audience. Think Rod Sterling of “The Twilight Zone”.
Phantoms- (Flexible Age Ranges, Male/Female, SATB)
The various ensemble members who live in Frank’s castle to see his creation, and to help the audience with their participation. Must be able to handle simple chorus and chorography.