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Red Curtain Foundation

Rocky Horror Show Auditions

We're excited to announce auditions for our upcoming production of "The Rocky Horror Show," with book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien and directed by Robert Bogue. Auditions will be held August 16 and 17, from 6:00-9:00pm. Call Backs will be TBA.

A humorous tribute to the science fiction and B horror films of the 1930s through early 1960s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky. As the night progresses the young lovers are introduced to characters and situations that will broaden their experiences and change their lives forever.

The Rocky Horror Show is an homage to classic sci-fi camp masterfully mixed with subversive sexual undertones of self-discovery. With a wild rock-n-roll soundtrack, it has become an international cult favorite.

Actors should prepare a comedic/melodramatic monologue (2-minutes maximum) and 16-32 bars of music (with accompanying sheet music or instrumental backing track). Audition selections should NOT be from either the stage or film version of "Rocky Horror". Please send your head shot and resume to [email protected] prior to August 16.

Auditions and performances will be held at the Red Curtain Arts Center, located at 9315 State Ave #J in Marysville, WA. We're in the same shopping center as Goodwill, with our entrance around back, behind the beauty school.

Red Curtain practices color-conscious and gender-neutral casting for all of our shows. For RHS in particular, we encourage actors of all ethnicities and genders, and especially members of the LGBTQ+ community to audition. All roles are open. 

All characters will appear in various stages of undress during the show, so actors should be comfortable with revealing costumes. No full nudity.

All actors should be comfortable with audience shout outs that are a part of this live show.

All actors will need to be comfortable with movement and dance to varying degrees.

Cast of characters: 

Usherette: Age undetermined; This role may double as one of the six phantoms. Based on classic cinema usher/cigarette girl. High energy and engaging. The first face we see as well as the last. (Mezzo Soprano Belt Bb3-Eb5)

Brad Majors: Age 25-30. As stereotypical red-blooded, all American, product of Frat-boy culture as you can possibly get. Janet's love and soon-to-be fiancé. Considers himself the strong protector. His intentions are pure. (Bari-Tenor Bb2-G4)

Janet Weiss: Age 25-30. Another stereotype of the all-American, apple pie-baking, perfect virginal woman and the object of Brad's affection. Her outward shining and clean appearance may be hiding a deeper desire and curiosity. (Mezzo Soprano Belt A3-Eb5)

(Brad and Janet are the perfect example of 1950's era repressed sexuality and conservative ideology. But, as we discover, there is something much more waiting just below the surface)

Narrator/Criminologist: Preferably 40-50 years. Scholarly. The individual that guides the show and lays out the story. This roll can be played by male or female actor. (Not traditionally a singing role)

Riff Raff: Age unknown/undetermined.  "Brother'" to Magenta. Butler and servant to Frank N Furter. Often the focus of the wildly erratic Doctor's wrath, but keeper of secrets as well. Not of this world. (High Rock Tenor D3-B4)

Magenta: Age unknown/undetermined. "Sister" to Riff Raff. House maid and the third member of a strange triangle that includes her brother and Dr Frank N Furter. Not of this world. (Mezzo Soprano Belt Bb3-Eb5)

(Riff and Magenta serve Frank, but only so far as this is their assigned mission/role. They have a connection and attraction to each other that is clearly beyond siblings) 

Columbia: Age 20-25. The extremely high-energy, tap-dancing former consort of Frank N Furter and, later, Eddie the rock and roll delivery boy. Tap dancing a must. Columbia was an early motivation and possibly the first of Frank's exploration into the depths of human sexuality and experimentation. (Mezzo Soprano Belt E4-E5)

Frank N Furter: Age undetermined but possibly 30-40 years. The enigmatic hyper-sexual Doctor from another world whose love and lust leads him down a dark path, but not before harnessing his desire and passion to create...Rocky! The ultimate object of masculine perfection. Frank's overall motivation for his experimentation and exploration should embody the shows overall theme, "Don't dream it....be it!" (Baritone D3-G4)

Rocky: Age 25-30 and the perfect physical specimen. Rocky was created to embody Franks idea of perfection and is the final result of the Doctor's experimentation into creating the perfect sexual object. Naive but not necessarily stupid. Curious. (Tenor A3-G4)

Eddie/Dr Scott: one actor will play both roles (Baritone E3-F#4)

Eddie is 20-25 and is the motorcycle riding bad seed delivery boy that became the object of Frank's affection and ultimately the last failed experiment/stage before creating Rocky. Indeed, Eddie's rugged bad boy and greaser-almost-Elvis-Presley-style proved difficult for Frank to control, so he kept Eddie around for parts. 

Dr Scott should be portrayed as 50+ and with a thick German accent. He is a science teacher at Denton High and resident UFO investigator for the government. What is Dr Scott's true purpose for coming to the castle? Is it to search for his nephew Eddie? Is there something he is hiding? 

6 phantoms/party-goers: Diversity and variety make up this strange and delightful chorus. All phantoms should be comfortable with movement and dance. They will also be tasked with portraying scenic elements, adjusting scenery, helping to encourage audience participation, and more. These will be very physical characters. 

Created by:   Beckye Randall
 
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08/16/2022 (Tue.) 6:00pm - 6:10pm  

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Chris Maxfield
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Chandler Eichele
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Kennan M Miller
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Skyler Van Valkenburgh
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Josiah Miller
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Kelley Yarnell
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Ashleigh Nelson
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Nichole Long
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Kendall Collins
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