AUDITIONS

FALL '14

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Wednesday, August 27 • Vocal and Acting

Thursday, August 28 • Dance

Actors will sing 16-32 Bars from a song from the show and tell a funny story no more than 1 minute in length.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
USHERETTE/MAGENTA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5)
BRAD: Male, 26-35 (Range: Bari Tenor, Bb2-G4)
JANET: Female, 26-35 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5)
NARRATOR: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing Role)
RIFF RAFF: Male, 25-40 (Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4)
COLUMBIA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5)
FRANK 'N' FURTER: Male Transvestite, 30-45 (Range: Baritone, D3-G4)
ROCKY: Male 18-30 (Range: Tenor, A3-G4)
EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: Male, 28-40 (Range: Baritone, E3-F#4)
ENSEMBLE/PHANTOMS - TRANSILVANIANS (SATB)

Audition Music:  (pdf)  Magenta: Time Warp   Brad: Damit, Janet   Columbia: Time Warp   Eddie: Hot Patootie     Ensemble: Wild and Untamed things   Franknfurter: Sweet Transvestite   Janet: Touch-a-touch-me   Rif Raf: Time Warp   Rocky: Sword of Damocles


CONFLICTS: Actors must plan to be available for rehearsals with as few conflicts as possible. If the conflicts prove to be too many, this may impact their casting options. While we understand class and work schedules, people cast in the show need to be prepared to make the necessary arrangements to be at rehearsal when called. **We will certainly do what we can to accommodate everyone, but we need to limit the amount of conflicts in order to have a more, realistic, cohesive and productive rehearsal experience as possible.

 EXTRA IMPORTANT NOTE:

 This can often be an awkward situation so we want the people auditioning to be prepared.

 i.  This show requires that actors show some skin, especially for the role of ROCK, as well as several of the others, like Brad, Janet, Magenta, etc., and perhaps chorus people.


 ii.     For the role of ROCKY, in the audition, we will need to have the actor be shirtless, (unless there is a woman interested in auditioning for the role?!...then she should wear something like a two piece swim suit which can remain covered up until she is in the room with Todd and I, to allow for privacy and decorum). Any males auditioning should wear swim trunks. Of course, they must also be prepared to sing.

iii.     This requirement is due to the fact that ROCKY (if a male) will be clad possibly, in skimpy briefs, and needs to be in shape and have some muscle definition. We can help with airbrushing, but mainly this role needs to be in good physical shape.

Singing Requirements for ROCKY HORROR Audition:

Please arrive with music learned. We wish to learn how well you can inhabit the character/style of the music as well as how comfortably it fits in your voice. For certain roles- the LOOK is more important than singing ability/range. Prime example is ROCKY. If you have the appropriate look but the singing is too high- we can transpose it down for you in the show as the orchestration is not too complicated. We will do this however only when absolutely necessary. 

If you aren't vying for a particular role, you may prepare the Ensemble Audition piece. Please prepare as many pieces as there are roles for which you might be suited!

Any questions concerning the music audition- please contact Dr. Todd Graber (todd.graber@oswego.edu).