Rocky Horror Show Auditions

WE’RE BACK

The antici… pation is over! Theater Arts Guild (TAG) is very excited to offer our first full-length, mainstage musical since before the pandemic! It’s been a long couple years and we have missed sharing art with our community. 

Rocky Horror Show is a risqué, interactive musical comedy with a twist of horror and plenty of surprises. It follows the story of newly engaged Brad & Janet who find themselves at the castle of a mad scientist transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania. 

 

Production Team
  • Director: Mike Jenkins
  • Producers: Ria Peth, Leisha Skinner, Brooke Hofstetter (also Stage Manager)
  • Music Director/Conductor: TJ Anderson
  • Choreographer: Angela Marinella
  • Costumer: Renee Sherrer 

WHEN & WHERE

Audition Dates & Times
  • Monday, June 27 – 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
  • Tuesday, June 28 – 6pm, 7pm, 8pm 

 

Auditioners will sign up for a one-hour time slot. If you are unable to attend either day of auditions but would like to audition, please email TAGRocky22@gmail.com.

 
Audition Location
 
Callback* Date & Time 
  • Wednesday, June 29 – 6pm-9pm (invite only)

 

*Not being invited to callbacks does not mean you won’t be cast. 

HOW TO SIGN UP

Who Should Audition
  • Auditioners must be 18 years of age or older by July 6, 2022.
  • TAG hopes for a diverse cast of performers. 
  • Although theatre experience is helpful, it is not required to audition. 
  • If you require any specific accommodations, please email TAGRocky22@gmail.com.
 
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your audition time within two business days.
  • If changes to your audition time are needed, please email TAGRocky22@gmail.com
 
Tell Us About Yourself
  • Paper auditioner information forms will be provided at the audition.
  • If you prefer to complete your auditioner information form ahead of time, click here (a form will also be emailed to you with your audition confirmation).
    • To complete electronically: Download the form, type responses in all fields, and save it. Either print and bring your form to your audition or email it to TAGRocky22@gmail.com at least 24 hours prior to your audition.
    • To complete manually: Print and write responses in all fields. Either bring your form to your audition or scan and email it to TAGRocky22@gmail.com at least 24 hours prior to your audition.
  • If changes to your auditioner information form are needed after submission, please fill out a new copy and email it to TAGRocky22@gmail.com.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Music 
  • 40-60 seconds of a song of your choice
  • Must have accompaniment (either piano or karaoke track)
  • Pianist will be provided
  • Speaker will be provided for phone/device

 

There is no need to prepare a monologue or dance routine (see exceptions below). We want to see your acting skills during your song. Movement will be a group activity during the audition (get ready to soul train!). 

 

Dance
  • Only those auditioning for Columbia will be asked to learn a short piece of choreography during the audition.
  • All others will be asked to participate in a fun soul train as a group to show movement.
 
Monologue
  • Those auditioning only for the narrator may prepare a monologue for their audition. There will be no monologues for other roles.
  • If the production team needs to see specific acting skills for other roles, the actor will be invited to callbacks to read scenes from the script.
 
Important Note

Rocky Horror is rated R and contains adult content and language. Some characters are on stage partially clothed, and some portray sexualized choreography. TAG places great importance on the safety of its participants and follows the Chicago Theatre Standards. If you have any questions about what to expect, please email TAGRocky22@gmail.com

REHEARSALS & SHOWS

  • July & August: 2-3 rehearsals per week**
  • September & October: 4-5 rehearsals per week**

 

**Not all characters will be called for every rehearsal.

 
Show Dates: 
  • 10/21: 7:30pm
  • 10/22: 7:30pm
  • 10/23: 2:00pm
  • 10/28: 7:30pm
  • 10/29: 7:30pm & 12:00am
  • 10/31: 7:30pm 
  • 11/3: 7:30pm 
  • 11/4: 7:30pm
  • 11/5: 7:30pm

CHARACTER LIST

Character Name
Character Description
Vocal Range

Dr. Frank N Furter

Self-indulgent master of the castle, scientist who creates Rocky

Baritone

Brad Weiss

Strait-laced and optimistic fiancé of Janet

Baritone to Tenor

Janet Weiss

Naive and innocent fiancé of Brad

Mezzo-Soprano

Magenta

One of Frank’s servants, maid of the castle, sister/lover of Riff Raff

Alto to Mezzo-Soprano

Riff Raff

One of Frank’s servants, a bit creepy, brother/lover of Magenta

Tenor

Columbia

One of Frank’s servants, girlfriend of Eddie

Mezzo-Soprano

Eddie

Rock n’ roll delivery man, boyfriend of Columbia

Baritone

Rocky

Frank’s muscle-man creation

Tenor

Dr. Scott

Government scientist

Baritone

Narrator

Tells the story of Brad & Janet to the audience

N/A

Usher/Usherette

Featured singer

Mezzo-Soprano

Phantoms 

Ensemble, hedonists, deviants

Various

CREW & VOLUNTEERS

Not a fan of the spotlight, but still want to be involved? We need volunteers for everything from hair and make-up to crew and lights. We will also be looking for advertisers for our program. Send us an email at TAGRocky22@gmail.com.

COVID-19 POLICY


Theater Arts Guild (TAG) uses shared community spaces for rehearsals and performances. We will follow the COVID-19 safety protocols of the spaces being used. Rocky Horror Show will perform at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon. You may view their COVID-19 policies here.