UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR SEASON 68 

Night of the Living Dead - Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 from 5pm - 10pm

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Fallout from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. A gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.

Please prepare a monologue of your choice from your favorite drama or horror film. Not to exceed 3 minutes. Also be prepared to audition your best zombie impersonation. It is HIGHLY recommended that you read the script prior to auditions. For a $10 deposit, scripts are available at the box office M-F, 11am-3pm. Your deposit will be returned upon the return of the UNDAMAGED script. Public scripts are available through online search as well.

Gender: any Ages: any

Casting

Cast Size: Approximately 30

Character Breakdown

Barbara: 20's to 30's. Female.

Johnny: Barbara's older brother. 20's to 30's. Male.

Ben: Late 20's to early 30's. Male.

Harry Cooper: Middle aged. Male.

Helen Cooper: Married to Harry. Middle aged. Female.

Karen Cooper: Daughter to Harry and Helen. Female.

Tom: Athletic. Late 20's. Male.

Judy: Tom's girlfriend. Female.

Zombie #1: Adult. Male.

Corpse on the Stair: Adult. Female.

Zombie Ensemble: 15 to 20 zombies. Gender and age flexibility.

Ensemble: Radio Newscaster/News Anchor/Doctor Grimes/Bill Bardough/Sheriff "Chief" McClellan/Two Armed, Uniformed Deputies

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Elf: The Musical - Monday, August 19th, 2019 from 5pm - 9pm

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Based on the 2003 film of the same name, Elf the Musical follows Buddy the Elf on his journey to bring the magic of Christmas to his family back in New York City. After years living in the North Pole, Buddy discovers his real father and half-brother don’t believe in Santa Claus, and so the endearing adult elf sets out to bring the holiday spirit back to the “Big Apple.”

Please prepare 2 songs. The first song should be from the musical and the second one may be anything of your choosing. Also be prepared for a dance audition from 9-10. It is HIGHLY recommended that you read the script prior to auditions. For a $10 deposit, scripts are available at the box office M-F, 11am-3pm. Your deposit will be returned upon the return of the UNDAMAGED script. Public scripts are available through online search as well.

Gender: any Ages: any

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (20 to 25 performers)

Character Breakdown

Buddy: Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
 
Jovie: Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
 
Walter: Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Emily: Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Michael: Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.
Gender: male
Age: 12 to 16
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Deb: Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: D4
 
Manager: A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
 
Greenway: Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
 
Santa: Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.
Gender: male
Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Chadwick: One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
 
Matthews: One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 40
 
Ensemble: Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shwanda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman

 

Please see below for additional audition information.

What To Know About Auditions

  • Pre-registration strongly encouraged, a timeslot will be assigned, which will help avoid waiting times.

  • Auditions at the Civic are always open to the public and never precast.

  • Rochester Civic Theatre Company practices color-blind casting and encourages people of all races, creeds, and cultures to audition.

  • Rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the auditions. 

  • For musical auditions: please prepare a song to sing at the audition. Bring the sheet music for an accompanist. Wear something comfortable to dance/move at the audition.

  • For non-musical auditions: Scripts are available to check out with a small deposit fee ($10) at the box office. Stop by the box office for details. Scripts must be returned to the box office by Monday before the audition dates.

  • Cast info is subject to change. Check this page often or contact Box Office for the current information.