RLT is committed to building a theatre community that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable.
Actors from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Any performer may be considered for any role in which specific casting demands are not indicated by the playwright.
THE RLT PROCESS
Casting Committees: Each of our productions has its own team. Each team has its own casting committee, a group of people donating their time and talent to get the best cast possible for each show. According to the RLT by-laws, the Director and Producer for each show must sit on the casting committee. Beyond that, no single person can sit on two casting committees in the same season, so each time you audition you are seeing new people!
Family Members at Auditions: Since we are a family theatre, we often have family members auditioning and we love that. When someone on the casting committee has a family member auditioning, the casting committee member leaves the casting table to allow the rest of the casting committee to determine if the family member is a good fit for a role in the production.
Open Auditions versus Closed Auditions: Different directors make different choices for their audition processes. All RLT auditions are "open call," that means anyone can come and audition. You can register ahead or simply walk in the day of, and you are welcome! We love having new people and new talent walk across the stage! All of our auditions are "open" in that way. Sometimes a director wants to see one person at a time, without an audience. If that is the case, they will have "closed" auditions where the theatre is kept quiet and one person is allowed to enter at a time. Other times directors will choose to have "open" auditions where everyone can watch each other audition and family members are allowed to stay as well. Try to trust the director and be willing to give your best audition regardless of their style.
Audition Dates: August 23 & 24, 2021
Callbacks: August 25, 2021
Rehearsal Period: September - December 2021
Show Dates: December 3-12, 2021
School Show Matinees: December 8, 2021
Registration will begin at 6:00pm.
Auditions will begin at 6:30pm.
Director: Chris Davidson
Producer: Amanda Swendsen
Musical Director: Angela McRee
Choreographer: Hannah Camacho
Auditions are open to actors aged 14-18 only. This production of Frozen JR was scheduled to perform in March of 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. The original cast is returning with the exception of a small number of older cast members who are unable to return. Auditions are open to all actors aged 14-18 who’d like to join the cast, as well as current cast members who’d like to be considered for other roles. Actors from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to audition.
AUDITIONS will be held Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24 at 6:30pm. Please attend only one of the preliminary auditions and allow yourself enough time to be ready to begin at the scheduled time. Late arrivals, unless arranged in advance, will be seen only at the discretion of the casting committee. Registration and check-in will begin at 6:00pm each day. Masks are required, but may be removed for your audition as directed. Auditions will be closed for safety and fairness. Only the casting committee and the actors who are auditioning will be allowed in the auditorium. Thanks for understanding.
PRE-REGISTRATION HERE IS ENCOURAGED.
Two important notes about your audition registration forms:
Please let us know if there are any parts you would NOT accept. Don't write “any” unless you know that you truly will be happy to play any of the characters. A great deal of thought goes into casting not just the individual parts, but into casting the ensemble as they work together.
List ALL of your conflicts, including the times of your everyday commitments like school, work, and church. You will receive a blank calendar at auditions on which you can add all of your conflicts. We will be crafting our rehearsal schedule based on the conflicts of the cast we choose. Conflicts presented after casting will be considered forfeiture of the role.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS
Introduce a song and sing. Each actor will be asked to introduce themselves and the song they’ll sing, and then sing a 20-second song (or excerpt of a song) a capella. There will be no accompaniment for preliminary auditions. Choose a song that shows off your acting ability. Become a character. Make bold choices. Have fun!
Choreography. Actors will be taught a brief routine and will be asked to perform in groups.