Open Auditions: The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien

Open Auditions:
Sunday & Monday, August 13 & 14, 7:00 pm

The Rocky Horror Show
By Richard O’Brien
Directed by Jessica Arnold & Shay Smith

At the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Performance dates: Oct 19 – Nov 5
(possible holdover through Nov 12)

Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for the cult musical hit The Rocky Horror Show at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre!

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss — a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love — innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter’s cohorts are swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment. The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday & Monday, August 13 & 14 at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage. You don’t have to be present both nights, but it doesn’t hurt. No prepared monologues required– expect cold readings from a provided script. Please do be prepared to sing 16 measures of a show tune of your choice, and bring sheet music for your song selection (if no sheet music is available, you will be asked to sing Happy Birthday). A piano player will be available to accompany you. There will be a light dance audition, so dress comfortably and be prepared to move!

Performance dates are October 19-November 5, 2017 (with a possible holdover through November 12).

Roles and vocal ranges may be reviewed at:

All races, colors, sizes, genders, gender-identies and experience levels welcome! Although this IS an audition, we’re not judgmental, and we hope you feel welcome here and have a great time. If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions for The Rocky Horrow Show!

About the ART:

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated. (Want to join us?)