The Rocky Horror Show

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Richard O’Brien

October 13 – 30, 2021 Main Stage | Wednesday – Saturday | Rated: R

The Grand Theatre announces auditions for Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, directed by Anne Stewart Mark.

This production will be cast genderblind. The auditions will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00AM-4:00PM.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky”. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever.

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Audition Info

The Rocky Horror Show will be directed by Anne Stewart Mark.

  • Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show, an accompanist will be provided.
  • Headshots, sheet music, and resumes are required.
  • Prior to your audition, please download, complete, and print the audition form to bring with you to your audition.
  • Auditions will be held in the Facilities and Arts Annex (far South-East corner of the parking lot) of Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus, 1610 South 250 East, Salt Lake City, 84115.
  • Parking is available at no charge in the South-East parking lot off of 1700 South.
  • Callbacks will be from 6:00PM-10:00PM on Monday, July 12 by invitation.
  • Callbacks will include sides, vocal callbacks, and a dance portion, so please wear clothes you can move in.
  • The show will run Wednesdays – Saturdays, October 13 – 30, 2021 with Saturday night performances at 11:30PM.
  • Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 and will be held (apart from tech week) Monday – Friday from 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

All hired actors are paid via a stipend.

The Grand Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We welcome all qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, color, gender, national origin or any other basis, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

List of Characters

  • USHERETTE/MAGENTA: Female, Age Flexible; Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5 – One of Frank’s servants.
  • BRAD: Male, 26-35; Vocal Range: Bari Tenor, Bb2-G4 – Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times.
  • JANET: Female, 26-35; Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5 – Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure easily.
  • NARRATOR: Male, Age Flexible; Follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience.
  • RIFF RAFF: Male, 25-40; Vocal Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4 – Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants.
  • COLUMBIA: Female, Age Flexible; Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5 (Should have tap experience) – One of Frank’s servants.
  • FRANK ‘N’ FURTER: Male Transvestite, 30-45; Vocal Range: Baritone, D3-G4 – Master of the castle. Welcomes Janet and Brad with open arms. Obsessed with creating a man to be part of his sexual entourage. Master of seduction.
  • ROCKY: Male 18-30; Vocal Range: Tenor, A3-G4 b – Frank’s magnificent creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles.
  • EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: Male, 28-40; Vocal Range: Baritone, E3-F#4 – Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and role of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle.

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How long is the rehearsal process?
Typically, rehearsals last about six weeks prior to opening. Due to the complexity of everyone’s schedules, rehearsals are reserved for evenings Monday through Fridays and Saturdays, during the day. Generally rehearsals are scheduled from 6:00-10:00PM weeknights, and 9:00AM-4:00PM on Saturdays.

Do I get paid?
Yes, we do offer stipends to all adult actors employed during a production. Children, under legal working age, do not receive monetary compensation, but usually receive discounted tickets for family members.

Do you hire Equity?
No, not generally. We are not an Equity Theatre, although, occasionally there is an Equity contract offered under special circumstances. However, Equity actors are always encouraged to audition, as you never know what will be offered.