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Auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Rocky Horror Show” Concert

April 21, 2015

More Info: Sasha Patane,  sasha.patane@ptc.utah.edu

 

  UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Fiddler on the Roof and The Rocky Horror Show—Concert Version

Auditions for the first two musical events of Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 Season will be held on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held Thursday, May 7th, by invitation only.

WHAT:

Pioneer Theatre Company Musical Auditions for Fidder on the Roof and The Rocky Horror Show-Concert Version. Each audition slot is three minutes, singing only. Please prepare a classic or contemporary musical theatre piece appropriate for the show for which they are auditioning. Accompanist will be provided.

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 from 12:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. AEA auditions between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Non-AEA auditions between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Call backs will be held on Thursday, May 7th, 2015, by invitation only. Callback times will be provided to auditioners who are invited back.

WHO:

Auditioners must be 18 years or older. A headshot and resume are recommended. Note: Children auditions will be held on May 29th, more info to be announced.

HOW:

All auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.

The sign-up sheet will be posted on April 28th, 2015.


Cast Break Down for Fiddler on the Roof

Tevye, the Dairyman: Tevye is a likeable, hard-working, pious man. He has raised his five daughters according to the scriptures, many of which he invents himself. He is humorous and relaxed, but when pushed, Tevye can show stubbornness, and at times, rage. Age 45-60, strong singer and actor.

Golde, Tevye’s Wife: Golde is the real strength behind Tevye. She is the one who keeps the household going. She is a hardworking mother of five. Golde must be a strong singer with comedic timing. Age 45-55.

Yente, The Matchmaker: Yente is a middle-aged widow who matches up the young people of the village in the hopes that they will marry. She is the village busybody and knows all the town news. Yente is the comedienne of the show with a flare for an Eastern European-Jewish-Yiddish dialect.

Lazar Wolf, The Butcher: Lazar is the town’s wealthiest citizen and is the same age as Tevye, maybe even older. He wants to marry, Tevye’s daughter. This is a feisty, comic role requiring a strong comic actor; loud and coarse. Age 50-65.

Tzeitel, The Eldest Daughter: Tzeitel is the first daughter to marry and the first to challenge the traditions. Tzeitel must be a capable dramatic actress and able to sing and move well. Age 20-25.

Motel, The Tailor: Motel is a rather meek and miserably poor tailor who seeks the hand of Tevye’s eldest daughter, Tzeitel, and comes into his own in the process! Age 25-35; strong character actor, who sings well.

Hodel: The second eldest daughter, Hodel, becomes intrigued with the radical student, Perchik , and eventually leaves Anatevka to join him in Siberia. Age 20-25; needs to move and sing well.

Perchik, The Student: Perchik is a visitor to Anatevka, and therefore, an outsider bringing with him radical new ideas that challenge the traditions. He falls for Hodel, the second eldest daughter. He must be a strong actor, singer and move well. Age 25-35.

Chava,Third Eldest Daughter: Chava is the scholarly daughter who loves to read. She falls in love and runs off with Fyedka, a Russian soldier. In her early 20’s, she must be a strong actress, who MUST sing and dance well.

Fyedka, A Russian Soldier: Fyedka, a strong young soldier, sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. Age 25-35 must dance well.

MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Seeking Strong Character Actor-Singer-Dancers


Cast Break Down for The Rocky Horror Show-Concert Version

This is an ensemble cast. All singers must be comfortable in a contemporary rock vocal style and move well. Rocky Horror will be performed in its entirety in a book in hand concert style.

USHERETTE/MAGENTA: The maid who seems to be up to something. Vocal range Bb3-Eb5.

BRAD:A hero. All-American type with a bit of nerd to him. Vocal range C3-G4.

JANET: Damsel in distress. Vocal range A3-E5 (G5).

NARRATOR: Collegiate/Masterpiece Theatre storyteller. Does not sing.

RIFF RAFF: Frank N. Furter’s shady butler sidekick. Vocal range A3-Bb4.

COLUMBIA: Fan girl/groupie of Frank N. Furter. Vocal range G3-E4.

DR. FRANK N. FURTER: Pan-sexual affably evil mad scientist. Vocal range C3-G4.

ROCKY: The “perfect man” creation of Frank N. Furter. More brawn than brains. Vocal range A3-A4.

EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: Biker bad boy/aging college professor. Vocal range F#3- F#4.

PHANTOMS, TRANSYLVANIANS: Ensemble members of Frank N. Furter’s household and party guests.

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