AUDITIONS

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS

Auditions this season will be virtual with in-person callbacks.

For consideration please submit a video vocal reel along with a headshot/picture, and personal resume along with a completed audition form to: director@rtoptheatre.org and rtoptheatre@gmail.com 
For questions or information call 509.334.0750.


SUNSET BOULEVARD
Performances: SEPT. 30 - OCT. 10
 







COMPANY
Performances: FEB. 17 - 27













PIPPIN
Performances: MAR. 31 - APR. 10









JERRY SHERMAN'S SHOWTUNE REVIEW
Performances: MAY 2022

PRINCIPALS: 2 Women 2 Men     FEATURED: 4 Men


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

NORMA DESMOND                                                                           CECIL B. DeMILLE

Burnt out silent film star from the 1920's locked in delusions of grandeur.                    Big time film producer. Worked with Norma in the glory days

Suffers from a fragile psychoses and is an iconic femme fatale                                      yet transitioned on to a new era of cinematography without her.

Gender: Female - Vocal Requirement: Soprano to E, Alto-lyric                                     Gender: Male - Vocal Requirement: Baritone with Tenor range


JOE GILLIS                                                                                         ARTIE GREEN

Out of work and down on his luck screenwriter. Quickly becomes                                Joe's best friend a peer and contemporary screenwriter

Norma Desomnd's personal editor and house guest.                                                        Gender: Male - Vocal Requirement: Tenor 

Gender: Male - Vocal Requirement: High Baritone

                                            
MAX VON MAYERLING                                                                       SHELDRAKE

Norma Desomnd's first husband, most devoted fan and ever faithful butler.                     Paramount Pictures head honcho. Joe's Big Boss.

Gender: Male - Vocal Requirement: Baritone with Tenor range                                       turns downs Joe's recent work Bases Loaded.

 

BETTY SCHAEFER                                                                             MANFRED

Joe's friend and peer who encourages him and co author of Blind Windows.                 Gender: Male - Vocal Requirement: High Baritone 

While she is starts out as Arties finance she falls for his best fiend Joe.

Gender: Female - Vocal Requirement: Soprano to top A, belt to C                                 ENSEMBLE CHARACTERS

PRINCIPALS 2 Men 2 Women          FEATURED 4 Women 4 Men

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

ROBERT                                                                                          AMY

The story's protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but                       A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage.

holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single.                          After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is,

Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness.                                                  in fact, her soulmate.

Gender: Male - Age: 30 to 35                                                                                     Gender: Female - Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G5 - Vocal range bottom: G3                                                          Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: G3

 

SARAH                                                                                            PAUL

Harry's hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and                                 Amy's fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature.

tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.                                                    He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages

Gender: Female - Age: 30 to 40                                                                                  Robert to do the same.

Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: A3                                                            Gender: Male - Age: 30 to 40

                                                                                                                                      Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: B3

HARRY

Sarah's husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off                        JEANNE

the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the                                  Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young

disadvantages.                                                                                                             crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts

Gender: Male - Age: 35 to 45                                                                                     on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: A3                                                           Gender: Female - Age: 40 to 50

                                                                                                                                     Vocal range top: B5 - Vocal range bottom: G3

SUSAN           

A delicate southern belle. Peter's wife and ex-wife.                                                  LARRY

Motherly in her affections towards Robert.                                                                Joanne's husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of

Gender: Female - Age: 30 to 40                                                                                goofiness. Indulges his wife's behavior but knows when to put his

Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: A3                                                          foot down

                                                                                                                                    Gender: Male - Age: 45 to 55

PETER                                                                                            Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: B3

Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband.

He is very liberal in his view of relationships.                                                           KATHY

Gender: Male - Age: 30 to 40                                                                                     An old girlfriend of Robert's, who is now considered a good friend

Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: B3                                                            Plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

                                                                                                                                   Gender: Female - Age: 25 to 35

JENNY                                                                                            Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: A3

Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise.

Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.                          APRIL

Gender: Female - Age: 30 to 40                                                                                   A girlfriend of Robert's. She is a flight attendant who came to NYC

Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: A3                                                            to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.

                                                                                                                                     Gender: Female - Age: 25 to 35

                                                                                                                                     Vocal range top: A5 - Vocal range bottom: A3

PRINCIPALS 1 Ma2 Women         FEATURED 4 Individuals

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

LEADING PLAYER                                                                        FASTRADA

The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative,                         Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no

the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through                         stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart.

his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer.                             Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.

Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.                                         Gender: Female  - Age: 35 to 45

Gender: Any                                                                                                              Vocal range top: F5 - Vocal range bottom: A3

Vocal range top: Ab4 - Vocal range bottom: Db3

                                                                                                                                  BERTHE

PIPPIN                                                                                           Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace,

Our story's young and confused protagonist.                                                            and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life

He is longing to find his purpose in life.                                                                   to the fullest.

Naive, innocent, and discontent.                                                                               Gender: Female - Age: 67 to 67 - 

Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.                     Vocal range top: C5 -  Vocal range bottom: E3

Gender: Male - Age: 18 to 21

Vocal range top: Ab4 - Vocal range bottom: G2                                                      CATHERINE

                                                                                                                                  A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic,

CHARLES                                                                                     who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest

Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire,                     point and eventually falls in love with him.

Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking                       Gender: Female - Age: 25 to 35

bread. He wears his years with great pride.                                                             Vocal range top: Db5 - Vocal range bottom: F#3

Gender: Male - Age: 50 to 60

Vocal range top: E4 - Vocal range bottom: G2                                                       THEO

                                                                                                                                  Catherine's son.  Gender: Male - Age: 6 to 10

LEWIS

Pippin's half-brother.                                                                                                ENSEMBLE: Charlemagne's Army, Monks, Nobility, Players