AUDITION FOR REVIVAL THEATRE COMPANY
Each year over an eight-month period, Revival Theatre Company produces three full-scale musicals, classical and contemporary. Every fall, we hold open auditions for performers. We seek strong actors who sing and dance well. We welcome and encourage all types and ethnicities, who are at least 18 years old, as well as kids as young as 8, depending on the show.
We strive to seek a balance between professional performers, emerging young artists, and local Cedar Rapids talent for our unique mix of contemporary and classic productions.
Revival Theatre Company’s Two Year Policy Regarding Casting: Once an actor is cast in one of the past season’s shows, RTC does not require the actor to audition for RTC again for two years. Whether an actor has or hasn’t been active with us within the full two years, we ask that the actor audition. RTC actors from the previous season interested in being considered for the new season’s shows should contact Artistic Director Brian Glick before the last night of current fall auditions to tell him that you wish to be considered. Casting is not guaranteed. If an actor wishes to be considered for a role that’s very different from what that actor has personified in the past for RTC, then that actor is more than welcome to audition.
This casting policy applies to actors 18 years and older. Any actor younger than 18 years old must audition every year if roles in the new season are available.
Auditions for the 2018 season have concluded.
**We are seeking a Coalhouse for Ragtime. If interested, please email Artistic Director email@example.com.
**We are currently seeking singers to fill our 70 person volunteer choir. If interested, please email Musical Director firstname.lastname@example.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, but we do allow walk-ins. Please note that those who have signed-up will be seen first.
To set up an audition time, contact email@example.com
You should prepare a song of 16-32 bars that shows off your voice and one comedic or dramatic monologue no longer than 1 minute long. Anything over 32 bars or 1 minute will be cut off. Singers must bring sheet music for the accompanist. A capella not allowed. No reading from a phone is allowed. Anyone 17 yrs and younger will not need a monologue, just their song.
Yes, but we also encourage auditioners to bring in material from other shows. Please bring something that shows off your voice and abilities.
Revival rehearsals run between 4-6 weeks long. We rehearse in the evening during the week and daytime on the weekends. Rehearsals run six days a week with one day off. Performances run one weekend, Thursday-Sunday.
Yes, we strongly advise it, but it’s not necessary.
Actors get a stipend for their work. Stipends may vary depending on the size of the role.
If you have one or two scheduled conflicts, we may be able to make accommodations in the schedule. If it’s more than that, we may not be able to cast you.