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AUDITIONS

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 2020 season will be held October 15 at 6:30. Location: Noelridge Christian Church 7111 C Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
  • Callbacks will be held October 17th at 6:30.
  • Video submissions: We are now accepting videos through October 15. All guidelines apply as a walk-in audition. Email to: bglick@revivaltheatrecompany.com

2020 Character Breakdowns

  • The role of Judy Garland has been cast. 

    Mickey Deans
    Age: 30-40
    Gender: Male 

    Judy Garland’s newest husband, tall and physically imposing, handsome with an appearance of a “caring” side but is domineering and controlling, charming, but can be argumentative and physical, definitely has a selfish dark side with the underlying quality of possible violence.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

    **Non singing role 


    Anthony
    Age: 40-50
    Gender: Male

    English or Scottish, Judy’s accompanist and musical advisor as well as sometimes spiritual guide, gay and soft spoken with a clever edge, gentle and caring with an inner strength, ethical and honest, skilled pianist, must be able to accompany Garland in scenes, is capable of support and understanding, and yet is aware of the inevitable outcome ahead. Note: For the audition the actor will be asked to play the piano in a style of the show.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

    **Non singing role


    BBC Man/Hotel Reporter/ASM
    Age: 20-40
    Gender: Male 

    A strong character actor able to play various types and characters, must be able to speak various British dialects, will also understudy Mickey Deans.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

    **Non singing role

  • Tevye

    The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.

    Gender: Male
    Age: 45 to 60

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Golde

    Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 40 to 55

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Tzeitel

    Tevye’s eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town’s traditions.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 18 to 25

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Hodel

    Tevye’s second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 18 to 23

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Chava

    Tevye’s middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 15 to 20

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Shprintze

    Tevye’s fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 9 to 13

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Bielke

    Tevye’s youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 8 to 12

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Yente

    The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 50 to 60

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Motel

    The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.

    Gender: Male
    Age: 18 to 25

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Perchik

    The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.

    Gender: Male
    Age: 20 to 30

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Lazar Wolf

    The feisty, brawny butcher and the town’s wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.

    Gender: Male
    Age: 40 to 50

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Avram

    Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area.

    Gender: Male
    Age: 40 to 60

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Grandma Tzeitel

    Golde’s deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 60 to 75

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Fruma-sarah

    Lazar’s Wolf’s deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel.

    Gender: Female
    Age: 35 to 45

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Constable

    Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers.

    Gender: Male
    Age: 35 to 45

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Fyedka

    A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye’s imposed silence.

    Gender: Male
    Age: 20 to 25

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Ensemble (Chorus) roles
    Villagers, Russian Soldiers

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

    There will be a volunteer chorus for this production. Rehearsals will begin in May. More details to come.  

  • Norma Desmond
    Age 50-60
    Gender: Female

    A beautiful but eccentric faded star of the silent screen era. Once the biggest name in Hollywood, she is a recluse in her decaying mansion. A woman of great pride and passion with hopes of a comeback. Must be able to negotiate difficult rhythms and melodies and have huge vocal chops as the show is almost sung-through; 
    seeking star names.


    Joe Gillis
    Age 30-49
    Gender: Male 

    A handsome but just past his prime screenwriter whose career is in decline. His playboy looks and manners used to open every door but things have changed. He moves in with Norma Desmond all the while falling in love with young Betty Schaefer; an absolute charmer with a dark side, strong legit/pop voice to an A.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Max von Mayerling
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Male

    Norma’s devoted butler, protects her from the outside world, a dark and ominous presence in the mansion, he was Norma’s director and first husband, dramatic baritone.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Betty Schaefer
    Age: 21-30
    Gender: Female 

    A beautiful young aspiring writer with spunk, teams up with Joe team up on a script and they fall in love, ultimately Joe breaks her heart, legit/pop soprano. 

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities



    Artie Green
    Age: 25-30
    Gender: Male

    The iconic Hollywood film director who discovered Norma Desmond and made her a star, historic figure, baritone. 

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities



    Cecil B DeMille
    Age: 60-69
    Gender: Male

    Betty’s fiancé, a self-described “Jewish Casanova,” a good-hearted guy, baritenor.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities



    Sheldrake
    Age: 40-50
    Gender: Male

    A crass studio exec/film producer, also in the ensemble, baritone.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities



    Manfred/Myron
    Age: 30-45
    Gender: Male

    A Beverly Hills men’s clothier, eager to please and a tad effete, also in the ensemble, tenor.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities



    Ensemble (chorus) roles

    Six females and seven males, all vocal ranges, all must be strong solo singers and versatile actors, one male and two females must also be movers.

    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


    Sunset Blvd. is presented in Concert but without no volunteer chorus. See Fiddler for Chorus information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • 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.  

  • Revival rehearsals run between 4-5 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.

 

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