Audition Notice for Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Let’s do the Time Warp… AGAIN!
Orthogonal productions is back with its Biennial production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Phoenix Theater!

Here’s what you need to know…
Auditions are Wednesday July 17th and Thursday, July 18th from 6:30pm-10pm
Heart of the Beast
1500 E Lake St 
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Callbacks will be Sunday July 21st between 4:00pm and 10:00pm. Location and details will be emailed to those being called back.

To audition please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (something in the tone of the show is preferred but we would rather you showcase yourself with confidence) and after a range check we will ask all auditioners to sing the first verse and chorus of “Science Fiction Double Feature” from “The Rocky Horror Show.” PLEASE practice with a version from one of the stage productions, as the key is higher than the movie. We ask that you perform the piece at whatever octave you feel comfortable, we can adjust the key upon request if you know what key you would like to sing it in. 

We will email out a PDF of the sheet music to all the auditioners and have copies available at auditions for those who need/want it. 

To set up an appointment follow this link:

Rehearsals begin Monday August 19th and run Monday through Thursday 6:30pm to 10:00pm and will be held Monday through Thursday weekly at these times. We reserve the right to hold Friday rehearsals but as we all have busy lives we prefer not to HOWEVER we reserve the right to call rehearsals on Fridays as needed. 

Tech Week:
Tech begins Monday October 14th and call is 6:00pm. We reserve the right to hold cast and crew until 11:00pm during tech. We try not to as often as possible but if the need arises we will run up to 11:00. 
No conflicts will be accepted during tech week!

Show Schedule:
Friday October 18th 7:30pm
Saturday October 19th 7:30pm
Saturday October 19th 11:59pm (Yes this is a midnight show! This show is tentative and we may not do it, but we want all auditioners to be prepared for it just in case)
Wednesday October 23rd 7:30pm
Thursday October 24th: 7:30pm
Friday October 25th 7:30pm
Saturday October 26th 7:30pm (Halloween Party to follow at the theater)

Strike: October 27th 1:00pm (all cast and crew are required at strike as part of the contract with the show unless specifically excused by the director by prior discussion)

A $100 stipend will be paid to all cast members no later than Sunday November 10th.

The Artistic Team:
Director: Brandon R. Caviness (He/Him)
Assistant Director: Lauren Fredrich (She/Her)
Stage Manager: Court Symons (They/Them)
Music Director: Audrey Murphy (She/Her)
Choreographer: Jenny Eisenbraun (She/Her)
Producers: Justin Matthew Dile Nelson (He/Him) and Adam Boutz (He/Him)

Health Policy:
Covid is, obviously, still a concern and the autumn season can cause a lot of spikes in Covid cases and transmission, If you are feeling unwell with any sinus, respiratory or covid like symptoms of any kind we ask that you test, and anyone who is sick in any capacity (but especially with covid) will not be permitted to return to rehearsals or the show until any risk of contagion is past. We reserve the right to require masking of individuals based on symptoms or illness. The safety of everyone in our cast and crew is our highest priority in all situations and we do everything in our power to protect them.

Orthogonal Productions is a Queer run, equal opportunity, inclusive theatre company that does not discriminate or favor based on race, color, religion, orientation, ability or identity. We are open to all and all are welcome here. We have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination or harassment of any kind and will act on such things accordingly.   

Due to the sexual nature of this production, no one under the age of 18 will be cast. 

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out:

We will accept walk-in auditions, but you are subject to the schedule and may be required to wait based on availability. If the schedule is booked, we may be unable to take walk-ins.

Best of luck in your preparations, and we look forward to seeing you.