The Rocky Horror Show

224 Commercial Street, WL (319) 235-0367    

                                                         
Sunday, November 28th , at 2:00pm and

Sunday, December 5th , at 2:00pm

 

Performances

February 25 – March 8, 2022 

Rehearsals begin in January

 

The Rocky Horror Show, a musical by Richard O'Brien. This show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940's through early 1970's. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

Auditions will consist of a cold reading and a song (bring your own sheet music). Monologues are welcomed but not required.
 

Roles:

Narrator (supporting) male or female 18-64: mostly non-singing, guides us through the show in a dry-humor fashion, a unique speaking voice is required, must have a strong presence.

 

Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter (lead) male 27-50: baritone/tenor, a cross-dressing mad scientist/ transvestite from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania, brilliant comic timing and charismatic.

 

Brad Majors (lead) male 20-30: tenor, high G, a handsome and wholesome young man, must be able to play stilted innocence and as well as some fragility.

 

Janet Weiss (lead) female 20-30: mezzo with belt, occasional high F, a youthful, pretty and wholesome young woman, she is coy and shy at first then becomes sexy and outlandish.

 

Riff Raff (supporting) male 25-50): strong rock tenor, high B, an eccentric butler of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, must be able to sufficiently “scream” the Time Warp.

 

Magenta (supporting) female 20-40: husky rock mezzo/alto, low B to high E flat, a very strange servant of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, could have an Eastern-European accent, an exotic beauty, she exudes sex, also appears as “Trixie - The Usherette” and sings Science Fiction Double Feature.

 

Rocky (supporting) male, 20-30: A very fit individual that Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter “creates” as the perfect male body. Sings, “I am just seven hours old...”

 

Columbia (supporting) female, 20-30: Magenta’s partner in crime and love. A bit bouncier than the laid back Magenta.

 

Eddie (supporting) male 20-35: a motorcycle rebel who sings Hot Patootie, Bless my Soul. Played by Meatloaf in the movie.

 

Dr. Everett Scott (supporting) male, 30-60: the wheelchair bound doctor who’s technology has been warped. Sings in a speak song way. 

 

Transylvanians/Phantoms (supporting/background / extra) males & Females, 18-64: wedding guests, laboratory minions, servants and aliens. 

The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra

The Cedar Falls Community Theatre and

The Waterloo Community Playhouse 

Have combined forces to present the dynamic musical by

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice 

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

 

Performance Dates: April 22 & 23, 2022,
at the Gallagher-Bluedorn PAC.

 

Audition Dates:  Wednesday, January 5 and 

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 6:00 PM
at the GBPAC

 

Auditions involve singing through sections of the show as well as each actor singing a song of their own choosing not from the show (aprox. 16 bars). An accompanist will be present, please bring your own sheet music. Also, be prepared to learn a simple dance routine. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to fill out your audition forms. 

(Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 9, at 2:00 p.m., at the GBPAC)

 

Character Breakdown:

Narrator: A character not of the time or place of the action. The Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers, usually gives meaning to the story with his/her words. In early productions this character was played by a man; later productions have featured a woman in the role. 

 

Jacob: Father of twelve sons, his favorite being Joseph. He may appear unfair and shallow, but he is also a prophet who recognizes the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel. 

 

Joseph: Eleventh son of Jacob. Obviously his father's favorite, Early on he shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble but, later on, it saves his life. In the end he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers. 

 

Ishmaelites: Men of the desert, they buy Joseph as a slave, take him to Egypt, and sell him to Potiphar. 

 

Potiphar: A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household. When he grows suspicious of Mrs. Potiphar and Joseph, however, he throws Joseph into prison. 

 

Mrs. Potiphar: Beautiful and scheming, unsuccessfully tries to seduce Joseph. However, her dalliances do end up condemning him to prison. 

 

Baker: One of Pharaoh's servants, in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death. 

 

Butler: Another of Pharaoh's servants, also in prison with Joseph who again correctly interprets his dreams that he’ll be released. It is the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph’s dream interpreting ability. 

 

Pharaoh: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government. In most productions, Pharaoh is portrayed as an Elvis Presley-style figure. 

 

Joseph's Eleven Brothers: Although acting usually as a group, they each have their own different personalities, talents, and flaws. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends. (May be played by either males or females.)

Reuben: Eldest son of Jacob. Sings "One More Angel in Heaven" 

Simeon: Second son of Jacob. Sings "Those Canaan Days" 

Levi: Third son of Jacob. 

Judah: Fourth son of Jacob. Sings "Benjamin Calypso". 

Dan: Fifth son of Jacob. 

Naphtali: Sixth son of Jacob. 

Gad: Seventh son of Jacob. 

Asher: Eighth son of Jacob. 

Issachar: Ninth son of Jacob. 

Zebulun: Tenth son of Jacob. 

Benjamin: Twelfth son of Jacob. Accuses of stealing the golden cup. 

 

The Wives: The wives of Jacob and many of his sons. The actresses playing the wives also double as Egyptians and servants of Potiphar. 

 

Children's chorus: They share some of the singing, along with the Narrator, during the story-telling parts of the show. 

 
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