Q. Who can audition?
Any Rock Ridge High School Student can audition, unless a specific casting announcement is made for students in the community or teachers.
Q. Are any roles “pre-cast”?
A. Please read our favoritism and pre-casting policy on your audition form. We NEVER pre-cast a role or play favorites in our decision for casting and leadership opportunities.
Q. Does it help to be a Senior?
A. No. It helps if you take theatre classes. Taking a theatre class will inherently make you a better performer. Therefore, seniors and juniors have more experience and may be cast in larger roles as a result of their technique and performance.
Q. Do I have to take a Theatre Class to do the play?
A. No. However, taking a theatre class will provide you with the technique for performing. Taking more than one theatre class will make you a strong performance. Deliberate Practice goes far, and that’s what we do in theatre classes. However, if you are not in a theatre class you still have a fair shot at all of the roles. It just depends on your audition.
Q. What do I need for the audition?
A. Signed Audition Form – Found on the Website
B. Either a receipt of your Production Fees, or a Check for your Production Fees.
C. A Monologue
Q. What happens when I come to the audition?
A. You will be given a folder. You will place everything into your folder. You will be given a number. Remember this number! We will use this number to call you up to audition, to post a call-back list and post a cast list. Once called up to the stage by the Stage Manager, you will be given the allotted time to audition. The Stage Manager will say “thank you” at the end of your audition, signifying your time is up. Do not applaud people at the audition, author a “silent” applause is appropriate.
Q. What are you looking for at the audition?
A. You. We are looking to see how you fit into our team and where you be strongest.
Q. I get stage fright. What can I do?
A. Breathe! Everyone gets stage freight, including your directors. Learn to harness that energy and use it in your performance. Take that nervousness and turn it into passion and energy. Use it as motivation for your character.
Q. What's the next step?
A. Call Backs. These can go VERY late. We want to make sure everyone fits into their appropriate parts and works well with one another. Plan to stay until 7:00 or later.
Q. What exactly are Call Backs?
A. A second audition to help the Director decide which actors fit which particular roles. Usually you will be reading from the show script during Call Backs.
Q. What if I can't come to the Call Backs?
A. Contact us once the Call Back List is posted. Not attending call-backs may make it difficult to cast you into a larger speaking role.
Q. How will I know if I got a part?
A. There will be a list posted on this web site. There will also be one posted on the call board outside of the Black Box. SIGN next to your name. This confirms that you are accepting the role.
Q. If I didn't get an acting part, can I still be a part of the show?
A. YES! Sign up for any of the tech crews.