Auditions

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No Current Auditions - Fall 2019 Shows Cast


The Department of Theatre and Cinema is hard at work on our fall productions. At this time there are no auditions. Be on the lookout for auditions for our spring 2020 productions of 'Next Fall' by Geoffrey Nauffts and 'Urinetown, the Musical' by Mark Holman and Greg Kotis. These auditions will take place in December and the audition requirements will be posted in late October. We are excited to share the casts of our fall 2019 shows:
 

Wonder of the World


By David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Molly Hood

Cass ………………………………………………………….. Rebecca Redifer

Lois ………………………………………………………….. Katie Grimes

Kip ………………………………………………………….. Drew Callahan

Captain Mike ………………………………………………………….. Adian Chapman

Karla ………………………………………………………….. Hanna Bird

Glen ………………………………………………………….. Logan Burnley

Barbara, etc. ………………………………………………………….. Devin Glasier

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Darkside

 

By Ken Jones

Directed by Timothy Glover

Capcom……………………………………………………Adiya Koram

Bill……………………………………………………………Ben Taylor

Gunner……………………………………………………..Gabe Ribeiro

Ed……………………………………………………………..Joshua Garcia

Beth…………………………………………………………..Julia LeRoy

Gigi…………………………………………………………...Tori Long

The Reporter……………………………………………..Camden Ferris   

 

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Alice @ Wonderland


By Jonathan Yukich

Directed by Wesley Young

Alice……………………………………………………………………….Rose Collins

White Rabbit………………………………………………………….Madison Lawson

Queen of Hearts…………………………………………………….Reghan Cutler

King of Hearts………………………………………………………..Noah Polley

Hatter…………………………………………………………………….Hunter Murphy

Caterpillar……………………………………………………………...Frey Bendele

March Hare…………………………………………………………….Jason Viers

Humpty Dumpty…………………………………………………….Bettina Cambridge

Dormouse………………………………………………………………Kayla Blaszcyk

Tweedledee……………………………………………………………Matthew Mitchell

Tweedledum…………………………………………………………..Dexton L’Heureux

Ensemble…………………………………………………………………Chloe Hefner

Ensemble………………………………………………………………….Max Heyliger

Ensemble………………………………………………………………….Samantha Ross

Ensemble…………………………………………………………………..Dave Sharpe

Ensemble……………………………………………………………………Ryan Rudolph-Dawson

Ensemble…………………………………………………………………….Logan Woodrum

 

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GENERAL RU THEATRE AUDITION INFO AND TIPS

  • Auditions typically happen in the first two weeks of each semester. Occasionally an exception occurs in which a spring production may audition late in the fall semester.
  • RU Theatre auditions are open, meaning anyone can audition. You don’t have to be a theatre major. Community members may audition also with the understanding that priority in casting will go to RU students.
  • Most of our auditions require prepared material. If you are not a theatre student and don’t know how to prepare and present the requested material, usually something will be supplied to you to read. Theatre majors, however, are required to prepare according to the requirements for a given audition. In the case of plays requiring very specific skills such as singing in a musical, auditionees are highly encouraged to prepare the appropriate material.
  • Performance majors are required to audition for ALL productions. More on this below. 

Other audition “words to the wise”:

  • When it comes to auditions, one of the few things in your control is your level of preparation.  Reading the play is, arguably, the most important thing you can do to prepare. The plays are available from bookstores, online vendors and/or the play publishers. 
  •  It is the expectation that all performance students audition for all shows. Our auditions are designed to provide a variety of audition experiences so take advantage of these experiences right from the start. Every audition is one more step toward becoming comfortable with the process. In addition, it allows the faculty to see your work right away.
  • Take care not to “type” yourself at this point. Prepare, come on out and let the directors decide what you are “right for.” Certainly, if there is a role you are dying to play, or you are “perfect for,” shoot for that, but keep an open mind and don’t allow the attitude of “all these characters are older and I am only 18” stop you from coming to auditions. In university theatre the plays are produced to give you the opportunity to work on them.
  • Auditions are intimidating. Talk to the upperclassmen; use the performance faculty as a resource to answer your questions. However, no matter how much inquiry you make there will be no substitute for doing your personal preparation –reading the scripts, looking up unfamiliar words/references, making choices, being familiar with what the director is looking for (read audition notices carefully), getting rest, planning to dress appropriately, knowing where you are going and arriving early to sign in, warm up, etc.
  • It is smart to attend the first night of auditions if at all possible.
  • Once you are in the audition it is important to listen to instructions, have a positive attitude, be flexible when the unexpected happens, focus on what you are doing, and, of course, that age-old challenge…allow yourself to be at ease so you can do your best work.