Upcoming Auditions at Korda
"Something Rotten!" (2022) at Korda Artistic Productions. Photo by Jen Gurniak Photography
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Written by Richard O'Brien
Directed by Jeff Marontate
Musical Direction by Matthew Vriesen
Choreographed by Natalie Mero
Produced by Joey Wright
AUDITION DATES & TIME
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
On both dates:
-6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Calling Male Presenting Roles for Music, Female Presenting roles for Choreography.
-7:15 to 8:00 p.m. Calling Female Presenting Roles for Music, Male Presenting Roles for Choreography.
-8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Calling Everyone for Script Reading.
To book your audition slot, please contact Kordarockyhorror@gmail.com
The Kordazone Theatre, 2520 Seminole Street, Windsor, ON.
WHAT TO PREPARE & EXPECT
-Everyone is encouraged to prepare a 1-minute acapella vocal performance of a rock song of your choosing.
-Please also prepare the numbers as described on the pages below.
-If you would like to auditions for more than one role, please prepare one song from each role.
-Basic choreography will be taught on site and does not need to be prepared ahead of time.
-Bring comfortable clothes and water.
-Stretching and warming up ahead of time is strongly encouraged.
-Sides from the script will be provided, but previous knowledge of the movie or show will be an asset.
-You only need to be able to attend one night of auditions.
-See below "Available Roles" section for which songs should be prepared for each character
Show Synopsis and Our Production
The second of the From the Vault offerings for the anniversary season is a restaging of the cult classic musical The Rocky Horror Show, which was Korda’s first big Broadway musical production when the company launched back in 2003. O’Brien’s musical masterpiece is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. The smash-hit musical extravaganza tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist who is about to unveil his new creation – a muscle man named Rocky Horror. 2023 marks the 50th Anniversary of the show, which premiered in 1973 in London, at a tiny theatre in Chelsea and went on to gross well over $200 million and become one of the most successful shows ever to hit the stage. “I bought the Rocky Horror Show album when I was 16, I saw the movie for the 1st of 25 times when I was 17, and I had to wait until I was 39 to direct it onstage,” says Korda Resident Director Jeff Marontate. “Now I get to revisit this funny, kinky, still kinda shocking show again, and I could not be more excited. Rocky Horror is a cult classic full of sex, sci fi and good ol’ rock’n’roll!”
“The Rocky Horror Show was a success, offering a new, creative perspective of the classic, while, at the same time, maintaining its nostalgic, transsexual charm.” – The Saint
“Oh, horror… Rocky’s still a riot!... [the show] opened over the weekend to howls of laughter.” – The Windsor Star
The following roles will be cast:
BRAD - Tenor-Baritone/G4
Once in a While
DR. FRANK N FURTER - Baritone/G4
RIFF RAFF - Tenor/B4
https://youtu.be/yDEUmZtbVm8 (3:24-4:00) Please try to hit this Bb if you can!
ROCKY HORROR - Tenor-Baritone/G4
EDDIE - Tenor-Baritone/G4
DR. SCOTT - Baritone/F#4
JANET - Mezzo-Soprano/Eb5
Toucha Toucha Touch Me
https://youtu.be/jw2dxWxvPqY (Full Song)
We want to hear your take on Janet’s “STOP” at the end of this song
COLUMBIA - Mezzo-Soprano/E5
Rose Tint My World (Floor Show)
MAGENTA / USHERETTE - Mezzo-Soprano/Eb5
Science Fiction Double Feature
https://youtu.be/gA6W5OW9v3M (Entire Song)
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
October 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinee at 2:00 p.m.
REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES
A rehearsal schedule will be set once the show is cast.
Candidates should expect that rehearsals will take place at least twice a week, and likely three times a week, until the show opens.
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THINK YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION, OR HAVE A QUESTION?
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to play a major part in our lives, following current health restrictions, and with safety remaining of top concern, all those auditioning, and all those selected for cast roles and crew positions must be Fully-Vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by public health guidelines. (Subject to change).
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU SOON!!!