Rhinebeck Theatre Society

Kinky Boots Casting Notice Info

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized... and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world.

Rhinebeck Theatre Society is proud to announce auditions for Kinky Boots, an inclusive, boundary-challenging, thought-provoking, musically riotous, and very funny contemporary musical. We are seeking a diverse, open-minded, and honest cast of actors to fill a range of roles.

Please prepare… a song to share (bring sheet music if you would like the accompanist to play with you, or a backing track, whichever is easier for you). If nerves have you tied in a knot, consider a duet with a friend.

We also will be doing some light choreography at the auditions, so wear something comfortable.

Rhinebeck Theatre Society is committed to providing community-minded, inclusive, safe theatre experiences. Feel free to email directors Dot Luongo (she/her) and Rena Gavigan (she/her) with any questions at rhinebecktheatersociety@gmail.com.

Character Breakdown

Lola/Simon: A boxer turned drag queen with the soul of a Diva, a la Whitney Houston. Must have star presence with a killer voice and winning ways. Male; Age 30-35; Vocal range: B4-E3.

Young Lola/Simon: Lola as a ten year old boy who already knows he's destined to wear high heels. Male; Age 10-12; Vocal range: D5-G3

Charlie Price: The heir of a historically successful shoe factory. A bit confused, a bit unfocused, a hero hiding under a victim's mantle. Male; Age 25-35; Vocal range: B4-C3

Young Charlie: Charlie as a seven year old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective. Male; Age 7-9; Vocal range: D5-G4

Nicola: Fashionista with sophisticated . A social climber, driven, and uncompromising.

Charlie's long-term girlfriend since school. Female; Age 20-30; Vocal range: F#5-E3

Lauren: Quirky & strong working class girl who works in the shoe factory. Bad luck with guys. Comedic role. Female; Age 20-30; Vocal range: F#5-Bb3

Don: Lola's nemesis. Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker. Male; Age 25-40; Vocal range: F4-A2, Sings up to D5 for the finale.

Pat: Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola's love interest. Female; Age 20-40; Vocal range: F#5-Bb3

Trish: Factory worker who has been there longer than any of the other women. A lot of life experience and responsibility. Comedy chops. Female; Age 25-45; Vocal range: D5-Bb3

George: Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved. Male; Age 30-55; Vocal range: D4-G#2

The Angels: The drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. Male; Age 18-45; Vocal range: Up to C#5, three sing to A4

Mr. Price: Charlie's father and owner of the shoe factory. Gender: Male; Age: 50 to 80; Vocal range F4-G2

Simon Sr.: Lola's father. His lack of understanding with his son sometimes is expressed through anger. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 50; non-singing role

Harry: A contemporary of Charlie's but his opposite. Successful, self aware and confident. Plays guitar. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 40; Vocal range F#4-F#3

Richard Bailey: Nicola's boss. An overtly attractive and successful man. Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 50; non-singing role

Ensemble: Factory Workers, Pub and Club Patrons, etc…

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 4-20 (Friday/Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm)