The Prom Audition Information
When the PTA from Edgewater, Indiana cancels the senior prom in order to block a lesbian student from bringing her date, four New York stars in search of a cause swoop in to save the day. A new musical comedy “so filled with happiness that you think your heart is about to burst” (Variety).
Rhinebeck Theatre Society is proud to announce auditions for The Prom, an inclusive, boundary-challenging, thought-provoking, incredibly timely, contemporary musical comedy. We are seeking a diverse, open-minded, and honest cast of performers to fill a range of roles. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to audition.
Audition Dates: Saturday, April 15th at 1:00 pm & Sunday, April 16th at 7:00 pm at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck (661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572).
Virtual Auditions Submissions: Email a YouTube link or Google Drive link of your singing audition to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, April 16th at 7:00 pm.
Please prepare a brief cut of a song to share. Please sing whatever song shows you off best!
Bring sheet music or a backing track, whichever is easier for you. If possible, download or save the backing track locally to not rely on Wifi. If nerves have you tied in a knot, consider a duet with a friend.
We also will be doing some choreography at the auditions, so wear something comfortable.
Bring a resume detailing your theatre experience or be prepared to list your performance experience.
Bring your schedule and be prepared to list conflicts through July 23rd.
We want you to feel as prepared as possible.
Please use the links below to access music, sides, and the choreo clip we will be using for callbacks.
Who Will Be In The Room?
Director - Rena Gavigan (she/her)
Assistant Director - Lisa Delia (she/her)
Music Directors - JoAnne Schubert (she/her) & Paul Schubert (he/him)
Choreographer - Maria Coppola (she/her)
Producer - Dot Luongo (she/her)
Rhinebeck Theatre Society is committed to providing community-minded, safe theatre experiences. We seek to present stories in a way that reflects a richly diverse world. Feel free to email directors Rena Gavigan (she/her) & Lisa Delia (she/her) with any questions at email@example.com. Please contact us about accessibility and accommodations.
COVID NOTE: Actors must be vaccinated for COVID-19. We may be asking actors to stay masked at rehearsals depending on current COVID recommendations. Read more on our Policies page.
Performance Dates: July 7th - 23rd at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck (661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572). Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm.
The Prom Character Breakdown
Emma: A high school senior. Forced into the spotlight after she asked her girlfriend to the prom. A reluctant poster child for LGBTQ+ youth. Very smart & a bit of a tomboy quality. Mix/belt up to a C#.
Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ+ community is an asset.
Alyssa: A high school senior. Tries desperately to fit in. A cheerleader. Secretly Emma's girlfriend, but afraid to come out. Afraid to stand up to her mother. Mix/belt up to a D. Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ+ community is an asset.
Barry: 30’s - 50’s. Self-involved Broadway actor eager for celebrity activism to promote his career. Finds a kindred spirit in Emma and guides her to be true and proud of herself. High Baritone/Low Tenor. Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ+ community is an asset.
Dee Dee: 30’s - 60’s. A current Broadway diva. A huge ego to match her huge talent. No filter. Hilariously self-involved, but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. Alto.
Angie: 30’s - 40’s. An ensemble member in the Broadway production of “Chicago”. Jaded Fosse girl with a heart of gold who champions Emma’s cause and teaches her how to live life with Zazz! Alto with a belt.
Trent: 20’s - 40’s. A pretentious, “Julliard Trained,” yet struggling, Broadway actor who loves the sound of his own voice. He utilizes his small TV celebrity to teach the students about tolerance. Baritone.
Mr. Hawkins: 30’s - 60’s. A small town principal & star-struck Broadway fan. Easily flustered and sometimes straight-laced. An ally to and advocate for Emma. High Baritone.
Mrs. Greene: 30’s - 60’s. Alyssa's Mother and the school board president. Very strong, controlling and intimidating. Loves her daughter very much but has a very specific view of what is right and wrong for her daughter and the school. Alto.
Sheldon: 20’s - 40’s. Charismatic and devoted Broadway publicist working his skills and connections to build his clients’ celebrity status and create an audience for Emma’s message.
High Schoolers: Indiana high schoolers who struggle together to create a place for everyone at the dance.
Godspell Cast/PTA Parents: Concerned parents swayed by Mrs. Greene’s traditional arguments yet ready to follow their children’s guidance.
Feel free to fill out ur auditon form online and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.