Upcoming Auditions

RTOP will be holding open call auditions throughout the year for the upcoming productions. Please read the information below for open call auditions.

Auditions this season will be virtual with in-person callbacks.

For consideration please submit a video vocal reel along with a headshot/picture, and personal resume along with a completed audition form to: director@rtoptheatre.org and rtoptheatre@gmail.com 
For questions or information call 509.334.0750

Reading of Eden In Babylon

All teens and adults are encouraged to come out for the reading of Eden In Babylon, a new musical, by Andy Pope.

Sunday June 26 from 2 to 4:30 at the RTOP Theatre.

We are planning on producing this exciting new musical in 2023
for additional information call, (509) 334-0750

In Person Auditions: Wednesday JUNE 15th and Thursday JUNE 16th - 6:30-8:30 PM

Performance Dates: OCT. 20 - 30, 2022

Cast Size: Medium (11 - 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble / Dance Required

Character Breakdown:

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NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON
Just like his name suggests, he is the nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks. High-spirited and a bit naïve, but sincere and genuine. Nathan's loyal friend and lackey.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range: B5 to D4

BENNY SOUTHSTREET
Nathan's right-hand man and a gambler himself. Smart, slick, always moving and shaking, but with what he thinks are Nathan's best interest at heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range: G5 toD4

HARRY THE HORSE
A crook and gambler. He is a tough guy with dollar signs as his bottom line. Brings Big Jule into Nathan's craps game and backs his cheating, but is also a man of his word in the gambling community.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range: G5 to F3

NATHAN DETROIT
A good-hearted gambler and craps game organizer who could never hit the bigtime. He loves Adelaide, but cannot quit his gambling ways. A broke schemer with unwitting ways.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range: F5 to D4

SKY MASTERSON
A high-stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out, and a wild card who surprises himself when he falls in love with the unlikeliest of women. Suave, smart, handsome.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range: E5 to B3

BIG JULE
A big time craps player from Chicago who uses a gun and his own pair of rigged dice to bully his way into never losing. Tough looking. A bit of an oaf.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range: G5 to F3

SARAH BROWN
A pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the local Mission. She fully believes in her worthy cause and wishes to convert the gambling sinners to saints. Falls unexpectedly in love with Sky along the way. She is prudish and uptight, but eventually lets go.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: G5 to B3

ARVIDE ABERNATHY
The bass drum and cymbal player in the Mission band, he is Sarah's loving grandfather. Wise and sweet, he wants nothing but the best for her.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range:  F5 to D4

LT. BRANNIGAN
A New York police officer who is on to Nathan's illegal craps games and is dead-set on catching him. A tough, no-nonsense character.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55

MISS ADELAIDE
Nathan's fiancé and a lead performer at the Hot Box nightclub. She loves Nathan more than anything in the world and desperately wants to get married. Pretty, outspoken, stubborn.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range:  E5 to A3

ENSEMBLE
Sightseers

Mission Band (Agatha, Calvin, Martha)

Crap Shooters (Liver Lips Louie, Angie The Ox, Rusty Charlie)

Hot Box Girls

Waiters

Cuban Dancers

In Person Auditions: To be Scheduld in September, 2022

Performance Dates: FEB 10 - 18, 2023

Cast Size: Small (5 - 10 performers)
Show Type: Stage Comedy

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today?

This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for.

The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!"

VISITORS FROM MAMARONECK

BELLHOP

KAREN NASH

SAM NASH

WAITER

JEAN McCORMACK.

VISITORS FROM HOLLYWOOD

WAITER

JESE KIPLINGER

MURIEL TATE

VISITORS FROM FOREST HILL

NORMA HUBLEY

ROY HUBLEY

BORDON EISLER

MIMSEY HUBLEY

IN PERSON OPEN CALL AUDITION

TO BE SCHEDULED - SEPT.

Performances APR 13 - 23, 2023

In Person Auditions: To be scheduled in September, 2022

Performance Dates: APR 13 - 23, 2023

Principals 3 Women 1 girl 7 Men 1 boy
Features Period Costumes

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ENSIGN NELLIE FORBUSH
A U.S. Navy nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas, Nellie Forbush left home to see what and who else the greater world had to offer. Beloved by her fellow nurses and the Seabees, she is independent, optimistic and virtuous. Much to her surprise, she falls in love with local Frenchman Emile de Becque. When Nellie realizes that her ingrained racial prejudices stand in the way of her relationship with Emile, she courageously conquers her biases, embracing a new life of compassion and empathy.
Gender: Female, Adult Mezzo-Soprano
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BLOODY MARY

A beloved – and blunt – entrepreneurial Tonkinese woman, Bloody Mary is clever, resourceful and unflappable. Though she once worked for a French planter, she now runs her own business, selling souvenirs to the navy men while paying her native craftspeople generously. Above all, Bloody Mary wants the best possible life for her daughter, Liat.

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LIAT

Bloody Mary's young, beautiful and innocent Tonkinese daughter, Liat speaks French but manages to transcend the barriers of language by falling for American Lt. Joe Cable. Unlike her scheming, ambitious mother, Liat has simple aspirations, valuing love over material possessions.

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LUTHER BILLIS

A crafty Seabee who desperately wants to visit the off-limits island of Bali Ha'i, Billis often gets himself into trouble. He is an entrepreneurial, gregarious sailor who operates a secret laundering side-business. He has a deep respect and admiration for Nellie and is always looking out for his fellow Seabees. When a risky opportunity to help his country arises, Billis takes the dive.
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ABNER

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GEORGE WATTS "STEW POT"

Carpenter's Mate Second Class. A sailor and cohort of Luther Billis, Stewpot helps Billis with running their homemade washing machine.

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PROFESSOR

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LT. JOSEPH CABLE

An Ivy League-educated lieutenant from outside Philadelphia, Cable has come from a little island south of Marie Louise seeking Emile de Becque. He is charged with the order to execute a mission to spy on Japanese encroachment from inside their territory. Formal and reserved at first, he falls in love with Liat, and must resolve his inner conflict concerning race.

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Men and Women with strong dance and acting abiliiltes to perform onstage the roles of Seabees', Sailors, Marines, Patrolmen, Ensigns, Islanders, Officers, Soldiers
Gender: Various
Age: Various

EMILE DE BECQUE

A handsome French planter, Emile de Becque has lived on the island in exile for 16 years. He has two children, Jerome and Ngana, by his late Polynesian wife. Despite his past – he fled France after killing a man – Emile is an honorable man of great bravery. Though he initially chooses to remain with Nellie rather than aid in a dangerous spy mission, he ultimately joins Cable on the assignment. In the end, he safely returns home to Nellie, who has embraced his two children.

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NGANA

Emilie's young, half-Polynesian daughter by his late wife.

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JEROME

Emelie's young, half-Polynesian son by his late wife.

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HENRY

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CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT
United States Nave - The highest ranking officer
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COMANDOR WILLIAM HARBISION

United States Navy - The second-highest in command

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LT. BUZZ ADAMS

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YEOMAN HERBET QUALE

A sailor, SeaBee'

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BOB McCAFFREY

Radio operator, sailor

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LT GENEVIEVE MARSHALL

Lead nurse

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ENSIGN DINAH MURPHY

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ENSIGN JANET MacGREGOR

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