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: AUG. 18 - 28, 2022

Principals 3 Women 5 girls (ages 5, 7, 9, 13, and 16) 2 Men 2 boys (ages 11 and 14)
Featured 4 Women 2 Men Individuals

Character Breakdown:

Age indicates the age to be played on stage and does not have to be the actor's actual age in real life.

MARIA RAINER
A Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey - Maria is a headstrong, free-spirited young woman. She is opinonated, warm, resourceful, gentle, kind with much determination
Gender: Female, Adult Soprano
Age: 20 - 30
Vocal range: B5 to C4

THE MOTHER ABBESS 

The inspirational and spiritual leader for all the nuns at the Abby. She is a big-hearted maternal figure, loved, adored, and rightfully respected by all.

Gender: Female, Mature Adult -Soprano
Age: 40+
Vocal range: G#5 /Ab 5 to B3

SISTER BERTHE

As the Mistress of Novices, Sister Berthe does not think headstrong, free-spirted, postulants like Maria belong at the Abby. She is a no nonsense type, officous and very strict. She is a killjoy, self-righteous, straight-laced. A true prim and proper prude.

Gender: Female, Mature Adult - Mezzon Soprano
Age: 30+
Vocal range: E5 to C4

SISTER MARGARETTA

As the Mistress of Postulants, Sister Margaretta is kind, understaning and supportive of Maria. She is positive, encouraging, concerned as needed yet has a sense of humor.

Gender: Female, Young Adult / Adult - Mezzo Soprano
Age: 20 - 35
Vocal range: E5 to B3

SISTER SOPHIA

Sister Sophia stays in line, is a dutiful, and kind. She would rather take the middle of the road to avoid controversy.

Gender: Female, Adult -Mezzo Soprano
Age: 30+
Vocal range: E5 to B3

ROLF GRUBER

Rolf is the 17 year old telegram deliverboy and friend of Liesl. He is self importnat, boasting, pleasant, somewhat aggressive in a gentle way. Hitler is his paternal role model and Rolf has set his eyes on joining the Nazi regime. Because of his station in communication and spying tactics he is privy to sensitive and conflicting information.

Gender: Male, Late Teen - Bariton
Age: 17
Vocal range: E5 o C4

A NEW POSTULANT

A smart, well-dressed young firl who has a walk-on moment - no dialogue. Can come from the nun ensemble.

Gender: Female, Teenager - Mezzo Soprano
Age: 16+
Vocal range: E5 to B3

BARONESS ELSA SCHRAEDER

A very wealthy widow. The standing president of her late husbands corporation. An elegant, clever, canny and sophisticated city woman who is flirtatious with Captain Von Trapp in order to make a good arrangment with increased social status.
Gender: Female, Adult Mezzo Soprano
Age: 30 - 45
Vocal range: F5 to D4

MAX DETWEILER 

A theatrical agent and 1st Secretary of Education and Culture - a personal family friend of the Von Trapp family and quazi uncle. He is clever, charming, witty, and pushy so as to get what he wants. He enjoys life and those that live the good life.
Gender: Male, Adult Tenor
Age: 40-50
Vocal range: F4 to D3

HERR ZELLER

A sort of district governor appointed by the Nazi Ragime to prepare the Anschluss. He is overbearing, arrogant and autocratic, self-important and pompus. Sertn and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whoe primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

Gender: Male
Age: 40
Vocal range: Spoke, Non-Singing

BARON ELBERFELD

A neighbor of the Von Trapps and one of the "Old Guards" of Austria - niolently opposed to the takeover of his beloved country by Nazi Germany. Can double with other roles in the enseble. The Baron attends the ball trhon by Captain Von Trapp in Elsa's honor.

Gender: Male
Age: 30+
Vocal range: Spoken

BARONESS ELBERFELD

A neighbor of Captain Von Trapp and wife to the Baron of Elberfeld.

Gender: Female
Age: 30+
Vocal range: Spoken

ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER

An importnat figure in the Austrian Navy and appears to be much respected by Captain Von Trapp. He has obviously agreed to be part of the new regime with Germany. He arrives to collect Captain Von Trapp and bring him to Berlin.

Gender: Male
Age: 30+
Vocal range: Spoken

CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP
A retired Austrin naval captin. He is a widower, and comes across, polished, regimented, dignified and commanding. He learns how to love and revels a warm, understanding and sensitive side to his otherwise militaritic masculinity.
Gender: Male, Adult Bass Baritone
Age: 30 - 45
Vocal range: D5 to F#2 / Gb2

MARTA VON TRAPP

One of the quitest Von Trapp children. She loves the color pink, is very inquisitive, smart, and gentle.

Gender: Female, Child - Mezzo Soprano
Age: 7
Vocal range: G5 to C4

GRETL VON TRAPP

The youngest Von Trapp. Very quite, sweet, loving, wants attention. She must have a cute, adorable, and highly endearing factor.

Gender: Female, Child - Mezzo Soprano
Age: 5
Vocal range: G5 to C4

LIESL VON TRAPP

At age 16, Liesle is the eldest of the Von Trapp siblins. She is innocent, naive, coy, flirtatious, headstrong and infatured with Rolf. She is preety, has a maternal edge and cares very deeply and lovingly for her younger siblings.

Gender: Female, Late Teen - Mezzo Soprano
Age: 16
Vocal range: E5 to B3

FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP

Friedrich is 14 and proud to be a boy. He has a tough exterior and seeks to portray a strong, brave, and always firm facade yet inside he desperately needs his Fathers love, caring and affection.

Gender: Male, Early Teen - Tenor
Age: 14
Vocal range: G5 to C4

LOUISA VON TRAPP

Clever and full of mischief, Lousia enjoys pulling pranks on others. She is quite the tomboy with a rebellious attitude who misses her mother a great deal

Gender: Female, Early Teen - Mezzo Soprano
Age: 13
Vocal range: g% to C4

KURT VON TRAPP

Kurt is ten yet wants to be older and introduces himself at 11-almost. He is the 2nd boy and middle child. He admires his closer older siblings acting manly like his brother Fredrich and bing outspoken against previous governesses like Louisa; however, Kurt is truly gentle and a genuine peacemaker.

Gender: Male
Age: 10
Vocal range: G5 to C4 (Yodeling)

BRIGITTA VON TRAPP

Brigitta is 9, smart as a whip, very preceptive and always tells the truth whether you like it or not. She is an avid reader and suspicious of "Uncle Max".

Gender: Female, Child - Mezzo Soprano
Age: 9
Vocal range: G5 to C4

FRANZ

Origionally a sort of protector to Captain Von Trapp in the Navy, he is now retired into his position as valet, which he carries out with somber efficiency. He is humorless and appears hamless but underneath we discover he is secretly plotting with the Nazi party Anschluss.

Gender: Male
Age: 30+
Vocal range: Spoken - Non-singing

FRAU SCHMIDT

The Von Trapp family housekeeper, Frau Schmidt does her job efficiently and without affection. She is strong and somewhat dominating. She has been around a long time and hates the way she is treated with whistles by the Baron. It affects her dignity. She appears to be a thoroughly reliable member of the staff and repected by all.

Gender: Female, Mature Adult - No-Singing
Age: 40+
Vocal range: Spoken - Non-singing

NUNS ENSEMBLE
10-15 nuns, novices, and postulants who live in the Noonberg Abby
Gender: Female, Teenager to Mature Adult
Vocal Range: E5 to C4

ENSEMBLE
Men and Women with strong dance and acting abiliiltes to perform onstage the roles of Nazi soldiers, premier dancers, neighbors and freinds who come to Captian von Trapp;s partey, Salzburg citizens attending the wedding of Maria and Georg
Gender: Various
Age: Various

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

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HENRY

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CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT
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COMANDOR WILLIAM HARBISION

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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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