Royal Palm Players will conduct auditions for the 2020-2021 season in the following manner:
Thank you all for your patience, as RPP has spent some time regrouping to figure out the healthiest, safest, and most productive way to move forward together!
Please disregard all previous audition information that has been sent out. Below are all the information for how we will conduct auditions.
Below, you will find all the information available on our shows for the 2020-2021 Season, as well as all pertinent audition information. There is a lot of information, so please read this very carefully. We’ve given great thought on how to make this as easy as possible, so below you will find step-by-step instructions!
RPP 2020-2021 Season
Inherit the Wind
Presented in a Staged Reading Format
November 12-15, 2020
(rehearsals begin in late October)
Directed by Meryl Schaffer
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play (musical)
Presented in a Dinner Theater Format
December 8-11, 15-18 2020 and January 5-8, 2021
(rehearsals begin after Thanksgiving)
Directed by Kate Ingram
Presented as Part of the Literature Forum
January 14 & 15, 2021
(rehearsals begin in early January)
Directed by Dan Headington
(rehearses in January and February)
Directed by Tad Ingram
*Please note we are currently seeking additional titles. A final decision will not be made about this play until after auditions. We encourage everyone to audition!
The Fantasticks (musical)*
March 9-14, 2021
(rehearses in January and February)
Directed by Joshua Chase Gold
Musical Direction by Michael Raabe
*Please note there will be gender swapping in this production. There are also minimal singing and non-singing roles that are available. All are encouraged to audition!
So, how do you audition? In the times of social distancing, we have tried very hard to make this as simple on you as possible…
Below, you will be able to click on a link that will take you to everything you will need.
When you click that link, you will find three folders. One titled “INFORMATION on the shows,” one titled “MONOLOGUES to choose from,” and one titled “SONGS to choose from.” The “INFORMATION” folder will give you more background on each show, character descriptions, and further detailed rehearsal information. Please take a close look at this folder.
The “MONOLOGUES” and “SONGS” folders will give you all you need to audition with. If you are interested in non-singing roles (even the non-singing roles in the musical), only pick a monologue. If you are interested in both singing and non-singing roles, or only singing roles, you must pick a monologue and a song.
In the “MONOLOGUES” folder you will find monologues from several of the shows. However, you only need to pick one monologue that you like. The age, gender, or show doesn’t matter. What we want to see is something you feel shows you off best! This is a great way to audition for all the shows at the same time! Have fun and be bold, you never know what a director is looking for!
Then (if you are interested in a musical), you will pick one cutting of a song from the “SONGS” folder. For each song you will have a “practice version” and an “audition version.” Additionally, there is as PDF with the lyrics and notes, if you read music. The practice version has the melody played out for you to help you learn the song and prepare for your audition. When you audition, you will use the “audition version,” which has only the accompaniment. Alternatively, you may audition with a cutting of a song of your choosing, but it cannot be a cappella. You must be singing to music (whether it’s a karaoke track, or someone playing live for you). We want to hear what you sound like with music! If you choose your own song, please limit your selection to one minute or less.
To reiterate… There are not monologues and song cuts from each show, however you may use any of the material to audition for any or all of the shows.
Once you have made your selections and prepared for your audition, you will then record yourself. Don’t be intimidated – this is exciting! It means you can do as many takes as you’d like! You can record yourself on your phone, iPad, or computer. Someone who you are isolating with can do the recording for you, or you can set your recording device against something stationary.
If you are also singing, you’ll want to have another device nearby to play the music.
Some tips on recording an audition: 1) Make sure we can see you from the waist up (not just your head); 2) Look at the camera as if it were your scene partner; 3) Try to avoid background noise so we can hear you well! At the beginning of your video, please say:
- Your full name
- What show or shows you are interested in participating in (and if there are any specific roles you are interested in)
- What audition material you have chosen
Then begin your audition!
Once you have recorded it, check to make sure everything recorded correctly, and email it to Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit your audition video is Friday, April 10 at 5pm. If you are able to submit it earlier, please, please, please do. We’re all stuck at home anyway!
The link with the audition material can be found here:
If there are any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! Break legs!