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 OPEN CALL AUDITIONS!!

Redlands Theatre Festival for the 52nd Season

Come be a part of 52nd Redlands Theatre Festival Company

 

APPOINTMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED

 

WHAT:

Creating a diverse repertory company of performers, musicians, technicians, designers, and front-of-house staff that will collaborate to produce two musicals, three plays, and a New Works Collection to be performed during the summer of 2024 at the Redlands Theatre Festival in Prospect Park. Casting over 50 speaking roles, plus ensemble roles for the following productions:

INTO THE WOODS by special arrangement with MTI

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing

THE HOT L BALTIMORE by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

 

THE 39 STEPS by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals

NEW WORKS COLLECTION in collaboration with New Threads Theatre Company 

WHO IS RTF:

We are a public charitable repertory theatrical organization that makes available to the general public the luxury of great drama, as well as new works, well produced, and modestly priced. 

 

The Redlands Theatre Festival was founded in 1972 by Cliff Cabanilla, a native of Hawaii. As an extension of the Crafton Hills College theatre program and summer school. RTF is a non-profit, resident, rotating-repertory theatre company.  RTF has performed for over three-quarters of a million people

 

A typical season includes a large-scale Broadway musical, a smaller-scale Off-Broadway musical, a period piece (Shakespeare, Molière, et al.), a contemporary play (usually a comedy), and a wild card (experimental, avant-garde, or new works). Occasionally, special events may be included in the season: concerts, invited guests and groups, etc. 

 

RTF runs every night, Wednesday-Sunday, during its summer season. A different show plays each evening as the shows randomly rotate. See something different every night of the week!

AUDITION INFORMATION:

WHEN: 

General audition for a place in the Company -- Saturday, February 17th, 2024, with appointments starting at 10am. Sign up for an appointment slot by contacting us at AuditionsRTF@gmail.com. Walk-ups are welcome and will be seen between appointments. Please be prepared to wait.

 

WHERE:

Auditions will be held at the Prospect Park Carriage House in Prospect Park. From the corner of Cajon and Highland, head south on Cajon. Make a hard right at the sculpture of the orange fork in the road and follow the signs to the Carriage House. Make a right through the big green gate and park in the small parking lot. On the far left side of the building next to the lot, take the stairs to the lower backside to enter the building and check in.

 

CALLBACKS BY INVITATION: 

Not receiving a callback does not mean you will not be invited to be a part of the Company. Callbacks will be on February 27 and 28 from 6:30-10pm.

MANDATORY COMPANY MEETING for all who are cast will be on March 16th at 10am. Please make yourself available now in the event you are cast. 

WHO WE ARE: 
The Redlands Theatre Festival (RTF) is a non-profit, semi-professional, resident theatre company featuring traditional rotating repertory at the Prospect Park Amphitheater.  The 2024 season of performances runs most evenings, including weeknights, June - July 30th. There is some pay.

HOW IT WORKS: AUDITIONS ARE FOR A PLACE IN THE RTF COMPANY:


All four shows and the New Works Festival will be cast from those accepting a position in the Company. Company members will be expected to participate in up to three of the five productions as actors, musicians, front-of-house staff, and/or technicians. All Company members should be available for the entire production period:

Company Meeting March 16th at 10am (required)

Table Readings - Scheduled April 1-14th (required)

Rehearsals - Each show will rehearse in rotation about twice per week beginning April 15th. Rehearsal slots are:

Mon-Fri 6:30pm  |  Sat 10am  |  Sat 6pm  |  Sun Noon  |  Sun 5:30pm

Company Picnic - On one weekend

Shows - Shows rotate nightly for performances, including weeknights, beginning June 20th and running through August 3th, 2024.

Final Strike - Immediately following the production on August 3rd. (required)

Awards Banquet - A celebration!Sunday evening, August 4th.

 

Even after being cast in the Company and specific show(s), Company members should remain available as casting adjustments and technical assignments may change. You may be pulled into an additional role at a later date. Flexibility is crucial.

 

WHAT TO PREPARE:

  • Current headshot and resume.

  • 16-32 bars from a song from INTO THE WOODS or THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. Alternatively, you may sing from another Sondheim musical or Country Pop song. Please bring a track on your own device; bring your own speaker. No a capella or CDs, please.

  • Wear appropriate shoes and clothing to dance. There will be a short dance combination.

  • A list of any hard-conflicts that may prevent you from attending any rehearsal, performance, or mandatory event. This includes weddings, graduations, travel, work, etc. Each show only rehearses about 12-14 times. Excessive conflicts could prevent you from being cast in a show. Adding dates after the audition could cause you to be removed from a show.

  • You may perform a memorized 1-2 minute monologue in the style of your choice that best shows your range. There will also be cold readings from the selected plays. Sides will be provided.

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

We are still looking to fill a number of technical and support positions like set design/building, costume design/building, props design/building, ushers, house managers, musicians, rehearsal/performance pianist.

 

We will also be taking applications at the auditions for our internship, apprentice, and volunteer programs. RTF is a 501(c)3 non-profit and qualifies for community service hours. 

 

Video submissions will be accepted until 11:00am on February 18th, 2024. Email us at AuditionsRTF@gmail.com for self-tape instructions.

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

We will also be taking applications at the auditions for our internship, apprentice, and volunteer programs. RTF is a 501(c)3 non-profit and qualifies for community service hours. 

Video submissions will be accepted until 11:00am on January 28th, 2023. Email us at AuditionsRTF@gmail.com for self-tape instructions.

 

Questions? Email us at AuditionsRTF@gmail.com

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