The Rocky Horror Show: Audtions for "Riff-Raff" and Ensemble

Tipton Arts Council- The Ruffin Theater

Auditions for Riff Raff and Ensemble


Download the full audition Packet at


Music & Lyrics by Richard O’Brien                                                                                       Directed by Christi Davis


Performs at The Ruffin Theater October 18th-November 3rd, 2019. Holdover Dates November 8th & 9th

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N- Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."




THURSDAY, AUGUST 22nd 5 to 7 PM: SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th at 1 to 3 PM

Individual vocal auditions and cold readings will be done at both times.

VIDEO AUDITIONS: While we would prefer to hear you audition in person, we welcome video auditions for those unable to attend regularly scheduled auditions. To audition by video, your video must be shot from knees up and you must fulfill all other audition requirements, from the number and length of songs to the requested paperwork. Video Auditions can be sent to and must be received by Midnight, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2019. You may send a link to an online video or videos or the videos themselves if the files are small enough. All required paperwork must also be submitted by the deadline. (Links must be shareable with other members of the audition panel.)


Prepare for Auditions: MUSIC

o   AUDITIONEES FOR RIFF-RAFF: You will need to perform the stage version of Riff-Raff’s solo from “OVER AT THE FRANKENSTEIN PLACE” including the high note at the end if possible. You can find the music for this selection, as well as the track and a video example from the production, at   WvFKGDQFpiz-XG9ChL9.

o   AUDITIONEES FOR ENSEMBLE should prepare two pieces of music- one up-tempo song, one ballad- [about 90 seconds in length] that  demonstrates vocal range. If your selection is longer than what has been requested, we may need to stop you mid-song  in order to see as many people as possible.
o   Your vocal selections should include at least one song from a musical.

o   As we have no accompanist, please prepare accompaniment tracks of about 90 seconds in length in MP3 format on the device of your choosing so long as it is Bluetooth compatible. (If possible, we recommend the free program Audacity to prepare your tracks. It can be found at A Bluetooth interface will be provided for your device. Please have it cued and ready when you are called in. No CDs or tapes, please. No singing a cappella.



No one under 18 will be allowed to audition. ID may be requested.. Enter through the side doors by the parking lot.

o   All auditionees should fill out an audition form in advance and bring it to auditions, paper clipped to headshot and performance resume. You may download an audition form at

o  Current performance resume and headshot (a good photo from the shoulders up) are required for all auditionees. If you do not have a performance resume or headshot, don’t worry! You can download and complete a generic form at A photo will be taken of you at the audition.

o  Callback Auditions, (if deemed necessary), **You may be asked to sing, dance, and/or read at callback auditions: Cold reading assignments will be given out at callback auditions. (Every effort will be made to provide all possible

callback sides to auditionees by noon of the callback date.)

Auditionees should also be prepared to sing any and all music from their initial vocal call, in case they are asked to repeat a certain selection(s) at the callback auditions. Please bring any appropriate music tracks.

Auditionees may be asked to dance at callbacks. The choreographer may need to see if you fit her idea of what is

required for a specific role.

o   Roles Available: Adult Men & Women 18 and up. Please see the character list below.

o   The Ruffin Theater is a community theatre and all performers and crew are volunteers.

o   Audition Location: The Ruffin Theater, 113 West Pleasant, Covington, TN 38019


Rehearsal Info:

Regular rehearsals will be 3-6 days a week, starting August 20th. After October 1st, rehearsals may go to 7 days a week depending on progress. Weekday call times may begin as early as 6:30 PM and end as late at 10 PM. (Tech rehearsals may end as late at 11 PM.) Weekend times may vary. Actors will only be called for rehearsals for which they are needed. Only actors with no or very limited conflicts will be considered for roles in this production. Actors who do not have reliable & consistent transportation should not audition for this show. For the good of the show and fairness to all production volunteers and staff we ask that you not add conflicts to your schedule once you have committed to a Ruffin Theater production. If you are cast in The Rocky Horror Show and are unable to keep your rehearsal and performance commitments, The Ruffin Theater reserves the right to replace you.

Performance Info:

Evening and weekend performances will run October 18th-November 3rd, 2019, with Holdover Dates of November 8th and 9th. Evening performances run Friday, and Saturday, curtain is at 10 PM. The performance on Thursday, October 31st will be at 9 PM. Call time is at least one hour before curtain; cast members are expected to arrive promptly to each and every performance call.

If the information and links above do not answer all of your questions, please contact Tim Brown at or 901-355-2589.


Non-specified roles will be cast without regard to race, gender, or age. We would like a diverse 

and energetic cast with all shapes, sizes, colors and ages. (Please Note: This cast consists of 

characters who are Adults age 18 and up.).

RIFF RAFF: Male, 25-40 (Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4, Can be played by a female.)

Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and 

foreboding. One of Frank’s servants.


Various Singers. Transylvanians.