Lyric Music Theater will be holding auditions for “RENT”
5 principle male roles and 3 principle female roles AND 4 male chorus members and 5 female chorus members (will play multiple roles). All actors must be comfortable with their bodies, willing to kiss members of the same sex, dress in drag, and leave all inhibitions at the stage door.
December 6th and 7th, 6-9:30 pm;
Callbacks Saturday Dec 11th at 11:00 if needed.
YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR CALLBACKS IF CALLED!!!! There will be movement at the auditions.
Please dress appropriately!!!! Rehearsals will begin January 3rd and are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 7-10 pm. Everyone should be available for all rehearsals.
Rent will be cast based on the following criteria: Actors who can sing, singers who can act, talent before age, and passion before physical type. Rent will not be cast based on past incarnations and will not be a carbon copy of the Broadway show. Please be 100% willing to work in an ensemble environment and with a very fast paced rehearsal process. Rent is a story that works best with a cast of people who are 100% supportive of each other.
If you aren’t a team player…DON’T AUDITION!!!!!! Ages 17+ (If under 18 and cast, a letter of permission will be required). NEEDED:
Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a pop/rock song and 16 – 32 bars of a ballad. We recommend that you only pick songs you are very familiar and comfortable with. We want to hear your voice! Please note that not everyone will sing both songs at auditions.
NO ACCAPELLA AUDITIONS AND NO ACCOMPANIMENT CD’s. PLEASE PROVIDE SHEET MUSIC WITH ACCOMPANIMENT (accompanist provided). Remember, we are looking for originality and personality! Show off who you are! Please do not come dressed as your favorite Rent character. Please note that all characters in Rent are meant to be honest, fully-realized people, not caricatures.
LYRIC MUSIC THEATER
176 Sawyer Street
South Portland, ME 04106-2128