Theater Auditions in Monterey For “Ride the Cyclone” Stage Play

By | February 22, 2023

Monterey County premiere of “Ride the Cyclone” this summer!

Location: Monterey, California

Audition / Call Type: Theater

The Forest Theater Guild, Inc. proudly presents the Monterey County premiere of “Ride the Cyclone” by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, this summer!

In person auditions will be held at the Carmel Youth Center (4th and Torres) the weekend of February 25th and 26th, 2023, by appointment.

Summary of Show: “In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life. A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!” – Broadway Licensing

Length: 1 Act, around 90 minutes long

This production is PG-13. Auditioners must be 16 + years old.
Rehearsals begin in March. Performance is June 15th thru July 9th 2023.

All roles are open. Inclusive and diverse casting. All are welcome to audition.

Karnak – Lead, male, 25-60, adult, non dance/non singing role, narrator, machine fortune teller, mysterious.

Ocean – Lead, female, 18-25, student, ambitious, overachiever, arrogant, very enthusiastic. The leader of the group, relentlessly competitive, sometimes cruel, though she sees herself as a virtuous person. Voice – C6 to A3.

Noel – Lead, male, 18-25, student, gay (preferably apart of lgbtq+ community in real life), romantic, cross dresses, film noir. The only gay kid in Uranium; never had a relationship; obsessed by French New Wave cinema, he has fantasies of dying a tragic death. Voice – E6 to F3.

Mischa – Lead, male, 18-25, student, bad boy, passionate, aggressive. Adopted from the Ukraine as a teenager; he has thick Ukrainian dialect and a lot of rage; he is obsessed by Gansgsta Rap (an enormous fan of the auto-tune phenomena); there is a hidden, soulful romantic side. Voice – E6 to B3.

Ricky – Lead, male, 18-25, student, imaginative, nerdy. Begins the play wordless and on crutches; suffers from a degenerative disease that has left him speechless and mostly immobile; he discovers at the beginning of the play that in this strange purgatory, he has regained all of these abilities. Voice – D6 to B3.

Constance – Lead, female, student, very nice, overlooked, shy, full of love. Written as overweight, and outwardly okay with it, but there is a very deep self-loathing. Will do anything for Ocean’s friendship and allows herself to be used as a doormat; dubbed “the nicest girl in town,” a title she secretly despises. Voice – D5 to F3.

Jane Doe – Lead, female, unknown student without a past, full of despair, has a tragic backstory, similar to a creepy antique doll. She was decapitated in the accident and no one claimed her body; even though she isn’t headless in the piece (but often carries around a headless doll). She reacts in a literal way and largely without emotion, almost robot-like; the other contestants are totally freaked out by her. Voice – F6 to B3.

Virgil and the Underworlds – the rats (ensemble, band, and/or stage crew).

Payment: Non-Paid

City or Location of call: Monterey, California
Please submit to: by 03/01/2023 11:30 PM

In person auditions at the Carmel Youth Center Feb 25th & 26th, 2023, by appt.
Reserve your time slot at :

Prepare a song similar to the show’s musical style(or from the show) and a monologue between 1-5 minutes in length. Bring your resume and headshot.

Virtual Submissions will be accepted now until March 1st at midnight.
Submit the following:

1. Name, email, and phone number and role(s) you are interested in.
Note if you would join crew/tech if not given a role or role of choice.
2. Record and attach a video, landscape/horizontal, with the following: Your full name, pronouns, age, and location. One song , similar to the show’s musical style (or from the show) and 1-5 minute monologue

This casting notice was posted by: Forest Theater Guild

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