Auditions

Please read the following information below about auditioning. Also, be sure to:
  • Check the season calendar of rehearsal and performance dates and cross-reference your own calendars for potential conflicts.
  • Print and sign the Required Signature page (150kb PDF). This important document contains the photo release, company member conduct pledge, and medical release information. This must be read and signed by company members and a parent/guardian and turned in at the audition! (We will have hard-copies on hand at auditions.)

Auditions

Click a question to see the answer:
  • Does R2P welcome EVERYONE to audition? Is R2P committed to casting consciously? Does R2P value cultivating a diverse company in terms of race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender expression, religious identity, ability, and celebrating each other onstage and off?
    YES.
  • If I auditioned in the fall, do I need to audition again?
    It depends. Year after year, we’re amazed at how much growth we see during auditions. We don’t pre-cast shows — if we did, it would be to our own detriment, since the pool of talent changes so dramatically between auditions. Plus, auditioning is a great opportunity to meet some new friends, face a scary thing down, and practice your one-person show. So the answer is…

    YES – if you want to show us something new.
    NO – if you want us to consider you for callbacks based on your fall audition.

    IF YOU ARE NOT RE-AUDITIONING, YOU STILL MUST FILL OUT THE FORM! YOU WILL NOT BE ON OUR LISTS FOR CONSIDERATION AND YOU WILL NOT END UP GETTING EMAILS IF YOU DO NOT FILL OUT THE FORM!

    (Also, remember that every rehearsal is an audition – if we have worked with you on past shows, we've gotten to know what you are capable of and what you're like to work with in greater detail than any 5 minute audition could show. An important fact to remember each day of rehearsal, eh?)
  • If I have already been cast in a show in the first half of the season, am I guaranteed a part in the second half?
    R2P makes a commitment to offer a place to everyone who auditions. We are happy to report that more and more students are showing up – which also means more and more people to place in shows. As there is a finite number of slots available in the second half of the season, we cannot guarantee that everyone who has already had an opportunity to be part of the current season will get another one. We will do our best to accommodate people in ways that we feel will lead to the most successful outcomes for each person.
  • When and where are the auditions?
    Auditions will be held at the Just Be Cause Center (1013 West State St., Ithaca - directions):

    • Sunday, February 24, 1-5pm. (Everyone auditioning this day will have their dance audition from 2:30-3:30pm.)
    • Friday, March 1, 6-7pm. (Everyone auditioning this day will have their dance audition from 7-8pm.)
    • Saturday, March 2 from 11am-8pm. (Everyone auditioning this day from 11am-3pm will have their dance audition from 12:30-1:30pm. (Everyone auditioning this day from 4pm-8pm will have their dance audition from 5:30-6:30pm.)

    Callbacks will be held March 15-16.
  • What do I need to know about the shows covered in these auditions?
    DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. (April 5-7)
    Join Alice down the rabbit hole into a world of adventure! Featuring the younger half of R2P's talented company (grades 6-9), this version of the classic story packs in more songs beyond what you remember from the movie! NOTE: Primary casting for this show happened in the fall. These auditions will add to the ensemble.
    Click to listen to the complete original cast recording on YouTube.

    THE WIZ (May 30-June 9)
    Ease on down the road in this "The Super Soul Musical" reimagining of Dorothy's journey through Oz. R2P is again teaming up with Circus Culture to bring you The Wiz as you've never seen it before!
    Click to listen to the complete original cast recording on YouTube.

    MAMMA MIA (August 1-11)
    Get ready for the party of the summer! All of ABBA's greatest hits are packed into this joyful romantic comedy. You'll be shimmying in the aisles like a Dancing Queen!
    Click to listen to the complete original cast recording on YouTube.
  • How do I sign up to audition?
    You may sign up to audition online here.

    NOTE: The link will take you to the "Auditionee Info" form. This is different from the Required Signature page. The Auditionee Info form is several pages long, and it's where you will enter all of your contact info, experience, special skills, etc. You may not sign up for an audition appointment until you have completed the Auditionee Info form!