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 Parent/Guardian Signature page (150kb PDF). This important document contains the photo release, company member conduct pledge, and medical release information. This must be read, signed, and turned in at the audition! (We will have hard-copies on hand at auditions.)


  • 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?
  • 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 down a scary thing, 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.


    (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 2018 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, and when will casting be complete?
    Auditions will be held at the Just Be Cause Center (1013 West State Street, Ithaca – directions):

    Friday, March 16 from 5:00-9:00pm

    Saturday, March 17 from 3:00-7:00pm

    We are not holding dance auditions for this round.

    Callbacks will be April 6 & 7. The cast lists will be posted by the end of the following week.
  • What do I need to know about the shows covered in these auditions?
    JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: Roald Dahl’s beloved story has been given new life with music composed by Pasek & Paul, the songwriting team that won an Oscar for creating La La Land and a Tony for Dear Evan Hansen. A child, some insect friends, an oversized piece of fruit, and the adventure of a lifetime awaits! Grades 6-9. NOTE: Primary casting for this show took place in the fall. We will be using these auditions to add to the ensemble of this show.
    Click to listen to the complete original cast recording on YouTube.

    SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD: A song cycle about moments of decision in our lives, this show will move you. Composer Jason Robert Brown frees himself from the structure of traditional Scene-Scene-Song musicals by creating a series of songs that stand alone as complete mini one-act plays. Journey from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship in 1492 to the North Pole and hear from a disgruntled Mrs. Claus. Stories and music that you’ll never forget.
    Click to listen to the complete original cast recording on YouTube.

    SCHOOL OF ROCK: Get ready to rock! Combine a hit comedy film with some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hottest work in years, and you’ll see why this show is currently playing to sold-out audiences on Broadway! But wait – if it’s on Broadway now, how can R2P bring it to the stage? Turns out, that because this show is all about young people doing their thing (including playing in the band live on stage as part of the show), they’re making it available exclusively to youth companies like us! We bring you the regional premiere of – SCHOOL OF ROCK!
    NOTE: To cast the student band in this show, we will have a rock jam callback. If you would like to be considered for this, we highly recommend that you get familiar with the music you'll be jamming to. Click here for the sheet music for guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. Also, get familiar with the music and style of the piece in this YouTube clip. (The sheet music goes through 1:30 of the clip.) Also, the kids in the band are young — you don't necessarily need to BE young, but looking on the younger side is a plus. ;)
    Click to listen to the complete original cast recording on YouTube.
  • Is there a way for me to read the script ahead of time?
    Sure. We have copies at the Just Be Cause Center (1013 West State St/MLK Jr. St. in Ithaca – directions). Email or call/text 607-216-8750) to make arrangements to borrow materials.
  • 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 Parent/Guardian 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!