The Ritz is a semi-professional theater company that seeks performers for our six Mainstage productions each season, plus our summer theatre series, and various other special events.

Upcoming auditions are listed below and also on The Ritz Theatre Company Casting Page on Facebook

Auditions for Scrooge the Musical 

Open youth roles ages 8 to 14. Auditions will be held at the Ritz Theatre September 18 and 19, from 4:00 in the afternoon until 6:00 in the evening. E-mail the theatre at Sales@ritztheatreco.org for an appointment.

Be prepared to sing 16 bars of standard Broadway tunes, and be prepared to move. Rehearsals will be held Monday and Wednesday after school, and Saturday mornings. If cast, you will not be required to be at all rehearsals. A complete rehearsal schedule will be provided at the first rehearsal. Performance dates are December 14,15,16,17,21, 22, and 23. If you have a headshot and resume, please bring them with you to auditions.

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WINTER/SPRING UNIFIED AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

The Ritz Theatre Company is proud to announce the first three productions of their 2018 Season along with their June Festival Production and their first Winter/Spring Unified Auditions.

We will begin our 33 Season with Ragtime, Romeo & Juliet, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Fantasticks.  Auditions for these shows will take place Monday, September 25th and Wednesday, September 27th beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Please email for an appointment. All roles will be cast from these auditions and callbacks will only be scheduled as necessary.  Please note that each auditioner will be given a 2 minute time slot for their audition.  If you are interested in multiple productions, you may perform a 1 minute classic monologue and a 16 bar cut of a song.  Please understand not everyone will be seen. We will accept a video or reel on an individual basis at the production team’s discretion.

Rehearsal Process at The Ritz Theatre Company: We rehearse for 8-10 weeks, 3 nights per week (Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday). Please note that each show has the possibility of a student matinee.  Dates would be discussed later.

All roles pay a small stipend.

Submit Headshots and Resumes to David M. Mooney – Casting Director of The Ritz Theatre Company at ritztheatrecasting@gmail.com anytime prior to September 22, 2017 to be considered for an audition appointment.  Please be sure to put 2018 Winter/Spring Auditions in the subject line.

In your email, please include the following:

  • Picture or headshot
  • Resume’
  • Which show(s) you are interested in
  • What role(s) you are interested in
  • Which audition date you would prefer (we will do our best to accommodate your request)

SHOW SPECIFICS

RAGTIME

January 11 – February 4

We open our 33rd season with a show that has been on our dream list for some time – Ragtime.  Through a sweeping musical score, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century.  African Americans, represented by a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites of New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants through a Jewish immigrant from Latvia.  “A Triumph for the Stage.” – Time Magazine.

 

 

Directed & Choreographed by: Peter John Rios 

Musically Directed by: Colin Maier

Looking for all ethnicities and types – Ages 18 & up – Please prepare a 16 bar cut in the style of the show that best shows your vocal range and emotion.  There will be no dance call at the initial audition.  Roles will be cast from this audition.  If necessary, callbacks will be as needed on October 9, 2017.  Please note the roles of Boy & Girl (Ages 8-12) will be at a later date TBA.   I would further, note that casting announcement for this show will not be posted on our Facebook page until after October 13, 2017.  For more information regarding characters please go to:  http://www.mtishows.com/ragtime-version-2

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!

ROMEO & JULIET

March 8 – March 25

We follow Ragtime with a timeless masterpiece of love and conflict.  It’s Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  Romantic and exciting, this classic piece of theatre remains a favorite in hearts and classrooms all over the world.  The star-crossed lovers, who set the standard for every romantic moment on stage, will come to life in the spring of 2018!  We will fill the stage with Renaissance beauty and swirling sword play.

Directed by: Bruce A. Curless

Script Coach: J.J. VanName

Fight Choreographer: TBD

Looking for all ethnicities and types – Ages 16 & up – Please prepare a 1 minute classic monologue that best shows your range of emotion.  Stage combat experience is a plus.  Roles will be cast from this audition.  If necessary, callbacks will be as needed on December 11, 2017.  I would note that the casting announcement for this show will not be posted on our Facebook page until after December 15, 2017.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

May 3-20

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues our 33rd year.  The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School.  Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups.  The show is full of audience participation and you may very well end up on stage getting ready to spell for your life!  Don’t miss one moment of this fun evening of theatre.  You may even want to come a second night!

 

 

Directed by: Ed Santiago

Choreographed by: Katharina Muniz

Musically Directed by: Trisha Dennis

Looking for all ethnicities and types – Ages 18 & up – Please prepare a 16 bar cut in the style of the show that best shows your vocal range and emotion.  There will be no dance call at the initial audition.  Roles will be cast from this audition.  If necessary, callbacks will be as needed on February 5, 2018.  Please note the casting announcement for this show will not be posted on our Facebook page until after February 9, 2018.  For more information regarding the characters in this show please go to:  http://www.mtishows.com/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee

THE ROLES OF OLIVE AND PANCH HAVE BEEN CAST!  ALL REMAINING ROLES ARE OPEN!

THE FANTASTICKS

June 1 – June 16

Whimsical, poignant, and heart-warming, The Fantasticks is a musical allegory of love told through the romantic ideals and struggles of two young lovers. Exploring themes of aging, longing, and acceptance, an enigmatic narrator guides our young lovers through the moonlit phase of falling in love. For a time, romance appears perpetually exciting, however when romantic moonlight turns into harsh sunshine, the weaknesses in their relationship are exposed and the reality of the heartache and struggles of love are revealed.

Directed By: Matthew Weil

Choreographed By: TBD

Musically Directed By: TBD

Looking for all ethnicities and types – Ages 18 & up – Please prepare a 16 bar cut in the style of the show that best shows your vocal range and emotion.  There will be no dance call at the initial audition.  Roles will be cast from this audition.  If necessary, callbacks will be as needed in March 19, 2018.  Please note the casting announcement for this show will not be posted on our Facebook page until after March 26, 2018.  For more information regarding the characters in this show please go to:

http://www.mtishows.com/the-fantasticks

THE ROLE OF HENRY/OLD ACTOR HAS BEEN CAST!  ALL REMAINING ROLES ARE OPEN!

Please be advised that it is The Ritz Theatre’s policy to get back to all performers after callbacks have been completed and the show is cast.  We deeply respect your time and talent and thank you for your interest in The Ritz Theatre Company!