The Rocky Horror Show

By Richard O'Brien

Directed by Steve Noll, Music Director: Erin McConnell, Choreographed by Lyn Pilch

The stage version of the classic film comes to the Bartell Theatre in an R-Rated version that goes back to the original roots of the show as a play. Join Dr. Frank-N-Furter on a time warp to Transsexual, Transylvania, and give yourself over to absolute pleasure!

Produced by Mercury Players Theater in association with OUT!Cast Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: February 12-27, 2016

Performance Times:
Thu: 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday 8pm, Sunday 4pm

Ticket Prices: $25/$20

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


ALL Roles Open.
All roles open to gender and race neutral casting.
Looking for 10 principles and 4-6 ensemble. No one under 18 will be cast. This will be an R rated production.
ALL roles sing, dance and have dialogue.

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday auditions at the Merc Lab, Sunday auditions at Bartell Theatre.

Location (Saturday): Mercury's Lab, 930 N Fair Oaks
Saturday, October 24 at 1pm (limited to 25 people)

Location (Sunday): Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St
Sunday, October 25 at 1pm (limited to 75 people)

To sign up for auditions, email director Steve Noll ( with "Rocky Horror Audition" in subject line and then which day you are attending.

Auditions both days start at 1pm sharp. You will be taught choreo as group first, and then you will sing. So expect to be there as late as 4pm.

Show opens Friday, February 12, 2016 for a 3-week run on the Drury stage of the Bartell Theatre in Madison.

Rehearsals will start in December with a break over the holidays.

Actors are asked to prepare a song (about 1 minute section) NOT from Rocky Horror. Bring your own music; a piano accompanist will be provided. Again, nothing from Rocky Horror. Please note: we are NOT doing the movie on the stage. This will be an original production based on the stage version, not the movie. Auditioning in the style of Tim Curry will not get you cast.

In addition to singing at auditions, everyone will be taught a choreo number to show your dancing skills. Please dress to dance and bring water.

Dr. Frank-N-Furter: A sweet transvestite. Very charismatic and sexual. Irresistible to everyone. Must dance in heels.

Brad Majors: Stiff, uptight, conservative. Must be comfortable wearing just underwear. Must dance in heels.

Janet Weiss: Conservative, wholesome and a major sex kitten. Must be comfortable wearing just underwear and being touched, possible nudity. Must dance in heels.

Riff-Raff: Henchman, somewhat villainous. Creative interpretation.

Magenta: Riff-Raff's sister/lover. Big, outrageous personality. May also play Trixie, the concession girl (sings Science Fiction Double Feature).

Columbia: Sexy and goofy. Tap dance. Must dance in heels.

Rocky Horror: Physically attractive, big and sexy. Has dialog in addition to singing. Must be comfortable wearing just underwear and being touched by men and women. Possible nudity. Must dance in heels.

Eddie: Rock God.

Dr. Scott: Conservative, in wheelchair, Must wheel in heels.

The Criminologist: The narrator. Does sing and dance.

4-6 ensemble: will play wedding guests, Transylvanian's and special roles. Looking for unique skills.

More details will be posted here closer to audition date.

Please contact director Steve Noll ( with questions.

A Mercury Players Production in association with OUT!Cast Theatre

Directed by Steve Noll
Music Director: Erin McConnell
Choreographed by Lyn Pilch