Local theater company Rocky for Equality, in partnership with Community Little Theatre, has announced audition dates for their production of Richard O’Brien’s “Rocky Horror Show.” Auditions will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 14 and 15, the Auburn theater, 30 Academy St. Call-backs set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Anyone interested in auditioning for the production must be 18 or older, as the show features mature content and adult language. All cast and crew also must show proof of vaccination. Auditioners are encouraged to visit rockyforequality.com for character descriptions and audition song recommendations, as well as links to original song recordings, lyrics, and vocal backing tracks. Auditioners should be prepared to sing a song from the show, as well as participate in cold readings from the script and a short piece of choreography.

“The Rocky Horror Show” tells the tale of Brad Majors and his fiancé, Janet Weiss. Two young, ordinary, healthy kids who find themselves stranded with a flat tire. Upon knocking on a nearby castle for help, they are swept into chaos by Franknfurter, a mad transvestite scientist, and his bizarre followers.

This campy classic — a tribute to the age of B-horror movies — boasts a cult following that spans over four decades and features rock n’ roll classics such as “Sweet Transvestite,” “Hot Patootie,” and the world famous “Time Warp.”

Rocky for Equality is a small, nonprofit theater company in central Maine. Founded in 2011, Rocky for Equality has staged an annual production of the “Rocky Horror Show” as a way of opening discussion and advocating for social change. This year, Rocky for Equality is partnering with Community Little Theatre, in what they’re calling “CLT After Hours,” to bring their production to the CLT stage. This production will not be part of CLT’s annual season.

Show dates are set for the weekend before Halloween, Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 27-29. Tickets will be available starting Thursday, Sept. 1 at rockyforequality.com. “The Rocky Horror Show” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

 

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