Auditions and Casting
RB Productions is a non-profit community theatre and our youth program enrollment and Mainstage auditions are open to everyone. Because RB Productions runs like a professional theatre company, auditions are required and named parts cannot be guaranteed.
Youth Program Auditions
After enrollment for Youth Programs has closed, participants will be asked to audition to determine the casting of the show. Audition times include taking measurements for costumes, meeting the photographer for head shots, and assessments of each participant’s ability to act, sing and dance.
In order to make auditions less stressful, auditions take place in small groups, with moments of individual acting, singing, etc. Participants will be cast based on their experience, qualifications, appearance (looking the part), and other criteria established by the Directors.
Summer Youth Program auditions are usually held during the first or second weekend in June. For those who are unable to attend the audition date, a makeup audition date will be provided. Emails will announce audition locations and time-slots. If you have enrolled, you will be notified via the email you provided. Or, you can join the Email List.
Masterclasses are in front of a live audience. An informally recorded singing audition is required to confirm your enrollment if you have not previously received approval to participate in a RB Productions Voice Masterclass. An iPhone or equivalent hand-held recording device is sufficient. Recordings should be submitted through e-mail to Clint Klose, Artistic Director, as soon as possible following your registration.
If payment and auditions are not received and approved by the Wednesday before the event, your spot may go to someone on the wait list so that they will have adequate time to prepare. Call Clint at 603-568-5099 for further information.
Auditions can be hard. We sincerely appreciate the courage it takes put yourself on the line and to risk what feels like rejection when you don’t get the role you want. We also know that the casting decisions we make will inevitably disappoint some of you and thrill others.
Our directors bring over 45 years of directing youth and community theatre programs and we trust their decisions. We are committed to keeping exceptional performances at the heart of what we do, and so we want to offer every student an opportunity to learn from their audition experience and their time onstage with other performers. We also value the wide range of ages that participate in our programs so that many of our younger performers can learn from our more experienced actors.
We believe strongly that there is no small part in a theatre production, and that there is important learning and growth to be experienced in every role.
For more information about our casting policy, see our Casting Guidelines. These guidelines are meant to help participants and their parents know just what they can expect from us once a cast list has been posted, and what, in turn, we expect of them.