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Auditions-Return to the Forbidden Planet

To All:

Sides for RTTFP in hard copy are now available for your perusal in the Reading Room outside Rebecca Gomez' office.  Please do not remove them.  They will not be replaced.

Sides are also available online at the SoTD website—just follow the links.

Sides are composed of monologues & scenes.  Choose one only.  

Details on the audition process and a signup sheet will be posted at a later date (at the end of the month) INCLUDING the number of Ensemble members that will be added to the show.

Finally, musical or not—the book is Shakespeare.  Strong Vocal Technique a must.

Good Luck.

Robert Caprio




(a jukebox musical)


(with a lot of guidance from WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE)

In this crazy-quilt starship musical, loosely based on Shakepeare’s The Tempest, and the M-G-M 1956 sci-fy classic The Forbidden Planet, a spaceship, helmed by Captain Tempest, makes an emergency landing on the uncharted planet D’illyria.  In residence is Mad Scientist Doctor Prospero who was banished into hyperspace with his infant daughter Miranda.  Featuring rock-and-roll hits of the 50s and 60s, a B-movie atmosphere, and dialogue 450 years old, RTTFP is Shakespeare’s lost rock and roll masterpiece and winner of the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

AUDITIONS:  January 14-15, Messick 206, 7 PM  CALLBACKS:  January 16, Messick 206, 7 PM


(what you bring to the audition will guide me in determining character)

ARIEL – (female) loyal to Dr. Prospero – an android (robot) sexy, cool, & magical

SCIENCE OFFICER (aka Gloria) – a woman with history with Dr. Prospero (like his wife & Mom to Miranda)

NAVIGATION OFFICER – a woman who knows where she’s going

MIRANDA – Prospero’s daughter; a teenager discovering men for the first time—‘nuff said

CAPTAIN TEMPEST – (male) helms the worst named starship in the fleet “Scientific Survey Flight Nine” his personality is just as interesting as the ship’s name

DR. PROSPERO – scientist, magician, has an Id problem and is the father of a teenager—‘nuff said

NEWSCASTER – (male or female) narrator, a broadcast voice, insincere smile, our guide through the story

COOKIE – (male) the ship’s cook, never cooks because he is hopelessly (& stupidly) in love

BOSUN ARRAS – (male) he’s the ship’s bosun (look it up)

THE CREW – (Chorus/Ensemble) (male & female) comprised of ensigns/Petty Officers, etc.  How many on the CREW has yet to be determined.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:00pm

Messick Theatre Arts Center, 206
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


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