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Auditions: DIVAS! 2019


Raleigh Little Theatre will hold auditions for DIVAS! 2019 on Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29. Auditions will consist of singing and a short interview. The production will be directed by Alison Lawrence.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, January 28 and 29 at 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre. Please sign up for an audition night on our SignupGenius page.

First cast meeting: Monday, February 4 at 7:00pm (Note: new date & time)
Fundraising 101 meeting: Sunday, February 24 at 6:00pm
No conflicts after April 25. No more than six conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview/Final Dress: Friday, May 3, 2019
One Night Only Performance: May 4, 2019
Strike: Sunday, May 5, time TBD. All DIVAS are encouraged to participate in strike.

About the show

DIVAS! is RLT’s most successful fundraising event. 2019 will be our 13th year. It is a one night only concert style performance by twelve of RLT’s finest performers. It is a fundraiser, so there will be training sessions and helpful guides on how to be a successful fundraiser. The idea is to get everyone in the world that you know, to donate to RLT in your name. Fundraising will start once we announce the cast and at the end of the one-night-only performance, whichever DIVA has raised the most money will be crowned RLT DIVA! 2019. You will receive a huge beautiful crown (male or female), flowers, a gift bag and RLT’s undying gratitude.

About the roles

DIVAS! is open to performers of all genders 18 years of age and up. There are 12 DIVA slots available. All DIVAS have the opportunity to sing two Broadway style songs, one of which will be a duet with another DIVA. The other will be a solo. A good sense of humor and an open mind are a necessity. No fundraising skills necessary…we will train you and help you be a dynamic fund raising DIVA!

About the auditions

Please sign up for an audition night on our SignupGenius page.

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a Broadway/Cabaret style song. PLEASE NO POP, DISNEY or MOVIE songs. You must bring your own sheet music, and an accompanist will be provided by the theatre. Please do not perform a cappella unless that is how the song you will perform was originally written. You will be asked to sing something with accompaniment even if you sing a cappella.

You will also have a short interview with the DTF (DIVAS! Task Force) about why you would like to be considered to be a DIVA and what RLT means to you etc.

The cast list will be posted on the RLT website on Wednesday, January 30.

About the production team

Director: Alison Lawrence
Music Director: Michael Santangelo
Choreographer: Carrie Santiago

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

Contact Alison Lawrence at ablawrence@nullatt.net with any questions.