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Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: Divas! 2020

01/18/2020


Raleigh Little Theatre will hold auditions for DIVAS! 2020 on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4th and 5th. Auditions will consist of singing and a short interview. The production will be directed by Alison Lawrence.

Important dates

Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4th and 5th at 7:00pm at RLT by appointment. Please sign up on our SignupGenius page.

First cast meeting: February 9, 2020 at 6pm
Headshot/Video Day: February 16, 2020
Fundraising 101 for Divas: February 23, 2020
First Rehearsal: Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6pm

No conflicts after April 26. No more than six conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview/Final Dress: Friday, May 8, 2020
One Night Only Performance: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Some rehearsals may happen off-site. Actors can also audition for Urinetown, the Musical at RLT.

About the show

DIVAS! is RLT’s most successful fundraising event. 2020 will be our 14th 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! 2020. You will receive a huge beautiful crown, flowers, a gift basket 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/Cabaret style songs as well as participate in group numbers. Our theme this year is the same as that of RLT’s Season theme, Now/Then. So flexibility and willingness to experience new styles of music will be important. A good sense of humor and an open mind are a necessity. The Divas are expected to fundraise, but no fundraising skills are necessary…we will train you and help you be a dynamic FUN-draising Diva!

About the auditions

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

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway/Cabaret style song. Preferably one from a musical produced between 1930-1960. PLEASE NO POP, DISNEY or MOVIE songs. Please bring sheet music in the right key. 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 DIVAS! Committee about why you would like to be considered to be a Diva, what RLT means to you and what fundraising experience you might have – not necessary to be cast, but good to know.

The cast list will be posted on the RLT website on Friday, February 7, 2020.

About the production team

Director: Alison Lawrence
Music Director: Michael Santangelo
Choreographer: Rhonda Brocki

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.

Dee Penven-Crew and the 2019 Divas

2019 Winning Diva Dee Penven-Crew and the cast of Divas! 2019 – Photo by Carrie Santiago