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Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: Looking for Roberto Clemente

01/24/2024


Thanks to all who auditioned! Please click here for the cast list.

Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Looking for Roberto Clemente, book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. This show will be presented outside in the Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre.

About the show

In this rock musical, the year is 1972. The place is Pittsburgh, where legendary baseball player Roberto Clemente is at the top of his game. Sam Kowalski and the neighborhood baseball-playing kids are in an intense competition to win the chance to meet Clemente in person. But when their hero helps natural disaster victims in Nicaragua, his fateful off-field actions teach the kids about what is more important than winning.

Important dates

Virtual Audition Information Session: February 19 at 7:00pm – Watch a recording of the info session here!

Auditions:

  • Monday, February 26, 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 27, 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Actors only need to attend one of the nights to audition.

Callbacks:

  • Wednesday, February 28, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Cast List: Posted on RLT’s website by March 4 at noon

Rehearsals: Mondays – Fridays 7-10pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm from March 4 – April 26

Tech rehearsals: April 27 – May 3

Performances: May 4 – 12, 2024

School Day Performances: Wednesday, May 8, shows at 10am and 12:30pm

  • Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be free by 2:00pm. It is extremely important for students to check this date to verify that they do not conflict with school commitments.

Two show days: May 4-5 & 11-12, shows at 1:00 and 4:00pm. May 8, shows at 10am and 12:30pm.

  • Actors are required to stay at the theatre between shows. We will provide snacks and drinks for your break in between performances.

Questions about auditions? Contact Michele Weathers: michele@nullraleighlittletheatre.org

About the roles

Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description. For this production, performers must be age 10+.

All roles are open.

CHARLIE GUNSTON (Female Presenting, Actor/Singer, Youth) – An 11-year-old tomboy and excellent hitter. A doer that excels. Sam’s best friend forever. Vocal Range: Alto belt

SAM KOWALSKI (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Youth) – An 11-year-old dreamer with confidence problems. A fervent Clemente fan. A hopeful pitcher. Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor

PETER (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Youth) – An 11-year-old lover of sports statistics and baseball cards. Not a natural athlete. Sam’s other best friend. Vocal Range: High Tenor

CAPTAIN JOE (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Youth) – The super-cool 11-year-old captain of the Barracuda Little League team. Vocal Range: Rock Tenor

NOAH (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Youth) – Joe’s right hand guy. A natural athlete and Barracuda teammate. Tommy’s younger brother. Vocal Range: Baritone

TOMMY (Male Presenting, Actor, Youth) – A 12 year-old with special needs. Lives in his own world. The Barracuda’s bat boy who really wants to play ball. Vocal Range: Non-singing

ROBERTO CLEMENTE (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Adult/Teen) – Charismatic athlete at the pinnacle of his career. Vocal Range: Baritone

About the production team

Director: Barbette Hunter
Choreographer: Alli Mae Carnes
Music Director: Dianne Petteway

About the auditions

Actors ages 10 and older are eligible to audition. All those auditioning should bring sheet music in your preferred key and be ready to sing 16 bars of an upbeat comedic song. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or recorded accompaniments, please.

In addition, please come prepared to move – this means no skirts, sandals, flip flops or restrictive clothing. Please wear sneakers or jazz shoes and comfortable clothes. The ability to tap into your inner child is a plus.

All roles involve singing and movement, so we are looking for unique physical talents that you may have (ex: gymnastics, dance, juggling). Auditions may also involve improvisation and ensemble-building exercises. Pictures and resumes are welcome, but neither is required. 

NOTE: The role of Tommy is a non-singing role.

Click here to sign up for an audition time slot!

Here is the paperwork you will be asked to fill out for auditions (you are welcome to print them out, or we will have them available for you to fill out when you arrive): 

The conflict calendar represents all possible rehearsal dates and times – please indicate which dates and times, if any, that you will be unavailable to attend.

A callback list will be posted on RLT’s website by 5pm on February 28. During callbacks, all auditionees will be asked to perform cold readings from the script as well as sing songs from the show. Please also come prepared to dance/move.

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Executive Producer Michele Weathers, to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment. All choreography for the audition and the production will be designed to include actors of all abilities.