Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

announces auditions for

Riverside Christmas Spectacular

Director: TBA

Choreographer: TBA

Music Director: TBA

Production Run:

November 29th, 2017-  December 31st, 2017


To begin late October 2017

Mamma Mia!

(Regional Premiere)

Director: Penny Ayn Maas

Choreographer: Penny Ayn Maas

Music Director: Carson Eubank

Production Run:

January 10th, 2018- March 4th, 2018


To begin late November 2017

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

(Regional Premiere)

Director: Patrick A’Hearn

Choreographer: TBD

Music Director: Garrett Jones

Production Run:

March 14th, 2018- May 6th, 2018


To begin late January 2018



Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm & 6:30pm-10:00pm


Location: 95 Riverside Parkway

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

Please prepare 32 bar cuts of musical theatre songs in the style(s) of the show(s): more standard for CHRISTMAS, more contemporary for MAMMA MIA!, and showcasing the extent of your vocal range and vocal ability for HUNCHBACK. Have cuts prepared, but bring entire songs just in case. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in your key for the accompanist, with cuts marked very clearly, and please minimize loose sheets of paper. Be prepared to read from the script or dance if asked. Please bring appropriate dance attire, a headshot or recent photograph, and a résumé. AEA Guest Artists Contracts for some roles.

All appointments will be scheduled via email. For an appointment time, please email a headshot and résumé to companymanager@riversidedt.com. Please do not contact the box office. If you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions are encouraged (with a headshot, résumé, and video links) via email to companymanger@riversidedt.com. If you have further questions, please contact us at 540.370.4300, ext. 230.

Character Descriptions for Riverside Christmas Spectacular

This will be an exciting production of singing and dancing for the Christmas Season. Riverside Center is seeking actors, singers over the age of 18; children’s auditions will be held for this production at a later date. Help us bring in the Holidays by auditioning on Monday, July 17th , 2017.

Character Descriptions for Mamma Mia!

Donna - (late 30s-early 50s – the mother of a 20-year-old girl) Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Principal role.

Sophie - (18-25) A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano. Principal role.

Tanya - (late 30s-early 50s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Supporting Principal role.

Rosie - (late 30s-early 50s) Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Supporting Principal role.

Lisa - (18-25) Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should be African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native American or any non-Caucasian young woman. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role.

Ali - (18-25) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.

Sam - (35-50) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone. Supporting Principal role.

Harry - (35-50) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor. Supporting Principal role.

Bill - (35-50) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role.

Sky - (late 20s) Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.

Pepper - (20s) Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.

Eddie - (20s) Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.

Female Ensemble - (20-30’s) Females with great pop voices, comedic skills and move well to be in the ensemble and understudy the Dynamos (DONNA, ROSIE, TANYA). Ensemble roles.

Male Ensemble - (20-30’s) Males with great pop voices, comedic skills and move well to be in the ensemble and understudy the Dads (SAM, BILL, HARRY.) Ensemble roles.

Character Descriptions for The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Claude Frollo - Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive. (Male, Age: 40 to 50, vocal range top: D4, vocal range bottom: E2) 

Jehan Frollo - Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. ( Male, Age: 20 to 30, vocal range top: Eb4, vocal range bottom: F3)

Florika - A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother. (Female, Age: 20 to 30, vocal range top: F#5, vocal range bottom: E4)

Father Dupin - A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian. (Male, Age: 40 to 60, vocal range top: A3, vocal range bottom: C3)

Quasimodo - The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Big-hearted, and brave when need be. (Male, Age: 20 to 30, vocal range top: Bb4, vocal range bottom: Bb2)

Clopin Trouillefou - The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature. (Male, Age: 30 to 40, vocal range top: F#5, vocal range bottom: D3)

Captain Phoebus de Martin - Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon. (Male, Age: 25 to 40, vocal range top: Ab4, vocal range bottom: A2)

Lieutenant Frederic Charlus - Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus. (Male, Age: 20 to 30) 

Esmeralda - A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality Compassionate. (Female, Age: 20 to 30, vocal range top: D5, vocal range bottom: E3) 

King Louis XI - King of France, nicknamed the Prudent. (Male, Age: 40 to 50)

Tribunal - A judicial officer.  (Male, Age: 20 to 50, vocal range top: E4, vocal range bottom: G2) 

Madam - Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies. (Female, Age: 35 to 50)

Saint Aphrodisius - A stained-glass image that comes to life. (Male, Age: 30 to 50, vocal range top: E4, vocal range bottom: B3)

Congregation - Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris. (Females & Males)

Choir - (Females & Males)


Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

announces auditions for

Written by

Joshua Mikel


Producing Artistic Director:  Patrick A’Hearn


Director:  Steve Thompson

Performance Runs : October 12 – November 18, 2017  



Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm


Location: 95 Riverside Parkway

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406





Production dates:  Selected Saturday, and selected Tuesday and Thursday weekday matinee performances.

Please prepare 32 measures of either a song from the show or an upbeat song. Readings will be conducted using the script. Dance skills will be assessed at a later date.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Company Manager, Erika McDowell at 540.370.4300, ext. 230 or via e-mail at companymanager@riversidedt.com


Monster Hunters : Nerds who believe monsters exist. Ages 12 -14

·      Finn

·      Penny

·      Buck

·      Chuck

·      Ben

·      Frances

Comic Book Legends : actors who are in it for the money.  Adults

·      Van Pyre

·      Duke Thunder

Pip : Ben's younger sister, age 8-10

Girls Who Like to Make Bracelets : mean and snobbish brats, ages 12 -14

·      Margot Apple

·      Melanie Flak

·      Teresa Bing