Musicals at Richter

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Auditions - Auditions - Auditions

13th & 14th

All those auditioning
MUST complete BOTH the Online Audition Form
AND the Printable Audition Form.

Please bring one PRINTED COPY
of the Printable Audition Form to the auditions.

click HERE

Printable Audition Form
click HERE


Audition Location

Ridgefield Theater Barn
37 Halpin Ln
Ridgefield, CT 06877


Audition Age Guidelines: 

Beauty and the Beast
Principal Cast- All performers must be ages 16 and older
Kids Ensemble- All performers must be ages 8-15
(age requirements are by the time of the show) 

All performers must be ages 16 and older ONLY
(age requirements are by the time of the show) 

Fairy Tale Theater
Theater by young people for young people
Performances are Saturdays in July
All performers must be ages 8-15


Audition Times:


Saturday,  April 13th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Beauty and the Beast Kids Ensemble
Fairy Tale Theater

Young performers ages 8-15

SaturdayApril 13th

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Beauty and the Beast & Grease

All performers ages 16 and older


SundayApril 14th

11:00am - 3:00pm

Beauty and the Beast & Grease

All performers ages 16 and older


General Audition Details:

All those auditioning
MUST complete BOTH the Online Audition Form
AND the Printable Audition Form.

Please bring one PRINTED COPY
of the Printable Audition Form to the auditions.

click HERE

Printable Audition Form
click HERE

Please bring a picture/headshot and resume (stapled) if you have them.  

Please remember to review the 2024 Musicals at Richter Guidelines
and the 2024 Actor Contract (see below). 

The schedule of all potential rehearsal dates is available to view so that you may
accurately list any conflicts. Please click below.

Potential Rehearsal Schedule 

Please come prepared with a list of specific conflict dates
from May 5, 2024 through the performance dates. 

All ethnicities are encouraged to attend and all roles are open. 

Please note that positions are unpaid and housing is not available. 

If you are unable to attend any of the above audition times,
and desire to make alternate arrangements, please email 

Please visit each shows specific page on this website
for more show information, and character breakdowns.

Beauty and the Beast click HERE
Grease click HERE 

Callbacks will be Sunday, April 14th from 3:00 - 5:00 if needed.
Casting will be announced shortly after all auditions have been completed.

Specific Audition Details: 

Beauty and the Beast Kid’s Ensemble
Saturday, April 13th,10:00am - 12:00pm
(All performers must be ages 8-15) 

Audition sign ups begin at 9:30. 

At 10:00 am, in groups, you will be learning the song “Be Our Guest”
and then you will individually sing the song.

You may be asked to stay to dance and/or read.
Please bring any conflicts.

Potential Rehearsal Schedule

Specific Audition Details:

Fairy Tale Theater
Saturday, April 13th,10:00am - 12:00pm
(All performers must be ages 8-15)

Auditioners will review a brief monologue upon arrival
and will deliver it as a read monologue. This is only required for older auditioners
but all ages are encouraged to give it a try.

Although Fairy Tale Theater does not require any solo singing,
there may be opportunities to work something musically into the shows,
as we have full creative control over the material. 

If interested, auditioners may sing an audition song.

Specific Audition Details:

Beauty and the Beast principal cast & Grease
All performers must be ages 16 and older

Please prepare selections, one ballad and one uptempo,
in the style of the show(s) you are auditioning for.

Please bring sheet music in a binder for the accompanist
that shows your abilities and range.
Please bring sheet music in your proper key,
with your audition cuts marked.

An accompanist will be provided:
please, no recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing.

For Grease, a 1950’s popular song is also acceptable. Selections should be no
more than one minute in length, and depending on time,
you may be asked to perform only a 32 bar cut.

If you are auditioning for BOTH shows,
bring a selection from one song that reflects the style of
Beauty and the Beast, and one that reflects Grease.

You may choose to sing from the show itself, though it is not always
recommended, depending on how “specifically” the actor wants to be seen.
Singing a selection from a similar style, or based on character type,
gives directors/music directors a chance to make an open decision
based on a number of available roles to fill.

Those auditioning should also be prepared to, if asked, to learn a
short general dance combination.

You may be asked to read, and if so, sides will be provided at the audition.

You may be asked to come for a callback on
Sunday April 14th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm,
however this may not be necessary.

Being called back or not being called back does not indicate casting in any way,
but may be used as needed to clarify the director’s thoughts in casting.

For any questions, please email


In addition to performers, Musicals at Richter seeks volunteers from the area for
backstage duties such as set construction, set painting, properties,
technical (lights/sound) and running crew, along with
front-of-house operations such as ushering and concessions.

Interested individuals are invited to email the theater at

Several positions offer a stipend.
There are internships available for credit or service hours.

For further information about Musicals at Richter, its season,
and volunteer opportunities, please e-mail



2024 Musicals at Richter Guidelines 


Please take a moment to review the information below.
Please email, if you have any questions. 


1. Musicals at Richter (MAR) is Connecticut’s longest running outdoor theater with all performances and most rehearsals outside. If you are cast, please come prepared to spend time outside (ex. bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, umbrellas...)
In the event of rain on a show night, the MAR Board will decide whether or not to cancel the show and the cast will be notified. 

2. MAR is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that depends on the support of its members and volunteers to help bring our season under the stars to life. If you are cast, you will be asked to contribute to our team in the following ways: 

 a)Cast members volunteer their time and are not paid a salary.

 b)Cast members are expected to volunteer at Tech Days! There is a Tech Day for each Main Stage production, days to open and close the season and for the Youth Workshop productions. Ways of helping can range from cleaning the Richter house to set building and painting. 

 c) On dress rehearsals and performance nights, cast members will take turns with assigned duties for the show to ensure that the Richter house and grounds are maintained. 

3. All cast members will sign an actor’s contract with Musicals at Richter which covers the rules and responsibilities. 

4. All cast members are required to become a member of Musicals at Richter, and pay their dues in a timely manner.

5. Bios must to be provided by the given deadline for inclusion in the playbill. 

6. Publicity photos will be taken for each show. Photos may be used by MAR for advertising the show as well as general promotion of the MAR organization (ex. use in flyers, the website, etc.) 

7. Rehearsals for each show run approximately 8 weeks followed by 3 weeks of performances. We ask that you inform us in advance of any potential scheduling conflicts. Participation at all dress rehearsals and all performances is mandatory.

8. Scripts will be made available on an as needed basis. You will be asked to provide a $25 check made out to MAR as a deposit. Your deposit will be returned to you at the end of the show when your script is returned in the condition in which it was received (any markings must be made in pencil and erased). 

9. MAR follows all CDC guidelines and recommendations. At this moment, there are no vaccination requirements for cast, crew, or patrons. We ask that you are considerate to your fellow cast & crew members, and if you do not feel well, please notify us and take appropriate precautions. This policy is subject to change.


I understand that if I am cast I will be responsible for all of the above 


On the audition form, please indicate that you have read
and agree to follow the 2024 Musicals at Richter Guidelines. 

2024 Actor Contract click HERE

On the audition form, please indicate that you have read
and agree to the items in the 2024 Actor Contract.

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