In 1944, amid the geopolitical strife of World War II, the original production of On the Town opened on Broadway, boasting a diverse group of performers that challenged typical racial casting practices of the time. Inspired by the show’s history, RMT seeks to create a production that represents our diverse local community and the world as we work to make it. In partnership with RMT’s diversity consultant, the production team is committed to identity- and color-conscious casting to assemble a group of performers of diverse races, ethnicities, gender identities, and body types.
RMT is committed to engaging with production teams who reflect our values and seek to include artists with diverse lived experiences. The production team for On The Town has experience working with performers of diverse body types, skin tones, hair textures, ages, disabilities, and skill levels and seeks to create a welcoming environment for every artist who enters the space. All roles are open and unpaid.
Tuesday, August 3rd & Wednesday, August 4th
Congregation Har Shalom: 11510 Falls Rd. Potomac, MD, 20854
Auditionees MUST register for an audition slot:
Each night of auditions will be held in two blocks. Auditionees will sign up for either 7pm-8:30pm or 8:30pm-10pm on their selected audition night. Group 1 will sing from 7pm-8pm and dance from 8pm-8:30pm. Group 2 will sing from 8:30pm-9:30pm and dance from 9:30pm-10pm. YOU MUST PLAN TO BE PRESENT FOR THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR 90-MINUTE SLOT.Please arrive early so that you can fill out forms and be ready to enter the audition room at the beginning of your 90-minute session.
Callbacks (by invitation only) will be held on Sunday, August 8.
Auditionees should prepare 16-32 bars of a song that best showcases their voice. The song should preferably be from the theater genre and auditioners must bring music for the accompanist. All those auditioning should come dressed to dance. Dance shoes (character shoes, ballet slippers, or jazz slippers) are recommended but not required.
Health & Safety
All auditionees are required to be fully vaccinated by the read-through on August 16. Anyone who is only partially vaccinated by auditions must contact RMT for accommodations at OTTproductionteam@r-m-t.org. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be two weeks past the final shot in your vaccine regimen. All auditionees will be required to attest via signature to their vaccination status at auditions. No one showing or reporting symptoms of COVID-19 will be admitted to the audition space. Because all production team members and auditionees will be vaccinated, masks are not required in the audition room. However, our venue requires that masks be worn in the hallways and common areas - please bring one with you and wear it when not inside our reserved spaces.