Auditions 2022-05-24T13:16:29-04:00

After four years, the team of the Athenaeum Foundation and Zach & Zack are thrilled to announce auditions for Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, returning for the fourth time to the Athenaeum Theatre this October.


Producer, Sound, & Video Designer: Zach Rosing
Director: Zack Neiditch
Associate Producer: Craig Mince
Choreographer: Kenny Shepard
Music Director: Tenéh B. C. Karimu
Costume Designer:  Brittany Kugler
Scenic Designer: Shane Cinal
Hair/Makeup Designer: Drew Bryson
Lighting Designer: Michael Moffatt
Technical Director: Phoenix Lyons

Performance Dates

Friday 10/21 – 7:30pm
Saturday 10/22 – 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Thursday 10/27 – 7:30pm
Friday 10/28 – 7:30pm
Saturday 10/29 – 7:30pm & 10:30pm

Auditioners should be:

  • double vaccinated for COVID-19 (vaccination card required)
  • 18+ (as of September 1st)
  • strong singer
  • comfortable in revealing clothing/underwear
  • comfortable in sexual situations
  • comfortable(ish) in high heels

Auditions will take place by appointment Sunday, June 12th, beginning at 6pm, or Monday, June 13th, beginning at 7pm. Callbacks will take place Tuesday, June 14th.

Auditions will be at the Athenaeum Foundation, 401 E Michigan St in Indianapolis.

Visit to register for auditions. We will email a specific time slot and other details the beginning of June.

Please prepare a song (no more than two minutes) appropriate for the style of Rocky Horror (but nothing from the show, please), and bring sheet music in the correct key. No a cappella or CD auditions. An accompanist will be provided. Bring appropriate dress for the dance audition. Note, if you are only auditioning for the narrator, you will only need to read from the script.

Rehearsals begin in September. Attendance at strike on Sunday, October 30th is mandatory (if you want to be paid). Conflicts are discouraged and will impact casting choices—please include any of them on your audition form.

To learn more about the show, like us on Facebook at Questions? Contact Zach Rosing at (317) 727-6772 or email

Character Breakdown

The role of Frank ‘N Furter has already been cast. All listed roles are available. There are no restrictions on age, race, gender, or size—all auditioners may be considered for all roles. All roles will be paid.

Brad Majors: Uptight, nerdy young professional.  A bit of a stick in the mud. Spends much of the show in underwear. Tenor/Baritone

Janet Weiss: Young, sunny, and optimistic. Spends much of the show in underwear. Mezzo-Soprano

Rocky: A beautiful creation of Frank ‘N Furter. Spends much of the show in underwear. Tenor, Strong Rock Belter

Riff Raff: The sinister, creepy butler. Tenor, Strong Rock Belter

Magenta: The overdramatic, mysterious maid. Mezzo-Soprano/Alto, Strong Belter

Columbia: A tubular, energetic groupie. Must be a strong technical dancer, tapping preferred. Mezzo-Soprano

Eddie/Dr. Scott (role will be double cast): Frank’s rockabilly ex-lover and also his stuffy German uncle. Baritone

Ensemble: 6 strong singer/dancers, present onstage through the majority of the show.

Criminologist (Narrator): A stuffy and pompous storyteller. Non-singing.

If you are only auditioning for the narrator and would like to submit a video, please contact us at

Zach & Zack

…strive to blend their separate styles of detailed technical work and highly physical acting into productions that leave lasting impressions on audience members. Our 2014 and 2016 productions of Rocky Horror, and our 2018 production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, won NUVO’s Best of Indy for #1 Locally Produced Play. Other collaborations include YAS TWAIN, The Gab (IndyFringe 2017 Outstanding Local Show and Audience Choice winner), The Great Bike Race, Holy Ficus, Bat Boy The Musical, Heathers The Musical, and Mad Mad Hercules.

Athenaeum Foundation

The Athenaeum, formerly known as the Das Deutsche Haus, preserves and enhances its historic German-American landmark to advance the “sound mind in a sound body” values of its founders through programming that lifts spirits and engages diverse communities. Built in 1894, it serves as a community center for many cultural, business and nonprofit groups, including the YMCA, Young Actors Theatre and The Rathskeller restaurant. The Athenaeum is listed three times in the National Registry of Historic Places for architecture and historical significance as part of the Massachusetts Avenue Commercial District and as being within the Lockerbie Square historic district.