Audition announcement

the rocky horror show 


the thing on the door step

Salem Theatre is excited to announce their upcoming auditions for two shows THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (stage musical) by Richard O’Brien THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP  by HP Lovecraft (original stage adaptation).

Auditions are June 29th and June 30th, Callbacks are July 1st

Actors are asked to prepare a 2 minute contemporary monologue, as well as 20-24 bars of a song (accompanist will be present). Please bring sheet music (if you require the accompanist), a headshot and up-to-date resume.

Sign up for your time by emailing, subject line : auditions

We are looking for talented individuals of all races, ages, genders and persuasions. We are a non-equity house, though financially compensate all of our performers.


Rehearsal Dates : August 1st – 28th

Performance Dates : August 29th, 30th AND October 15th – 25th 

Synopsis : A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror ‘B movies’ of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. 

Characters to Cast : 11 actors who sing and dance *if you play an instrument, please bring it with you to the audition and be prepared to play something


Rehearsal Dates : August 1st – September 30th 

Performance Dates : October 1st – 18th 

Synopsis: Daniel Upton has shot his best friend six times through the head, yet claims that he is not a murderer. In this tale of dread adapted from the story by H.P. Lovecraft, the eldritch tendrils of cosmic horror creep closer to our civilized world than ever imagined. Is Edward Derby’s wife more than she appears? What secrets is he keeping from his best friend?

Characters to Cast: 3 actors

DANIEL UPTON: The narrator. Late 30’s / early 40’s. Educated upper middle class New England tradesman. Rational, tolerant, tactful.

SARAH UPTON: Daniel’s wife. Mid to late 30’s. A political suffragette.Willful, opinionated, objective.

MR. DERBY: Edward’s father. Late 60’s. Wealthy retired businessman. Traditional, stubborn, set in his ways.