Auditions for “Could You Hug A Cactus?”

Announcing auditions for a brand new online musical, Could You Hug A Cactus?

This show is aimed at our actors 7-14 and allows participants to rehearse and record from their own homes. Students will meet weekly on digital rehearsals to practice scenes and learn about best recording practices. Final videos will be edited together and released digitally via YouTube for our fans’ enjoyment. Click here to check out all the awesome digital productions we have been adding to our channel!

Most roles require both singing and acting, but there are several parts that are speaking-only. Please read the descriptions closely to see the demands of each role.

Participation in this production requires that families be a 20-21 Season Member of RPAC ( as well as a small fundraising requirement. There is no show participation fee for this production thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

For more specific information about available roles (all of which are flexible with ages and genders) and a show synopsis, visit our online audition listing at You may submit a video audition on Casting Manager–all audition videos are due on February 19th, 2021 by midnight and rehearsals will begin February 23rd with a short welcome meeting and read-through of the show.

Video Audition Tips

  • Take a few seconds to introduce yourself! (“Hi my name is ________. I’m auditioning today for the role(s) of ____________.”)
  • Use a high quality camera/phone. Grainy or pixelated images do not best represent you visually.
  • Have a parent/sibling read “extra” lines off-camera to you. They don’t need to act them out, but you should react and act as you would on stage with the part you choose to read.
  • Remember that these video auditions are all our staff have to go off of for casting. You don’t need to record in costume and makeup, but present yourself as you would for a physical audition. (Let’s be honest, most everyone is wearing pj’s at home these days, but we wouldn’t audition in them!)
  • When you upload to YouTube, make sure to preview your video before sending the link for video & audio quality as well as making sure it’s “the one” you wanted to send us!
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