for Mainstage & Readers Theatre Showcase
All roles at ACT are open to anyone in the community! No experience is necessary to audition. Here are a few tips to help you understand our audition process:
Auditions are held over two nights, and you may choose either night to audition. Auditions for Mainstage shows are held on our Mainstage; auditions for Readers Theatre Showcase and 35below shows are held in 35below. For Mainstage or Readers Theatre show, there’s no need to make an appointment – we’ll get you signed in when you arrive! Some 35below shows do offer audition sign-ups (and we’ll list that by show).
We list approximate age ranges of the characters – but it’s always a good idea to come by and check out the script so you can get a feel for the characters.
For musical auditions, you must prepare 16 bars of music and bring your sheet music to the audition in the key in which you will be singing. We will provide an accompanist. No one may sing along to a CD or other recording.
For non-musical auditions, all audition material is provided and will be available at the auditions. Generally, you will be asked to read pages from the script in front of the director, the stage manager, and another reader.
Note: Asheville Community Theatre policy prohibits participation by anyone on any sex offender or sexual abuse registry to any activity sponsored by Asheville Community Theatre. The only exception is being a member of an audience of an event sponsored by ACT.
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Based on the 1968 Film
Directed by Jerry Crouch
AUDITIONS: June 12-13, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: August 18 – September 10, 2017
REHEARSALS: Begin June 18, 2017
DIRECTOR SEEKS:Large Cast
AUDITION MATERIAL: All actors auditioning will be asked to read one of these 5 scenes. If you do not have a specific role in mind, women should choose the scene for Ulla and men should choose the scene for Leo.
Little Old Lady / Max
Roger / Max
Franz / Max
Leo / Max
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Callbacks are scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 for major roles only. If you are called back, you will receive sheet music to learn before leaving the initial auditions.
READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Marianne Lyon
AUDITIONS: August 1, 2017, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: August 18-20, 2017
REHEARSALS: August 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 from 10:30-2:30
DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD