Audition at ACT

Upcoming Auditions

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.


MAINSTAGE

FOOTLOOSE

Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Director: Lynda Shuler; Choreographer: Tina Pisano-Foor

AUDITIONS: December 3-4, 2018; 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: February 8-March 3, 2019

REHEARSALS: Begin December 9, 2018

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Large cast of men, women, and teens. Download full breakdown here!

AUDITION MATERIAL: (Please prepare 16 bars of a song and bring your sheet music in the key in which you’ll be singing, but don’t choose a song from Footloose!)

Ren – monologue
Ariel/Ren
Vi/Shaw
Shaw/Ren

 


ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Adapted for the stage by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus

Directed by Candice Burchill

AUDITIONS: February 11-12, 2019; 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: April 5-21, 2019

REHEARSALS: Begin February 17, 2019

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


HANDS ON A HARDBODY

Book by Doug Wright; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green; Lyrics by Amanda Green

Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Director: Lynda Shuler

AUDITIONS: April 8-9, 2019; 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: June 7-30, 2019

REHEARSALS: Begin April 14, 2019

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 9 men, 6 women


RABBIT HOLE

By David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Stephanie Hickling Beckman

AUDITIONS: June 10-11, 2019; 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: August 9-25, 2019

REHEARSALS: Begin June 16, 2019

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 2 men, 3 women


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

AWAKE AND SING

By Clifford Odets

Directed by Arnold Sgan

AUDITIONS: March 12, 2019, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: March 29-31, 2019

REHEARSALS: March 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 2019 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 7 men, 2 women


THE CONSTANT WIFE

By Somerset Maugham

Directed by Anita Chapman

AUDITIONS: April 9, 2019, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: April 26-28, 2019

REHEARSALS: April 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2019 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 5 women, 4 men


ANCESTRAL VOICES

By A.R. Gurney

Directed by RoseLynn Katz

AUDITIONS: May 21, 2019, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: June 7-9, 2019

REHEARSALS: May 23, 28 and 30, June 4 and 6, 2019 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 2 women, 3 men


ARMS AND THE MAN

By George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Jim Reid

AUDITIONS: August 13, 2019, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: August 30-September 1, 2019

REHEARSALS: August 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, 2019 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 3 women, 5 men


35below

There are no auditions posted at this time for 35below shows.