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.



By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Directed by Adam Cohen

AUDITIONS: For roles of Anne, Peter, Margot (seeking actors who are or can pass for early teen-young adult): Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm;
For adult roles: February 12-13, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: April 13-29, 2018

REHEARSALS: Begin February 18, 2018

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 5 women, 5 men


Book by Terence McNally; Score by David Yazbek

Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell; Choreography by Jacob Walas

AUDITIONS: March 26-27, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 pm; Callbacks March 28, 2018

PRODUCTION DATES: June 1-24, 2018

REHEARSALS: Begin April 15, 2018

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 6 men, 4 women + ensemble


By Marc Palmieri

Directed by Betsy Puckett

AUDITIONS: June 18-19, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: August 17-September 2, 2018

REHEARSALS: Begin June 24, 2018

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 3 women, 4 men





By Ronald Harwood

Directed by Marianne Lyon

AUDITIONS: March 13, 2018, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: March 30-April 1, 2018

REHEARSALS: March 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 10 men, 3 women


By Arthur Miller

Directed by Anita Chapman

AUDITIONS: April 10, 2018, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: April 27-29, 2018

REHEARSALS: April 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 3 men, 3 women


By Shaun McKenna

Directed by Walter Goodrich

AUDITIONS: May 15, 2018, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: June 1-3, 2018

REHEARSALS: May 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 3 men, 2 women


By Neil Simon

Directed by Jim Reid

AUDITIONS: August 14, 2018, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: August 31-September 2, 2018

REHEARSALS: August 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 5 men, 3 women


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