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, please 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.

But what happens when you walk in the front door? What to Expect at ACT Auditions

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

THE FANTASTICKS

MUSICAL

Music by Harvey Schmidt, with Lyrics by Tom Jones

Directed by Mark Jones; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell; Choreography by Jessica Garland

AUDITIONS: November 23-24, 2019
Saturday, November 23: 6:00-9:00 pm
Sunday, November 24: 12:00-3:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: February 7 – March 1, 2020; Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday night performances February 20 and 27 at 7:30 pm; Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: December 15 – February 6, 2020; Rehearsals generally held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm. All actors will not necessarily be needed for every rehearsal or for the entire rehearsal. Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 6-7 men, 1-2 women (Read character descriptions here!) All roles open to actors of any race or ethnicity.


LITTLE WOMEN

NON-MUSICAL

Adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s classic book by Scott Davidson

Directed by Julie Wharton

AUDITIONS: February 10-11, 2020
Monday, February 10: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11: 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: April 3-19, 2020; Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm; Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: February 16 – April 2, 2020; Rehearsals generally held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm. All actors will not necessarily be needed for every rehearsal or for the entire rehearsal. Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD

AUDITION INFO: TBD


LEGALLY BLONDE

MUSICAL

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Jacob Walas

AUDITIONS: April 6-7, 2020
Monday, April 6: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 7: 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: June 5-28, 2020; Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday night performances June 18 and June 25 at 7:30 pm; Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: April 12 – June 4, 2020; Rehearsals generally held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm. All actors will not necessarily be needed for every rehearsal or for the entire rehearsal. Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Large cast

AUDITION INFO: TBD


LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

NON-MUSICAL

By Neil Simon

Directed by Brenda Lilly

AUDITIONS: June 8-9, 2020
Monday, June 8: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuesday, June 9: 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: August 14-30, 2020; Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm; Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: June 14-August 13, 2020; Rehearsals generally held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm. All actors will not necessarily be needed for every rehearsal or for the entire rehearsal. Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 7 men, 2 women

AUDITION INFO: TBD

 


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

 

HARVEY

By Mary Chase

Directed by Marianne Lyon

AUDITIONS: March 10, 2020, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: March 27-29, 2020

REHEARSALS: September 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26, 2020 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


THE CHALK GARDEN

By Enid Bagnold

Directed by Anita Chapman

AUDITIONS: April 7, 2020, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: April 24-26, 2020

REHEARSALS: April 9, 14, 16, 21, and 23, 2020 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


AN INSPECTOR CALLS

By J. B. Priestley

Directed by Margaret Crowell

AUDITIONS: May 5 2020, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: May 22-24, 2020

REHEARSALS: May 7, 12, 14, 19, and 21, 2020 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jim Reid

AUDITIONS: August 11, 2020, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: August 28-30, 2020

REHEARSALS: August 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27, 2020 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


35below

TRANSITION

Written and directed by Maria C. Young

AUDITION DATES: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

AUDITION LOCATION:  Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Center, 285 Livingston St, Asheville, NC 28801

PRODUCTION DATES: December 6-7, 2019

REHEARSALS: TBA

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 3 W, 1 M;

Characters: All ages 19-35, All ethnicities: indigenous peoples, Asian, Black/African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous/Multiracial, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander

Mali (Main) – Based off playwright/director
Rashawn – Best friend, supporter.
Kah – Teammate, friend, antagonist.
Nessa – Friend, love interest.