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

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

By Barbara Robinson

Directed by Elliot Weiner

AUDITIONS: October 2-3, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: December 1-17, 2017

REHEARSALS: Begin October 8, 2017

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Large Cast; Roles available for children (ages 6+) and adults; Download character descriptions here!

AUDITION SIDES: 
Adult Roles:
Mother
Mrs. Armstrong/Church Ladies
Rev. Hopkins

Youth Roles:
Charlie/Leroy
Imogene
Beth/Alice
Alice/Maxine

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL

Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick

Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Tina Pisano-Foor

AUDITIONS: December 4-5, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: February 9-March 4, 2018

REHEARSALS: Begin December 10, 2017

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 8 women, 6 men + ensemble

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

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

Directed by Adam Cohen

AUDITIONS: 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

THE FULL MONTY

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

THE GROUNDLING

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

 


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

 

PACK OF LIES

By Hugh Whitemore

Directed by RoseLynn Katz

AUDITIONS: October 10, 2017, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: October 27-29, 2017

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

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 3 men, 5 women

THE DRESSER

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

BROKEN GLASS

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

THE PERFECT MURDER

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

GOD’S FAVORITE

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


35below

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