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.
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Jeff Catanese; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell
AUDITIONS: August 4, 2018, 1:00-4:00 pm; August 5, 2018, 6:30-9:30 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: October 5-28, 2018
REHEARSALS: Begin August 12, 2018
DIRECTOR SEEKS: 7 women and 5 men
AUDITION NOTES: All roles will be cast without regard for race, except where noted in the breakdown. Puppetry experience helpful.
We are especially seeking astrong-singing African-American male or female, 20s/30s for the role of Gary Coleman, and an Asian-American female 20s/30s for the role of Christmas Eve.
Adult language and themes in the show, so please be 18 or older at time of audition.
For AVENUE Q auditions, please familiarize yourself with the show and learn the portion of the song(s) associated with the character(s) for which you are auditioning (note: songs and sheet music are attached below). Be prepared to sing in the voice of the character, as per the Original Broadway Cast recording. No need to prepare an additional 16 bars of music – just prepare the song for the character for which you are auditioning. If you’d like to audition for multiple characters, please prepare the song for each character. Please do not transpose the music into another key.
Male Puppet Roles, any age/race:
For either role, please prepare “Purpose” – ‘Could be far, Could be near’ to end of song
For either role, please prepare “The Money Song”(Reprise) – Beginning of song to ’10 million dollars’
Female Puppet Roles, any age/race:
ENSEMBLE (plays multiple roles)
For any of these roles, please prepare “There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – ‘There’s a fine, fine line between together and not’ to end of song
GARY COLEMAN, African-American, Male or Female, 20s/30s, Short
Please prepare “Schadenfreude” – 1st verse
CHRISTMAS EVE, Asian-American, Female, 20s/30s.
Please prepare “The More You Ruv Someone” – ‘The more you ruv someone he make you crazy’ to ‘hitting him on the head’
BRIAN, White, Male, 20s/30s
Please prepare “I’m Not Wearing Underwear Today”
READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE
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 auditions posted at this time for 35below shows.