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.



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: 12 men, 8 women + 1 boy

ADDITIONAL NOTES: PARENTS: Please watch the original movie and find an opportunity to read the musical’s entire script BEFORE your young man auditions. The movie is Rated R for language and differs from the play in significant ways. The script for the play is available from the library, book stores, or you can contact us directly for a perusal. Nathan sees and hears adult-themed content and, critically, drops the f-bomb (says “f**k” once – no exceptions). This role is strictly for a young male performer: no girls auditioning as boys. May end up a non-singing, non-dancing role. Boys will use the exact same audition process as adults, including singing and dancing.


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 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.