Audition at ACT

Upcoming Auditions

for Mainstage & Readers Theatre Showcase

NOTE: All audition dates subject to change due to schedule shifts caused by COVID-19.
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:

Check out ACT’s updated COVID policies: https://ashevilletheatre.org/about/covid-policies-and-info/

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

 

CLUE

NON-MUSICAL

By Sandy Rustin, based upon the works by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price, and David Abbinanti; Based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture, based on the Hasbro board game Clue

Directed by Jeff Catanese

COVID POLICIES: Please check out ACT’s COVID policies HERE.

AUDITION DATES: Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3, 2021; 5:30-7:30 pm **Please come prepared to wear a mask, except when auditioning onstage.** Audition sides may be viewed and downloaded HERE.

VIDEO AUDTIONS: If unable to attend in person, you may submit a video application HERE. Applications are due by Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00pm. Please prepare this Wadsworth monologue. Actors are welcome to perform a piece of their own choosing in addition, however the Wadsworth monologue must be included in their video submission for consideration.

PRODUCTION DATES: October 15-November 7, 2021; Performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm, Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin August 16, 2021; full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time. Tech Week will take place over two weeks; casts are expected to attend October 3-7 AND either October 12-14 or October 19-21.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 11 actors; Actors must all be 18+; Actors of any gender identity, race or ethnicity will be considered for any desired role indicated on their audition sheet. All roles will be presented as they are gendered in the script.

FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD

NON-MUSICAL

By Qui Nguyen

Directed by Josh Batenhorst

AUDITION DATES: Monday, November 29 and Tuesday, November 30, 2021; 5:30-7:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: February 18-March 13, 2022; 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: Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Actors of any gender identity, race or ethnicity will be considered for any desired role indicated on their audition sheet. All roles will be presented as they are gendered in the script.

 

THE GIVER

NON-MUSICAL

Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry

Co-directed by Robert Dale Walker and Shari Azar

AUDITION DATES: Monday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 8, 2021; 5:30-7:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: April 22-May 15, 2022; 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: Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Actors of any gender identity, race or ethnicity will be considered for any desired role indicated on their audition sheet. All roles will be presented as they are gendered in the script.

 

[title of show]

MUSICAL

Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell

Directed by Mark Jones

AUDITION DATES: Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, 2022; 5:30-7:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: July 15 – August 7, 2022; 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: Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Actors of any gender identity, race or ethnicity will be considered for any desired role indicated on their audition sheet. All roles will be presented as they are gendered in the script.

 


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

Love, Marriage and the Irish!: Two Comic One-Acts

The Twelve Pound Look by JM Barrie – directed by Jim Reid; O’Flaherty, V.C. by GB Shaw – directed by Ellen Pappas

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances at Attic Salt Theatre Company

LOCATION: 2002 Riverside Dr. Suite 42-O; ​Asheville, NC 28804

AUDITION DATE: Thursday, July 15; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: August 6-8, 2021; 2:30 pm

REHEARSAL DATES: July 26, July 27, July 29, August 3, and August 5; 10:30 am -2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


35below

No audition dates posted at this time.