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 are held on our Mainstage. For Mainstage or Readers Theatre Showcase 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. Note: scripts for musicals are not available to check out.

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

[title of show]

MUSICAL

Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell

Directed by Mark Jones; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell
About the show

AUDITION DATES: Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17, 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: View the full [title of show] Rehearsal Schedule. A printed rehearsal calendar will also be available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Cast of 4 including 2 men and 2 women (ages 20s-40s). 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.

AUDITION MATERIAL: Auditionees will be asked to read from the script in addition to singing a prepared song. (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.) Note: scripts for musicals are not available to check out.

Jeff and Hunter #1
Jeff and Hunter #2
Jeff and Hunter #3
Susan
Heidi
Susan and Hunter

CAN’T ATTEND AUDITIONS? You are welcome to prepare a video audition instead. Submission deadline is Sunday, May 15. Please sing 16 bars of a song of your choosing and read a scene of your choosing from the sides above.


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

All performances at 2:30 pm. Friday and Saturday performances are held at Asheville Community Theatre; Sunday performances are held at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA in conjunction with OLLI Asheville. Please note different schedule for The Heiress.

The Heiress

By Ruth and Augustus Goetz; Directed by Anita Chapman

About the show

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2022; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Asheville Community Theatre and Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA (in conjunction with OLLI Asheville) * There is no Saturday performance for this show.

REHEARSAL DATES: May 5, 10, 12, 17, 18, 2022; 10:30 am -2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Cast of 9 including 6 women and 3 men * Note: To attend a face-to-face program at OLLI Asheville, you must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Since the Sunday matinee performance is at OLLI, all actors will need to be vaccinated.


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No audition dates posted at this time.