Audition at ACT

Upcoming Auditions

All roles at ACT are open to anyone in the community! No experience is necessary to audition.

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.

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. 


Mainstage Auditions

Auditions are held over two nights, and you may choose either night to audition. Please fill out the Audition Form (per show) to secure an audition time. Walk-ups will be asked to fill out the audition form on site and will need to wait until the next available time slot.

For musical auditions: In general, come dressed to dance and prepared to sing 16 bars (30-45 seconds) of a musical theatre song, in the style of the musical. Depending on the show, you may be asked to bring sheet music to be played by an accompanist or you may be asked to bring a backing track (like a karaoke track on your phone) to play on a provided speaker. Please read each show’s audition requirements.

For non-musical auditions: Generally, you will be asked to memorize and prepare a monologue or to read pages from the script in front of the director, the stage manager, and another reader. Please read each show’s audition requirements.

AUDITION DATES AT A GLANCE

  • The 39 Steps – June 21-July 7, 2024
    • Auditions: April 22 & 23, 2024, Callbacks: April 25, 2024

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps

Performance Dates:June 21-July 7, 2024
Auditions: April 22 & 23, 2024
Callbacks: April 25, 2024
Rehearsals: TBD
Directed by: Jeff Catanese

About Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps: Prepare yourself for a whirlwind adventure of suspense and comedy with Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. This fast-paced play is a unique adaptation of the 1935 classic Hitchcock thriller film, infused with a healthy dose of Monty Python-style humor. The story revolves around the central character, Richard Hannay, who inadvertently gets tangled in a mysterious web of spies, murder, and love. Remarkably, the entire riveting narrative unfolds through the talents of just four actors, who collectively portray over 150 characters, masterfully switching roles with lightning speed. Brimming with clever references to Hitchcock’s filmography, wry British humor, and ingeniously crafted theatrical inventiveness, The 39 Steps promises a rollicking evening of entertainment that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats.

How to prepare: Please check back as we are still building this section out for our 2023-2024 Season. 

Audition Time Slots: Please check back as we are still building this section out for our 2023-2024 Season. 

Audition Sides: Please check back as we are still building this section out for our 2023-2024 Season.

 


Youth Production Auditions

This an immersive performance workshop that is specially tailored for young artists who aspire to learn and grow in the performing arts. Read more about Youth Productions HERE.

At the First Cast Meeting, students will be taught a dance combination and song to take home and practice for auditions and parents will receive comprehensive information about the entire Youth Production process.

AUDITION DATES AT A GLANCE

  • Disney’s Descendants – May 17-19, 2024
    • First Cast Meeting: March 12, 2024
    • Auditions: March 14, 2024
    • Ages: 12-18

Disney’s Descendants

Ages: 12-18
Performance Dates: May 17-19, 2024
First Cast Meeting: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 4:30 PM
Auditions: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 4:30 PM

About Disney’s Descendants: Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films!

Read more about registering for Disney’s Descendants HERE


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

For Readers Theatre Showcase auditions, there’s no need to make an appointment – we will get you signed in when you arrive! Expect to read from the script. Prepare for your audition by reading the script beforehand.

AUDITION DATES AT A GLANCE

  • The Birds – March 22-24, 2024
    • Auditions: February 27, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Over the River and Through the Woods – April 26-28, 2024
    • Auditions: April 2, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Enchanted April – May 31-June 2, 2024
    • Auditions: May 7, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

The Birds

Performance Dates: March 22-24, 2024
Auditions: February 27, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Directed By: Elliot Weiner
Production Assistant: Ruth Planey

About The Birds: Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier and made famous by Alfred Hitchcock, four strangers grapple with birds who have been transformed from creatures of beauty into terrifying, menacing predators.

Over the River and Through the Woods

Performance Dates: April 26-28, 2024
Auditions: April 2, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Directed By: Ellen Pappas
Production Assistant: Terry Darakjy

About Over the River and Through the Woods: Faithful grandson Nick visits his grandparents every Sunday. This warm – hearted and touching comedy explores the conflict that arises when the love and expectations between grandparents and grandchildren don’t quite match.

Enchanted April

Performance Dates: May 31-June 2, 2024
Auditions: May 7, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Directed By: Anita Chapman
Production Assistant: Christina Dubuc

About Enchanted April: To escape the cold rain and melancholy of Post WW1 London, four unlikely traveling companions share the cost of renting a seaside castle in Italy. In this romantic comedy, the women open up to the unexpected and experience a magical month of discovery and renewal.

 


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