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:

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

 

LEGALLY BLONDE

MUSICAL

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Jacob Walas

AUDITIONS: Postponed until further notice

PRODUCTION DATES: TBD

REHEARSALS: TBD

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Large cast; high school age (should be believable as college/graduate students) and up; all roles open to people of all races and ethnicities.

AUDITION INFO: TBD


LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

NON-MUSICAL

By Neil Simon

Directed by Brenda Lilly

AUDITIONS: June 8-9, 2020
Monday, June 8: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuesday, June 9: 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: August 14-30, 2020; 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: June 14-August 13, 2020; Rehearsals generally held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm. All actors will not necessarily be needed for every rehearsal or for the entire rehearsal. Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 7 men, 2 women

AUDITION INFO: TBD

 


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

 


THE CHALK GARDEN

By Enid Bagnold

Directed by Anita Chapman

AUDITIONS: Postponed until further notice

PRODUCTION DATES: TBD

REHEARSALS: TBD

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


AN INSPECTOR CALLS

By J. B. Priestley

Directed by Margaret Crowell

AUDITIONS: May 5 2020, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: May 22-24, 2020

REHEARSALS: May 7, 12, 14, 19, and 21, 2020 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jim Reid

AUDITIONS: August 11, 2020, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: August 28-30, 2020

REHEARSALS: August 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27, 2020 from 10:30-2:30

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD


35below

No audition dates posted at this time.