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.

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 Sound of Music – September 20-October 13, 2024
    • Audition Workshop: Monday, June 17 , 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    • Auditions for Adult & Teens (16+): Monday & Tuesday, June 24 & 25 , 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    • Auditions for Children (7-15): Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM 
    • Callbacks: Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • A Christmas Carol: The Musical – December 6-22, 2024
    • Audition Workshop: Monday, September 23, 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    • Auditions: Sunday & Monday, Sep 29 & 30, 2024
    • Callbacks: Wednesday, October 2, 2024
  • The Play That Goes Wrong – February 7-23, 2025
    • Audition Workshop: Monday, October 28, 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    • Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, November 4 & 5, 2024
    • Callbacks: Thursday, November 7, 2024
  • Into The Woods – April 11-May 4 2025
    • Audition Workshop: Monday, January 13, 2025 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    • Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, Jan 20 & 21, 2025
    • Callbacks: Thursday, January 23, 2025
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid – June 13-July 6, 2025
    • Audition Workshop: Monday, March 17, 2025 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    • Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, March 24 & 25, 2025
    • Callbacks: Thursday, March 27, 2025

The Sound of Music

Performance Dates: September 20-October 13, 2024
Audition Dates: 

  • Audition Workshop: Monday, June 17 , 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Adult & Teens (16+) Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, June 24 & 25 , 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Children Auditions: Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM 
  • Callbacks: Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • Rehearsals: Sunday-Thursday evenings from ~7:00 PM-10:00 PM. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal and children will be scheduled with the intention to be released as early as possible.

Directed by: Eli Cunningham
Choreographed by: Conny Andres
Musical Direction by: Shua Scilex

About The Sound of Music: The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household.

Character Description: To see the available roles click HERE.

Audition Workshop (New!): Monday, June 17 , 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM LEARN MORE
Learn the audition dance in advance, get feedback on your audition selection, and learn some great audition tips!

Audition Workshop Registration

Auditions for Adult & Teens (16+): June 24 & 25 , 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Fill out the audition sheet, pick a time slot, and prepare a 30 second vocal selection. List all of your conflicts from the date of auditions to the final performance on the form. On the day of auditions you will need to provide an accompaniment track for your 30 second vocal selection. This can be an mp3/youtube karaoke track on your phone that you have cued up and ready to go or you can use ACT’s internet-connected laptop in the audition room. ACT will provide a speaker and aux cord to connect to mobile devices. You will also be taught a dance combination, so wear clothes and shoes you can dance in. If you would like to learn the dance combination in advance, please look into our Audition Workshops. Break a leg! We’re all rooting for you!

Adult Audition Registration

Auditions for Children (7-15): Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Fill out the audition form. List all of your conflicts from the date of auditions to the final performance on the form. There are no time slots for these auditions, all are called at 6:30 PM. Please prepare to sing Do, Re, Mi from The Sound of Music (please see the links below). On the day of auditions, children will be taught a dance and be asked to sing Do, Re, Mi. If you would like to learn the dance combination in advance, please look into our Audition Workshops. Break a leg! We’re all rooting for you!

Do-Re-Mi Sheet Music
Do-Re-Mi Track (On the next page, click the three vertical dots ⁝ on the right side of the player to download the track.)

Children Audition Registration

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Performance Dates: December 6-22, 2024
Audition Dates: 

  • Audition Workshop: Monday, September 23, 2024
  • Auditions: Sunday & Monday, Sep 29 & 30, 2024
  • Callbacks: Wednesday, October 2, 2024

Directed by: Mark Jones

About A Christmas Carol: The Musical: Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into this spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story.

Audition Workshop (New!): Monday, September 23, 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Learn the audition dance in advance, get feedback on your audition selection, and learn some great audition tips!

Audition Workshop Registration Coming Soon (LEARN MORE)

Auditions: Sunday & Monday, Sep 29 & 30, 2024
Fill out the audition sheet, pick a time slot, and prepare a 30 second vocal selection. List all of your conflicts from the date of auditions to the final performance on the form. On the day of auditions you will need to provide an accompaniment track for your 30 second vocal selection. This can be an mp3/youtube karaoke track on your phone that you have cued up and ready to go or you can use ACT’s internet-connected laptop in the audition room. ACT will provide a speaker and aux cord to connect to mobile devices. You will also be taught a dance combination, so wear clothes and shoes you can dance in. If you would like to learn the dance combination in advance, please look into our Audition Workshops. Break a leg! We’re all rooting for you!

Audition Registration Coming Soon

The Play That Goes Wrong

Performance Dates: February 7-23, 2025
Audition Dates: 

  • Audition Workshop: Monday, October 28, 2024
  • Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, November 4 & 5, 2024
  • Callbacks: Thursday, November 7, 2024

About The Play That Goes Wrong: Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Audition Workshop (New!): Monday, October 28, 2024 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Learn why there’s no such thing as a “cold read” and how to make the most out of your acting audition!

Audition Workshop Registration Coming Soon (LEARN MORE)

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, November 4 & 5, 2024
Fill out the audition sheet, pick a time slot, and prepare the appropriate audition sides. List all of your conflicts from the date of auditions to the final performance on the form. On the day of auditions, you will be asked to perform the provided sides. If you would like to learn some tips for performing “cold reads” and how to make the most of acting auditions, please look into our Audition Workshops. Break a leg! We’re all rooting for you!

Audition Registration Coming Soon

Into The Woods

Performance Dates: April 11-May 4 2025
Audition Dates: 

  • Audition Workshop: Monday, January 13, 2025
  • Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, Jan 20 & 21, 2025
  • Callbacks: Thursday, January 23, 2025

Directed by: Dwight Chiles

About Into The Woods: One of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Audition Workshop (New!): Monday, January 13, 2025 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Learn the audition dance in advance, get feedback on your audition selection, and learn some great audition tips!

Audition Workshop Registration Coming Soon (LEARN MORE)

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, Jan 20 & 21, 2025
Fill out the audition sheet, pick a time slot, and prepare a 30 second vocal selection. List all of your conflicts from the date of auditions to the final performance on the form. On the day of auditions you will need to provide an accompaniment track for your 30 second vocal selection. This can be an mp3/youtube karaoke track on your phone that you have cued up and ready to go or you can use ACT’s internet-connected laptop in the audition room. ACT will provide a speaker and aux cord to connect to mobile devices. You will also be taught a dance combination, so wear clothes and shoes you can dance in. If you would like to learn the dance combination in advance, please look into our Audition Workshops. Break a leg! We’re all rooting for you!

Audition Registration Coming Soon

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Performance Dates: June 13-July 6, 2025
Audition Dates:

  • Audition Workshop: Monday, March 17, 2025
  • Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, March 24 & 25, 2025
  • Callbacks: Thursday, March 27, 2025

Directed by: Zoe Zelonky

About Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Audition Workshop (New!): Monday, March 17, 2025  from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Learn the audition dance in advance, get feedback on your audition selection, and learn some great audition tips!

Audition Workshop Registration Coming Soon (LEARN MORE)

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, March 24 & 25, 2025
Fill out the audition sheet, pick a time slot, and prepare a 30 second vocal selection. List all of your conflicts from the date of auditions to the final performance on the form. On the day of auditions you will need to provide an accompaniment track for your 30 second vocal selection. This can be an mp3/youtube karaoke track on your phone that you have cued up and ready to go or you can use ACT’s internet-connected laptop in the audition room. ACT will provide a speaker and aux cord to connect to mobile devices. You will also be taught a dance combination, so wear clothes and shoes you can dance in. If you would like to learn the dance combination in advance, please look into our Audition Workshops. Break a leg! We’re all rooting for you!

Audition Registration Coming Soon


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

  • Coming soon! We are currently building our 2024-2025 Season.

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

  • Coming soon! We are currently building our 2024-2025 Season.