for Mainstage & Readers Theatre Showcase
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.
By L. Frank Baum with Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Alexa Edelman
AUDITIONS: July 20-21, 2019
Saturday, July 20: 12:00-3:00 pm – Auditions for children (ages 6-11)
Saturday, July 20: 3:00-6:00 pm – Auditions for teens (ages 12-18)
Sunday, July 21: 1:00-4:00 pm – Auditions for adults (ages 19+)
Sunday, July 21: 4:00-6:00 pm – Musical callbacks ONLY for teens / adults
Monday, July 22: 6:00-9:00 pm – Reading callbacks ONLY for major roles for kids / teens / adults
PRODUCTION DATES: October 4-27, 2019; Performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm, plus 2 Thursday night performances 10/17 and 10/24 at 7:30 pm. Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.
REHEARSALS: August 11-October 3, 2019; 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: Large cast of adults, teens, and children – all roles open to actors of all races and ethnicities
Everyone auditioning will participate in a group dance audition with a dance combination taught on site by the choreography team. Please wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable to move in.
For children: You will be asked to sing a portion of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” No reading will be required.
For teens and adults: Please bring your own sheet music (prepare 32 bars; not a song from Wizard of Oz) in the key in which you will sing it.
- All female teens/girls will read Dorothy page.
- All male teens/men will read Scarecrow page – except men auditioning for double cast role of Professor Marvel/Wizard
- All women will read Glinda page – except women auditioning for role of Wicked Witch
READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE
ARMS AND THE MAN
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Jim Reid
AUDITIONS: August 13, 2019, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: August 30-September 1, 2019
REHEARSALS: August 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, 2019 from 10:30-2:30
DIRECTOR SEEKS: 3 women, 5 men
There are no auditions posted at this time for 35below shows.