Upcoming Auditions 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 heldon our Mainstage; auditions for Readers Theatre Showcase and 35below shows are held in 35below. No need to make an appointment – we’ll get you signed in when you arrive!
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, you must 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.
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.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Directed by Jerry Crouch
August 8-9, 2016
|PRODUCTION DATES||October 7-30, 2016|
|REHEARSALS||Begin August 14, 2016|
|DIRECTOR SEEKS:||Men: SWEENEY – Baritone / 35-50s;
ANTHONY – Tenor / 20s;
JUDGE TURPIN – Baritone/Bass / 35-50s;
TOBIAS – Tenor / 12 – 20s;
BEADLE – Tenor / 20s- 40s;
PIRELLI – Tenor / 30s -50s
Women: LOVETT – 2nd Soprano / Alto / 30s-50s; JOHANNA – Lyric Soprano / Late Teens; BEGGAR WOMAN – Soprano / 35-50s
Chorus: 12 – 20 Male/Female Singers (late teens on up) with some solo lyrics
By Tom Godleski
Directed by Mark Jones
October 10-11, 2016
|PRODUCTION DATES||December 2-18, 2016|
|REHEARSALS||Begin October 16, 2016|
|DIRECTOR SEEKS:||Large cast, including children|
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
A co-production with the UNC Asheville Drama Dept
A Play by Rick Elice; Music by Wayne Barker * Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Directed by Chanda Calentine
January 16-17: 6:30-8:30 pm in 35belowUNC Asheville Student Auditions:
January 18-19 from 6:00-8:00 pm
|PRODUCTION DATES||March 30-April 15, 2017|
|REHEARSALS||Begin January 23, 2017|
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Based on the 1968 Film
Directed by Jerry Crouch
June 12-13, 2017
|PRODUCTION DATES||August 18 – September 10, 2017|
|REHEARSALS||Begin June 18, 2017|
|DIRECTOR SEEKS:||Large cast|
READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE
By Somerset Maugham
Directed by Elliot Weiner
August 9, 2016
10:30 am-2:30 pm
|PERFORMANCES||August 26-28, 2016|
|REHEARSALS||August 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 from 10:30-2:30|