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Upcoming Auditions

All auditions will be held at the Old Post Office Playhouse, located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC  28658.  Please enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue). 
The Green Room Community Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, and ability to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the specific audition details below.
Click on the titles below for specific information on auditions.

 

Hamlet (Shakespeare in the Park)
Show Dates: Sept. 30 & Oct 1, 7, 8, 2022
Audition Dates: July 25 & 26, 2022

Auditions for this season’s Shakespeare in the Park, Hamlet, will be on July 18 & 19, 2022 at 7 pm.  You only need to attend one night of auditions.  This production will be directed by Jonathan Ray. The production will be performed at Southside Park in Newton.

Hamlet is a tragedy; a ghost story of murder and revenge, streamlined and set in a Gothic milieu. Original songs and background music were created for this production.

No experience is required! We plan to cast 15-30 actors ages 14 and up. There are roles for performers with varying degrees of experience. The director is open to non-traditional casting, both in age and especially in gender, and some actors may be cast in more than one role.  All ethnicities are welcome.

Everyone will participate in cold readings from the script. Actors may prepare a monologue of 1-2 minutes in length, but this is not required. Excerpts from Hamlet’s more famous speeches are suggested for any male or female actor seriously interested in a major role such as Hamlet, Claudius, Polonius, Gertrude, Ophelia, or the 1st Player.

Although this is not a musical, several performers will sing, notably Ophelia and the gravedigger. You may be asked to perform a few bars of a folk song. You may choose to prepare accordingly if you wish, singing in a folksy style. This audition will be short and to the point.

Singing Suggestions

For Ophelia:

Greensleeves; Where Have All The Flowers Gone? Hallelujah and Suzanne (Leonard Cohen); Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell), Barbara Allen, Wildwood Flower, At Seventeen (Janis Ian).

For Gravedigger:

John Henry, If I Had a Hammer, Mr. Bojangles, This Land is Your Land, We Shall Overcome, Tom Dooley.

You must be available for all performances which are scheduled for September 30 and Oct 1, 7, 8, 2022.  There is a potential High school field trip for Hamlet on October 20, 2022.  Please bring your list of rehearsal conflicts with you. You MUST be able to attend all of the tech week (the week before the show opens) unless in rare emergency cases an exception is approved before being cast by the director. 

Mark your calendars and plan to come and have some fun at auditions!  If you have any questions, please call The Green Room Community Theatre at (828) 464-6583. 

A Few Good Men
Show Dates: October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2022
Audition Dates: August 7 & 8, 2022
Auditions for A Few Good Men will be on August 7 & 8, 2022 at 7 pm.  This production will be directed by Bill Morgan. Details TBA.
Cinderella (Musical)
Show Dates: Nov 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 & Dec. 2, 3, 4, 2022
Audition Dates: September 11 & 12, 2022
Auditions for the musical Cinderella will be on September 11 & 12, 2022 at 7 pm.  This production will be directed by Allison Andrews. Details TBA.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Show Dates: January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2023
Audition Dates: November 6 & 7, 2022
Auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will be on August 7 & 8, 2022 at 7 pm.  This production will be directed by Christian Underwood.  There are 3 roles available for men and women ages 18 and older.  All ethnicities are welcome.  This is an incredibly fast-paced show that runs through all of Shakespeare’s vast repertoire of plays!
 
You do not need to prepare anything for the audition.  Come dressed in comfortable clothes. Auditions will consist of cold readings as well as some improvisation.  You do not need to know anything about Shakespeare to audition! Honestly, you don’t even have to like Shakespeare! Just be ready to have some fun!  You only have to attend one night of auditions.
 
You must be available for all performances which are scheduled for the dates above and a Producer’s night to be scheduled.  Please bring your list of rehearsal conflicts with you. You MUST be able to attend all of the tech week (the week before the show opens) unless in rare emergency cases an exception is approved before being cast by the director. 
 
Character Breakdown:
 
Adam: Benvolio, Juliet, Tybalt, Lavinia, Othello, Princess, Macduff, Soothsayer, Henry VI, Henry VIII, Bernardo, Ghost, Ophelia, Claudius, Gertrude
 
Daniel: Sampson, Romeo, Nurse, Merchand, Soldier, Shrew, Bottom, Witch, Caesar, Cleopatra Richard II, Lear, Richard III, Horatio, Polonius, Laertes
 
Jess: Prince, Friar, Titus, Narrator, Macbeth, Antony, Announcer, King John, Hamlet
 
Please reach out To Christian Underwood with any questions!  clunderwood5@gmail.com
Charlotte's Web
Show Dates: February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2023
Audition Dates: December 18 & 19, 2022
Auditions for Charlotte’s Web will be on August 7 & 8, 2022 at 7 pm.  This production will be directed by John David Brown, III. Details TBA.
The Last Stop On Market Street

Show dates: March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2023

Tentative audition dates: January 15 &16, 2023

Auditions for The Last Stop On Market Street will be on January 15 & 16, 2023 at 7 pm.  Details TBA.
Our Town

Show dates: April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2023

Tentative audition dates: February 5 & 6, 2023

Auditions for the Our Town will be on February 5 & 6, 2023 at 7 pm.  Details TBA.
Once On This Island (Musical)

Show dates: May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2023

Tentative audition dates: February 27 & 28, 2023 at 7pm (6:30- ages 5-12 yrs)

Auditions for the musical Once On This Island will be on February 27 & 28, 2023 at 7 pm (6:30- ages 5-12).  This production will be directed by Tiffany Christian.  Roles, including ensemble and principles, are available for adults and youth ages 14+.  Some children 5-12 yrs. will be needed for the ensemble as well.   All ethnicities are welcome.
 

Prepare a 32-bar cut of a song from the show OR in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your proper key.  Those auditioning for gods, please prepare a second 32-bar cut of a song in the mood/character of the god for which you are auditioning.  You only need to attend one night of auditions.

There will also be a dance audition.  You will be taught a brief combination and asked to perform it. You will also be asked to free dance/improvise to a piece of music in the style of the show. Videos of dances in the cultural style we are trying to capture can be found here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzkG-7z3clS04k6vn84yNn3Zava7P0_zA   Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for dancing.

Must be available for all performances and Producer’s Night (TBD).  Attendance is mandatory for tech week unless previously approved by the director.  Please bring a list of your rehearsal conflicts to auditions. Conflicts do not necessarily exclude you from a role, but we need truthful disclosure to properly plan and cast.

Ages 14+ for cast and will begin at 7 pm.

Children 5-12 yrs. will be needed for the ensemble.  Children’s auditions will be at 6:30 and will consist of a brief conversation with the director and singing a common children’s song, such as Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, a cappella. Ensemble children will have an abbreviated rehearsal schedule.

Racial and ethnic diversity is central to this show and actors from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to audition. We also encourage the spectrum of gender identities and presentations to audition.

Mark your calendars and plan to come and have some fun at auditions!  If you have any questions, please call The Green Room Community Theatre at (828) 464-6583. 

Character Breakdown:

STORYTELLERS – Gossipers/City People/Peasants. They serve as the ensemble for the show, depicting a variety of different people throughout the story. There will be opportunities for cameo roles, lines, and solos

TI MOUNE – A peasant girl who has been adopted, she is a dark-skinned island girl with much curiosity and energy. Earnest and romantic about all creatures. She falls in love with Daniel Beauxhomme and makes a promise to the gods to save his life. High belt, vocal range G3-E5. 

DANIEL BEAUXHOMME – A youthful man from the wealthy part of the island. He is pale-skinned and inherently bound to fulfill the expectations of his higher social class. Struggles with his feelings for Ti Moune. Tenor, vocal range C#3-F#4.

ASAKA – The Mother of the Earth. Mezzo/Soprano, vocal range A3-E5.

AGWE – The lwa (primary spirit, Loo-wah) of Water. Baritone, vocal range B2-E4.

ERZULIE – The lwa of Love. Soprano, vocal range A3-C#5.

PAPA GE – A lwa and the sly demon of death. Tenor, vocal range C3-G4

MAMA EURALIE – Peasant. The adoptive mother of Ti Moune, with a strong belief in the lwas. Wife of Tonton Julian. Wife of Tonton Julian. Mezzo-Alto, vocal range Gb3-B4.

TONTON JULIAN – Peasant farmer, the adoptive father of Ti Moune. Husband of Mama Euralie. Baritone, vocal range G3-E4. 

ANDREA DEVERAUX – A wealthy beauxhomme, she is the well-to-do fiancé of Daniel Beauxhomme. Mezzo.

ARMAND BEAUXHOMME: – A wealthy beauxhomme, he is the careless Frenchman who came to the island long ago. Baritone.

LITTLE TI MOUNE – Small peasant girl. Much of the play comes to life through her eyes.

The Last Round-up Of The Guacamole Queens

Show dates: June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2023

Tentative audition dates: April 2 & 3, 2023

Auditions for The Last Round-up Of The Guacamole Queens will be on April 2 & 3, 2023 at 7 pm.  The show is being Co-directed by Jeanne Laws & Haley Beech.  Details TBA.
COMPLETE-Hello, Dolly! (Musical)
Show Dates: September 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2022
Audition Dates: June 20 & 21, 2022
Auditions for the musical Hello, Dolly! will be on June 20 & 21, 2022 at 7 pm.  This production will be directed by Hannah Nuhfer.
Roles, including ensemble and principles, are available for adults and youth ages 14+.  All ethnicities are welcome.
 
Please prepare a selection of a musical theatre song for your audition: about one minute long and not from Hello, Dolly! but of a similar genre.  Be prepared to dance for your audition.  Wear appropriate clothes and shoes that will help you easily move.  You only need to attend one night of auditions.
 

You must be available for all performances which are scheduled for September 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2022 and a Producer’s night to be scheduled.  Please bring your list of rehearsal conflicts with you. You MUST be able to attend all of the tech week (the week before the show opens) unless in rare emergency cases an exception is approved before being cast by the director. 

Mark your calendars and plan to come and have some fun at auditions!  If you have any questions, please call The Green Room Community Theatre at (828) 464-6583. 

 

Character Breakdown:
Principles —
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi — an indefatigable meddling matchmaker; a widow in her middle years
Mrs. Irene Molloy — a millineress with a hat shop near 14th Street in New York City
Minnie Fay — a young girl who works in Irene’s Shop
Ernestina — a single woman in need of Mrs. Levi’s services
Ermengarde — the 17-year-old niece of Horace Vandergelder
 
Horace Vandergelder — proprietor of a hay and feed store in Yonkers, NY, and a client of Mrs. Levi’s
Cornelius Hackl — Vandergelder’s chief clerk, 33 years old
Barnaby Tucker — an assistant to Cornelius, 17 years old
Ambrose Kemper — a young artist seeking to marry Ermengarde
 
Supporting (from the Chorus) —
Mrs. Rose — sells vegetables from a street cart, a friend of Mrs. Levi’s from years before
Coachman — non-speaking

Horse — two chorus/dancers
Rudolph Reisenweber — the Prussian major-domo of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant
Stanley — a young waiter
Fritz, Harry, Louie, Danny, Manny, and Hank — Harmonia Gardens waiters; non-speaking chorus/dancers
First Cook — Harmonia Gardens employee with a German accent
Second Cook — Harmonia Gardens employee
Judge — white-whiskered, red-nosed, New York night court

Policemen — several New York City officers; only one speaking
Court Clerk (Recorder) — male chorus member
Paperhanger — non-speaking
 
Ensemble —
Townspeople of New York
Yonkers Band
Lodge Members
Feed Store Customers
Harmonia Gardens Customers
Polka Contest Contestants
14th Street Parade Ensemble