It's time to step into the spotlight.
All auditions will be held at 7 pm unless other wise noted. 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).
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Auditions for the musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be on September 9 & 10, 2019 at 7pm.
Roles, including ensemble and principles, are available for adults and students 9th grade and up. The role of Flounder may be played by someone 8th grade and under. Please note that a majority of the roles will be offered to older youth and adult ages. Please prepare a selection of a musical theatre song for your audition. Please DO NOT sing a song from the show for your audition. Instead, sing a song related to the show or character that you would like to play in “The Little Mermaid.” Singing from this show is highly discouraged and you will be asked to sing a different song. Be prepared to dance for your audition. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes that will help you easily move. Callbacks for principal roles will be Wednesday, September 11th.
You must be available for tech week and all performances. Show Dates – November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & December 1, 6, 7, 8. Producer’s Nights – November 14,19 School Shows – November 22,26 and December 6
Crimes of the Heart
Auditions for Crimes of the Heart will be on November 11 & 12, 2019 at 7pm.
This audition will consist of a cold read and show improv. This show cast calls for 6 people. The age ranges & character info are as follows:
Lenny (female: 20’s-30’s)- the oldest sister, insecure about her fertility, her appearance, her age, her role in caring for her grandfather. she is resentful of Meg whom she sees as always having been the favorite, hides in her caregiving which gives her an excuse to stay home.
Chick (female: 20’s-30’s)- the sisters’ first cousin, brassy, loud and judgment of her cousins and their behaviors.
Doc- (male: 20’s-30’s) Meg’s old boyfriend, is married with two children however he is still infatuated with Meg.
Meg (female: 20’s-30’s) the middle sister, moved to Hollywood to pursue her singing career, is the most outgoing of the three sisters but recently experienced a mental breakdown.
Babe (female: late teens- early 20’s) the youngest sister, the most fragile of the sisters, a dreamer and innocent, shoots her husband and attempts suicide after embarking on an affair with a fifteen-year-old black boy.
Barnette (male: 20’s-30’s) Babe’s lawyer, a recent legal graduate who is a competent lawyer beyond his years, has a soft spot for Babe and wants to protect her from her abusive husband.
The Odd Couple
Auditions for The Odd Couple will be on December 15 & 16, 2019 at 7pm.
Disney's Frozen Jr.
Auditions for the musical Disney’s Frozen Jr. will be on January 12 & 13, 2020 at 7pm.
Students ages 8-18 are welcome to audition! Please prepare 32 bars (or a verse/chorus) of a song in the style of the show or that showcases your vocal abilities! Sheet music is highly encouraged. Come prepared to move and show off any special abilities you may have (tumbling, juggling, etc.) We hope to see you there!
On Golden Pond
Auditions for On Golden Pond will be on February 24 & 25, 2020 at 7pm.
This audition will consist of a cold read. The show includes 5 characters. The director has set the following age ranges:
Norman Thayer, Jr.- 50 yrs+
Ethel Thayer- 50 yrs.+
Charlie Martin- 30 yrs.+
Bill Ray- 30 yrs.+
Billy Ray- 13 yrs.
Bye Bye Birdie
Auditions for the musical Bye Bye Birdie will be on March 9 & 10, 2020 at 7pm.
Roles, including ensemble and principles, are available for adults and youth ages 12+. Please prepare a selection of a musical theatre song for your audition. Be prepared to dance for your audition. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes that will help you easily move.
Always a Bridesmaid
Auditions for Always a Bridesmaid will be on April 6 & 7, 2020 at 7pm.
This is my first time auditioning. Any advice?
It’s easy (and very normal) to become nervous about auditioning, especially if it’s your first time. Relax! You’re going to be great. The most important thing is to just have fun… that’s why we are all here, right?!
What should I prepare?
Most of our auditions will include cold-reading from the script. There will be select scenes from the play that the director may ask you to read from. Don’t worry, you’ll be given plenty of time to look them over before it’s time for you to step into the limelight! Some of our directors request that you prepare a short monologue. This will be notated in the show’s specific audition information. Musicals require a prepared song (about 2 pages worth). The song does not have to be from the musical, but should be from the same musical theatre style genre as the show. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. Acappella auditions are discouraged. Pop, rock, and country songs are discouraged unless the show you are auditioning for includes those types of music.
Should I come both days?
Each of our shows have two days of auditions. You only need to come for one day! We hold two rounds of auditions with the hope that one of the days will work with everyone’s schedule.
What should I wear?
Always wear comfortable clothing that you can move well in, and please wear closed-toe shoes.
Where do I go?
All auditions will be held at the Old Post Office Playhouse located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658. Usually, you will be asked to enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).
I was cast in the show. Now what?
Congratulations! Being in a show is one of the most fun and rewarding things to do… you’ll definitely have a blast. Make sure to check your email often, as that is our primary form of communication. We will be in touch soon with rehearsal and performance schedules! If your email address changes, let us know immediately.
I wasn't cast this time. Now what?
Auditioning for any show is always a great experience, regardless of whether you make it or not! Keep up the good work!