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).
James and the Giant Peach (All-Youth)
There are parts for children & youth who are in 1st-12th grade. The audition will include a cold read from the script, so you don’t need to have a monologue or any piece prepared.
March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2018
School Performances – March 22 & 23, 2018 (Snow – March 26)
Auditions: Jan. 15 & 16, 2018 at 7 pm
From the book by Roald Dahl
Dramatized by Richard R. George
In the McCreary Theatre
A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! Roald Dahl’s story comes to life in this delightful dramatization. Meet the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper, the pessimistic Earthworm, James as he cleverly gets the Peach out of danger, and all the other characters in this exciting, peachy adventure!
April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2018
School Performances – April 12 & 13 , 2018
Auditions: Feb. 26 & 27, 2018
Based on the Book by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Experience local history with this story based on the “Miracle of Hickory.” With her father away at war, Ann Fay helps her family and her community in battling the polio epidemic of 1944. As more and more children are affected, Hickory responds by creating an emergency hospital in just three days. Soon, Ann Fay discovers for herself just how devastating polio can be.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Musical)
May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2018
School Performances – May 18, 2018
Auditions: Mar. 19 & 20, 2018
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
In the McCreary Theatre
Based on the classic novel and well-loved songs from the Disney animated feature, this powerful story will transport you to fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, escapes the shadows of the cathedral for a day encountering a world which, while enthralling, is also much crueler than it appears from the safety of the bell towers. Come be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
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!