It's time to step into the spotlight.

Upcoming Auditions

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).

A Streetcar Named Desire   

Jan. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2018        

School Performances – January 12 & 26, 2018    

Auditions: Nov. 20 & 21, 2017

This cast will include approximately 7 males (ages 16-50) & 6 females (ages 25-50).  You do not need to perform a monologue for this audition.  You will be asked to read from the actual script.

By Tennessee Williams

In the Black Box Theatre

This well-known and classic script by Tennessee Williams received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948 and is still considered one of the finest plays of the 20th century. It reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions.  The story follows her inability to deal with the realities of life which ultimately leads to her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.

 

Seussical™ the Musical  

Feb. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2018                  

School Performances – February 15, 16, & 23, 2018  (Snow – Feb. 22 & 26)

Auditions:  Dec. 4th & 5th, 2017 (AUDITIONS WILL BE @ 6-7 PM FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER)

There are roles for adults & children (6+). Everyone ages 13+ will audition at 7 pm.  If you have any kind of tumbling experience or special talents (ie. juggling, riding a unicycle, etc.) be prepare to share this at the audition.  The audition will include: a cold read from the script, a musical audition (2 pages of prepared song) and a dance/movement audition.

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle

Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss

In the McCreary Theatre

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza which brings to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. Experience the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community as you travel from the Jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos in this delightful show for the whole family filled with songs you will remember for a lifetime.

 

 

James and the Giant Peach   (All-Youth)  

March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2018               

School Performances – March 22 & 23, 2018 (Snow – March 26)

Auditions: Jan. 15 & 16, 2018

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!

 

 

Blue

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.

Audition FAQ

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!