Raleigh Little Theatre announces auditions for “Crowns”

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Crowns on Sunday, June 4 and Monday, June 5 with callbacks on Saturday, June 10. The production will be directed by Terra Hodge.

Important dates

Auditions: Sunday, June 4th at 3pm and Monday, June 5th at 7pm in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Arrive at least 15 mins prior to your audition time for registration. Please sign up for an audition on our Signup Genius page.

Callbacks: Saturday, June 10th at 1pm in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

First cast meeting: Monday, July 10th at 7pm

No conflicts after: August 11th. No more than 5 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview: Wednesday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 24th

Opening night: Friday, August 25th

Performances: August 25th to September 10th with a likely extension to September 17th

Strike: September 10th (or September 17th if extended) following the 3:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

About the Show

Crowns is a gospel musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young black woman (Yolanda). She is sent down South to stay with her grandmother (Mother Shaw) after her brother is killed in Brooklyn.

Yolanda finds strength in the stories of the wise women around her. These women use hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery.

About the roles

The cast is made up of all African American actors.

Mother Shaw: Yolanda’s grandmother and the matriarch

Mabel: The preacher’s wife with a sharp and sassy tell-it-like-it-is attitude

Velma: She is the hat queen and coins the phrase “hattitude”

Wanda: The most lady-like and her stories are full of propriety and decorum

Jeanette: Flirtatious, brassy, and fun loving

Yolanda: Mother Shaw’s teenage granddaughter with a rebellious spirit who goes to live with her after her brother is killed.

Man: He plays the male roles in the stories from the women.

About the Auditions

Please sign up for an audition on our Signup Genius page.

Please prepare 1-2 minutes of a gospel song or hymn. Your selection should demonstrate vocal range and variety of style. You must bring your own sheet music and the theater will provide an accompanist. If sheet music doesn’t exist for your selection, you may sing acapella.

The callback list will be posted on the RLT website by Noon on Tuesday, June 6th.

Callbacks: Saturday, June 10th in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

Perusal copies of the scripts will be available for a 48 hour check out from the RLT office which is located in the rear of the building and opened from 10:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.

Contact Patrick Torres at patrick@raleighlittletheatre.org with any questions.

Production Team

Director: Terra Hodge
Music Director: Carolyn Colquitt
Choregrapher: TBD
Scenic Designers: Shannon Clark
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Diamond
Costume Designer: Vicki Olson
Stage Manager: Chris Acevedo

About RLT

Raleigh Little Theatre is a welcoming community theatre. Our staff of designers and directors strive to deliver a professional level of quality to our productions which has resulted in many awards over the years. All our actors and crew members are volunteers and we encourage you to join us!

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

Sutton/City Series Audition form (DOC or PDF) — please fill out

Conflict Calendar (PDF)– please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.

NC Stage Company announces General Auditions

North Carolina Stage Company is updating their actor files and will be holding General Auditions on Mon, May 22, 1pm – 7pm by appointment.  Union and non union actors are encouraged to attend. THESE ARE NOT EPAs.
Actors should prepare two monologues: one Shakespeare piece and one contemporary piece. The combined length should not exceed three minutes.
Actors who sing should also prepare a section of music from a traditional American musical standard. Please note, a piano will be available but an accompanist will not be provided.
To schedule an appointment, please submit updated headshots and resumes to casting@ncstage.org.  We will email you back to confirm when we have scheduled your appointment.

Please, no phone calls.

Women’s Theatre Festival announce Upcoming Auditions

The Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina is holding auditions for its 24-Hour Occupy the Stage Event, which will take place on June 30th, 2017. This event will contain 12 hours of original works written by female playwrights, done in the style of reader's theatre. The 12-hour program will be performed twice.  All plays have been written by a woman and have a cast that is comprised of 50% or more female characters.  Auditions are May 20th from 1pm-5pm at Sonorous Road Theatre's 209 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC location.
And here's the link to the signup sheet:

Auditions for “Boeing, Boeing” at Davidson Community Players

Davidson Community Players announces open auditions for its July production of Boeing, Boeing written by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Auditions will be held Saturday June 10th from 11:00am - 1:00pm or Sunday June 11th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Both auditions will take place at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street in Davidson. The production will run July 20 - 30 in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College in Davidson and is directed by Jim Yost.

Auditionees only need to come to one of the audition times, but should plan to arrive at the start of the session and stay for the entire time. Please bring a resume or a list of your contact information and theatre experience, a recent photo and a list of all of your conflicts. Rehearsals will begin June 12. Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition.  Comedy and skill in physical theatre are a plus and a willingness to have fun is essential.

Show synopsis: It’s the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and all three ladies are in town simultaneously. Timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. Fasten your seat belts!


  • Bernard– an architect (a comedic Don Draper). Age range 30-40s. Open to all ethnicities.
  • Berthe– Bernard's Housekeeper. Age range 30-40s. Open to all ethnicities.
  • Robert– Bernard's friend (the straight man from Wisconsin). Age range 30-40s. Open to all ethnicities.
  • Jaqueline (or Gabriella)– the French fiancée (or the Italian fiancée) and air hostess. 20s-30s. Open to all ethnicities.
  • Janet (or Gloria)– the American fiancée and air hostess. Age range 20-30s. Open to all ethnicities.
  • Judith (or Gretchen)– the German fiancée and air hostess. Age range 20-30s. Open to all ethnicities.

Accents in auditions are not required. Age ranges are guidelines but all who are interested are encouraged to audition. Please see the DCP website, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org for our casting policy.

Perusal copies of the script are available in the DCP office for a $10 deposit. For additional information regarding auditions, please contact Sylvia Schnople, Artistic Director at 704 892-7953 or email Sylvia@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. They have served the Lake Norman region for over fifty years with high quality and award winning entertainment. They are supported throughout the season by Arts and Science Council, The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, and Randy Marion Cadillac.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre announces 2017-18 Season Auditions

2017-2018 Season Auditions
May 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
May 21, 2017 | 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
CFRT Annex
*by appointment only
DREAMGIRLS: September 14 - October 8, 2017
WAIT UNTIL DARK: October 26 - November 12, 2017
SEUSSICAL: February 1 - 25, 2018
DISGRACED: March 15-25, 2018
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY: April 12-29, 2018
CROWNS: A GOSPEL MUSICAL: May 17 - June 3, 2018
Open to all actors-ages 16 +, this is your opportunity to become part of our "Season of Discovery"! Please prepare a monologue and a song (32 bars) of your choice. You can bring either a recorded track or piano sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday May 20, 2017
11:00 AM-1:00 PM: Scheduled Auditions
1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Lunch Break
2:00 PM-5:00 PM- Scheduled Auditions
Sunday May 21, 2017
2:00 PM-6:00 PM- Scheduled Auditions
To schedule your audition or for more information, email CFRT Company Manager Ashley Owen at auditions@cfrt.org or call (910) 323-4234 ext. 222

Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” at Clayton Youth Theater

Date/Time:  May 19, 2017 @ 6:30pm and May 20, 2017 @ 10am

Who: Clayton Youth Theater

What: Summer Musical Auditions - "Little Shop of Horrors”

Where: The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton, NC  27520

Contact phone:  919-553-1737

Website url:  www.claytonyouththeater.com

BLURB: Auditions for Clayton Youth Theater's summer musical, Little Shop of Horrors will be held at The Clayton Center on May 19 @ 6:30pm and May 20 @ 10am. Participants must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year. 2017 high school graduates are also eligible. Complete audition information can be found at www.claytonyouththeater.com.

Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre seeks performers for summer season

The Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, in Snow Camp, NC, is currently looking for both Caucasian and  African American performers (18 - up) to participate in our annual productions of the Sword of Peace and Pathway to Freedom.
These shows will take place this summer at the James Wilson Amphitheater in Snow Camp, NC. We are located approximately 30 minutes from Greensboro and Chapel Hill and about 15 minutes from Burlington and Siler City. We are looking for  both full-time and part time company member. All positions are paid.  
Rehearsals begin on June 11th and the season ends August 19th. To learn more about our company, please visit https://www.snowcampoutdoortheatre.com/.
Those seeking theatre work with us should submit a resume and a headshot. Please submit a video audition (this doesn't have to be high quality filming and can be done from a phone) containing a monologue and a song (which can be sung acapella) to ed@capstonetheatricals.com. Please also contact me via the same email address with any questions you may have.