AUDITIONS

 Hickory Community Theatre encourages people of all races, ethnicities, identities, body types, physical and cognitive abilities to audition. Theatre is for everyone, and HCT believes in representation and equity for all. 

MEMPHIS

 WHEN 
Tuesday, July 5 at 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 6 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Thursday, July 6 at 6:00pm
)

 

Performance Dates:  August 26 - September 10, 2002

 SEEKING 
Singers and dancers of all ages and ethnicities.

 

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of a dance portion (please come dressed ready to dance) , followed by a singing portion. Those wishing to audition should prepare to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice (accompanist will be provided, please provide sheet music for accompanist) Cold readings from the script may follow if needed. 

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is the story of a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break.


DIRECTED BY BRIAN DAYE

 CHARACTERS 

(Breakdown coming soon.)

 

MACBETH

 WHEN 
Sunday, August 14 at 2:00pm
Monday, August 15 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Tuesday,
August 16 at 6:00pm)

 

Performance Dates:  October 14 - 29, 2022

 SEEKING 
PERFORMERS OF ALL RACES, ETHNICITIES, IDENTITIES, BODY TYPES, PHYSICAL, AND COGNITIVE ABILITIES are strongly encouraged to audition.

 

Non traditional gender casting will be considered in this production so attributed genders in the character descriptions are subject to change. (see breakdown on right)

 

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of cold readings for all, and a movement/combat portion for those auditioning for combat roles
.

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, amongst the turmoil and political uncertainty, Macbeth is propelled towards the Scotish crown by forces of elemental darkness and the dark ambitious of his wife. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy.


DIRECTED BY ERIC SEALE

 CHARACTERS 

MACBETH - 30 to 45, The Thane of Glamis. When he is prophesied to become King he allows his and his wife's ambitions tooverrule his loyalty to Duncan.

LADY MACBETH - late 20s to 40s, ambitious spouse of Macbeth, who pushes him to betray Duncan and full-fill the Witch's visions. Tortured by guilt and traumatic stress afterwards.

THREE WITCHES - multiple ages 18 to 70s, dark magical figures whose future sight and machinations fuel the plot.

BANQUO - 30 to 45, solider and peer to Macbeth, he receives visions of his children one day sucseeding Macbeth on the throne.

 

DUNCAN - 50 - 70s, The King. Sucsessful and well thought of, but creates contention upon deciding to promote his son Malcom as his sucsessor.

 

MALCOM - 20s to 30s, Duncan's son and heir to the throne.

 

MACDUFF - 20s to 40, another Thane whose family falls victim to Macbeth's rule.

DONALBALN - 20s to 40, Duncan's other son.

FLEANCE - 15 to 20 , son of Banquo and the subject of the witche's prophcy about his family's future.

LENNON, ROSS, MENTEITH, ANGUS, CAITHNESS, multible ages, 20s to 60s, Nobles of Scotland.

OTHERS, multible ages, all, DOCTORS, MURDERS, CAPTAINS, SERVANTS, etc.

 

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

 WHEN 
Sunday, September 4 at 2:00pm
Monday, September 5 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00pm)

 

Performance Dates:  November 4 -19, 2022

 SEEKING 
2 male-identifying actors of any 
ethnicity.
1 female-identifying actor of any ethnicity.

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

Facts become blurry when they’re twisted into fiction in the high-stakes world of publishing. A demanding editor-in-chief hires a determined fact-checker to work on a groundbreaking essay written by a famous author. The deadline is tight, the essay is dense, and everyone must make a good faith effort in telling the story honestly.


DIRECTED BY PAUL SAPP

 CHARACTERS 

JIM FINGAL - mid 20s, a fact checker. Smart, earnest, well-intentioned and tireless. He does things to the letter of the law and is driven by rules, protocols, and facts.

EMILY PENROSE - mid 30s to 60, Editor-in-Chief at a prestigious Manhattan magazine. Her great ambition is to achieve cultural relevance and commercial success. She's relentless in her professional pursuits yet can be a voice of reason.

 

JOHN D'AGATA - 40s to 60s, one of the world's greatest living essayists. Intelligent and wants things the way he wants them. He doesn't suffer fools.

 
 

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

 WHEN 
Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm
Monday, October 3 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00pm)

 

Performance Dates:  December 2 - 17, 2022

 SEEKING 
Singers and dancers of all ages and ethnicities. Between 18 - 60+

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of a dance portion (please come dressed ready to dance) , followed by a singing portion. Those wishing to audition should prepare to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice (accompanist will be provided, please provide sheet music for accompanist) Cold readings from the script may follow if needed. 

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this musical farce. With two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone and you get an evening of guaranteed madcap delight.


DIRECTED BY

 CHARACTERS 

MAN IN CHAIR - 30s-50s), Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl. Male-identifying.
 

MRS. TOTTENDALE - 50s-60s, The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding. Female-identifying. Vocal Range: G3-Db5
 

UNDERLING - 30s-50s, Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor. Male-identifying. Vocal Range: Ab2-G4.
 

ROBERT MARTIN - 20s-30s, The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman. Male-identifying. Vocal Range: C3-Ab4.
 

GEORGE - 20s-40s, Robert's anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert's best-interest always at heart. Male-identifying. Vocal Range: F3-Bb4.
 

FELDZIEG - 30s-50s, Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler. Male-identifying. Vocal Range: Db3-Db4
 

KITTY - 20s-30s, Feldzieg's dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler. Female-identifying. Vocal Range Bb3-F5. Female-identifying.

 

GANGSTERS - 20s-40s, Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers. Male-identifying. Vocal Range: Db3-Gb4.
 

ALDOLPHO - 30s-50s, European self-proclaimed "ladies man"; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli. Male-identifying. Vocal Range: A#2-G4.
 

JANET VAN DE GRAAF - 20s-30s, The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg's Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts. Female-identifying. Vocal Range: G3-F#5.
 

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - 30s-50s, Janet's alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell. Female-identifying. Vocal Range: F3-D5
 

TRIX - 30s-40s, The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding. Female-identifying. Vocal Range: Ab3-Eb5.
 

ENSEMBLE, reporters, staff, etc. Multiple ages.

 

ROCK OF AGES

 WHEN 
Sunday, November 27 at 2:00pm
Monday, November 28 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00pm)

 

Performance Dates:  January 20 - February 4, 2023

 SEEKING 
Singers and dancers of all ages and ethnicities. Between 18 - 50+

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of a dance portion (please come dressed ready to dance) , followed by a singing portion. Those wishing to audition should prepare to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice (accompanist will be provided, please provide sheet music for accompanist) Cold readings from the script may follow if needed. 

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

It's the 1980s in Hollywood, and the party's raging hard. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing. But the rock 'n' roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another strip mall. With the music of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, and more!


DIRECTED BY

 CHARACTERS 

(Breakdown coming soon.)

 

CADILLAC CREW

 WHEN 
Sunday, December 18
at 2:00pm
Monday, December 19 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Tuesday, December 20 at 6:00pm)

 

Performance Dates:  February 17 - March 4, 2023

 SEEKING 
4 female-identifying actors.

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

Four women make up the staff of the Richmond branch of the Virginia Office for Civil Rights in 1963. Their walls are decorated with posters touting “justice for women” and “unrestricted voting rights," but the phone calls they get are vicious. A powerful testament to the forgotten role of women in the civil rights movement.


DIRECTED BY

 CHARACTERS 

RACHEL - 25, Black, polished and poised. Witty, proud, and lovingly stern.

ABBY - 22, Black, driven by personal goals. Sharp and unapologetic, she values the autonomy she's never experienced personally.

DEE - 35, Black, Mature, sophisticated, and grounded in her personal constitution.

SARAH - 28, White passing, down to earth, Protective. Secure in the past; optimistically awaits the future.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

 WHEN 
Sunday, January 22
at 2:00pm
Monday, January 23 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00pm)

 

Performance Dates:  March 17 - April 1, 2023

 SEEKING 
6 male-identifying actors of any 
ethnicity.
2 female-identifying actors of any ethnicity.

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Along with some movement work.

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

After benefiting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on producing an ambitious 1920s murder mystery. However, hilarious disaster ensues and the cast start to crack under the pressure, but can they get the production back on track before the final curtain falls?


DIRECTED BY ERIC SEALE

 CHARACTERS 

CHRIS - 25 - 35, male-identifying. Rigid, uptight, everything really matters. He is the director of the show and this is the biggest day of his life. Everything is riding on this. It is a nerve wracking and exciting night. He has equal amounts of contempt for his fellow actors & the audience watching the play. RP ACCENT.

ROBERT - 25 - 35, male-identifying. Wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his declamatory style. He is unaware of others around him. He does not feel badly when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes. RP ACCENT.

MAX - 25 - 35, male-identifying. He has never been on stage before. He learned his lines and does exactly what he's told to do. Childlike and naïve. His mistakes are fundamental. He doesn't think anything through, just looks for approval. RP ACCENT.

DENNIS - 25 - 35, male-identifying. He has no real desire to be involved in the theatre, he just wants to make friends (of which he has none). He may be slightly oblivious but understands when he gets things wrong. The laughter is a personal tragedy/failure. RP ACCENT.

 

TREVOR - 25 - 35, male-identifying. The play’s lighting and sound operator. He simply wants to get on with the show. Curmudgeonly and doesn’t care for actors. He is easily distracted and does many things he shouldn’t, including engaging with the audience.  AMERICAN ACCENT.

JONATHAN- 25 - 35, male-identifying. A bit bland, but sees himself as a James Bond type. Excited and having fun, but not naïve. He technically has to drive the show. He cares about the play, but not to the same extent as the others. Very Physical role. RP ACCENT.

SANDRA 25 - 35, female-identifying. Vain and possess a huge ego. Has ambitions to go to Hollywood and will hurt anyone standing in the way of what she wants but is smart enough to stay on the good side of someone who can help her (like the director). Very physical role. RP ACCENT.

ANNIE 25 - 35, female-identifying. The stage manager. She has the biggest journey of any of the characters. When Sandra is indisposed Annie, who cannot bear to be on stage, must step in. She starts small but grows and grows. STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT.

 

EXIT PURSUED BY BEAR

 WHEN 
Sunday, March 5
at 2:00pm
Monday, March 6 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00pm)

 

Performance Dates:  April 28 - May 13, 2023

 SEEKING 
2 female-identifying actors of any ethnicity.

2 male-identifying actors of any ethnicity.

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional, and actual, cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past in this smart (and dark) revenge comedy.


DIRECTED BY SHAWNA WILSON

 CHARACTERS 

NAN CARTER - 27, pretty and quick, like a deer.

 

KYLE CARTER - 28, a big messy boy, like a dumb dirty dog. Nan's husband.

 

SWEETHEART - 20, Nan's new friend, a professional stripper who is present to play the role of "Kyle" in Nan's dramatic recreations.

 

SIMON BEAUFORT, 27, Nan's best friend and confidant, like a slim cat.

 
 

KINKY BOOTS

 WHEN 
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00pm
Monday, March 27 at 6:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00pm)

 

Performance Dates:  June 2 - 17, 2023

 SEEKING 
Singers and dancers of all ages and ethnicities. Between 18 - 60+

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of a dance portion (please come dressed ready to dance) , followed by a singing portion. Those wishing to audition should prepare to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice (accompanist will be provided, please provide sheet music for accompanist) Cold readings from the script may follow if needed. 

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized.


DIRECTED BY ERIC SEALE
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY JEFF HARTMAN
CHOREOGRAPHY BY LEANNA BODNAR

 CHARACTERS 

(Breakdown coming soon.)