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. 

 

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) You can perform 16 bars from any song you'd like, but if you need help and wish to perform a song from ROCK OF AGES, our musical director has kindly prepared selections for all the roles. You can view them HERE.

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 JENNIFER CANTERBURY & ERIC SEALE

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRANDEN NUHFER

CHOREOGRAPHY BY SONYA BRIGGS

 CHARACTERS 

DREW - 20s, appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams. (Vocal Range: Bb2-D5)

 

SHERRIE - 20s, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. (Vocal Range: G3-F5)

 

LONNY - late 20s-40s, narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals. (Vocal Range: D3-D5)

 

DENNIS DUPREE - 30s -40s, classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals. (Vocal Range: D3-A4)

 

STACEE JAXX/FATHER - 30s-40s, a sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice. (Vocal Range: C3-B4 *Eb5*)

 

JUSTICE/MOTHER - late 30s-50s, African American, strong presence. Once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed. (Vocal Range: G3-Db5)

 

HERTZ KLINEMANN - 40s-60s, attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals. (Vocal Range: F3-A4)

 

FRANZ KLINEMANN - 20s-30s, Hertz’s son, young German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong vocals and comedic timing. (Vocal Range: Db3-A4 *E5 Falsetto)

 

 

REGINA - 20s-30s, fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted take over of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing. (Vocal Range: A3-Eb5)

 

MAYOR/JA'KEITH - 20s-40s, strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. (Vocal Range: D3-A4)

 

JOEY PRIMO/ENSEMBLE - 20s-40s, young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability.

 

ENSEMBLE - all ages, Rockers, Protesters, Customers, etc.

 

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 DR. CORLIS HAYES

 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
CHOREOGRAPHY BY LEANNA BODNAR

 CHARACTERS 

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