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. 

 

BY THE BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL SEA

 WHEN 
Monday, December 27 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, December 28 at 6:30pm

(Potential Callbacks, Wednesday, December 29 at 6:30pm)

 

Performance Dates: February 18 - March 5, 2022

 SEEKING 
2 Male Identifying Actors and 2 Female Identifying Actors

 

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please come dressed prepared to move.

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

In the weeks following her sister’s funeral, mysterious scales begin to appear on Laura’s legs. Memories of their father’s book “Captain Peabody’s Fabulous Logbook of Nautical Creatures” lead her to suspect that she and her sister may not be exactly human. A world-premiere new play about family and identity with an otherworldly twist.


FEATURES MATURE CONTENT


DIRECTED BY ERIC SEALE

 CHARACTERS 

LAURA VANDERPOOL - Late twenties, the oldest sibling.

JACK VANDERPOOL - Early twenties, the youngest sibling. Drunk the entire time.

TOMÁS - Early twenties. Frank, fast talker. Of Spanish heritage, but without an  accent.

MOM - Mother of Laura, Jack, and Anna. Clearly prefers Jack over Laura.

RIPCORD

 WHEN 
Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 2 at 7:00pm

(Potential Callbacks, Thursday, February 3 at 7:00pm)

 

Performance Dates: March 25 - April 9, 2022

 SEEKING 
3 Male Identifying Actors and 3 Female Identifying Actors

 

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please come dressed prepared to move.

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary.


DIRECTED BY SHAWNA WILSON

 CHARACTERS 

ABBY BINDER - 60+ A blunt, no-nonsense, stern resident at Bristol Place Senior Living; she uses her biting humor to prohibit people from getting close to her; her past has left her with a simmering bitterness; roommates with Marilyn; wants the room to herself and will get it by any means necessary.

MARILYN DUNNE - 60+ Abby's chipper, chatterbox roommate at Bristol Place Senior Living; a warm and pleasant personality who always means the best; her strength lies in her ability to always keep her chipper cool, even in extreme situations; ultimately, she is looking for a friend.

 

BENJAMIN/LEWIS/CLOWN - 30-50 This actor plays three roles: Benjamin; the estranged son of Abby, Lewis; Marilyn's son, who is also a skydiving instructor, and A Clown; An actor in a haunted house.

SCOTTY - 20-40 a bright, dedicated, and committed aide at Bristol Place Senior Living; an aspiring actor; he is trying to do his job to the best of his ability.

COLLEEN/WOMAN IN WHITE - 30-50 This actor plays two roles: Colleen; The bright, sunny, lighthearted, perky, quirky, and caring daughter of Marilyn and wife of Derek, The Woman in White; An actress in a haunted house.

DEREK/ZOMBIE BUTLER/MASKED MAN - 30-50 This actor plays three roles: Derek, Colleen's other half, literally and figuratively, A Zombie Butler; An actor who is leading the haunted house tour, and also plays Masked Man.

 
 

THE CAKE

 WHEN 
Sunday, February 20 at 2:30pm
Monday, February 21 at 6:30pm

(Potential Callbacks, Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30pm)

 

Performance Dates: June 3 - 18, 2022

 SEEKING 

3 Female Identifying Actors and 2 Female Identifying Actors

 WHAT 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please come dressed prepared to move.

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down.

FEATURES MATURE CONTENT


DIRECTED BY JOHN RAMBO & PAUL SAPP

 CHARACTERS 

DELLA - 40s, pleasant with a mass of big, curly hair. 


TIM - 40s, her husband, a good ol’ boy. 


JEN - early 30s, with a wedding binder, who has dreamt of her wedding day her whole life.


MACY - early 30s, her reluctant fiancé, African American.

 

THE PIRATE QUEEN

 WHEN 
Sunday, March 27 at 2:30pm
Monday, March 28 at 6:30pm

(Potential Callbacks, Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30pm)

 

Performance Dates: June 3 - 18, 2022

 SEEKING 
Singers and dancers of all vocal ranges between the ages of 17 and 50+.

 

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

 ABOUT THE SHOW 

From the legendary team behind LES MISÉRABLES and MISS SAIGON comes the epic musical adventure celebrating the legendary Irish Chieftain and pirate Grace O'Malley. To protect her people and save her one true love, O'Malley must confront her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England, the one woman more powerful than her.


DIRECTED BY ERIC SEALE
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY JOHN COFFEY

 CHARACTERS 

GRACE (GRANIA) O'MALLEY - 20s to 30s, daughter and only child of Dubhdara the clan Chieftain. Mezzo-Soprano.

QUEEN ELIZABETH I - Mid 20s to 40s, English Monarch. Soprano.

DUBHDARA - 40s to 50s, Chieftain of the Clan O'Malley. Tenor, Baritone.

TIERNAN - 20s to 30s, a sailor and Grace's childhood sweetheart. Tenor.

LORD RICHARD BINGHAM - 30s to 40s, Governor of Ireland and advisor to Elizabeth I. Tenor.

CHIEFTAIN OF CLAN O'FLAHERTY - 40s to 50s. Baritone.

 

DONAL - 20s to 30s, son and heir of O'Flaherty Chieftain. Tenor.

EVLEEN - 50+, Grace's nurse and ceremonial matriarch of Clan O'Malley. Mezzo-Soprano.

MAJELLA - 40+, a woman of Clew Bay and friend of Evleen. Mezzo-Soprano.

ENSEMBLE

Irish Soldiers and English Soldiers, Men and Women of the Clans O'Malley and O'Flaherty, Lords and Ladies-in-Waiting at the English Court, and more. Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass.