Theatre Charlotte will hold auditions for MEMPHIS the Musical on Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at Theatre Charlotte (501 Queens Road.) Please prepare 16 bars of a song and bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Come dressed to dance. There will be no readings until callbacks. You only need to attend one of the two audition dates. Please bring a head shot and resume if you have them, but it is not required.
All roles are open. We are seeking:
HUEY: white male, age 20 -35; frenzied, bombastic; can talk his way into anything, including becoming a DJ at a local "white" radio station. Vocal range: tenor
FELICIA: African American female; age 20 - 35; beautiful, wide-eyed and fiercely gifted singer; follows her heart. Vocal range: high R&B, belt voice. Good dancer.
DELRAY: African American male; age 35-45; Felicia's older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where Felicia sings. Realistic, cautious, protective of his sister. Vocal range: baritenor with solid pop/rock/R&B
GLADYS: white female, age 45-65; Huey's stern, traditional, blue-collar, southern mother who worked her whole life to support herself and Huey. Vocal range: alto-belt mix
GATOR: African American male, age 35-45. Bartender at Delray's; hasn't spoken since age 5, when he saw his father killed; regains voice during show. Solid R&B baritenor; must move well
BOBBY: African American male, age 20-35; janitor at Mr. Simmons' radio station; full of personality & heart; must dance well; great gospel voice
MR. SIMMONS: white male, age 40-60; hard-driving owner of "white" radio station.
ENSEMBLE: 6 white males and females, age 16+, 8 black males and females, age 16+
Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS tells the story of a young white DJ who falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. This production will be directed by Tony Award winner Corey Mitchell, with choreography by Ashley Sumner and music direction by Zachary Tarlton. Performances will be May 12-28, 2017 at Theatre Charlotte.
Theatre Charlotte is now accepting video audition submissions for the Student Theatre Guild's Summer Intensive Production of CRY-BABY, the 1950s Rock & Roll musical based on the film by John Waters. Please email video of 16 bars of appropriate song, a 1 minute clip of dance and a 1 minute contemporary monologue, along with resume and headshot. Email to email@example.com. If we are interested, we will include you on the callback list. Everyone will be notified. In-person auditions will also be held at Theatre Charlotte on May 13 at 1 pm and May 14 at 7 pm. Casting will be completed by May 16. For ages 14 through college.
Rehearsal and performance dates: July 2 & 3, July 5-7, July 10-13 all from 1 to 8 pm. July 14 at 1pm Final dress; performances July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, at 7:30 pm with 2:30 matinees on July 15 and 23. There is no participation fee. Directed by Ron Law. Choreography by Caroline Bower.
2017-2018 Season Shows
Auditions for Aida will be held July 24 and 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be July 26, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for The Grapes of Wrath will be held September 10 and 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be September 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held October 14 and 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. Callbacks will be October 15, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Auditions for The Nerd will be held October 29 and 30, 2017 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be November 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for A Time To Kill will be held January 28 and 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be January 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for Spring Awakening will be held March 25 and 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be March 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in performing on stage at Theatre Charlotte is welcome to audition. For musicals, generally you will be required to prepare a song and bring the sheet music to the audition and come dressed to move. For non-musicals you will most likely be asked to read scenes from the script. Perusal copies of scripts are often available for those interested in auditioning. Rehearsals are usually held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Theatre Charlotte is committed to diversity on our stage and in our audience. We strongly encourage actors of color to audition.