A Raisin in the Sun

Theatre Charlotte will host auditions for Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun on Sunday, January 22 at 7 p.m. and Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. at Theatre Charlotte (501 Queens Road, Charlotte.) No appointment required. Readings will be from the script. Picture and resume helpful, but not required. Only required to attend one night of auditions. Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. Must be available for all tech/dress rehearsals and all performances (March 17-April 2, 2017.) This production will be directed by Kim Parati.

Seeking the following:

Walter Lee Younger: African-American. A lean, intense young man, early to mid-30s. A dreamer, inclined to quick movements and erratic speech habits — and always in his voice, indictment.

Beneatha Younger: Mama's daughter and Walter's sister. African-American. 20 years old and attends college. She is better educated than the rest of the family. Passionate.

Lena Younger: Mama. African-American. Walter and Beneatha's mother. The matriarch of the family, she is religious, moral and maternal. Her dream is for her family to move up in the world and own a house with a backyard.

Ruth Younger: African-American. Walter's wife and Travis' mother. Takes care of the Younger's small apartment. There are problems with her marriage, but she hopes to rekindle their love. About 30, but her weariness and pessimism maker her seem older.

Travis Younger: African-American. Able to play 10 years old. Walter and Ruth's son. Earns money by carrying grocery bags. Plays each adult against the other. Somewhat spoiled, but likeable.

Joseph Asagai: African college student from Nigeria. One of Beneatha's suitors. Mannerly, good looking and personable. Well-liked by all members of the Younger family.

George Murchison: African-American. Another of Beneatha's boyfriends and, also, a college student. Wealthy background which makes him somewhat offensive and snobbish. Easily impressed.

Karl Lindner: weak and ineffectual, white middle-aged man. Spokesperson for the white community which opposes the Younger's plan to move there.

Bobo: African-American. Somewhat dimwitted friend of Walter Lee's who plans to invest in Walter Lee's business scheme. 30s.

2 Moving Men: non speaking parts. Enter at end of play to help Younger's move.

Mrs. Johnson: late 40s-mid 50s, noisy, meddler, duplicitous.

Disney's The Lion King Jr.

Auditions for Disney's The Lion King Jr. will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10am at Theatre Charlotte (501 Queens Road.)

For 3 weeks this summer, approximately 30 TCjr participants, age 9-14, will experience and create musical theatre. During this summer intensive, TCjr participants will rehearse Disney's The Lion King Jr. and present it on the Theatre Charlotte stage. This production will be directed by Ron Law, with music direction by Megan Postle.

The rehearsals are June 19-23, 2017 from 9am-4pm, June 26-30 from 9am-4 pm, July 3 9am-noon, July 5 9am-noon. Public performances will be held July 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2017. Participants must be available for all sessions and performances.

There is a fee of $250, which includes rehearsal materials, costumes, a show t-shirt and a DVD of the performance. Need-based financial aid is available upon application.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN (including lead roles) and will be cast soon after auditions and participants will then be notified of what role (s) each will be playing.

16 bars of a song from the show will be taught at auditions. Come dressed to move (comfortable clothing and shoes.). Pictures and resumes are not required, but helpful if you have them. No appointments. No phone calls please. Questions should be directed to

Seeking actors/singers/dancers, age 9-14, to play: Mufasa, Scar, Young Simba, Simba, Banzai, Zazu, Rafiki, Timon, Pumba, Young Nala, Nala, Sarabi, Sarafina, Shenzi, Ed, Hyenas, Lionesses, and ensemble.

For more information about Theatre Charlotte's award-winning TCjr program, please click here.


Auditions for Memphis will be held March 19 and 20 at 7 p.m.

General Information

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.


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