Auditions

Audition Information: 

To schedule your audition or for more information, email CFRT Company Manager Ashley Owen at auditions@cfrt.org

Cape Fear Regional Theatre employs both Equity (Guest Artist Tier 3) and Non Equity Performers.  All positions are paid, the Non Equity pay ranges depending on the role.

Season Schedule:

SENSE & SENSIBILITY: April 12-29, 2018

CROWNS: A GOSPEL MUSICAL: May 17 – June 3, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if I can’t make it to the audition?

A: If you absolutely cannot make it to the audition, video submissions will be accepted. E-Mail Ashley at auditions@cfrt.org for more information.

Q: Can I send you my headshot/resume?

A: Yes please! E-Mail it to Ashley at auditions@cfrt.org with Audition Submission in the subject line – or mail it to the theatre: Cape Fear Regional Theatre. 1209 Hay Street. Fayetteville, NC 28305.

Q: What if I do not have a headshot/resume?

A: We will be taking a photo of you with your audition number at the auditions, but we’d always appreciate a good quality & recent shot of you in lieu of a professional headshot. If you do not have a resume, there will be a space on our audition form for you to fill out any theatre experience you may have.

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Sense & Sensibility Auditions

 Auditions: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 PM- 8:00 PM (by appointment only)

Callbacks: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

 Where: Glass Block Room, Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

About the show: Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. The Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—are left financially destitute and socially vulnerable after their father’s sudden death. The family is forced to move to a distance cottage and the sisters become entangled in heart-wrenching romances.  They are forced to ask themselves, “When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?” Based on the novel by Jane Austen. Adapted by Kate Hamill. (Comedy)

Directed by: Mary Catherine Burke

Important dates:

Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Previews: Thursday, April 12, 2018 & Friday, April 13, 2018

Opening: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Closing: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Rehearsals are typically on nights and weekends.  We rehearse up to 42 hours per week.  Your schedule and hours called will vary pending the size of the role.

To Request and appointment, please email: auditions@cfrt.org, with your headshot, resume, audition form, and role you would like to be seen for.

What to prepare: Please prepare the side provided for the role you are auditioning for. Familiarize yourself with all sides listed for each track (note that how much of the material you are asked to do during the audition will be dependent on the time constraints of the day). A reader will be provided.

Roles and sides:

Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars/Gossip/Others: Male. Late 20-30’s.  Edward is kind, sensitive and the romantic lead- all while being mildly introverted and lost, without a sense a direction.  I suspect his favorite literary character would be Laura from The Glass Menagerie, because he would feel a kinship to her.  He is not smooth.  He feels things deeply.  He doesn’t fit in with his family.  Robert Ferrars is the inverse of his brother.  He has a very high opinion of himself. He is a handsome dandy who knows what he is serving up. Edward & Robert Sides

John Middleton/Doctor/Thomas/Servant/Gossip/Others: Male. 40’s +. Sir John Middleton is a distant relative to Mrs. Dashwood.  He is a boisterous fellow who is generous and kind, but likes gossip and drama a little too much, which makes him uncouth.  Doctor for Marianne’s illness. Thomas is a doting servant. John Middleton Sides

In Attendance: Mary Catherine Burke, Director and Artistic Director  

Crowns Auditions

Auditions: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00am-6:00pm (by appointment only)

Where: Glass Block Room, Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

About the show: Hats are everywhere in exquisite variety in this musical play. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms. When Brooklyn-born Yolanda goes down South after the death of her brother, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their dazzling hats. This jubilant musical play weaves together Gospel music, rich storytelling, and exuberant dance to create a tapestry of voices that transcend time and place. Written by Regina Taylor. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. (Musical)

Director: Donna Bradby

Music Director: Mark Frazier

Choreographer: Tina Yarborough

Important dates:

Rehearsals begin: April 24, 2018

Previews: May 17-18, 2018

Opening: May 19, 2018

Closing: June 3, 2018

Rehearsals are typically on nights and weekends.  We rehearse up to 42 hours per week.  Your schedule and hours called will vary pending the size of the role.

To Request and appointment, please email: auditions@cfrt.org, with your headshot, resume, audition form, and role you would like to be seen for.

What to prepare:

  • Prepare a gospel or spiritual song acapella and the side provided for the role you are auditioning for. Sides can be found below along with the character descriptions.
  • Please be prepared to do a movement combination.

In Attendance: Donna Bradby- Director, Mark Frasier- Music Director, Tina Yarborough- Choreographer, Mary Kate Burke- CFRT Artistic Director

Roles and sides:

All roles open
6 Females and 1 Male

All cast members must be experienced in harmony and gospel singing and must be able to move well.

YOLANDA: 20’s (must be able to appear 15-18), African-American. Sassy but introverted, Yolanda keeps her feelings inside, except when she raps. Keenly observant and intelligent, her evolution to fully express herself is at the core of this story. Ultimately, must be charming, winning and exuberant. YOLONDA Monologue

MOTHER SHAW: 50’s-60’s, African-American. The powerful matriarch of the family and the elder who holds wisdom and compassion as her legacy. Deeply spiritual. Needs to be a singer with emotional and vocal range. MOTHER SHAW Side

VELMA. 30’s/40’s, African-American. Flashy and has a past, Velma now expresses herself in her vivid stories and glittery hats. Knows how to have fun, but she is tougher than she looks – hard times have offered her many life lessons. VELMA Monologue

MABEL. 40’s/50’s, African-American. The most conservative. Married to a minister and is a first lady, and always did the right thing. Has a genuine insight into the human condition, but likes ladies to be ladies. She has a behavior code and believes in it – and you better believe in it too! MABEL Monologue

JEANETTE: 30’s, African-American. She’s been a working girl a long time – cosmetics counter at the local department store. Prides herself on her appearance – and the ability of a hat to create mystery, flirtation, whatever the mood calls for. She’s a mother, wife and woman who really loves her hats. JEANETTE Monologue

WANDA: 30’s, African-American. Can be extroverted or introverted – changing like the wind blows. Spunky. Always wants the last word. WANDA Monologue

MAN: 30-40’s, African-American. Plays all the male roles in the play: Father, Reverend, Husband of the women. Versatile actor. Good sense of humor. Must be able to move well. THE MAN Monologue