Auditions

To schedule your audition or for more information, email CFRT Company Manager Ina Nakuci 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.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

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

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

Can I send you my headshot/resume?

Yes please! E-Mail it to 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.

What if I do not have a headshot/resume?

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.

No Child Auditions

Auditions | Studio B @ Cape Fear Regional Theatre August 3, 2019 | 12:00 – 6:00 PM

About this show: No Child is an insightful, hilarious, and touching play where 5 actors play 16 characters, including Shondrika, Jose, Coca, and Ms. Sun, a teaching artist.  In order to build community, Ms. Sun must navigate teenage angst and overworked administrators in an underfunded public school. No Child sheds light on the life changing impact one teacher can have in their students’ lives! Directed by: Kaja Dunn Important Dates:

  • Rehearsal Begins: Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Previews: Oct. 31- Nov. 1, 2019
  • Opening: November 2, 2019
  • Closing: November 17, 2019

*Note: Student and Public matinees may be added after casting. *Note: There may be a possible tour ending on November 21, 2019. Rehearsals are from 2:00-10:00 PM Wednesday-Monday with various times on weekends (please note that Tuesday’s will be the weekly day off.) We rehearse up to 42 hours a week. Your schedule and hours will vary pending the size of the role. Weekly stipend provided. To request an appointment, please email: auditions@cfrt.org with your headshot, resume, audition form and role you would like to be seen for. Please arrive 15 minutes before your schedules appointment with your headshot, resume, and a filled out Audition Form and NO CHILD Conflict Calendar. What to prepare: Please prepare the sides provided for the role you are auditioning for. Sides are listed below with the casting breakdown. Casting Breakdown: We are looking for actors who are comfortable with physicality, the type of play requires switching roles instantaneously and embodiment is important. Experience with Children’s Theatre, Storytelling, Slam Poetry or Musical Theatre is a plus. Actor 1: Male, African American or Black Diaspora. 30’s- 60’s. Janitor/Mr. Johnson/Security Guard/Jerome. Janitor-Mr. Johnson-Security Guard-Jerome Sides Actor 2: Female, 30’S-60’S African American or Black Diaspora. Ms. Sun/Ms. Kennedy Ms. Sun-Ms. Kennedy Sides Actor 3: East Asian American or East Asian Diaspora, preferably female. 20’s-late 40’s. Ms. Tam/Phillip/Projensky Ms. Tam-Phiillip-Projensky Sides Actor 4: African American or Afro-Latinx, Female,  late teens- 20’s. Shondrika/Brian/ Mrs. Guzman/Chris Shondrika-Brian-Mrs.Guzman-Chris Sides Actor 5: Latinx or Afro-Latinx, late teens- 20’s. Jose/ Xiomara/ Coca. Jose-Xiomara-Coca Sides

Shrek: The Musical Auditions

Auditions | Studio @ Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 12:00-6:00 PM

Callbacks | Studio @ Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 1:00-4:00 PM

About this show: In this fairy tale musical, an unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey. Joined by a wisecracking Donkey, Shrek sets out to rescue a feisty princess who has a big secret. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy and gang of fairytale misfits and you’ve got something to sing about. Learn what a “Big Bright Beautiful World” it can be when you trust others and love yourself for who you truly are.

Directed by: Tiffany Green
Choreographed by: Sebastiani Romagnolo
Music Directed by: Jillian Zack

Important Dates:

  • Rehearsal Begins: December 30, 2019
  • Previews: January 23-24, 2020
  • Opening: January 25, 2020
  • Closing: February 16, 2020

*Possible extension closing February 23, 2020.

**Note: Student and Public matinees may be added after casting.

Rehearsals are from 2:00-10:00 PM Tuesday – Friday and various times on weekends. There will be a Monday rehearsal on December 30, 2019 to accommodate for having New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1, 2020) off. We rehearse up to 42 hours a week. Your schedule and hours will vary pending the size of the role.

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

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment with your headshot, resume, and filled out AUDITION FORM and SHREK CONFLICT CALENDAR.

What to prepare: Prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a contemporary musical theatre song. Those who wish to sing from the show are encouraged to do so.

Roles:

Shrek: A big, green, terrifying ogre who enjoys being a hermit but when his swamped is overrun by displaced fairytale creatures, he embarks on a journey to help the creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Song recs: “Who I’ll Be” or “Big Bright Beautiful World”.

Young Shrek (Ages 8-12): A young green ogre whose parents sent him away on his birthday and tries to find his way through the world. Will double in ensemble roles.

Princess Fiona: Cast

Teen Fiona (Ages 13-18): The teenage princess of Far Far Away who is disappointed that her life isn’t going as she planned. Song rec: “I Know It’s Today”.

Young Fiona (Ages 8-12): The young princess of Far Far Away who is still hopeful even though her parents sent her away to live in a tower alone. Song rec: “I Know It’s Today”.

Donkey: The best friend Shrek never asked for – a talking donkey on the run from Farquaad’s guards. He is an optimistic, chatterbox who calls things like he sees them!

Lord Farquaad: Cast

Dragon: A lonely creature charged with defending Princess Fiona’s castle. When she meets Donkey she envisions a life for herself that’s more than just babysitting princesses. Rafter shaking singing voice. Will double as a fairytale creature (Sugar Plum Fairy or Mama Bear) Song recs: “Forever”.

Pinocchio: The leader of the fairytale creatures who isn’t quite ready to accept that he’s not a real boy until he lets his inner freak flag wave! A high tenor who is comfortable singing and speaking in a character voice. Will double as other ensemble tracks. Song recs: “Story of My Life”.

Ensemble: Looking for performers with big personalities to play fairytale creatures, guards, Duloc citizens among others. Song recs: Anything from the contemporary musical theater canon that shows range.