Auditions

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.

Upcoming Audition Opportunities

MEMPHIS Auditions

Auditions | The Studio @ CFRT

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 1:00-5:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM (by appointment only)

Callbacks | Glass Block Room @ CFRT

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM (by invitation only)

About the show: Memphis is the birthplace of Rock and Roll. Inspired by the actual events of one of the first white DJ’s to showcase African-American music on the radio, this high-octane musical will have you jumping out of your seat! Don’t miss this uplifting and entertaining hit from the creative team of last season’s blockbuster, Dreamgirls.

Directed by: Suzanne Agins

Choreographed by: Ellenore Scott

Important dates:

  • Rehearsal begins: April 16, 2019
  • Previews: May 9-10, 2019
  • Opening: May 11, 2019
  • Student Matinee (10am performances during the weekday): May 15
  • Wednesday matinee (2:00pm performance): May 22
  • Closing: May 26, 2019

Rehearsals are from 2-10pm Tuesday-Friday and various times on 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.

Please arrive 15 minute before your scheduled appointment with your headshot, resume, and filled out audition form (http://www.cfrt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Audition-Form-17-18.pdf).  You must bring physical copies of each document.

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

What to prepare: Prepare a song from your book in the style of the show. Sides will be provided upon check in. Also be prepared to tell a joke. If auditioning for an “ensemble” track, you can choose to bring a short monologue or poem of your choice.

Roles and Sides:

Huey Calhoun – Caucasian M, 25-35.  An idealist.  A white man who loves black music, and is learning how to be a good ally to the artists who make that music.  His mouth often works faster than his brain, which makes him the top DJ in Memphis, and gets him into trouble just about as often.  Tenor, C3-B4.  Pop/rock/R&B styles.

Felicia Farrell – African American F, 25-35.  A gifted singer, passionate about music and longing to make her mark on the world.  Against all better judgment, she falls for Huey, and tries everything she can to make their relationship work in Jim Crow Memphis.  Mezzo-Soprano, G3-A5.  High R&B belt.

Delray Jones – African American F, 35-45.  Felicia’s older sister.  A business owner, fiercely protective of her baby sis.  Takes no guff from anyone.  Deeply aware of the inequities of segregation, a realist about moving through a white man’s world.  NOTE: With permission from the authors, we are casting a woman to play Felicia’s sister.  Vocal flexibility due to character’s gender swap, Bb2-Bb4.  Pop/rock/R&B styles.

Bobby – African American M, 25-40.  A HUGE personality with a big heart, Bobby works as a janitor but has the soul of an entertainer.  Needs great dance and comic skills.  Bari-tenor, large vocal range, G3-C5.  Great Gospel voice.

Gladys Calhoun – Caucasian F, 45-65.  Huey’s mother.  She’s worked relentlessly her whole life, and is still struggling to make ends meet.  She loves her shiftless son, and worries about his future.  Deeply embedded in the cultural norms of her time, she eventually learns to see the humanity in everyone.  Mezzo-Soprano, B3-A5.  Strong belt/mix.

Mr. Simmons – Caucasian M, 40-65.  Conservative business owner who cares less about propriety than his bottom line.  Strong and confident.  Comic skills needed.

Ensemble – African American OR Caucasian, 7M, 7W.  Excellent dancers and vocalists to play a variety of characters from teens to 50’s.


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.