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

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 for more information.

Can I send you my headshot/resume?

Yes please! E-Mail it to 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: 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

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: David Maglione

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: 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: Everyone should 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.

  • Auditioning for Shrek/Donkey: please also prepare the sides listed below.
  • Auditioning for Fairy Tale Creature/Adult Ensemble: Please also prepare the Fairy Tale Creature side. Please read for all of the lines assigned to a Creature so it reads as a scene between Shrek and one character. If there is a specific creature you are excited about, please read the scene in the style of that character.



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”.
Shrek Side 1
Shrek Side 2
SHREK – Big Bright Beautiful World
SHREK – Who I’d Be

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”.
FIONA (young and teen) – 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”. FIONA (young and teen) – 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!
Donkey Side 1
Donkey Side 2
DONKEY – Don’t Let Me Go

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”.
DRAGON – 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”.
PINOCCHIO – 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.
Ensemble pgs. 10-11
Freak Flag (Gingy Cut)
MAMA OGRE – Big Bright Beaufitul World

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Auditions- 2019

Where: The Studio at CFRT 1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305


Friday, September 27th 4:00-8:00 Ages 6-9  *We ask that children in this age group have been through Kindergarten* 8:00-10:00 | Ages 15+ (by appointment only) (If performers ages 15+ cannot make this time due to extracurricular activities, please attend on Sunday between 11am-12pm)

Saturday, September 28th 12:00-3:00 | Ages 10-14
4:00- 8:00 | Ages 15+ (by appointment only)

Callbacks – By Invitation Only Sunday, September 29th 12:00-5:00

About the show: The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world – so when they crash Sunday School and demand parts in the annual Christmas Pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon, the entire congregation is calling on first-time director Grace to get rid of the Herdmans. This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book and has become a highlight and staple of Fayetteville’s holiday season for more than 25 years. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be divided into 3 different casts. Cast assignments are based on actors availability and the needs of the Director and Creative Team. Each cast will consist of approximately 60 actors. Please be advised that students who are cast in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will need to miss 3 days of school to perform in Student Matinees. Important Dates Rehearsals Begin: October 29th Opening: December 5th Closing: December 22nd Each cast will rehearse 2 days a week, between 8-15 hours. Rehearsals will vary depending on role. Each cast will perform for three days of Student Matinees (SMATs) with performances at 9:30am and 11:00am What To Prepare Everyone: Prepare the first verse of Jingle Bells Ages 6-9: Prepare the following line – does not need to be memorized.Hey! Hey! Unto you a child is born! It’s Jesus and he’s in the barn! Go see him! Ages 10-14: Prepare the following speech – does not need to be memorized. And in that region, there were shepherds in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And an Angel of the Lord appeared to them and said, “Be not afraid, for unto you a child is born.” And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host, saying “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace among men. Ages 15+: Be prepared to read from the following sides depending on the role you’re auditioning for:  Alice & Imogene Beth & Alice Charlie & Leroy Church Moms Grace Bradley & Reverend Hopkins Herdmans & Mrs. Bradley 1 Herdmans & Mrs. Bradley 2 Mrs. Bradley & Gladys Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time, but no more than 45 minutes before. Ages 6-14 do not need to sign up for an audition appointment. Ages 15+  can set up an appointment time by emailing Actors are encouraged to bring a Headshot/Resume to Auditions if they already have one. Please do not go out and have Headshots taken if you do not already have them.

Missed Our Parent Meeting On 9/6? Not a problem!
Below is our Audition Packet with all of the information you will need for Auditions. Please make sure you bring a completed Audition Sheet and Conflict Sheet (Rehearsal Dates AND Performance Dates) to your audition. The Required Dates Page is for your records.
You will not be able to Audition unless you have completed these sheets.