Audition Information: 

To schedule your audition or for more information, email CFRT Company Manager Ashley Owen 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.

Season Schedule: 

DREAMGIRLS: September 14 – October 8, 2017

WAIT UNTIL DARK: October 26 – November 12, 2017

SEUSSICAL: February 1 – 25, 2018

DISGRACED: March 15-25, 2018

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 for more information.

Q: Can I send you my headshot/resume?

A: Yes please! E-Mail it to Ashley at 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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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Auditions

Sunday, September 17th (3:00-8:00 PM)- CFRT Annex- ages 15+ (by appointment only)

Monday, September 18th (4:00-9:00 PM)- CFRT Glass Block Room- ages 6-9

Tuesday, September 19th (4:00-9:00 PM)- CFRT Glass Block Room- ages 10-14

Callbacks- Thursday, September 21st (4:00-9:00 PM)- CFRT Annex

Where: Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

About the show: In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem, and the fun, when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! A highlight of Fayetteville’s holiday season for more than 25 years.  “If you are looking for a chance to spend an hour of quality time with your family, take them to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. There is no doubt if you see it once, you will make it a part of your family’s Christmas traditions.” Up and Coming Weekly

Important dates:

Rehearsals begin: October 23, 2017

Opening: November 30, 2017

Closing: December 17, 2017

SMAT (9:30 AM matinee for student groups) Schedule: Nov. 30, Dec 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 (each cast will have 3 days of SMAT performances)

Each cast will rehearse between 8-15 hours per week. Rehearsals will vary depending on the role.

Actors ages 15+: To schedule your audition appointment for 9/17, please email CFRT Company Manager Ashley Owen at Include your name, age, and role(s) you are interested in auditioning for.

What to prepare:

6-9 Year Olds – sing “Joy To The World” and a short memory/story about the best gift you’ve ever received

10-14 Year Olds – sing “Joy To The World” and bring in a short memorized monologue (under 30 seconds)

15+ – sing “Joy To The World” and bring in a short memorized monologue (under 1 minute)

CAST BREAKDOWN (Select character age/grades will not reflect the age/grade of the actor)

The Herdmans:

RALPH (6th grade) – a sloucher with a touch of adolescent cool

IMOGENE (5th grade) – the leader of the pack; crafty and bossy, but there’s a solemn maturity underneath

LEROY (4th grade) – the daredevil; mouthy

CLAUDE (3rd grade) – the collector—birds’ eggs, frogs… armed with a slingshot

GLADYS (2nd grade) – small, wiry firecracker; a biter

OLLIE (1st grade) – the cutest of the Herdmans; carries a stuffed animal everywhere

The Bradleys:

BETH (5th grade) – the main narrator; a good kid, but hitting the age where her parents can embarrass her to death

MOTHER/GRACE (30/40-ish) – refuses to accept defeat, even as things come crashing down around her; she longs to be accepted by the church ladies, but doesn’t really fit in

FATHER/BOB (40-ish) – the dad with a twinkle in his eye; great sense of humor

CHARLIE (4th grade) – cheeky All-American little brother

The Townspeople:

MRS. ARMSTRONG (40-50-ish) – Sergeant of the community; she runs everything, especially the pageant

CHURCH LADIES (30/40-ish) – Mrs. Armstrong’s flock of minions; the town gossips

ALICE WENDLEKEN (5th grade, played by a high school aged actor) – a know-it-all little sneak; her absolute favorite thing is playing the lead in the Christmas pageant

REVEREND HOPKINS (50-ish) – the slightly frazzled peacekeeper of the church; has a good heart

THE KIDS – various kids from the town; all a little spoiled and jaded when it comes to Christmas and the pageant

THE ADULTS – various parents from the town; terrorized by the Herdmans and concerned that the “evil” might spread

In Attendance: Brandon Santoro– Director, Molly Malone- CFRT Director of Education and Outreach

Seussical: The Musical Auditions

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (by appointment only)

Where: Glass Block Room, Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

About the show: From the same creative team that brought you last season’s hit Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Seussical is one of the most performed shows in America, but nobody’s seen it quite like this before! Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters collide in this zany story about the sweet, good-natured elephant Horton and his quest to rescue the Whos. The mischievous Cat in the Hat leads Horton to a flirty-birdie named Maysie’s nest. He agrees to help Maysie watch her egg, a top a tree, while Maysie sings, dances, and soars away on a flying trapeze. Join us for this fantastical, flying, musical extravaganza!

Important dates:

Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Previews: Thursday, February 1, 2018 & Friday, February 2, 2018

Opening: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Closing: Sunday, February 25, 2018

All actors cast must be available for performances at 9:30 AM on February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21

This show will typically rehearse from 1-9:00 PM Tuesday-Sunday.  All cast members must be available for the entire rehearsal/performance period. We rehearse up to 42 hours per week.

To Request and appointment, please email:, with your headshot, resume and role you would like to be seen for.

What to prepare: A 32 bar song cut from the show will be included with your audition reservation. An accompanist will be provided.

Roles and sides:

JoJo: Adult male or female playing a young boy.  JoJo is a Who and is the only child of the mayor and his wife. A “Thinker”–a smart child with a wild imagination. A little bit awkward, a little bit of a loner, or simply a rambunctious kid whose ‘Thinks’ get him into constant trouble. In the end, his Thinks save his planet. Strong singer/actor. Main songs include: It’s Possible, Alone in the Universe, Solla Sollew, Having a Hunch.

Sour Kangaroo: Female, 25-35 years old. The ‘leader’ of the jungle. She is loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in her ways. A caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful. Strong singer/actor. Aerial experience is a plus.

Wickersham: Male, 19-26 years old. The Wickersham brothers like to tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief (although often at each other’s expense). They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music together, and playing off one another. Strong singer/dancer. Athletic actor. Circus ability is a plus.

Bird Girl: Female, 19-26 years old. Part of the flamboyant girl group. Must have aerial experience.

Any and all ethnicities encouraged to apply for all roles.

In Attendance: Melissa Rain Anderson– Director, Joanna Li- Music Director, Mary Kate Burke– Artistic Director