Auditions

To schedule your audition or for more information, email 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.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Auditions

Auditions | The Studio @ CFRT (by appointment only)
Saturday July 17, 2021 | 12:00-6:00pm

Callbacks | The Studio @ CFRT (by invitation only)
Sunday July 18, 2021 | Dance Call: 1:00-2:00pm, Callbacks: 2:00-6:00pm

About this show: Before the Beatles, there was Buddy Holly and the Crickets. It’s the 1950’s and a young man from Texas with big glasses and an even bigger dream is catapulting to the top of the Rock and Roll charts. With classic songs like “Peggy Sue,” and “That’ll Be The Day,” along with “La Bamba,” this high octane musical is a celebration of a man whose music and values were ahead of his time.

Directed by: Suzanne Agins (CFRT’s Dreamgirls, Memphis, Mamma Mia!)
Choreographed by: Jamal Story

Important Dates:

  • Rehearsal Begins: September 21, 2021
  • Previews: October 14-15, 2021
  • Opening: October 16, 2021
  • Closing: November 7, 2021

**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. We rehearse up to 42 hours a week. Your schedule and hours will vary pending the size of the role. Pay ranges from 200+ per week for non-union. AEA Guest Artist Tier 3 Contract: $628/week plus per diem, health/pension/dues. Housing available for out-of-town artists.

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.

What to prepare: Please prepare the sides provided for the role(s) of your choice (sides will be uploaded by Tue. July 6) along with a 32-bar cut of a song from your book that is similar in style to the show. If the role you’re auditioning for includes “must play instrument,” we would love to see you demonstrate those skills. CFRT will provide an amp & quarter inch cable.

Roles:

Buddy Holly – White M, to play 22.  Singer/Songwriter from Lubbock, TX.  Passionate to the point of stubborn about music.  Starts naïve and nerdy, grows in confidence to become a true rock ‘n roll star.  Must play guitar, sing. Buddy Sides

Joe B Mauldin (a Cricket) / Clear Lake Performer – White M, to play 22.  Double bass player from Lubbock, TX.  He’s the straight man in the group, although he becomes disillusioned as their fame grows.  Must play bass, sing. Jerry Sides

Jerry Allison (a Cricket) / Clear Lake Performer – White M, to play 22.  Drummer from Lubbock, TX.  Jerry’s the most outgoing and playful of the group.  Brings joy into the room.  Must play drums, sing. Jerry Sides

Maria Elena Santiago / Jingle Singer / Clear Lake Performer – Latinx F, to play 20’s.  Confident and poised in the workplace, she is disarmed by her feelings for Buddy.  Speaks perfect English with a slight Puerto Rican accent.  Must sing, playing an instrument is a plus. Maria Elena Sides

 (4th Cricket) / Clear Lake Performer – White M, 20’s or early 30’s.  A true lover of music.  Must play guitar, sing. Jerry Sides

Hipockets Duncan / Murray Deutch / Clear Lake Performer – White M, 30-60.   Hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, TX.  Projects authority and confidence.  He has a sense of humor and isn’t afraid to use it.  A huge supporter of Buddy’s.  Must sing, playing an instrument is a plus. Hipockets Sides

Norman Petty / DJ / Clear Lake Performer – White M, 30-50.  Record producer from Clovis, NM.  He is focused on business, but his love of music shines through.  Not afraid to be the voice of reason. Must sing, playing an instrument is a plus. Norman Petty Sides

Vi Petty / Jingle Singer / Clear Lake Performer – White F, 25-50.  A sort of den mother to the boys, Vi is threatened by Maria Elena’s entrance into Buddy’s life.  Must play piano, sing.  ROLE IS ALREADY CAST.

Ritchie Valens / Engineer / DJ – Latinx M, to play 20.  A pioneer of the Chicano rock movement.  Hugely charismatic and joyful.  Must sing, playing the guitar is a plus. Ritchie Valens Sides

Big Bopper / Decca Producer  – White M, 30’s.  Texan with a larger-than-life personality.  The actual Bopper weighed almost 300 lbs.  Must sing, playing an instrument is a plus. Jerry Sides

Male Apollo Performer / Clear Lake Performer – (2 roles) Black M, 20-60.  They’re shocked to discover the Buddy Holly they’ve heard on the radio is a white man.  Must have good comic timing, sing.  Must sing, playing an instrument is a plus. Apollo Performer Sides

Female Apollo Performer / Clear Lake Performer – (2 roles) Black F, 20-60.  Also shocked to hear Buddy Holly is white.  Great sense of humor.  Must sing, playing an instrument is a plus. ONE ROLE IS ALREADY CAST. Apollo Performer Sides

Jingle Singer/ Shirley / Mary Lou Sokoloff / Clear Lake Performer – White F, 20’s to 50’s.  Must sing, playing an instrument is a plus. Maria Elena Sides

Jingle Singer / Peggy Sue / Clear Lake Performer – White F, 20’s.  Must sing, playing an instrument is a plus. Maria Elena Sides

CLUE Auditions

Auditions | Glass Block Room @ CFRT (by appointment only)
Saturday July 17, 2021 | 1:00-6:00pm

Callbacks | Glass Block Room @ CFRT (by invitation only)
Sunday July 18, 2021 | 10:00am-1:00pm

About this show: It’s a dark and stormy night, and the host of a dinner party has turned up dead in his own mansion. Inspired by the board game and film, join Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, and other colorful guests for this hilarious murder mystery. As the guests race to find the killer, audiences will be in stitches to try and figure out WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

Directed by: Mary Catherine Burke

Important Dates:

  • Rehearsal Begins: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • Previews: Thursday, April 7-8, 2022
  • Opening: Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Closing: Saturday, April 24, 2022

**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. We rehearse up to 42 hours a week. Your schedule and hours will vary pending the size of the role. Pay ranges from 200+ per week for non-union. AEA Guest Artist Tier 3 Contract: $628/week plus per diem, health/pension/dues. Housing available for out of town artists.

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

What to prepare: Please prepare the sides provided for the role(s) of your choice (sides will be uploaded by Tues. July 6):

Roles:

Wadsworth: Male; A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play. Wadsworth Sides

Colonel Mustard: Male; A puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a military man. Col Mustard Sides

Professor Plum: Male; An academic Casanova who woos women with his big … brain. Prof Plum Sides

Mrs. White: Female; A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands. Mrs. White Sides

Mr. Green: Male; A timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s a bit of a klutz and awfully anxious. Mr. Green Sides

Miss Scarlett: Female; A dry, sardonic D.C. Madam who is more interested in secrets than sex. Miss Scarlet Sides

Mrs. Peacock: Female; The church-going wife of a Senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria. Mrs. Peacock Sides

Yvette: Female; A sexy, French Maid, with her own secret aspirations. (Also plays THE REPORTER in the final scene). Yvette Sides

Ensemble Man: MR. BODDY – A mobster type fella. A dark cloud follows this guy wherever he goes; THE COP — A “Regular Joe”; AUXILIARY MUSTARD – The back of Colonel Mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery; AUXILIARY WADSWORTH – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery; AN AGENT – An FBI agent who helps to save the day. Man Sides

Ensemble Woman: THE COOK – A threatening presence; THE MOTORIST – A benign gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell; AUXILIARY SCARLET – The back of Miss Scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery; AUXILIARY WADSWORTH – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery; AN AGENT – An FBI agent who helps to save the day. Woman Sides