HART announces 2017 auditions on Feb. 19-20

Feb 10, 2017
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HART Theatre will hold auditions for principal roles in its 2017 Season on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 19-20 at the theatre’s home, the Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House, 250 Pigeon St. in downtown Waynesville.

Directors for all of the theatre’s productions will be in attendance to see actors interested in being considered for principal roles. Following these auditions directors will have the discretion of casting from those who auditioned or conducting follow-up auditions at a later date.  All chorus and dance company casting for large musicals will be done at a later time.  Actors are discouraged from attending both evenings of auditions.

HART is primarily a volunteer-based community theater but offers limited stipends to professional actors cast in leading roles. To qualify as a professional, actors must have a professional headshot and resume with credits at other professional theaters or be enrolled in actor training programs at area universities. Auditions must include a prepared monologue and musical selections if auditioning for lead musical roles. These actors will be seen by all directors beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Community theater actors are not required to have photos, resumes or prepared audition material beyond 16 bars of a song with sheet music if auditioning for musical roles.

Priority is given to volunteer actors in all casting. Immediately following the professional auditions, at approximately 7:30 p.m., community theater actors will be considered based on cold readings from the scripts of each show they are interested in being considered for. These auditions will be conducted in different parts of the building for each show. An accompanist will be provided for those auditioning for roles in musicals.  Additional information is available at www.harttheatre.org.

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