Parkway Playhouse announces open auditions for 2014 season

Press Release

Parkway Playhouse

Artistic Director Andrew Gall announces auditions for the upcoming 2014 season of plays and musicals at Parkway Playhouse, now celebrating its 68th season of producing locally grown North Carolina theatre.

Open Call Auditions for performers ages 8 to adult will be held in Burnsville at the Mountain Heritage Center, which is located at 113 Green Mountain Drive and directly across the street from Parkway Playhouse.

Saturday March 1st from 10:00am-2:00pm and Saturday March 15th from 10:00am-2:00pm

The audition will be for available roles in the following productions: Walking Across Egypt, Ghost Riders (World Premiere), Forever Plaid, The King & I, Treasure Island, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and A Christmas Carol. Actors interested in having a speaking or supporting role will be asked to read selected scenes; those auditioning for roles in Forever Plaid or The King & I should prepare a song (no more than 16 bars) and should expect to participate in a dance audition.

The Parkway Playhouse invites professional, volunteer and student actors to audition. No experience necessary, however, auditions are competitive and not all who audition will be selected for inclusion in a production.

Actors who define themselves as professional or semiprofessional are expected to have considerable experience on stage and/or training in theater and is expected to present a professional audition a prepared monologue (not necessarily from the show being cast) sheet music for an accompanist if it is a musical audition, and an 8×10 photo with attached resume.

Persons interested in working backstage, as musicians or are interested in the docent program, are encouraged to attend one of the open calls to get more information.. For detailed information about casting, productions and Parkway Playhouse, please visit, email or call 828.682.4285.

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