Auditioning at Anchorage Community Theatre
At ACT we have an open audition policy - that means anyone can audition for any show. We are a community theatre which means we are looking for people who are interested in learning and improving. We want to put new people onstage. If you have never auditioned for a play before then you came the right place. Join our email list to stay up to date on auditions!
Let Nothing You Dismay by Topher Payne
Wednesday, September 27 at 6pm. Saturday, September 30 at 1pm.
Let Nothing You Dismay is a hilarious new Christmas comedy about a young couple waiting for the birth of their baby, but when the entire family shows up uninvited and unannounced…there’s not quite enough room at the inn.
ACTOR ONE: Allie Saperstein Gordon & Lizzie Murphy
ACTOR TWO: Kevin Gordon & Leonard
ACTOR THREE: Kaitlyn Varsell-Gordon & Brianna Stossel & Angie Saperstein-Koplan
ACTOR FOUR: Dennis Gordon & Jerry & Rich Koplan
ACTOR FIVE: Tawny Varsell & Deb from Upstairs & Linda Saperstein
ACTOR SIX: Assemblyman Paul Gordon & Doctor Tim & Mister Yarmowich
ACTOR SEVEN: Noreen Gordon & Charlotte Gordon & Bubbie
ACTOR EIGHT: Milford Gordon & Ivan & Oscar Saperstein
As usual, the auditions for Let Nothing You Dismay will be held at ACT (1133 E 70th Avenue). You'll be asked to do a "cold read" for your audition. You'll be given a section of the script and asked to read it aloud with other people at the audition. You don't need to prepare anything in advance, but you are welcome to bring a resume and head shot with you.
Rehearsals: October & November
Performances: November 24-December 17
Director: David Block
What is an audition at ACT like?
At ACT we do what is called a cold read. A cold read means that you'll be given a small section of the script (a side) and the director will then ask you to read from that script with another actor who is auditioning. You do not need to do anything to prepare for a cold read, but if you would like to read the script ahead of time you can check one out from the ACT office. A $20 deposit is required, but will be returned to you when the script is returned.
Will I get cast?
Maybe! If you don't get cast after your first audition, don't worry! Give us a call and the director will give you feedback to help improve your next audition. If you want to learn more then check out some of our classes.
When are auditions?
Generally, auditions happen 9 - 10 weeks before the show opens, allowing for around 5 weeks of rehearsal time and 3 - 4 weeks of performances.