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!
We kick off our 65th season with Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti / adapted by Robin Hawdon
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well, it's a farce, so... everything! An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed
Bernard - the romantic in the middle of a midlife crisis, late 30’s to early 40’s
Jacqueline - the head strong woman getting bored of her marriage, roughly the same age as Bernard
Robert - the good friend, mid 30’s
Suzanne- the sophisticated model, not a floozy, mid 20’s
Suzette, the cunning cook & George, the burly overprotective husband of Suzette. Both early 30’s, younger married couple
Director: Virginia Taylor
Saturday, July 21st, 1-3pm & Tuesday, July 24th, 7-9pm
Auditions are held at ACT
Rehearsals: August & September
Show Dates: September 7-September 23
Audition Form - save time by printing and filling out the audition form at home! Don't forget to bring it with you to the audition.
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.