Ready for the spotlight? We hold open auditions and everyone is invited to try out (we are a community theatre, after all!). Experience is not required.


We try to keep auditions as easy and stress-free as possible. When you arrive, we will get your general information and take a photo of you. Head shots and monologues are not required. For plays, you will be asked to read from portions of the script (“sides”), usually with others who are auditioning. For musicals, you are asked to bring a prepared song and sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. CD accompaniment and a capella auditions are also permitted. It is a good idea to come dressed in clothes in which you can move comfortably, in case choreography is included in the audition.

Unless otherwise noted, all auditions are held at the Arts Council Theatre; come to the lobby for check-in. For further information, e-mail us or call (336) 748-0857 x209.



Swingtime Canteen

Monday, August 31 at 7 pm
Directed by Gene Johnson
Musical direction by Steve Bradford

Roles available for 5 women (ages 20-55). For auditions, the director would prefer to hear songs from the era (early 1940's). Rehearsals will begin September 21.
Performances: Nov 13-15 & 19-22, 2015
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Marian Ames: a veteran MGM film star
Jo Sterling: her drum playing stand-in on 17 pictures
Katie Gammersflugel: her skittish niece
Topeka Abotelli: solid as a rock piano playing riveter
Lilly McBain: a leggy chorus girl


The Boxcar Children

Monday, September 21 at 7 pm
Directed by Nick Zayas
Roles available for 2 girls (ages 9-14), 2 boys (ages 6-15), 2 men (ages 25-50+) and 2 women (ages 20-35). All ages are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist primarily of reading from the script. Character-appropriate monologues will be welcomed, but not required.
Performances: November 6-8, 2015 (2 shows on Nov. 6 at 10 am & 7 pm)
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Henry: 13-15 yrs old. The oldest sibling; smart, inquisitive, calm under pressure and a natural leader.
Jessie: 12-14 yrs old. Organized, detail-oriented, nurturing; somewhat of a mother-figure to her siblings.
Violet: 9-12 yrs old. Introspective, artistic, creative. Her imagination is always running!
Benny: 6-8 yrs old. The youngest of the siblings. Exuberant, curious and always hungry!
Mr. Alden (Officer Banning, Cookie): 50+
Sarah Calder (The Kid): 20-35
Mrs. Alberts (Mrs. Truman, Bakery Woman, Big Mike) 25+
Dr. Samuel Truman (Sheriff): 25+

Macy’s Yes, Virginia The Musical

Actors ages 6-15: Sunday, October 25, time TBA
Actors ages 16-adult: Monday, October 26 at 7 pm

Directed by Justin Bulla

Roles available for 20 children (ages 6-18) and 10 adults (ages 18+)

Performances: December 18-20, 2015
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Monday, December 7 at 7 pm
Directed by Stan Bernstein

Roles available for 4 men (ages 23-60), 3 women (ages 23-45), 1 African American woman (age 45-55), 1 African American man (age 45-55)

Performances: February 5-7 & 11-14, 2016
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The Outsiders

Monday, January 11 at 6:30 pm
Directed by Cheri Van Loon

Roles available for 9 males (ages 14-21), 3 females (ages 14-18), and 2 women and 3 men (ages 25-60).

Performances: March 3-5, 2016 (March 3 & 4 shows are for school groups at 9:30 am & 12 noon)
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The Wizard of Oz

Dates TBA (February)
Directed by Steven LaCosse

Roles available for 28 cast members:
men, women and children (ages 6+)

Performances: April 15-17, 21-24 & 28-May 1, 2016
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Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesday, April 19 at 7 pm
Directed by Caitlin Stafford

Roles available for 2 men (ages 35-45 and 60+)

Performances: June 3-5 & 9-12, 2016
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Art Council of Winston-Salem
TCS receives operational funding from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County