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Auditions will be held Sunday, August 27 from 1-4pm and Monday, August 28 beginning at 4pm

Community School of Davidson and Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre announce auditions for an all-high school production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Auditions are open to ALL 8th-12th & gap year students. Auditions for a limited number of youngers will be held at a later date.

Auditions will be held Sunday, August 27 from 1-4pm and Monday, August 28 beginning at 4pm at Community School of Davidson High School, 404 Armour Street, Davidson, NC. Students need only come to one audition, can arrive anytime before 3pm on Sunday and anytime before 5:30 pm on Monday.  Students will be dismissed as soon as they are finished. (Each group takes roughly an hour.)

We are looking for very strong singers who can act and move, as well as strong dancers who can carry a tune! To audition, please prepare 16 bars of a song that shows off your singing voice. Please bring music in the proper key, an accompanist will be provided. (You can also bring an accompaniment track.) Please dress to move as there be a dance audition. Please bring a complete list of your conflicts for the September-October time frame as well as a current picture of yourself. Short audition sides will be provided. Video auditions will also be accepted, please email for details.

If needed, callbacks will be held on Thursday, August 31 and will be by invitation only. (Not receiving a callback does not mean you have not been cast, just that we saw what we needed!)

Into the Woods will be performed October 18-22 at CSD ArtSpace. Pending casting and conflicts due to the NCTC HS theater festival, we may extend a second weekend, closing on Sunday 10/29. There may be one or two school day performances, dates TBD.

Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 5. The production will be directed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge, with musical direction by Amanda Pauley. John Smith will accompany the production, and Gina Duckworth will produce.  Choreographer is TBD.

Questions? Reach out to Ms Melissa at


All auditions are held at the at Arts Unlimited on Main, 228 N Main Street Mooresville, across the steet from the Charles Mack Citizen Center. Auditions are open to youth ages 6-18. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition. Upon arrival, you will complete an audition application.  Actors only need to come one session. 

$100 participation fee – if cast for the show. Fee covers scripts, costumes, t-shirt.  Scholarships are available  

What to Bring

  • Headshot or recent photograph.  This does not need to be a professional photo.  Color preferred, and of the head/face and upper body.
  • Conflict List– trips, after school activities, sports schedules, work schedule, etc. You should have NO CONFLICTS during show performances or the week of Tech week. 
  • Resume or a list that includes your contact information and your theatre experience. Your resume should include any special skills or training that is relevant to theatre. For example – dance, gymnastics, musical instruments, voice training, theatre workshops/classes/camps, juggling, baton, voice accents/ impressions, extracurricular activities, team and individual sports, etc.

Make sure to read the audition instructions. It is the policy of the Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre to cast regardless of color, race, or disability. 

  • BE ON TIME!!In the theatre, there is a saying, “If you arrive on-time you are late!”Be early, allow 10-15 minutes before the start of auditions.
  • Be prepared to wait.  Audition process is a long process, all productions hit snags, delays, etc. 
  • Bring your music (if a musical) and  dance shoes 
  • Water-Bottled water is permitted during the audition.
  • Call Backs– If you are not called back, you may already be cast, and we saw everything we needed to at the initial audition.If you are called back, we will give you some sides (short parts of the script) to read with a partner or music from the show to sing.  You will be able to look them over when you arrive.
  • Casting decisions are made solely by the Director. Casting is the most difficult part of being a director. Directors agonize many hours over the casting process to ensure that the best choices are made for their particular production.

What to Expect

Rehearsal Schedules

Theatre is a big commitment of time and energy.  When making the decision to participate in our program please be mindful of our schedule and the importance of rehearsals. Please note that not everyone is called to every rehearsal.  Actors will only be called when they are needed to work.  Attendance at ALL technical (tech) week rehearsals as well as ALL performances is mandatory. Please note that unexcused absences may result in the forfeiture of your child’s role.

All rehearsal schedules are made by the Director and are based on several factors such as cast and staff availability, space availability, process made on scenes and blocking, etc. 

 An advance rehearsal schedule is NOT available before the first cast meeting/rehearsal. 

Most directors continually update the rehearsal schedule throughout the creative process and communicate via email to actors (and parents).   Most of the MCCT rehearsals are late afternoons and evenings, and one or both days each weekend, and there are times that a rehearsal could be earlier in the day.

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