Charles Mack Citizen’s Center
215 N Main St
Mooresville NC 28115
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost — not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness — experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
August 25 1:30-4:30pm
August 27 5-8pm
Cold reads, nothing to prepare ahead of time.
August 15 4:30-7:30pm
Charles Mack Citizens Center
August 17 1-4pm
Community School of Davidson Art space
September 6th 4:30-7:30pm
War Memorial Building
September 7th 12-4pm
War Memorial Building
All auditions are held at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, Moooresville, NC 28115. 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
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.