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Theater, dance companies in Fayetteville holding auditions this fall

August 15, 2014

By Paul Woolverton, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.

Aug. 15--Theater and dance companies in Fayetteville are holding auditions over the next several weeks for plays and musicals this fall.

The auditions are open to people of all levels of experience, including those who have never been on stage.

Fayetteville State University Theatre company has auditions from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday for "The Laramie Project" and "The Dumb Waiter." These are in the Butler Theater at FSU.

Auditions are open to the general public along with students, faculty and staff. Auditioners should be prepared with a 60-second monologue. There may also be cold readings from the scripts.

"The Laramie Project" tells the story of the murder of Matthew Shepard and the aftermath of his killing in the Laramie, Wyoming, community.

"The Dumb Waiter" is about two hit men in a hotel basement who become paranoid of each other.

For information, contact Jeremy Fiebig at

Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville is holding auditions by appointment Aug. 23 for "The Bluest Eye."

Adapted from the novel by Toni Morrison, the story is about a dark-skinned black girl who suffers ridicule and wishes she had blue eyes. All of the characters are black, and all actors must be age 18 or older.

Auditioners will be asked to read from slides, which can be downloaded from

To make an audition appointment, email stage manager Michael Windham at The theater is at 1209 Hay St.

Auditions for the North Carolina State Ballet production of "The Nutcracker" will be Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at Charlotte Blume School of Dance, 1312 Morganton Road. Sign-in is at 1:30 p.m. For information, call 485-4965 or go to

- Paul Woolverton


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