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Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director



Charleston Stage's Season Auditions
For Roles in the 2016-17 Season at the Historic Dock Street Theatre

Charleston Stage welcomes community actors (Grades 9 through adult) to audition for Charleston Stage MainStage and Family Series shows for next season. Last season more than 90 roles were played by members from the Charleston Community. Many of these actors performed with Charleston Stage for the first time. While Charleston Stage has a Resident Professional Acting Company and employs guest actors, community actors make up a large portion of our acting company each season, playing leading, as well as, supporting roles. Charleston Stage has a colorblind casting policy. Roles in all productions are available to anyone regardless of race.  

AUDITIONS For Season 39 (For Adults 18 and over)
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: Beginning at 6pm
Location: Charleston Stage Mt. Pleasant Studio (629 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste 7, Mt. Pleasant, SC)
To sign up for an audition time, email Ashley Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HIGH SCHOOL AUDITIONS For Season 39 and/or TheatreWings Apprenticeship Program (For High School Students)
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: Beginning at 6pm
Location: Charleston Stage Mt. Pleasant Studio (629 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste 7, Mt. Pleasant, SC)
To sign up for an audition time, email Jesse Siak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What to Prepare:

For Dracula and Miracle Worker

  • Monologue (less than 1 minute)

For Hairspray, White Christmas and Sister Act

  • 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song
  • Clearly marked, accurate sheet music must be provided
  • We will provide an accompanist


Show Information, Rehearsal Dates, Performance Dates and Roles Available: 

Director                      Marybeth Clark
Music Director           Sam Henderson
Choreographer          Cara Dolan
Rehearsals Begin      August 1, 2016
Performances            September 7-25, 2016
No school matinees

Roles Available
Lil’ Inez
Nicest Kids in Town Ensemble (multiple roles for white singer/dancers)
Detention Ensemble (multiple roles for African American singer/dancers)

Director                      Julian Wiles
Rehearsals Begin       September 12, 2016
Performances             October 19 - November 6, 2016
*School matinees       October 25 & 26 and November 1 & 2

Roles Available
Dr. Seward                Male 30s-50s doctor in charge of insane asylum
Constable Warren     Male 20s-50s local police official



Director                       Marybeth Clark
Music Director            Sam Henderson
Choreographer           Cara Dolan
Rehearsals Begin       October 25, 2016
Performances             November 30 - December 18, 2016
No school matinees

Roles Available
Multiple roles for strong singer/dancers
Male and Female Ensemble tracks (Includes guests at the Inn, dancers at the Inn, TV performer)

Director                      Jesse Siak
Rehearsals Begin       February 6, 2017
Performances             March 15 - April 2, 2017
*School matinees       March 21, 22, 28, 29

Roles Available
Annie Sullivan
Kate Keller
James Keller
Aunt Ev
Dr. Agnos


Director                      Marybeth Clark
Music Director           Sam Henderson
Choreographer          Sarah Callahan Black
Rehearsals Begin      March 6, 2017
Performances            April 12 -30, 2017
No school matinees

Roles Available
TJ - club owners nephew (Sings “Lady in the Back Dress”) 
Female Ensemble tracks (Includes nun, hooker and fantasy dancer)
Male Ensemble tracks (Includes cop, homeless and fantasy dancer)




Performance Troupe (Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8)

Performance Troupe is the premier student performance group at Charleston Stage. It is geared towards our most advanced, dedicated and experienced students in grades 4-8 and meets year round. Admission is by audition only, and auditions are held in April each year for the following year. Students meet weekly with Charleston Stage's Associate Artistic Director, Resident Music Director, and Assistant Director of Education to further develop their acting, movement and singing skills. Students in Troupe are given the opportunity to audition for Charleston Stage's MainStage and Family Series productions at the Dock Street Theatre and perform throughout the community at various venues and events.

2016-17 Performance Troupe Auditions:

Performance Troupe auditions for our 2016-17 season occured on April 25, 2016. All spots have been filled. Information about Performance Troupe Auditions for our 2017-18 season will be posted in March 2017.

Tuition (for those accepted): $650.00 
A non-refundable deposit of $325 is due upon acceptance into Performance Troupe and the full balance is due August 1, 2016. Please login to pay your balance or contact our Education staff for assistance at 843.856.3822.





Resident Acting Intern Program 2016-17 Season

For our Resident Acting Intern Program, we hire actors from UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions) which is held in February of every year. Our Resident Acting Company has been hired for the 2016-17 season. Please check back in December 2016 for more information about auditioning for our 2017-18 Resident Acting Intern Program.

Charleston Stage Company is South Carolina's largest professional (NON-EQUITY) theatre. Our Resident Acting Intern Program is an intensive 10 month program that allows its participants to combine multiple performance opportunities with a well structured and practical teacher training program. Our company is in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, a 450-seat proscenium space which just underwent a 19 million dollar renovation, and does not tour.

Contract Dates:
July 1, 2016 - May 1, 2017

• $200 weekly 
• Furnished apartment with utilities provided
• Private bedroom and bathroom
• 2 weeks paid Christmas vacation
• $500 completion of contract bonus

Primary Responsibility:
• Acting - Resident actors are typically cast in 7 of the 9 shows within a season.

Secondary Responsibility:
• Teaching weekly acting classes for students in our Theatre School grades K - 8.
• In school workshops using theatre to teach academic topics. No touring shows.

Additional Duties Include:
• May include box office
• Strikes and load-ins

The Following Make You a Good Candidate:

• MUST have atleast an undergraduate degree in theatre or musical theatre
• Strong vocal and dance training
• Teaching experience, respect and appreciation for children and the willingness to be guided in teaching them theatre
• Strong work ethic
MUST have a working reliable car

For more information on Charleston Stage's Resident Acting Intern Program please contact Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2016-17 Season: 


Dracula, King of Vampires
White Christmas 
Peter and the Starcatcher
The Miracle Worker
Sister Act

Family Series:
Beneath the Sweetgrass Moon 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

James and the Giant Peach


Download Resident Acting Intern Program Information Flyer

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