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Adult Auditions

2020-2021 Season



It’s a Wonderful Life Auditions

Auditions will be held via Zoom on Monday and Tuesday, October 19 and 20. To schedule a time, see below.

Frank Capra’s beloved holiday classic film is adapted for the stage as a 1940’s radio broadcast, with an ensemble cast of five playing a few dozen characters to tell the story of the idealistic George Bailey. It’s a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption.

The show will be double cast and those casts will rotate in-person and virtual rehearsals, along with performances. Rehearsals will be masked. Performances will be blocked to include social distancing.

Directed by Chuck Tuttle on the Mainstage.

Roles: 2 Casts of 5 Actors, 10 Actors total.

Character Breakdown: Each cast will have 3 Men and 2 Women that play everyone in the story from Zazu to Mr. Potter!

Performances: Show opens December 4 and closes December 20; casts will rotate performances.

Auditions: Auditions will be held virtually on October 19 and 20. You will receive a short monologue and a Zoom Meeting invite with further instructions about a week before the audition.

To audition, please create an account and sign-up at


Lobby Hero Cast List

If cast, please respond by emailing [email protected] and accepting your role.
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to all that auditioned! Thank you for auditioning for LOBBY HERO at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Everyone did a fantastic job, especially under the current circumstances! This was an EXTREMELY difficult decision, because there are so many talented options and complicated combinations of casting.
If you were not cast, please consider auditioning for our upcoming production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play.” This holiday offering, directed by Chuck Tuttle and presented on the MainStage, will audition October 19 and 20, so keep an eye out for those audition announcements.
If you would like to participate in crew for the production or our current production of “Having Our Say” which runs October 2 through 18, please email [email protected].
Our first meeting/read-thru for the Bridge Cast will be on:
Friday, September 18 at 7:30pm at the CTC
Our first meeting/read-thru for the Tunnel Cast will be on:
Sunday, September 20 at 7:30pm at the CTC
You will receive an email detailing the first meeting and get a schedule, a script and parking passes, as well as some other necessities, at that time. If cast, please respond by emailing [email protected] and accepting your role.
The following is an alphabetical listing for the Bridge and Tunnel Casts of Lobby Hero:
Rider Barnum as Jeff (Bridge Cast)
Claire Bartlett as Dawn (Bridge Cast)
Alexandra Feliciano as Dawn (Tunnel Cast)
Rudy Foster as William (Tunnel Cast)
James Gienapp as Bill (Tunnel Cast)
Keath Jackson as William (Bridge Cast)
Thaddeus Taylor as Jeff (Tunnel Cast)
Chris Williamson as Bill (Bridge Cast)
If cast, please respond by emailing [email protected] and accepting your role.

Frequently Asked Questions about Auditions

Where do I park?

You can park in the lot right across from the Theatre Centre. It is free to park there, though you will need to pick up a parking pass inside and place it in your car before you audition. We recommend that you pull up to the Circle Lobby doors and obtain the pass from the greeting station set up at the concession stand, before parking in the lot.

There are two days of auditions. Do I come to both?

The short answer is: “no.” You can come to either Monday or Tuesday, whichever works best for you. Please don’t come to both audition days, it doesn’t help your chances of getting a role. However, the Callbacks for the show will be held on the Thursday immediately following the audition, so if you have a conflict with that day, please let us know at the audition.

Is it okay to arrive at 7:30 pm for the audition?

Sort of. Yes, if you have to hurry from school and/or work to get here by 7:30 pm; that is fine. Just be aware that there is an audition form that must be filled out before you can audition, so if you can arrive 15-30 minutes early, it would be less stressful for you and more helpful for us if you can have that done by 7:30 pm.

How old do I need to be to audition?

For this show, all actors should be age appropriate for the characters. We are committed to non-traditional casting, or color-conscious casting of ethnic minority actors in roles where race or ethnicity is not germane. Which means actors of all races are encouraged to audition.

Do I need to prepare a monologue?

No, if there is a scene or “sides” we want you to read, we will provide that. The only preparation necessary is that you have a list of ANY conflicts you might have with rehearsal. This is vital! We MUST know any days you will miss in ADVANCE of casting.

Is there a fee to audition or perform?

Participation at CTC is COMPLETELY FREE! You don’t have to purchase a script, or your costume…there are no fees…nothing! All we ask is that you commit to arriving to scheduled rehearsals on time and agree to attend all the rehearsals and performances that are required!

Where do I find out if I have a callback?

“Like” our Facebook page and look for notices. If you don’t have Facebook, you can check our website: We typically announce callbacks on the Wednesday (February 5, in this case.) immediately following the Monday and Tuesday auditions. Callbacks are usually at 7:30 pm on Thursday (February 6, in this case.) of that same week. If your name isn’t on the callback list, you might still be cast, so check back for a complete cast list on Friday, after 12 noon (February 7, in this case).

When is the cast announced?

Usually a cast will be posted on our Theatre Centre Facebook page or on Friday (February 7, in this case.) of the same week as the audition.

Where is the play performed?

This show will be performed in the Circle Theatre at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.

Thank you and hope to see you there!