Thank you so much to all of you who auditioned!  This was a very difficult round of casting, as we had close to 70 auditionees!  I could have cast the shows several ways…It was all a matter of who matched up with whom, incorporating your particular requests, ie, wanting certain roles only, etc.  I wish TA had more roles to offer.

If you have been cast in any of the shows below, please send an e-mail to Jamie at to ACCEPT or to DECLINE your role(s).  Be sure to state which roles in which shows you accept, as well as which roles in which shows you decline, if that is the case.  If I haven’t heard from you by 5 PM on Friday, October 30, I will assume you declined the role(s), and I will seek a replacement from the other talented folks who auditioned.

Please check all shows for your name.  You might have been given a role in a show that you weren’t expecting.  

One final thought:  Many of you may have been cast in shows which will perform back-to-back.  Be sure to examine this commitment with a calendar and show dates in front of you, and make sure that you are okay with this.  This situation means you will be performing one show while rehearsing another, or perhaps even rehearsing two at once!

Please follow any additional directions listed with your particular show(s). Again, thank you to all who auditioned. Our next round of Mega-Auditions will be held in April for our summer/fall shows. Please continue to support Theatre Alliance in our audience, onstage, and behind-the-scenes, so that we may continue to bring shows to the area that no one else will! We can’t exist without you.

Jamie Lawson
Artistic Director

(performs March 18-April 3, 2016 – rehearsals begin late January)

Jesus – Stephen Howard
Mary Magdalene – Charee Cuthrell
Annas – Jimmy Felt
Caiphas – Mark Walek
Pilate – Thao Nguyen
Herod – Alex Boese

Andrew – David Cole
Bartholomew – Alex Boese
James, The Elder – Becki West
James, The Lesser – Linda Shillito
John – Logan Chidester
Judas Iscariot – Troy Hurst
Jude/Thaddeus – James Crowe
Matthew/Levi – Omar Sosa
Peter – Adam Plant
Philip – Bernie Newton
Simon, The Zealot – Steve Robinson
Thomas – Daniel Bukin

April Linscott
Danya Bray
Whitney Lynch
Samantha Absher-Harris
Patty Grant
Denise McKibbon

The Quartet
Shelly Beard
Cheri Van Loon
Sarah Groneck
Michele Groneck

(performs April 15-May 1, 2016, at Theatre Alliance AND May 6 and 7 at Yadkin Arts Council – rehearsals begin mid-February)

Buddy Holly – TBA
Joe Maudlin (upright bass) -TBA
Jerry Allison (drums) -TBA
Hiprockets Duncan – John C. Wilson
Maria Elena – Selin Yalcinkaya
Big Bopper/Decca Producer – Ken Ashford
Ritchie Valens – Omar Sosa
Norman Petty – Steve Robinson
Vi Petty -Amanda Decker
Performers at the Apollo -TBA
Murray Deutch and Clear Lake MC – Daniel Bukin
Radio Engineer – Logan Chidester
Assistant Decca Producer – Daniel Bukin
4th Cricket (Tommy) – TBA
Dion and The Belmonts – TBA
Mary Lou Sokolof/Shirley – Rebecca Barnhardt
Jack Daw and The Snowbirds – TBA
Jingle Singers – Ensemble
Hayriders – Ensemble
English DJ – Ensemble
Musicians at Clear Lake – Band
DJ WCLS – Ensemble
DJ WWOL – Ensemble
DJ WDAS – Ensemble
DJ KSPT -Ensemble

John C. Wilson
Daniel Bukin
Steve Robinson

Selin Yalcinkaya
Rebecca Barnhardt
Amanda Decker
Melanie Crews

BLOOD BROTHERS (performs May 20-29, 2016 – rehearsals begin late March)

Mrs. Johnstone – Michele Groneck
Narrator/Milkman 1/Gynecologist/Bus Conductor/Milkman 2/Teacher/Rifle Range Man – Gray Smith
Mrs. Lyons – Jenny Viars
Mr. Lyons – Ken Ashford
Mickey (ages 7-20) – Adam Plant
Edward (ages 7-20) – John C. Wilson
Sammy (ages 7-20) – Omar Sosa
Linda (ages 7-20) – Rebecca Barnhardt

Catalogue Man – Jimmy Felt
Finance Man -Alex Boese
Policeman -Daniel Bukin

Children/Policemen/Neighbors/Wedding Guests/Doleites/Counselors/Nurses/Judge (all TBA)

Daniel Bukin
Jimmy Felt
Alex Boese

Samantha Absher-Harris
Amanda Decker
Denise McKibbon
Selin Yalcinkaya
Patty Grant

(performs February 26 and 27, 2016, at Yadkin Arts Council AND likely two performances at Theatre Alliance around that time – rehearsals begin mid-January)

Reed – Eric Dowdy
Austin – Ken Ashford
Dominic – Peggie Dull