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Charlotte's Web

Director - Macye Armstrong



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Audtion Dates

March 26, 2024 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm


Callbacks (if needed)

March 27, 2024 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm


  • Auditions will be held at Artisan Center Theater located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX 76053

  • Rehearsals begin April 2, 2024 and are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 6:30pm-9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm (Not everyone will be called to all rehearsals)

Production Dates

May 10 - June 1, 2024 Performances will be Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30pm, and Saturdays at 11:00am and 1:00pm. We will also have community daytime performances for field trip groups on May 13th and 14th at 11:00am.


About the Show

Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, heartwarming play about friendship.

We encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, body types, ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

  • Because this is a youth production and is part of our Children’s Series, all actors must be under the age of 18. Roles may be double cast depending on actor availability.

  • Please prepare one of the monologues provided on website and be prepared to read from the script.

  • In person audition is our preference. If you are unable to attend the initial audition, please send an audition video to auditions@artisanct.com You will still be required to complete all digital paperwork and come to callbacks, in person, if requested.


Please see the registration link for the conflict calendar. It is critical that you let Artisan Center Theater know all of your conflicts when you register to audition. Artisan Center Theater will be unable to accept conflicts after casting is done unless they are emergencies.

Roles Avaliable


Role Description
Fern Arable- A young girl
John Arable- Fern’s father
Martha Arable- Fern’s mother
Avery Arable- Fern’s brother
Homer Zuckerman- Fern’s uncle
Edith Zuckerman- Fern’s aunt
Lurvy- A hired hand
Wilbur- A pig
Templeton- A rat
Charlotte- A spider
Goose, Gander, Sheep, Lamb- farm animals
Chorus- Reporter, Photographer, Spectators, Judges, Fairgoers, Announcer, Spiders, Uncle (a pig)
Other TEENAGERS in Sweet Apple include ALICE, DEBORAH SUE, HELEN, NANCY, MARGIE, PENELOPE, SUZIE, FREDDIE, KARL and various other BOYS and GIRLS.
Other ENSEMBLE roles include a POLICEMAN, various REPORTERS, a CONDUCTOR and a TRAINMAN, and other PARENTS of the Sweet Apple teenagers with featured lines throughout the script.


About The Theater

Artisan Center Theater produces year round, full scale Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan Children's Theater produces children's shows each year where children perform for children. As part of their charge to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 Artisan has been blessed to serve, entertain, and offer theater opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people in the DFW area and beyond. Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sundays. For more information on Artisan visit www.ArtisanCT.com.





The Buddy Holly Story

Director - Renee Norris



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Rehearsal Dates:

There will be weekly rehearsals for solo artists and musicians starting March 22nd. These will be arranged to work with the performer’s schedule. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, April 22nd for the full company. We will rehearse Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 7PM-10PM and Saturdays from 10AM-2PM. We will add in Wednesday or Friday in the last couple of weeks.

Callbacks

Callbacks will be held Friday, March 15th 7-10PM


Production Dates

The production runs June 7th-June 29th. It will likely be a single cast show with performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30PM and Saturdays at 3PM and 7:30PM


About the Show

The Man – The Legend – The Music - On February 3rd, 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash, aged 22. BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story tells the story of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Oh Boy”,”Not Fade Away”, “Everyday”, “Rave On”, “Maybe Baby”, “Raining In My Heart”, Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba”, and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace”. The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, continues to live on in BUDDY. It is the “ULTIMATE FEEL GOOD MUSICAL”.

Audition Dates

Video Auditions will be accepted now until March 13th. Please send a video recording with your slate stating roles to consider and instruments you play and then your song followed by the accompanying monologue. Your song can be any song written and/or performed by that artist or from the era. Dialects welcomed.

Please send audition videos to auditions@artisanct.com

  • Buddy Holly: guitar

  • Tommy Alsopp: rhythm electric guitar

  • Joe B. Mauldin: Double Bass

  • Jerry Allison: drums

  • J.P. Richardson- no instrument

  • Ritchie Valens: guitar

  • Hi Pockets Duncan: must play an instrument or sing harmony well

  • Vi Petty: Keyboard

  • Maria Elena Santiago-Holly: Puerto Rican dialect/no instrument

  • Senora Provi Garcia Spanish English with a pronounced Puerto Rican dialect/ no instrument

  • Murray Deutsch - no instrument


Roles Avaliable


Role Description
Buddy Holly: (Lead – 20’s – 30’s) tall, must play guitar, sing, and act with a rock and roll feel; singer songwriter and star from Lubbock, Texas, intelligent and charismatic, must possess serious star potential and have the desire to live as a rock ‘n’ roll superstar every night; must sing either “That’ll Be The Day”, “Everyday”, or “Oh, Boy” and accompany yourself on a guitar; need to be familiar with all three songs
Tommy Alsopp: (Lead – 20’s – 30’s) tall, rhythm electric guitarist with pop/rock experience who sometimes worked with Buddy as the ‘fourth Cricket’; at audition sing either “That’ll Be The Day”, “ Everyday”, or “Oh, Boy” and accompany yourself on a guitar; need to be familiar with all three songs
Joe B. Mauldin: (Lead – 20’s – 30’s) serious character with musical ability from Lubbock, Texas; must be able to sing, act, and play the Double Bass; at audition sing either “That’ll Be The Day’, Everyday” or “Oh, Boy”, or a similar rock ‘n’ roll number
Jerry Allison: (Lead – 20-30’s) good looking, must be able to play the drums and bring own sticks, must have cheek humor and ability to act and sing; from Lubbock, Texas; at audition sing either “That’ll Be The Day’, Everyday” or “Oh, Boy”, or a similar rock ‘n’ roll number
J.P. Richardson ‘The Big Bopper’ (30ish) songwriter/singer, best known for “Chantilly Lace”; an exuberant performer with excellent pop singing ability and comedic timing to re-create this famous song; may also play additional minor characters
Ritchie Valens (Hispanic ethnicity, 20ish) a guitarist/singer most well-known for the hit song “La Bamba”; energetic and charismatic, he was an exciting performer; ability to play the guitar a plus; may also play additional minor characters
Hi Pockets Duncan (50ish) disc jockey in Lubbock, Texas who advises Buddy; serves as a narrator between some segments of the story; must play an instrument or sing harmony well
Vi Petty (Caucasian - 30’s-40’s) possess a boogie woogie, jazz, or pop music singing style; is the wife of record producer, Norm Petty. Keyboard ability a plus
Maria Elena Santiago-Holly (Puerto Rican – 20’s-30’s) Attractive and strong-willed; must have an excellent ear for the Puerto Rican dialect and sing harmonies well; met and married Buddy following a whirlwind one-day romance
Senora Provi Garcia (Puerto Rican – 40’s-50’s) speaks in Spanish English with a pronounced Puerto Rican dialect; is Maria Elena’s aunt
Murray Deutsch (Caucasian – 40’-50’s) a producer in New York, at the studio where the Crickets record; preference is for a musician to also play in the Hayriders and/or Clear Lake bands
Apollo Theatre musicians and singers The Hayriders and Clear Lake Musicians Singers
Other ENSEMBLE roles include a POLICEMAN, various REPORTERS, a CONDUCTOR and a TRAINMAN, and other PARENTS of the Sweet Apple teenagers with featured lines throughout the script.


About The Theater

Artisan Center Theater produces year round, full scale Broadway style musicals and plays in their 195 seat theater-in-the-round. On Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces children's shows each year where children perform for children. As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 Artisan has been blessed to serve, entertain, and offer theater opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people around the DFW metroplex. Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday.