news and announcements



The following actors have been cast in North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre’s production of Dogfight.  First rehearsal is Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 7:00PM.   Please acknowledge acceptance of your role by emailing Timothy E. Locklear at

If you are able to arrive at 6:30PM, the costumer will be at the theatre to start measurements. 


Eddie Birdlace:                                Matt Verner

Rose Fenny:                                     Rebekah Holland

Bernstein:                                         Andrew Faggion

Boland:                                             Brett Webster

Marcy:                                               Mary Reilly

Fector:                                              Sai Graham

Stevens:                                            Nathan Hamilton

Gibbs:                                               Luke Sheldon

Mama/Ensemble                              Elizabeth Hankla

Ruth Two Bears/Ensemble              Grace Gilmore

Lounge Singer/Ensemble:               Ted Willis

Peggy/Ensemble                              Summer Collins

Suzette/Ensemble                            Brandi Campbell

Sergeant/Ensemble                          Stan Williams

Waiter/Ensemble                              Jared Scott


Thank you for everyone who auditioned and for sharing your talent.  It was a pleasure to sit in the room with all the talent and witness the passion for the theatre arts.  Continue to audition and support local community theatre.


The following people have been cast in C.A.S.T Camp’s 2017 Production of Hairspray The Musical. The cast is asked to meet at NRACT on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00PM. A parent should accompany you to this meeting. We will give out all the information about camp, scholarship opportunities, and script information at this meeting. Please be there and on time.


Tracy Turnblad                                   Lainey Griffith

Edna Turnblad                                   Dylan Renken

Corny Collins                                    Keith Peterson

Penny Pingleton                                Kelsey Willard

Velma Von Tussle                              Maddy Sinsley

Amber Von Tussle                             Gracie Deloache

Link Larkin                                          Ethan Sichel

Seaweed J Stubbs                             Tyson Holder

Little Inez                                             Ke’Mara Davis

Motormouth Maybelle                        Evelyn Kembe

Wilbur Turnblad                                   Matt Ellington

Prudy Pingleton                                   Lauren Santana

Harriman F Spritzer/Mr. Pinky/Principal         Sean Flynn

Gilbert                                                   Isaiah McGuire

Thad                                                     Stephan Emmanuel

Duane                                                  TBA

Lorraine/Cindy Watkins                       Bliss Wells


Council Members

Tammy/Hooker                                    Julianna Miller

Brad                                                     Xander Barnes

Fender/Gym Teacher                          Woody Wisz

Brenda/Matron                                    Averi Zimmerman

Sketch                                                 Jesse Middleman

Shelly                                                  Caroline Farley

IQ                                                        John Ravenscraft

Lou Ann                                              Chloe Calhoun



Judine/Stooie                                    Ivana Ramirez

Kamilah                                              Lanif Azcona

Shayna                                               Brooklyn Taylor



We sincerely want to thank everyone who came out to audition for the show. There was so much talent to come out. The decisions were not easy ones to make. Continue to audition and support local theatre.


North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Announces

Auditions for DOGFIGHT




Auditions for NRACT’S 2017-18 Season Opener, DOGFIGHT, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 8 & 9, 2017 at NRACT.  Callbacks will be Saturday,  May 13, 2017  at 10 AM at NRACT.  This production will be directed by Managing Artistic Director, Timothy E. Locklear.  Joanna Li is Music Director with David Wilk in the Stage Manager Chair. 


Please prepare a one minute PREPARED monologue appropriate for the style of the show.  You will also need to be prepared with 32 Bars of a song in the style of the show.  PLEASE DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW!   An accompanist will be provided.  Come with sheet music and acapella auditions are discouraged. 

Please complete the audition form below at this link:


Come prepared to fill out a conflict calendar at your audition. 

Character Breakdown

Eddie Birdlace

A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 28

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Rose Fenny

A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3


A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 28

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B2


A Marine private first class and Birdlace's closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 28

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B2


Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F#3


The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 55


Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens); Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies


ghost cast list

Thank you to everyone that auditioned for GHOST: The Musical! It was an incredibly talented pool of individuals, and we encourage you to continue supporting local theatre. Please email by NOON on Friday, March 24th to accept your position in this cast. We will look forward to seeing the cast at our first rehearsal on Sunday, March 26th at 1pm at Stage Door Dance: Brier Creek. 

Raleigh, You In Danger, Girl! 

#GHOST #nract #HereWeGhost 



John Millsaps



Lauren Bamford



Tina Morris-Anderson



Jonathan Rand



Samuel Walker



Nathan Hamilton 



Destiny McNeill 



Tyanna West 



Tieshya Coleman 



Heather Shinpaugh 



Summer Stanley 



Kimmy Fiorentino 

Isaiah McGuire 


Announcing the 2017-2018 Season! 



Auditions for Ghost The Musical are being held on  March 20th and 21st, 2017 at 7:00PM Callbacks, March 22th at 7:00PM at NRACT.

To Prepare For Auditions:

Please be prepared to sing 32 measures of a song in the style of the show.  Accompaniment will be provided. We request that you refrain from singing acapella. Individuals may be asked to read from the script, as well.

Note: If you are auditioning for Sam and are able to play the guitar, please bring your guitar with you to auditions.

There will not be a movement component on 3.20 or 3.21.

When you arrive to auditions, you will be asked to complete a conflict calendar. If you have a resume/headshot you'd like to submit, please bring it with you to your audition. 

Please fill out the audition form at the link below.  We look forward to seeing you at auditions.





Sam Wheat: (Male) Late 20s to Early 30s. Pop/Rock Baritenor. Sam is the hero of our story living in New York City with his long-term girlfriend, Molly. A strong and confident businessman, he has difficulty with the emotional, soulful side of love. His greatest obstacle is his fear of commitment. He fears that when he gets things he wants in life, he will lose them. One day, Sam is murdered by Willie Lopez and finds himself caught between worlds. When he discovers Molly is in danger, he seeks a way to protect her. He ultimately saves Molly and expresses his love for her, prior to his transfiguration into another realm. Should move well for physical theatre transitions, character movements, and illusions. Guitar skills a plus. Vocal range: G2-Bb4


Molly Jensen: (Female) Late 20s to Early 30s. Excellent singer. Mezzo; strong belt/mix and strong head voice. Molly is an artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam Wheat. Molly has an optimistic view on life and truly lives in the moment. In her relationship with Sam, she understands that a declaration of love requires vulnerability and surrender, but that is too great for him. When Sam is killed, she loses her zest for life and becomes a prisoner to her emotions. She struggles when she is asked to believe, through Oda Mae, that Sam's ghost is with her and awakens to believe in something that is beyond this world. Vocal range: G3-F5


Oda Mae Brown: (Female; African-American)  Adult. Mezzo. Oda Mae Brown works as a medium and spiritual adviser of a storefront in Brooklyn. A smart woman, she supports her entire family through her scam- talking to the dearly departed. Though she was told as a child she had "the gift" by her mother and grandmother (who were both able to communicate with the dead), Oda Mae did not actually communicate with the spirits until she encounters Sam Wheat during a spiritual session with another client. Through her encounter with the ghost of Sam, she ultimately is moved as much by Sam and Molly's love as she is by the power to really talk to the other side. She is larger than life. Seeking an actress with strong comedic skills based in sincerity and truth. Some dancing required. Vocal range: A3-E5


Carl Bruner: (Male) 30s. Best friend of Sam Wheat. Carl desperately wants everything Sam has- including Molly. He has great passion for things of life, which leads him to some suspicious dealings involving Sam's business accounts. He is not necessarily a bad guy at heart, just stuck in the material. After Carl hires Willie Lopez to mug Sam and Sam is killed, Carl really loses his grip and slides over to the dark side. Some physical theatre work required for transitions. Vocal range: F3-A4


Subway Ghost/Orlando Jones/ Ensemble: (Male) 20s-30s. Strong spoken word/rap skills required. The Subway Ghost helps and teaches Sam to use his otherworldly powers. Aggressive and spooky, but within the realm of truthfulness. Good physical actor required with strong movement skills and athleticism.


Willie Lopez/ Ensemble: (Male) 20s-40s. Willie is hired to mug Sam. This results in a fight, and Sam is killed. Extremely masculine, tough, and intimidating. Strong movement skills and athleticism required.


Clara/ Ortisha Jones/ First Nun/ Ensemble: (Female) 20s-40s. Amazing vocalist. Oda Mae's sister and helper in her scam of speaking to the dearly departed. Strong comedic skills. Will also double in other roles. Vocal range: D to D. Strong movement skills and athleticism required. Range: B3-D5


Louise/ Officer Wallace/ Ensemble: (Female) 20s-40s. Amazing vocalist. Oda Mae's sister and helper in her scam of speaking to the dearly departed. Strong comedic skills. Will also double in other roles. Vocal range: D to D. Strong movement skills and athleticism required. Range: D#3-D5


Hospital Ghost/ Lionel Ferguson/ Ensemble: (Male) 30s-50s. Baritone. The Hospital Ghost is the first ghost Sam encounters. Great actor and singer required with a naturalistic attitude to him while hiding his sadness. Vocal range: C to A. Will also double in other roles. Strong movement skills and athleticism required. Range: C3-E4.


Mrs. Santiago/ Bank Officer/ Second Nun/ Ensemble: (Female) Strong actress and singer. Plays multiple roles. Strong movement skills and athleticism required. Range D4-A5.


Ensemble (Male): Strong Vocalist, Strong Dancer to play a multitude of ensemble track roles.


Ensemble (Female) Strong Vocalist, Strong Dancer to play a multitude of ensemble track roles.