AUDITIONS- Hand on a Hardbody- Musical

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center
222 East Drake Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830
Terry Kelley
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Daily from 5/24/2022 until 5/26/2022
Next Dates May 24th, and 25th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Auburn Area Community Theatre will hold open auditions for the all-American musical “Hands on a Hard Body” will be held on May 24th-26th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The book is by Pulitzer Prize-winning Doug Wright, with tuneful melodies and soulful lyrics by Phish’s Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio.

This modern musical showcases varied musical styles and is based on the real-life documentary of an endurance contest where one contestant will win a Nissan hardbody pick-up truck-by keeping a hand on it the longest. If you let go, you lose! Each character has their own vision of the American dream, and their own moment to shine with a solo. A new lease on life is so close they can touch it!

10 men and 6 women of various ages (16 and up) and backgrounds are needed for this diverse cast. Strong dance skills are not needed for every role. Please prepare at least 60 seconds of a song, and bring recorded music or an accompanist, or you may sing a cappella. You may prepare a one-minute monologue or read from the scripts provided. No previous experience is necessary!

Please bring your calendar to discuss any conflicts. Rehearsals are scheduled to run Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from May 31st through performance dates August 5th-7th and 11th-14th. Not every actor is needed for every rehearsal so there is some flexibility.

Contact Director Terry Kelley at for more information. Character descriptions and vocal ranges can be found at Those interested in auditioning should visit to sign up for a time slot on Tuesday, May 24th, Wednesday, May 25th, or Thursday, May 26th.

Call back auditions, if necessary, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31st. AACT is also seeking set construction, props, tech, and other volunteers for this production. Those interested in those positions are also welcome to come to auditions, or contact the director, Terry Kelley by e-mail at