Audition Information: Good Ol Girls

August 22nd, 2018



September 3 & 4th at 7:00PM
Stewart Theater 114 N. Wilson Avenue, Dunn NC 28334


October 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM and October 21 and 28 at 2:30 PM

Audition Information


  • Tina: 40’s to 50’s, alto (especially blues) Julie: 40’s to 50’s, mezzo-soprano (especially traditional mountain)
  • Callie: late 30’s to early 40’s, mezzo-soprano (especially country and rock)
  • Andrea: late 20’s to mid-30’s, high mezzo-soprano (especially country and ballads)
  • Anna Gunn: mid- to late 20’s, alto (especially torch and swing)
  • Mandy: early to mid-20’s, soprano (especially ballads and harmonies)
  • Katherine: teens to early 20’s, soprano (especially ballads and harmonies)

NOTE: All seven players must be excellent character actors. They should be as comfortable with improvisation and audience address as they are playing scenes.


The below selections of the script will be used at the audition. Please look over them before coming to auditions.


Questions? Contact Jacob Godwin, Director, at

Arsenic and Old Lace Character Descriptions

November 29th, 2017


Cast List / Character Description

Abby Brewster (Female 50-70 years old) A darling lady, and the very model of Victorian charm and grace, who poisons elderly gentlemen, with her sister as an act of charity. She and her sister Martha seem to be the absolute embodiment of the values and polite society of a bygone age. More dominant, and a bit older than Martha, both ladies are happy, healthy, lucid, and spry. The Aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Martha Brewster (Female 50-70 years old) Very sweet, but more submissive than Abby, Martha still is a strong woman. She and her sister have lived together for many, many years. Their personalities and pecking order around each other have been firmly rooted for eons. Always wears a high collar. The Aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Mortimer Brewster (Male 30-50) Nephew of Abby and Martha, brother to both Teddy and Jonathan Brewster. A very likable character, Mortimer is a drama critic who is in love with, & engaged to Elaine Harper. A good-hearted cynic who is about to have his world turned upside down.

Teddy Brewster (40-60) Very likable, kindhearted brother to Mortimer and Jonathan, Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man who believes that he is the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.

Jonathan Brewster (40-60) Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, brother to Teddy and Mortimer. Jonathan is a psychopath who has numerous murders to his credit and no scruples whatsoever. He is creepy. As a child, he practiced his fondness for inflicting inhumane suffering on others with his brother Mortimer. Jonathan is a killer, that loves his business and he’s got an unbelievably short temper. Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan’s face three times, currently resulting in a Boris Karloff resemblance (to which he is a bit sensitive.)

Dr. Einstein (45-55) A German plastic surgeon, with an accent to prove it. Right hand to Jonathan, Dr. Einstein is mousey and submissive to Jonathan. Einstein should be viewed as a good guy whose life has gone bad. With somewhat of a ratty appearance, his face wears the benevolent smirk of a man who lives in a pleasant haze of alcohol.

Elaine Harper (25-40) An attractive girl, daughter of Rev. Dr. Harper, and Mortimer’s fiancée. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter. She is a little bit wily, sassy, and absolutely sharp We witness Elaine progress from casual happiness, to utter bliss, to twisted confusion, to stark fear, to godsend relief, and back to casual happiness again.

The Rev. Dr. Harper (50-70) (Small part) We only see Elaine Harper’s father in the opening scene; a doctor of divinity, and the minister to the church next door to the Brewster house. The Brewster sisters have seen many ministers come and go over the years, but they seem to be particularly fond of Dr. Harper and vise versa. Dr. Harper should display a sense of polish, refinement, and mild mannered sensitivity towards others. He is not in favor of Mortimer and Elaine’s relationship.

Officer Brophy (25-45) (Small part) The first police officer we meet in the show, Brophy is a thoroughly likable sort of fellow. Is making his rounds collecting Christmas toys for the needy.

Officer Klein (25-45) (Small part) A flatfoot Brooklyn officer who makes his rounds with Officer Brophy collecting Christmas toys.

Officer O’Hara (30-55) (Small part) He is the quintessential example of an Irish-American police officer: Full of life, good natured and played big. He is on very good terms with the Aunts. O’Hara is a would-be playwright, and needs to plainly display the nagging, persistent drive that’s kindled within him once he discovers that Mortimer is a famous dramatic critic. Well intentioned, O’Hara really doesn’t mean to come across as annoying as he does.

Mr. Gibbs (55-80) (Small part) An elderly gentleman who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters; and nearly falls victim to the sisters “charity”. He is a little gruff, but he warms up fairly quickly upon being offered a treat he hasn’t had since he was a child.

Lieutenant Rooney (50’s) (Small part) The man in charge at the local police precinct. Very early in the show we gaina pretty strong understanding of the caliber of men he has to manage under his watch. As such, he has very little patience for blunder and mistakes, and needs to run a pretty tight ship. He is loud, decisive, and clearly in-charge of every situation in which he finds himself.

Mr. Witherspoon (50-60’s) (Small part) The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium. Very mild mannered and kind.


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

September 17th, 2017

Here is the cast list for the first show of our 40th year of theatre at Harnett Regional Theatre.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

by Pat Cook

Based on the book by L. Frank Baum


Frank Baum                      author and narrator of this story  Rick Stephenson

Necile                                 Wood Nymph & foster mother to Claus  Erin Harrington

AK                                       the Master Woodsman and ruler of the forest Curt West

Queen                                 AK’s wife and gentle lady  Amy J. Langdon

Will                                    King of the Knooks and Faeries  Tim Morris

Claus                                a young bearded man  Eddie White

Weekum                           a curious and cute boy  Connor Keen

Mayrie                             likewise, curious and cute girl Emilie Glover

Jack Frost                       a spritely Winter Pixie  Wilmond Barnes

Awgwa #1                        one of the ugly child taunters  Natalie McMahon

Awgwa #2                        another child taunter  Baylee Reagan

Maid                                a brash no-nonsense maid  Blair Chance

Reindeer #1                     forest creature and friend to Claus  Maddie Elmore

Reindeer #2                              another forest creature  Chloe Johnson

Barlo                                a Knook who becomes an Elf  Christine West

Lem                                  another Knook  Abby DeBoer

Child #1                           a child who needs a toy  Carson Strickland

Child #2                          another toyless child  Finley Barnes

Child #3                          a third child without a toy  Danni West

King Awgwa                      loudmouthed king of the child taunters  Mac Newton

Queen Awgwa                  King Awgwa’s equally odius wife  Alex West

Awgwa #3                        a worker Awgwa  Emma Strickland

Awgwa #4                        another worker Awgwa  Marissa Howlett

Water Sprite Queen        queen to the Sprites and Ryls  Kaelyn Sander

King Gnome                      quarrelsome king of the Gnomes  Connor Keen

Queen Imp                       beautiful queen to the Imps and Nymphs  Maria Brydges

Princess Flash                     ruler of the birds of the skies  Ashley Barbour

Bo                                    Master Mariner, ruler of the seas  E. P. Newton

Faerie #1                         worker and scroll reader  Emily Pearce

Faerie #2                        worker and blower of conch shells  Baylee Reagan


Plus Extras to play Faeries, Ryls, Knooks, Nymphs and Awgwas.

While there 17 fixed roles, flexible casting may be used on the other roles with regard to men or women.  As for the AWGWAS, they are coarse, hairy, scowling creatures.


Thank you for a great season!

May 19th, 2017

We would like to thank everyone for a great season at HRT!  We are so grateful to everyone who auditioned and participated in our shows both on stage and off stage!  We are so grateful to everyone who came to our shows! As we begin our 40th year of theatre, we hope that everyone will continue to support HRT with your time, effort and participation!  HRT loves serving Harnett County and surrounding areas and we are looking to announcing our next season soon.


April 20th, 2017

Rehearsal are going great and it won’t be long before the show.  Get your tickets.  Here are some pictures from rehearsal.



February 25th, 2017



HRT is pleased to announce our summer workshop for children will be held in July.  The dates are July 10 through July 29.  The application will be available on May 1st on our website.  The workshop will be staffed by the same staff from last year.  So start looking at your calendar and getting ready to apply.  The show will be announced soon!  The prices are also the same as last year.  More details will be posted as we get closer to May but go ahead and make your plans!


February 22nd, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for Annie!  Just use the link on our home page to get your tickets early!

Annie Auditions!

February 16th, 2017


Auditions for Annie are March 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 PM at the Stewart Theater.  Everyone will be asked to sing a short song, read from the script and do a little movement.   Come join us for this classic musical that will start us on our 40th year doing theatre in Harnett County.  This is the first time we have done this musical on the mainstage at HRT so that is very exciting!  You don’t won’t to miss this opportunity!  Come out and join the fun!  Performances are April 28, 29, May 5, and 6 at 7:30 PM and April 30 and May 7 at 2:30 PM

Please see the below schedule for youth auditions for Annie.  Adults can come Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.  If you are 16 or younger, please see the designated night for your audition.  If you have a conflict with the audition night, please text Lynn Godwin at 910-263-4742 to reschedule and she will notify the director.

Monday March 13 – Youth 16 and under if your last name begins with the letter A-H please come at 7:30 pm for auditions; Adults 17- older All Come at 7:30

Tuesday March 14 – Youth 16 and under if your last name begins with the letter I-P please come at 7:30 pm for auditions; Adults 17 and older All Come at 7:30

Wednesday March 15 – Youth 16 and under if your last name begins with the letter Q-Z please come at 7:30 pm for auditions; Adults 17 and older All Come at 7:30

To Kill a Mockingbird Auditions

October 27th, 2016

Auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird will be held on November 28 and 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM.  Auditions will be held at the Stewart Theater.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  We need people of all ages and ethnicities for this show.  More information will be coming soon!


September 25th, 2016


Dickens / Man 5                                                                                Dennis McCool

Scrooge                                                                                                Brent Wilson

Bob Cratchit / Bill / Man 1                                                              Curt West

Theatre Manager / Guest / Suitor / Student                                John Anderson

Fred / Suitor                                                                                       Gene Chance

Fan’s husband /Young Husband / Dick / Guest / Man 3         William Newton

School Master / Bobby / Guest                                                      Eddie  White

Marley / Fezziwig / Old Joe / Guest                                             Chuck Moore

Ghost of Christmas Present / Gentleman 1 / Man 4                  Rick Stephenson

Belle’s husband / Gentleman 2 / Topper / Suitor / Man 2       Billy Godwin

Ebenezer                                                                                            Jacob Godwin

Belle                                                                                                   Kayleigh Clayton

Blind Beggar / Suitor/ Guest                                                        Joey Gillard

Shopkeeper / Guest / Undertaker’s Woman                             Alison White

Ghost of Chrismas Past / Flower Girl                                        Neva Chance

Laundress / Cook / Guest                                                           Cristina Gillard

Raucous Lady / Guest / Woman in Black                                Blair Chance

Mother / Guest                                                                            Jeannine Beasley

Mrs Fezziwig / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come                   Amy Langdon

Miss Fezziwig 1 / Guest / Student                                           Emily Newton

Miss Fezzigwig 2 / Guest / Student                                        Kathryn Goretzka

Miss Fezziwig 3 / Guest / Student / Belinda                        Alex West

Martha / Guest                                                                         Bridgette Stephens

Fan / Flower Girl / Ghost                                                       Riley Heath

Street Woman / Guest                                                           Rhonda Stephens

Charwoman / Guest                                                              Becky Goretzka

Mrs. Cratchit / Guest                                                            Leanne Bernard

Sara (Fred’s wife)                                                                  Cheryl Moore

Street child / Student                                                            Avereigh Bridges

Street boy /  Ghost  / Student                                              Samuel White

Street boy /  Ghost / Student                                              Timothy White

Young Scrooge / Little Brother / Peter                              Wyatt Moore

Belle’s daughter / Girl 2 / Ghost                                         Christine West

Little Sister / Guest / Student                                             Abigail Moore

Tiny Tim                                                                                  Ty Goins

Want / Ghost                                                                         Kate Cochran

Ignorance / Ghost                                                                 Olivia Godwin