Auditions For The Outsiders


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Directed by NATALIE LANE

Thank you for you time and talent and interest in auditioning for  ALT! We're excited to see you! Please read information carefully and completely.


What is THE OUTSIDERS about?                                                         

In 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma, the hardened hearts, aching souls and romantic dreams of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their band of greasers take center stage in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose.​

Who may audition?                                                                Actors ages 12-18 are invited to audition. No previous experience needed! Arts Live Theatre casts roles open to all genders. 

When are the auditions?                                                                            Saturday, December 3. 10AM-1PM & Sunday, December 4, 2PM-4PM. at Arts Live Theatre, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701. No appointment needed. Actors may attend audition anytime during the audition period and will be seen on a first come basis.

What does the audition consist of?
The audition will consist of reading from the script. Auditions will be in person at Arts Live Theatre. Audition materials will be available at the audition.


When and where are the performances?
​Performances will take place February 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2023 at Arts Live Theatre.

What is the rehearsal schedule?
On your audition form list ALL of your conflicts from December 3, 2022 through January 27,2023. Rehearsals will take place in person at Arts Live Theatre 3-4 weekday evenings and some weekends. Rehearsals will conclude no later than 8.30PM on weeknights. Actors with conflicts January 28-February 5 will be unable to audition. Actors who miss more than two rehearsals which not listed on conflicts may find their role reduced. Multiple absences other than those listed on requested conflicts may result in actor being replaced.

​Is there a participation fee?
To help with costs associated with production, there is a $175 participation fee for actors cast. A limited number of scholarships are available. Visit for information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are auditions open to everyone?


Yes, auditions are open to anyone within the age range given for each production.


  • Do you have to have previous stage experience to audition?


Absolutely not!  It makes no difference if you've been in 15 shows or none, all are welcome!

  • Are scripts available before the audition?


To give everyone an equal opportunity, we do not offer scripts before the audition. However, information about productions and scripts may be found online, at bookstores and libraries. Audition scenes from the script may also be posted on this website for you to become familiar with the play.  See the specific show audition information to the left for available scenes to preview for auditions.


  • What is the actual audition process?

It's very easy!  Audition days are announced a few weeks prior with the dates and times. Actors may audition anytime during the audition period. No appointment needed and actors will be seen on a first come basis.

  • When does the cast list go up and what happens if I don't get cast?

The cast list will be published a few days following the final audition. Cast list is listed by the actor's name alphabetically. 

  • What is the participation fee?

In order to be able to bring exceptional productions to our audience, Arts Live Theatre charges a $135 per actor participation fee for mini-productions,  $175 per actor participation fee for non-musicals and $235 for musicals. . A limited number of scholarships are available.

  • May I be in two shows at once?

Absolutely! Depending upon the rehearsal and production schedule.