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Interested in volunteering with New Bern Civic Theatre? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities. At the heart of our volunteer program are our volunteer ushers, who hand out programs, tear tickets and direct guests during all of our performances at The Civic. Volunteer ushers work closely with our Front of House staff to ensure that our patrons have the best experience possible at the theater. We also have opportunities throughout the year backstage, onstage, and in our administrative office .




SHOW DATE: April 20, 2024

NBC may have ‘America’s Got Talent,’ but NBCT has its own showcase for extraordinary talent in our local eastern NC communities… and without those pesky judges! It’s the New Bern Follies. Follies means a live entertainment format in which a wide variety of “acts” are linked together for one impressive variety show and we’re auditioning acts for the 2024 edition of The New Bern Follies. This is your time to shine!Share your special talents on the historic Athens Theatre Main Stage. A Follies Act means just about anything goes, provided it can be performed legally, safely and is family friendly. New Bern Follies acts must be appropriate for audiences of all ages. And, by ‘acts’ we mean: sing a song (any style), do a dance (ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern), dog tricks, juggling, acrobatic routines, rhythmic gymnastics, BMX bike tricks, illusions, mime, comic clowning, a short stand up comedy routine, play a song with a portable instrument, competitive jump rope, and so much more. Talent is talent! Anyone of any age is welcome and encouraged to audition as a solo, duet, trio, or small ensemble! We are hopeful that at the time you audition your act is fully performance ready. However, if your talent needs a little help to get it polished for showtime the director and production team are happy to assist as needed in shaping your act. IMPORTANT: No acts involving weaponry (knives, guns, swords, arrows), or combustible materials are permitted!

How to Prepare for the Audition:

Acts should be 2 to 3 minutes long. Tricks, lyrics, dialogue, dance steps, music notes should be fully memorized at the audition. If you require background tracks or perform to recorded music be sure to bring a source device for playback (your phone is fine if it connects to a bluetooth speaker that we provide onsite).  If you require props or instruments please bring everything you need to perform your act. Rehearsals are flexible up until the week before showtime. You MUST be available for your tech/dress rehearsal appointment the week of April 15-18 and the entire cast of New Bern Follies is called the evening of Friday, April 19 for a full run-through of the whole show with lights, sound and costumes without stops.  And, of course, for the show date April 20, the entire cast of the Follies is required to be at the theatre ready for the show by 4:00PM on Saturday as a final check that all is ready for showtime at 7:30PM. A dinner will be provided. Auditions will be held by Appointment. Please sign-up for an appointment time block at:



Appointments efficiently make use of everyone’s time and we will stick to appointment times as closely as possible. There are three audition dates, February 19, 25 and March 11 at NBCT’s downtown location (414 Pollock St., New Bern, 28560).

Audition Dates/Times

February 19, 6:00PM-8:30PM

February 25, 3:30PM-5:30PM

March 11, 6:00PM-8:30PM