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Auditions: Nate the Great


Thanks to all who auditioned! Please click here for the cast list.

Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Nate the Great. This show will be performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.

About the show

Nate the Great, the world’s greatest boy detective, awakes, hoping that this day will bring a new case. He gets a call from his good friend Annie alerting him that her new painting of her dog Fang is missing! He rushes over to her house to investigate. For the first time in his career, he is stumped. And worse yet, Mom is all out of pancakes. To solve this case, he is going to need to learn to think in new ways and rely on the help of his friends. Nate the Great is a funny, sweet, rollicking good time that celebrates art, friendship, creative thinking, and of course, pancakes.

Book & Lyrics by John Maclay and Music & Lyrics by Brett Ryback

Based on the book by Marjorie Sharmat

All Rights Reserved

NATE THE GREAT is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide. 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Important dates 

All auditions and callbacks will take place at Raleigh Little Theatre located at 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Optional virtual audition info session: Monday, October 30 at 6:30pm on Zoom – Watch a recording of the info session here!


  • Monday, November 20 @ 7pm in the Gaddy Theatre
  • Tuesday, November 21 @ 7pm in the Gaddy Theatre
  • Actors only need to attend one of the nights to audition.


  • Tuesday, November 28 @ 7:00pm in the Gaddy Theatre

Cast List: Posted on RLT’s website on Thursday, November 30

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin on Monday, December 11

Tech rehearsals: January 27 – February 1, 2024

Performances: February 2 – 18, 2024 (includes holds)

School Day Performances: Wednesday, February 7 & 14, shows at 10am and 12:30pm

  • Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be free by 2:00pm. It is extremely important for students to check both of these dates to verify that they do not conflict with school commitments.

Two show days: February 3-4 & 10-11, shows at 2:00 and 5:30pm. February 7 & 14, shows at 10am and 12:30pm.

  • Actors are required to stay at the theatre between shows. We will provide snacks and drinks for your break in between performances.

Questions about auditions? Contact Michele Weathers: michele@nullraleighlittletheatre.org

About the roles

Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description. For this production, performers must be 14+.

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Executive Producer Michele Weathers, to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment. All choreography for the audition and the production will be designed to include actors of all abilities.

All roles are open

NATE: (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Teen/Adult) is a boy detective who loves mysteries and pancakes. Vocal Range: Strong Tenor

ANNIE: (Female Presenting, Actor/Singer, Teen/Adult) is Nate’s good, African American friend who loves art. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano, able to sing harmonies

ROSAMOND: (Female Presenting, Actor/Singer, Teen/Adult) is Annie’s friend who loves music and cats. Has four cats named The Hexes: Big Hex, Little Hex, Plain Hex, and Super Hex. Vocal Range: Alto, able to sing harmonies

HARRY: (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Teen) is Annie’s younger brother who loves monsters and the color red. Vocal Range: Tenor

MOM: (Female Presenting, Actor/Singer, Adult) is Nate’s Mom. Vocal Range: Strong Soprano

ENSEMBLE: (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Adult/Teen) Vocal Range: Strong Tenor, able to sing harmonies

ENSEMBLE: (Female Presenting, Actor/Singer, Adult/Teen) Vocal Range: Strong Mezzo-Soprano, able to sing harmonies

About the production team

Director: Kathleen Rudolph

Choreographer: Sue Hill

Music Director: Darylene Hecht

About the auditions

Actors ages 14 and older are eligible to audition. All those auditioning should bring sheet music in your preferred key and be ready to sing 16 bars of an upbeat comedic song. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or recorded accompaniments, please.

In addition, please come prepared to move – this means no skirts, sandals, flip flops or restrictive clothing. Please wear sneakers or jazz shoes and comfortable clothes. The ability to tap into your inner child is a plus.

All roles involve singing and movement, so we are looking for unique physical talents that you may have (ex: gymnastics, dance, juggling). Auditions may also involve improvisation and ensemble- building exercises. Cold readings from the script will be done during the call back process. Pictures and resumes are welcome, but neither is required.

Here is the paperwork you will be asked to fill out for auditions (you are welcome to print them out, or we will have them available for you to fill out when you arrive): 

  • Conflict Calendar (this represents all possible rehearsal dates and times – please indicate which dates and times, if any, that you will be unavailable to attend).
  • Audition Form

Sign up for an audition slot here!

The callback list will be posted on the RLT website by 2pm on Wednesday, November 22. Callbacks will be Tuesday, November 28 @ 7pm and will involve readings from the script. Perusal copies of the scripts will be available for a 48 hour check out before the audition date from the RLT business office, which is located in the rear of the building and open from 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.

Volunteer Access Fund

If you face financial barriers related to transportation to the theatre, please check out our Volunteer Access Fund pilot program!