Artisan Center Theater (NON EQUITY) announces auditions for

the Main Stage production of

The Ark

Book and Lyrics by Michael McLean and Kevin Kelly
Music by Michael McLean

Directed by Dee Ann Blair

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Performed at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas


A fresh take on a familiar tale, The Ark is the story of how one family learns to brave life’s rough waters by sticking together.

AUDITION DATES:  Monday, July 1, 2019 from 7–10pm and Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 7–10pm. 

CALL BACKS: Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 7–10pm.

LOCATION:  Auditions will be at Artisan Center Theater's Second Stage at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053.

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Monday, July 22, 2019 and will be Monday–Friday from 7–10pm and Saturdays from 9am–3pm.  (Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.)

PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs August 30–September 28, 2019. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, with additional Saturday matinees at 3pm beginning September 7.  Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling.


AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:  Auditions are by appointment. Copy the following link onto browser and then make an appointment: Please choose 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability and come prepared to sing with your sheet music cut and marked and in the appropriate key. Songs from the show are encouraged. An accompanist will be provided so accompaniment CDs or phone recordings may not be used.  Please bring a headshot/resume and your completed audition info found at Actors will also learn a brief dance combination following their vocal audition. If asked to return for a call back expect to read from the script and learn/sing a song from the show. Actors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the script and score. A perusal will be available at the A.C.T. box office during box office hours.


Actors will be given six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt and access to digital production photos.


A fresh take on a familiar tale, it’s the story of how one family learns to brave life’s rough waters by sticking together. Michael McLean, the renowned composer of more than 20 best-selling albums, gives us an incredibly uplifting score, ranging from pop to gospel. With songs that’ll have you dancing in the “isles,” and one of the most adventurous stories ever told, The Ark proves that, just like the waters, the depth of human emotion knows no bounds.


Roles available for 4 men and 4 women

Noah (the patriarch) 40’s to 60’s (Baritone)

Eliza (Noah’s wife) 40’s to 60’s; must be able to sing with a lyrical belt (Mezzo)

Japeth (the oldest son) 20’s to 30’s, always inventing things to say “I love you” to his wife, Sariah (Baritone)

Sariah (Japeth’s wife) 20’s to 30’s, a former Beauty Queen (Miss East of Eden)

Ham (rebellious son) 20’s to 30’s, doesn’t want to come back to see his family, needs ability to sing with passion (Tenor)

Egyptus (Ham’s wife) 20’s to 30’s - African-American; pretty, vivacious; must sing gospel well and have high belt capabilities

Shem (the youngest son) 20’s newlywed; always obedient to his mother and always comes when she calls (Baritone)

Martha (Shem’s newlywed bride) can’t cook; sweet, innocent, funny; able to sing legit and go into a big belt



Artisan Center Theater produces eight full scale Broadway style musicals a year in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional special event plays on the new 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage.  Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children’s Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children.  As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit




Artisan Center Theater

444 East Pipeline Road

Hurst, Texas 76053