Tom Sawyer


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512 State Street, Bristol, TN

Theatre Bristol Announces Auditions for “Mark Twain’s TOM SAWYER”

Roles available for men, women, and children

Theatre Bristol announces June 19, 20, 24, and 26 auditions for its upcoming production of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, directed by Steve Baskett.

This fall, Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, adapted for the stage by Joe Sturgeon, takes us on an adventure at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, weekends August 25 through September 10. Tom, Huck, Becky, Aunt Polly, Judge Thatcher, Injun Joe, Muff Potter, Sid, and others are brought to life by a cast of 18-20 actors in a stylized version of the traditional story, seasoned with folk and bluegrass music.

Veteran and novice actors are invited to audition at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Roles are available for young and old, men and women, and there are opportunities to serve on the production crew. Doors will open 30 minutes before the first audition on each of these dates:

Monday, June 19: 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 20: 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 24: 9:30 am
Monday, June 26: 6:30 pm

The audition will consist of reading, and for some characters, singing. No preparation is necessary as pieces will be provided, but prepared material will also be welcome. The audition time will also include cold readings. For more details visit

Those interested in being a part of the production crew may contact Theatre Bristol at, or be present at any of the audition times.

Directing will be Theatre Bristol actor/director veteran Steve Baskett, recent director of The Adventures of Robin Hood, title performer in Scrooge! The Musical, and most recently Belle’s father Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer as part of its family-friendly 52nd season! Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer was originally presented by Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, Texas, and is used with permission.

The production will open August 25 and run for three weekends through September 10 with evening and matinee performances at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, available online at

In time for the holidays, Theatre Bristol musical favorite “Annie” returns to the stage, opening November 17 at the Paramount Center for the Arts and running the weekend through Thanksgiving weekend. Auditions are August 12, 13, 19, 20, and 21.

Production Crew Interest

Production team and stage crew are welcome to come to any of the audition dates and discuss their interest and skill. This invitation includes those interested in orchestra, costuming, set design and construction, lighting, sound, stage management, props, publicity, and many other roles. You can also email to express your interest. All roles are volunteer, as there is no paid staff. No experience is necessary for crew work and we are happy to offer training.