Hello, readers!

Since being voted “Best Live Theatre” by the readers of last year, we’ve been busy behind the scenes at CET. We’re retooling our organization, building a sustainable business model, developing partnerships–and we’ve put together a new website: take a look around! There are some bells and whistles yet to be added, some issues with importing old content that are still being ironed out, and some finishing to be done on the mobile version, but it’s coming along.

Notably, we’ve added a Community Calendar. Following the philosophy that a high tide floats all boats, we aim to provide venue and performance information for theatre companies throughout the Birmingham metro area. Populatng the calendar has only just begun, but feel free to drop us a line if there’s a performance you want included.


Stau tuned for further developments!


Auditions, News

First-pass non-Equity auditions at Birmingham Festival Theatre

BFT 2013-2014 Season Auditions
Plus First-pass Non-Equity Auditions
for City Equity Theatre

Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am – noon
Sunday, August 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm


Birmingham Festival Theatre, 1901 1/2 11th Ave S Birmingham

Adult actors of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Actors will have up to 3 minutes to offer a single or 2 contrasting monologues. An additional few minutes will be available for directors’ questions. Please bring 3 copies of your resume and a head shot, if available—two copies of your head shot if you seek consideration by both BFT and CET. This is a great opportunity to be seen by several different directors and audition for several shows at the same time. You may be called back at another time to read again for one or more specific shows.

Pending rights acquisition and finalizing arrangements with our partners and venues, CET will be looking at talent for the following upcoming productions:

  • Bill W. and Dr. Bob  by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey
  • The Seafarer  by Conor McPherson
  • A Steady Rain  by Keith Huff
  • The Collected Works of Billy the Kid  by Michael Ondaatje

For more information on BFT’s season, visit their audition listing online or on Facebook.

We look forward to making further announcements soon!

Auditions, News


We’re dark, but this weekend features fabulous local talent in Red Mountain Theatre‘s production of  42nd Street  and Greater Tuna  at Terrific New Theatre—go, see, and enjoy local theatre!

CET will be on hand at Birmingham Festival Theatre‘s combined season auditions on August 3-4 for first-pass non-Equity auditions for our upcoming productions. We’re itching to tell you all about our ’13-’14 season just as soon as the last bits of business are taken care of, so keep an eye out for those announcements!

Finally: we’re well out from the date, but plan on joining us at Slice Birmingham for a Dough Raiser fundraising event on Tuesday, November 19, when we’ll be collecting 10% of qualified food purchases throughout the day. Thanks to Slice and KC Prōjects, LLC for maintaining such a great program that benefits local artists and entrepreneurs alike. We’ll see you there!