The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a beautifully-restored treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton. First opened in 1928 as a vaudeville and silent film house, the theater offers a wide array of programming including live touring performances, original productions, art exhibits, films, special events and rentals.

Auditions for Little Mermaid and Annual Talent Competition

Auditions for Little Mermaid and Annual Talent Competition


MTTS photo credit Jody Johnson/Photorad Photography

Photo caption:  2023 My Time to Shine Talent Competition winner Addison Long

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton will be holding auditions for two spring shows: Disney’s Little Mermaid and its annual My Time to Shine Talent Competition. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in Lumberton, NC.

Those interested in auditioning can find all audition information, forms and materials at the theater’s web site at

More details about Little Mermaid auditions:

*Friday, January 26th from (5:30-9pm)
*Saturday, January 27th from (10am-1pm)

*Wednesday, January 31st (6pm)

June 5 through June 9, 2024

Directed by Kendrix Singletary and based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. Join us for a fishy fable that will capture your heart with irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

More details about My Time to Shine auditions:

The theater’s 10th Annual, hugely popular –and very competitive- talent competition. Includes all categories of talent from singing and dancing to instrumentalist. Auditions will be held to determine who gets to showcase on our stage, with over $3000 in cash prizes going to the top contestants.

New this is year is the “My Time to Shine KIDS!” competition. The theater is adding an additional show for any talented individuals under the age of 16. Both shows will be held Saturday, March 30th (1pm and 7pm).

*February 9th (6pm)
*February 10th (11am)

March 30, 2024

Applications for the competition and the non-refundable $20 registration fee (PayPal/Cash/Debit) form must be submitted by 6pm Feb. 2nd. Auditions are mandatory to compete, and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

A completed application and fee are required to audition. Talent competition applications can be downloaded from the theater’s web site at and emailed to Jonathan@carolinaciviccenter.or printed and dropped off or mailed to Carolina Civic Center 315 North Chestnut Street Lumberton 28358. Applications also may be picked up at the theater (3rd street door) weekdays between 1-5:30 pm.

Applications and Payments can be mailed to the following address:

Jonathan Brewington
315 N. Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358

For inquires pertaining to the show and auditions, or to pay application fees over the phone, contact Jonathan at 910-738-4339, ext. 2, or email him at

Those that cannot attend the in-person auditions are asked to complete the audition form and then email a video of yourself reading the mandatory sides and singing their desired character song to At the beginning of the video please state name, age, something interesting about yourself, and the character being auditioned for.

For inquires pertaining to the show or auditions, please contact the Stage Manager Jonathan Brewington at 910-738-4339 Ext.2, or