Tryon Palace Searching for Holiday Actors, Dancers, Performers

Auditions for Candlelight Volunteers Held Oct. 4 at Waystation Auditorium

Tryon Palace is looking for excited volunteers to assist as actors and dancers during its annual candlelight tour. Auditions will be held 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 4 for “Eve of Revolution,” a production focusing on Christmases from various periods of American history, spanning from the Revolutionary War through World War II.

Tryon Palace is currently looking for men and women ages 16 and up for speaking and nonspeaking roles, as well as 18th-century period dancers. Auditions will involve a cold reading— please, no prepared monologues—at Tryon Palace’s Waystation Auditorium, located on the corner of Pollock and George Streets.

The production, “Eve of Revolution: A Candlelight Celebration,” will be held Dec. 5 (dress rehearsal), 13 and 20 from 4:30-10 p.m., with some flexibility.

For more information about the auditions, please call 252-639-3587.

Tickets to “Eve of Revolution” are now available at the North Carolina History Center and online at

Tryon Palace Media Contact

Craig Ramey

Marketing and Communications, Manager

Phone: (252) 639-3511



About Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina’s first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive  technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace’s mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

Tickets and visitor information are available at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit