Auditions

Audition And Performance Dates:

Mainstage Show Audition Dates Callbacks Performance Dates Director

The Turn Of The Screw

August 10-11, 2015

August 12, 2015

Oct 30 to Nov 15, 2015

Mary Rynders

Candy Cane Tales And Holiday Carols

August 3-5, 2015

August 6, 2015

December 4 to 20, 2015

Jes Sudbrink

Almost, Maine

November 9-10, 2015

November 11, 2015

February 5 to 21, 2016

David Kaye

ACT Live!

December 14, 2015

N/A

January 16, 2016

Doug Jarecki

Leading Ladies

December 14-15, 2015

December 17, 2015

March 4 to 20, 2016

Dustin J. Martin

Cinderella’s Fella

Call For Information

TBD

April 7 to 10, 2016

Patty Chones

Annie Get Your Gun

February 7-9, 2016

February 11, 2016

April 29 to May 15, 2016

John Cramer

Fawlty Towers

March 14-15, 2016

March 17, 2016

June 3 to 19, 2016

David Scott

(Audition Dates Are Subject To Change)

WCT Casting & Rehearsal Policies Below

The Turn Of The Screw

Adapted by Jack Neary

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of The Turn Of The Screw will be held:

  • Monday, August 10, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. If you will not arrive at auditions until 8:30 or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

A young 1890s governess, isolated in an English manor home, must contend with ghosts haunting her two young charges. She struggles to determine whether she is insane, or whether the ghosts do exist, in this frightening Henry James tale.

The Turn Of The Screw is a horror story which contains "R" rated material requiring exceptional maturity for the child actors, who must be experienced as actors; outgoing; neither overly sensitive nor shy; cooperative; creative and mature beyond their years. Parents are urged to bring to auditions only those children who meet all these criteria. It is recommended that all those interested refer to the Playscripts website, to review a free a sample of the script. Please be advised any other adaptation or version of the play is different from that adapted by Jack Neary.

All roles are open. All speaking roles require a British accent.
There are 3 roles for women aged 20-60's, and 2 roles for men aged 20's-40's.
There is 1 role for girls who look 8-9 years, and 1 role for boys who look 10-11 years.

The Turn Of The Screw will run October 30 to November 15, 2015, at WCT. Mary Rynders is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Candy Cane Tales and Holiday Carols

Originally Conceived and Written by John Cramer
Additional Material by Katie Danner, Jes Sudbrink, and Jacob Sudbri

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Candy Cane Tales and Holiday Carols will be held:

  • Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of music and provide sheet music in their key for the accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are discouraged. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. If you will not arrive at auditions until 90 minutes after they start, or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

The Civic's holiday tradition returns for its seventh year. Each year, the show incorporates both old hits and new treats so you'll never see the same Candy Cane Tales twice. Come ring in the season with WCT!

All roles are open.
8-10 roles for ages 6-12
8-10 roles for ages 13-20
8-10 roles for ages 20 and up

Candy Cane Tales and Holiday Carols will run December 3 to December 20, 2015, at WCT. Jes Sudbrink is directing. Jacob Sudbrink is music directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Almost, Maine

By John Cariani

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Almost, Maine will be held:

  • Monday, November 9, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. If you will not arrive at auditions until 8:30 or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

Love comes (and goes) in all shapes and sizes. Almost, Maine, one of the most popular American plays of the last decade, features interlocking vignettes of finding and losing love in a small Maine town that almost wasn’t.

All roles are open.
Two to four roles for men ages 20-40, and two to four roles for women ages 20-40

Almost, Maine will run February 5 to 21, 2016, at WCT. David Kaye is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Leading Ladies

By Ken Ludwig

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Leading Ladies will be held:

  • Monday, December 14, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. If you will not arrive at auditions until 8:30 or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

Jack and Leo are down on their luck Shakespearean actors with dreams of Hollywood. When they learn a wealthy older woman is seeking her long-lost relatives and heirs, they decide some impersonation is in order. Their plot hits a snag when they learn the young relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces!

All roles are open.
Five roles for men ages 20 to 60+, and three roles for women ages 20 to 60+

Leading Ladies will run March 4 to 20, 2016, at WCT. Dustin J. Martin is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Annie Get Your Gun

Book by Dorothy Fields and Herbert Fields, revised by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Annie Get Your Gun will be held:

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of music and provide sheet music in their key for the accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are discouraged. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. If you will not arrive at auditions until 90 minutes after they start, or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

Sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler find fame, love, and rivalry in this bombastic musical, featuring popular songs like "There's No Business Like Show Business," "The Girl That I Marry," and "Anything You Can Do."

All roles are open.
There are ten or more roles for men age 20-60. There are ten or more roles for women age 20-60.
There are two or more roles for men age 60+. There are two or more roles for women age 60+.
There are five or more roles for boys age 7 to 19. There are five or more roles for girls age 7-19.

Annie Get Your Gun will run April 29 to May 15, 2016, at WCT. John Cramer is directing and choreographing. Anne Van Deusen is music directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Fawlty Towers

By John Cleese and Connie Booth

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Fawlty Towers will be held:

  • Monday, March 14, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. If you will not arrive at auditions until 8:30 or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

Basil and Sybil Fawlty run a lovely countryside hotel, but Basil’s short temper and Sybil’s bossiness assure that everything that can go wrong will. Based on scripts from the brilliant British sitcom starring Monty Python vet John Cleese, Fawlty Towers will leave you in stitches. We will present A Touch Of Class, Communication Problems, and The Hotel Inspectors. Pending audition results, we may also present Waldorf Salad.

All roles are open.
Nine to twenty-one roles for men, and five to nine roles for women ages 20 to 60+.

Fawlty Towers will run June 3 to 19, 2016, at WCT. David Scott is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

WCT Casting Policy and Procedure

Everyone is welcome to audition for any WCT production.  Roles are not pre-cast.  Only one time in over 50 years did WCT pre-cast a role and that was a special occurrence as part of the 50th year celebration with full support of the Board of Directors.  Auditions are open calls for two to four nights and/or afternoons, with one night of callbacks if the director of the production feels it is necessary to hold them. 

Every person that auditions will be notified of the casting choices.  The method and time frame of notification varies depending on the preferences of the director and the number of people that audition.  The method can be one, or a combination of more than one, of the following communication methods:  phone, e-mail, web site, mail, or posting at the theatre.  The process can take several days of decision making, individual contact, waiting for response, more individual contact, etc.  It can take up to seven days after the final audition to complete all of the notices, so we ask all auditioners to be patient with the process.  We also ask that you wait for at least four days after you are contacted before letting people know if you were or were not cast. You may be one of the first to be contacted and it can often cause problems when the people who are the last to be contacted hear about casting decisions before they have been informed directly by the theatre staff. You are always free to call the theatre to check on the status of the casting or for feedback on your audition.

WCT's auditions are NEVER cancelled due to weather.  If you are unable to attend an audition due to weather conditions, please contact us.  At the director’s discretion, additional auditions or special auditions may be scheduled.

Please plan to attend auditions at the beginning of the call. If you are not able to attend until later in the evening, please contact us to let us know what time you will be arriving so the production staff and audition volunteers know you will be arriving late. The end time of the audition is only a guideline. If the auditions are completed earlier, the production staff and audition volunteers may not stay until the posted end time.

WCT Rehearsal Policy

WCT rehearsals are determined by the director of the production based on the director’s preferences and schedule, and cast and crew preferences and conflicts. A very basic guideline is a six to eight week rehearsal period, with three to six rehearsals per week, and each rehearsal lasting two to four hours. Some directors will choose a longer rehearsal period, and some will choose a shorter rehearsal period, so it could be as long as twelve weeks and as short as four weeks. Rehearsals may be held any of the seven evenings of the week, Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday afternoons. Tech weekend is usually the weekend before opening and may be all day Saturday and/or all day Sunday. Cast conflicts play a major part in both casting decisions and scheduling of the rehearsals, so we ask that you come to auditions knowing all of your conflicts for every day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays, and complete the conflict section of the audition form as completely and as honestly as you can.