Auditions

Audition And Performance Dates:

Mainstage Show Audition Dates Callbacks Performance Dates Director

ACT Broadway Bound

February 27, 2018

N/A

April 7, 2018

Gwen Ter Haar

Father Knows Best

March 12-13, 2018

March 14, 2018

June 2 to 18, 2018

David Scott

Miscast

March 29, 2018

N/A

May 3, 2018

Meghan Hopper

(Audition Dates Are Subject To Change)

WCT Casting & Rehearsal Policies Below

ACT Broadway Bound

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of ACT Broadway Bound will be held:

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm

Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. Please enter through the doors on Riverfront Plaza. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please bring sheet music in your key for the accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are discouraged. Please sign up for a specific audition time using the SignUp Genius here with SignUp Genius. Walk in auditions will be allowed, but will be seen after scheduled auditions are completed.

Spend your spring break singing and dancing to the tunes of Old Broadway! In one week, students will put together a fun-filled, song and dance musical revue that is sure to delight. Don’t miss out on this challenging and exciting A.C.T. offering!

All roles are open.

ACT Broadway Bound will perform April 7, 2018, at WCT. Gwen Ter Haar is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Father Knows Best

Adapted by Kristin Sergel from the radio program of the same name by Edward James

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Father Knows Best will be held:

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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. Please sign up for a specific audition time using the SignUp Genius that will be posted here soon. Walk in auditions will be allowed, but will be seen after scheduled auditions are completed. If you will not arrive at auditions until 8:30 or later, and are not signing up for an audition spot online, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed. Some actors may be asked to stay past their scheduled time. Please enter through the Riverfront Plaza doors.

Father just wants his family to stay home for an evening together—is that too much to ask? But when he puts his foot down, suddenly the whole town comes to them instead! This wholesome comedy is fun for the whole family.

All roles are open.
There are 3 roles for boys age 14-19. There are 5 roles for girls age 9-19.
There are 5 roles for women age 20-60. There are 4 roles for men age 20-60.

Father Knows Best will run June 1 to 17, 2018, 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 three times in 60 years did WCT pre-cast a role. Once it was a special occurrence as part of the 50th year celebration, and twice it was a special occurrence as part of the 60th year celebration, all three occurrences had the 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. Some shows have specific audition times available for actors to sign up, while others are simply an open call. Please plan to attend auditions at the beginning of the call unless you have signed up for a specific time slot. 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.

The age ranges are the character age ranges, not the actor age ranges. There are actors who are 18 years old that can believably play 30 year olds, and 30 year old actors who can believably play 18 year olds. Please audition and let the director decide if you are or are not right for the role based on the director’s concept and the chemistry between the actors that are auditioning.

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.

WCT Rehearsal Policy and Procedure:

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.