Auditions

Audition And Performance Dates:

Mainstage Show Audition Dates Callbacks Performance Dates Director

Annie Get Your Gun

February 6-9, 2016

February 13, 2016

April 29 to May 15, 2016

John Cramer

Broadway Bound!

February 29, 2016

N/A

March 28 to April 2, 2016

Jes Sudbrink

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

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:

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

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. Please complete this audition form and bring the completed form with you to your audition. Character descriptions and a general casting concept from the director can be found here.

Please sign up for a specific audition time at SignUpGenius. Adults are encouraged to select later time slots, to allow the earlier times for young children. Walk in auditions will be allowed, but will be seen after scheduled auditions are completed.

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.

Broadway Bound!

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s one-week musical camp will be held on Monday, February 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Please sign up for a specific audition time at SignUpGenius. Please complete this audition form and bring the completed form with you to your audition. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of music and provide sheet music in their key for the accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are discouraged. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha.

Spend your spring break singing and dancing to the tunes of Old Broadway! In one week, our students will put together a fun-filled song and dance musical revue that is sure to delight.

12-18 roles are available.

Broadway Bound! will run March 28 to April 2, 2016, at WCT. . If you are selected to participate in Broadway Bound, there will be a $200 tuition fee. We would also like to use production, publicity, and/or headshot photos of you for marketing and public relations purposes. The showcase performance will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Jes Sudbrink is 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.