Auditions

Audition And Performance Dates:

Mainstage Show Audition Dates Callbacks Performance Dates Director

ACT Live!

December 8, 2014

N/A

January 17, 2015

Doug Jarecki

Diary Of Anne Frank

December 8-9, 2014

December 10, 2014

March 13 to 29, 2015

Dustin Martin

Les Misérables

February 9-10, 2015

February 11, 2015

May 1 to 17, 2015

Mark E. Schuster

Father Of The Bride

March 16-17, 2015

March 19, 2015

June 6 to 22, 2015

Mary Rynders

(Audition Dates Are Subject To Change)

WCT Casting & Rehearsal Policies Below

ACT Live!

Audition: Monday December 8, 6:00-7:00pm. Performers should arrive and be ready to go for a 6pm start time. Performers will be expected to remain for the entire hour. Auditions will consist of group improvisational games and exercises. No prepared monologues or songs are required.

Ages: 9-19 years old

What is ACT Live? ACT Live is a two week program where up to 15 students will develop, write, and produce their own sketch comedy show. The program concludes with two public performances of this original show on Saturday January 17th.

What are the dates? The classes/rehearsals run January 5-16, 4:15-6:15pm. The performances are on Saturday January 17th at 10am and 12:30pm. The show will run approximately one hour.

The Diary Of Anne Frank

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of The Diary Of Anne Frank will be held:

  • Monday, December 8, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 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 90 minutes after they start, or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

A powerful reminder of the horrors of war and a testament to the human spirit, The Diary of Anne Frank dramatizes the story of the Frank family and others living trapped in a secret annex for years, hiding from the Nazis.

All roles are open.
There are 4 roles available for men age 20-60. There are 3 roles available for women age 20-60.
There are 3 roles available for girls age 12-19. There is one role available for a boy age 16-20.

The Diary Of Anne Frank will run March 13 to 29, 2015, at WCT. Dustin Martin is directing. Those cast must be available for daytime performances on March 19 and 26, 2015. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Les Misérables

Music by Claud-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Les Misérables will be held:

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

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

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, February 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 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 world-famous musical tale of Jean Valjean, a convict endeavoring to make a new life for himself. Featuring "On My Own," "Do You Hear The People Sing?" and "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," Les Misérables is celebrated the world over.

All roles are open.
There are 10 or more roles for men age 20-60. There are 10 or more roles for women age 20-60.
There are 3 or more roles for men age 60 or older. There are 3 or more roles for women age 60 or older.
There are 3-5 roles for girls age 7-19. There are 3-5 roles for boys age 7-19.

Les Misérables will run May 1 to 17, 2015, at WCT. Mark E. Schuster is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Father Of The Bride

By Caroline Francke

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

  • Monday, March 16, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, March 19, 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 90 minutes after they start, or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

When Stanley Banks’ daughter Kay announces her engagement, her family is thrilled – but all Stanley can see is the catering bill, the dressmaking bill, and the ever-expanding guest list. Father Of The Bride is a funny, heartfelt story of a father’s love for his daughter.

All roles are open.
There are 7 roles for men age 20-60. There are 5 roles for women age 20-60.
There are 3 roles for boys age 7-19. There is 1 role for a girl age 7-19.

Father Of The Bride will run June 5 to 21, 2015, at WCT. Mary Rynders 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.