Auditions

Audition And Performance Dates:

Mainstage Show Audition Dates Callbacks Performance Dates Director

Blithe Spirit

November 8-9, 2016

November 10, 2016

February 3 to 19, 2017

Carol Dolphin

ACT Live!

December 12, 2016

N/A

January 21, 2017

Doug Jarecki

33 Variations

December 12-13, 2016

December 14, 2016

March 10 to 26, 2017

Dustin J. Martin

Snow White and the Magnificent Seven

Call For Information

TBD

April 6 to 9, 2017

Patty Chones

The Drowsy Chaperone

January 23-24, 2017

January 25, 2017

April 28 to May 14, 2017

Mark E. Schuster
and James Zager

Broadway Bound

February 27, 2017

N/A

April 15, 2017

 

Barefoot in the Park

March 13-14, 2017

March 15, 2017

June 2 to 18, 2017

Kelly Goeller

Miscast

March 27, 2017

N/A

May 4, 2017

Meghan Hopper

(Audition Dates Are Subject To Change)

WCT Casting & Rehearsal Policies Below

Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Blithe Spirit will be held:

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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, British dialect preferred. If you will not arrive at auditions until 8:30 or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed. Rehearsals will be held in November prior to Thanksgiving and then continue on January 3, 2017.

When a socialite writer researching his next novel invites an eccentric clairvoyant to host a séance in his home, he gets more than he bargained for when the spirit of his tempestuous first wife appears in this witty comedy.

All roles are open.
There are 2 roles for men aged 20-60.
There are 5 roles for women aged 20-60.

Blithe Spirit will run February 2 to 19, 2017, at WCT. Carol Dolphin is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

ACT Live!

 

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

  • Monday, December 12, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

No appointment is necessary. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. Auditions will consist of improvisational games and exercises. Those auditioning are expected to attend the full hour.

Who would dare to write, produce, and perform an original sketch comedy show in only two weeks? These young performers would! See what the next generation of sketch comedy looks like.

All roles are open.

The session will meet from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, January 9 to 20, 2017. ACT Live! will perform at 10 am & 12:30 pm on January 21, 2017, at WCT. Doug Jarecki is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

33 Variations

By Moises Kaufman

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of 33 Variations will be held:

  • Monday, December 12, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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 modern music scholar, facing the end of her life, studies the mysteries of Beethoven and the 33 variations of a simple melody he composed while facing the end of his.

All roles are open.
There are 4 roles for men aged 20-60.
There are 3 roles for women aged 20-60.
There is one role for a pianist.

33 Variations will run March 10 to 26, 2017, at WCT. Dustin J. Martin is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone will be held:

  • Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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 perform 32 bars of a musical theatre song and read from the script. Please bring sheet music in your key for the accompanist. If you will not arrive at auditions until 8:30 or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

The curtain rises on an asocial theatre fan listening to a rare recording of his favorite show in the comfort of his apartment. As he listens, the bombastic 1920s musical springs to life around him. Produced in partnership with Carroll University.

All roles are open.
There are 10+ roles for men aged 20-60.
There are 10+ roles for women aged 20-60.

The Drowsy Chaperone will run April 28 to May 14, 2017, at WCT. in partnership with Carroll University. Mark E. Schuster is directing and James Zager is staging and choreographing all musical numbers. . For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Broadway Bound

 

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

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. 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 an audition here with SignUpGenius. 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, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

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 new and exciting A.C.T. offering.

All roles are open.
Up to 15 roles for students age 9 to 19

Broadway Bound will perform on April 15, 2017, at WCT. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Barefoot In The Park

By Neil Simon

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Barefoot In The Park will be held:

  • Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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.

Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter are delighted to move into their first new home—only to find a miniscule sixth-floor walk-up apartment with no heat, a hole in the ceiling, and some truly strange neighbors in this delightful Neil Simon comedy.

All roles are open.
There are 4 roles for men aged 20-60.
There are 2 roles for women aged 20-60.

Barefoot In The Park will run June 2 to 18, 2017, at WCT. Kelly Goeller 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.

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.