Auditions

Audition And Performance Dates:

Mainstage Show Audition Dates Callbacks Performance Dates Director

Gypsy

June 12-13, 2016

June 14, 2016

Sep 16 to Oct 2, 2016

John Cramer

To Kill A Mockingbird

August 8-9, 2016

TBD

Oct 28 to Nov 13, 2016

Rhonda Schmidt

Miscast

August 11, 2016

NA

September 22, 2016

Meghan Hopper

For Purely Elfish Reasons

August 14-16, 2016

TBD

December 2 to 18, 2016

David Kaye

Blithe Spirit

November 8-9, 2016

TBD

February 3 to 19, 2017

Carol Dolphin

ACT Live

December 12, 2016

NA

January 21, 2017

Doug Jarecki

33 Variations

December 12-13, 2016

TBD

March 10 to 26, 2017

Dustin J. Martin

Snow White and the Magnificent Seven

Call For Information

NA

April 6-9, 2017

Patty Chones

My Funny Valentine

January 9, 2017

NA

February 14, 2017

TBD

The Drowsy Chaperone

January 23-24, 2017

TBD

April 28 to May 14, 2017

James Zager

Broadway Bound

February 27, 2017

NA

April 15, 2017

TBD

Barefoot in the Park

March 13-14, 2017

TBD

June 2 to 18, 2017

Kelly Goeller

Miscast

March 27, 2017

NA

May 4, 2017

Meghan Hopper

(Audition Dates Are Subject To Change)

WCT Casting & Rehearsal Policies Below

Gypsy

Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Jule Styne, and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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

  • Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Monday, June 13, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

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 tap dance, can twirl a baton, and/or can do the splits, be prepared to show those skills. Character descriptions and a general casting concept from the director can be viewed in this PDF document.

Please sign up for a specific audition time by clicking on this link to SignUp Genius. Adults age 26 and older are encouraged to select later time slots, to allow the earlier times for actors age 8 to 25, or those interested in a dance role. Walk in auditions will be allowed, but will be seen after scheduled auditions are completed. Please download and complete this audition form prior to arrival, if possible. Bring this completed form with you to your audition. PEveryone interested in being considered for a dance role will also be taught a short dance routine. If you want to be considered for a dance role sign up for a spot in the first two hours of auditions each night. Everyone in the first 45 minutes of the first and second hours will learn a short dance routine in the last 15 minutes of each hour.

The musical story of the quintessential stage mother and the daughter she’s determined to make into a star. From vaudeville performer to burlesque dancer, Gypsy Rose Lee’s colorful story comes to life in this classic musical. As part of our 60th Season Diamond Anniversary Celebration, the role of Rose will be played by Kelli Cramer and the role of Herbie will be played by John Cramer. Featuring popular songs like "Some People," "Let Me Entertain You," Together Wherever We Go," "Rose’s Turn," and the show-stopping, "Everything’s Coming Up Roses."

Rose and Herbie will be played by Kelli Cramer and John Cramer. All other roles are open.
There are 12 roles for women and girls aged 8-40. There are 11 roles for men and boys aged 8-60.

Gypsy will run September 16 to October 2, 2016, at WCT. John Cramer is directing and choreographing. Mark E. Schuster is assistant directing.  Anne Van Deusen is music 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.