Audition Opportunities

Audition times, sign-up links, and casting information will be posted two to four weeks before each audition. If cast, performers must commit to every tech rehearsal, preview, and performance for the show, and as many regular rehearsals as possible. COVID-19 policies continue to be in place, but change based on CDC recommendations.

General Audition Form

Upcoming Auditions

RENT

How do you measure a year in the life? Join Waukesha Civic Theater for the touching story of RENT. A group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village in the thriving days of bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon.

This show contains mature themes and language.

Dates

Auditions: January 10-11 from 6 – 9:30 p.m.
Dance call: January 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Callbacks: January 12 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Rehearsals Begin: January 23, 2023
Tech: March 3 – 8, 2023
Preview: March 9, 2023
Performances: March 10 – 26, 2023 (March 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26)
Strike: March 26, 2023

Production Team

Direction and Choreography: Ami Majeskie
Music Direction: Ashley Sprangers
Stage Management: Christine White

Auditioning

  1. View the Character Breakdown
  2. Fill out your audition form
  3. Register for an audition timeslot

If all registration spots are filled, please email amimajeskie@gmail.com for more information about how to audition. If you have signed up for an audition spot which you will not be using, please delete your sign-up or email mhopper@waukeshacivictheatre.org to let us know.

  • Roles are open to all genders and ethnicities ages 16 and up. This show contains mature themes and language.
  • Please prepare a 32 bar cut of a song not from the show.
    • Provide sheet music for the accompanist; A Capella auditions are discouraged.
    • No Hamilton please!
  • The dance call is required for all auditioners, followed by by callbacks if necessary. Actors will be notified if they are called back on the evening of January 11th.
  • If you are unavailable during the audition dates, please email the director Ami Majeskie and we can work something out!

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will usually be held Monday-Thursday, 6:30pm-9:30pm, however not every actor will be called to rehearsal every day. Actors must be available for tech week and all performances.

Spring Cabaret Auditions

SPRING CABARETS

 

Joint auditions for WCT’s spring cabarets will be held January 9, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. 

Shamrock’n is a cabaret featuring the luck of the Irish, many things green, and a Shamrock’n good time! Shamrock’n will perform on March 16th, 2023. Directed by Christopher Orth and Music Directed by Julie Johnson.

W*O*M*A*N celebrates the divas of Broadway and beyond in this lady-centric cabaret! W*O*M*A*N will perform on April 27th. Directed by Ashley Levells and Music Directed by Julie Johnson.

Being cast in a spring Cabaret will not interfere with being cast in any other concurrent WCT production.

Please prepare 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice and bring sheet music.

 

Sign Up Here

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

Auditions: Auditions: February 27 – 28, 2023 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

If held, callbacks will be March 1, 2023

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Direction: Dustin J. Martin

Tech: April 15-19, 2023

Preview: April 20, 2023

Performances: April 21 – May 7, 2023

Strike: May 7 following final show

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Character Breakdown (PDF)

Sign Up Here

Academy Play Festival Auditions

ACADEMY PLAY FESTIVAL AUDITIONS

 

Auditions: Auditions: February 27 – 28, 2023 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

The WCT Academy Play Festival features local high school students as they work with professional mentors throughout the year to write, direct, and eventually perform original short plays. The WCT Academy Play Festival is designed to showcase this community’s incredible young talent while giving these students firsthand experience in bringing original stories to life on stage. Registration required before audition.

 

Direction: Academy Students

Tech: March 27-30, 2023

Performances: March 31-April 2, 2023

Strike: April 2, following final show

 

Check back for more information!

 

Bloom

Auditions: April 3 – 4, 2023

Callbacks: April 5 time tbd

Following the death of his father, 15-year-old Daniel and his mother, Lisa, are forced to move to unfamiliar Flint, Michigan. After a violent outburst at his new school, Daniel’s social worker, Michelle, suggests he spend a week working with her father, Bobby, an urban gardener. A heartwarming tale of coming of age.

Direction: Erico Ortiz
Tech: May 27 – 31, 2023
Preview: June 1, 2023
Performances: June 2 – June 18, 2023
Strike: June 18 following final show

What to Prepare: Coming Soon!

Commitment to Diversity and Equity

WCT is committed to increasing representation of our whole community on our WCT stage, artistic teams, staff, and volunteer groups, and are dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and equitable workplace for all. 

We acknowledge that while we have come a long way to become equitable and accessible to our community with disabilities, and have proudly provided opportunities of leadership for all gender identities, we have not yet had a proportionate cultural representation and equity in our theatre and we are working intentionally to improve. 

If you are interested in joining the Diversity and Equitable Practices Committee, please reach out.