Audition Opportunities

Auditions for our seven Mainstage productions and two cabarets will be planned six to ten weeks before a production.

Upcoming Auditions

Virtual Villains Cabaret

dir. Ryan Albrechtson

Video Audition Submissions being accepted from September 8 through October 2. Please email your contact information and a link to your Youtube audition video singing a villainous song from stage, film, or show to auditions@waukeshacivictheatre.org. 32 bars max.

It's a Wonderful Live: A Live Radio Play

dir. Ryan Albrechtson

Oct. 4 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars from your favorite Christmas Classic and be prepared to cold-read from the script.

Possible Callbacks Oct. 5 2020

Sign up to audition HERE

Audition Form

Lumberjacks in Love

dir. Matt Zembrowski

Dec 7-9, 2020

The Language Archive

dir. Peter Kao

Jan 11-13, 2021

R&H Show TBA

dir. Mark Schuster

Feb 22-24, 2021

The Laramie Project

dir. Madison Penzkover

March 29-30, 2021

Casting Policy and Procedure

For all Mainstage shows and some cabarets, WCT will hold open auditions. Smaller, non-Mainstage productions and Music on Main productions may be cast without an open call. WCT has an open casting policy and encourages people of all backgrounds to audition for any role, especially leading and supporting characters. Our team of Directors are passionate, creative, and committed to walking into auditions with fresh perspectives. 

The age ranges are the character age ranges, not the actor age ranges – so please consider the age range you can play and allow the Director to make choices. 

Every person that auditions will be notified of the casting choices via email or phone by the director, stage manager, or WCT staff. The casting process may take up to two weeks, and we ask you to wait at least seven days before contacting the theatre for information: 262-547-4911.

After you have received casting results, WCT asks you to wait until you have permission from the Director, Stage Manager, or WCT staff to make any public announcement, to allow time to contact all auditionees. 

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 any day of the week, and each rehearsal lasting two to four hours. Tech weekend is the weekend before opening and may be all day Saturday and/or all day Sunday. Tech and dress rehearsals may run later, but WCT asks directors to keep casts no later than 11 p.m.

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.

Audition Logistics

Enter WCT through the back doors on Riverfront Street unless otherwise notified – if you park in the front of WCT, there are two public walkways that take you to the rear of the building. If you will arrive more than half an hour after the beginning of auditions, please contact the theatre 262-547-4911, so that the director can be informed. The exception to this is when there is a sign up for specific time slots and you have completed the sign up process. We cannot guarantee that you will be seen if you do not come on time to your audition slot, but we recommend you try, as Directors want to see as many committed artists as possible. 

There are typically two audition dates and one date reserved for callbacks if needed. 

NEW FOR COVID-19: All auditions in the 2020-2021 season will be held using a sign-up genius and time slots to reduce capacity. We ask ALL actors who are auditioning to wear a face covering while in the building and remain at a 6 foot distance while waiting. Actors may remove face covering when in place for audition and at the direction of the Director or Stage Manager. Face covering should be worn in all public spaces. 

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Audition Tips

Five of our Favorite tips from Backstage.com

  1. Come to do the work you love so much, not to please or get our approval.
  2. Enter with certainty. Don’t give up your power as soon as the door opens.
  3. Know your words and understand what you’re talking about. Make them your very own. You don’t have to be totally off-book, but if you’ve spent quality time with the material, you’re going to know it.
  4. Do your homework on the project. This includes knowing all the players and the show or film’s tone and style. Read all the material you can get your hands on.
  5. Know what you want to do and do it. Then leave yourself available to make discoveries. Know that your homework is done. Now let your preparation meet the moments.

 

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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.