Auditions

Audition And Performance Dates:

Mainstage Show Audition Dates Callbacks Performance Dates Director

Sex Please We're Sixty

June 26-27, 2017

June 28, 2017

September 15 to
October 1, 2017

Peter Kao

The Tortoise And The Hare:
The Rematch!

Call For Information

TBD

October 6 to 9, 2017

Patty Chones

Miscast

August 1, 2017

N/A

September 21, 2017

Thomas Weissgerber

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

August 7-8, 2017

August 9, 2017

October 27 to
November 12, 2017

Mark E. Schuster

The House Without
A Christmas Tree

August 28-29, 2017

August 30, 2017

December 1 to 17, 2017

John Cramer

The Complete Works Of
William Shakespeare

November 6-7, 2017

November 8, 2017

February 2 to 18, 2018

Dustin J. Martin

ACT Live!

December 11, 2017

N/A

January 20, 2018

Doug Jarecki

Clue: The Musical

December 10-11, 2017

December 14, 2017

March 9 to 25, 2018

Ken Williams

Darn Yankees

Call For Information

TBD

April 12 to 15, 2018

Patty Chones

My Funny Valentine

January 9, 2018

N/A

February 13, 2018

Katie Krueger

Wait Until Dark

February 6-7, 2018

February 8, 2018

April 27 to May 13, 2018

Kelly Goeller

Broadway Bound

February 27, 2018

N/A

April 7, 2018

TBD

Father Knows Best

March 12-13, 2018

March 14, 2018

June 2 to 18, 2018

David Scott

Miscast

March 29, 2018

N/A

May 3, 2018

Meghan Hopper

(Audition Dates Are Subject To Change)

WCT Casting & Rehearsal Policies Below

Sex Please We're Sixty

By Michael Parker & Susan Parker

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Sex Please We're Sixty will be held:

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, June 28, 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. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast is a charming, cozy spot for any senior looking for a nice weekend—or looking for a liaison with Mrs. Stancliffe’s silver-tongued neighbor, Bud. Bad backs, slammed doors, and an untested libido-enhancing drug make for one seriously silly, saucy comedy.

All roles are open.
There are 2 roles for men age 50+.
There are 4 roles for women age 50+.

Sex Please We're Sixty will run September 15 to October 1, 2017, at WCT. Peter Kao is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Book by Peter Parnell
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame will be held:

  • Monday, August 7, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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. Scripts are available to check out before and at the audition. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please bring sheet music in your key for the accompanist. Please have the cuts in your song marked very clearly, minimize loose sheets of paper, and minimize the number of page turns required of the pianist if possible. Unaccompanied auditions are discouraged. Please sign up for a specific audition time using the SignUp Genius that will be posted here soon. 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, and are not signing up for an audition spot online, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed. Character descriptions and a general casting concept from the director will be posted here soon.

The 15 to 20 members of the Storytelling Ensemble will play the principal characters of Quasimodo, Esmeralda, Frollo, Phoebus, and Clopin, as well as the supporting characters of Jehan, Florika, Dupin, Frederic, King Louis XI, Saint Aphrodisius, and many assorted Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris. The 12 to 20 members of the on-stage Cathedral Choir will bring this lush score to life. The show will feature a live orchestra.

This musical drama is based on Victor Hugo’s famous novel about Quasimodo, the lonely bell ringer of Notre Dame de Paris. Filled with memorable characters like Esmeralda the beautiful gypsy, Phoebus the dashing soldier, and Frollo the conflicted priest, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame brings music from the Disney film to the stage.

All roles are open.
There are 15+ roles for men age 14-60. There are 15+ roles for women age 14-60.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame will run October 27 to November 12, 2017, at WCT. Mark E. Schuster is directing. Yeng Thao is the music director. Josh Parman is the orchestra director. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

The House Without A Christmas Tree

By Eleanor Perry
Based On The Story By Gail Rock
Adapted For The Stage By Doug Jarecki

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of The House Without A Christmas Tree will be held:

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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. Children should also be prepared to sing 32 bars of any song a cappella. Please sign up for a specific audition time using the SignUp Genius that will be posted here soon. 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, and are not signing up for an audition spot online, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed. Some actors may be asked to stay past their scheduled time. Character descriptions and a general casting concept from the director will be posted here soon.

World Premiere! Fifth-grader Addie has never had a Christmas tree, but this year, she decides to change that and teach her grumpy father a thing or two about the Christmas spirit. Adapted for the stage by Waukesha Civic Theatre’s own Doug Jarecki.

All roles are open.
There are 3 roles for men age 30-60. There are 3 roles for women age 20-60.
There are 7+ roles for girls age 8-14. There are 4+ roles for boys age 8-14.

The House Without A Christmas Tree will run December 1 to 17, 2017, at WCT, including five daytime performances on December 8, 13, and 14 so cast and crew need to be available during the day on those three days. John Cramer is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will be held:

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 starting at 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 starting at 7:00 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, November 8, 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.

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest playwright in history—but his plays are all so long! The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) solves that by bringing all 37 plays to life in only 97 minutes! Plus, it’s funny!

All roles are open.
The show is written for three male actors.
However, we would like to explore the option of casting a woman in one of the roles, so women are encouraged to audition if interested. The final casting decision will be made based on the options available at auditions.
There are three roles available for men or women.

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will run February 2 to 18, 2018, at WCT, including one daytime performance on February 8, so cast and crew need to be available during the day on that day. Dustin J. Martin is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Clue: The Musical

Book by Peter DePietro
Lyrics by Tom Chiodo
Music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker, and Vinnie Martucci
Based on the Hasbro board game Clue

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

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 starting at 5:30 pm

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, December 14, 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 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 within the first 90 minutes, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed.

Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Lead Pipe? Or Colonel Mustard in the Hall with the Revolver? In this musical comedy based on the whodunit board game, the audience gets to pick!

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

Clue: The Musical will run March 9 to 25, 2018, at WCT. Ken Williams is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Wait Until Dark

By Fredrick Knott

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Wait Until Dark will be held:

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, February 8, 2018 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 sinister con man and his two ex-convict partners are on the hunt for a mysterious, valuable doll. They trace the doll’s location to the Greenwich Village apartment of a blind woman and from there, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues in this tense thriller.

All roles are open.
There is one role for a girl age 9-15.
There is one role for a woman age 20-30.
There are six roles for men age 20-60.

Wait Until Dark will run April 27 to May 13, 2018, at WCT. Kelly Goeller is directing. For more information, call the Waukesha Civic Theatre Business Office at 262-547-4911.

Father Knows Best

Adapted by Kristin Sergel from the radio program of the same name by Edward James

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Father Knows Best will be held:

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm

  • Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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. Please sign up for a specific audition time using the SignUp Genius that will be posted here soon. 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, and are not signing up for an audition spot online, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed. Some actors may be asked to stay past their scheduled time.

Father just wants his family to stay home for an evening together—is that too much to ask? But when he puts his foot down, suddenly the whole town comes to them instead! This wholesome comedy is fun for the whole family.

All roles are open.
There are 3 roles for boys age 14-19. There are 5 roles for girls age 9-19.
There are 5 roles for women age 20-60. There are 4 roles for men age 20-60.

Father Knows Best will run June 1 to 17, 2018, at WCT. David Scott 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.

The age ranges are the character age ranges, not the actor age ranges. There are actors who are 18 years old that can believably play 30 year olds, and 30 year old actors who can believably play 18 year olds. Please audition and let the director decide if you are or are not right for the role based on the director’s concept and the chemistry between the actors that are auditioning.

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.