Auditions

No experience, membership or fee is required to audition/perform with us.  Please download the audition form, complete it and bring it with you when you audition.  Copies of the form will be available at the audition.  [Download Audition Form] All auditions take place at The W.H.A.T. Theatre (in residence at the Grace Methodist Church) 380 Kearny Ave, Kearny. WHAT is currently auditioning for the following productions:

 

  • Miracle on 34th Street [ October 29 and October 30; 6:00 pm -9:00 pm @ W.H.A.T. Theatre 380 Kearny Ave]
    • About The Show: This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really.” So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
    • Show Dates: The show will run DECEMBER 12, 13, 14
    • About The Audition:This is an open audition – so anyone can ‘walk in’. Cold readings will be provided- please prepare a one minute Christmas carol to sing unaccompanied during the audition. Please send any questions about the audition to bgorsica97@gmail.com. If the audition dates don’t work for actors please email bgorsica97@gmail.com so that we can arrange special accommodations. Actors should be prepared to read from the sides provided at the audition. Sides will also be available at www.whatco.org for preparation. Resume and headshot is preferred but not required. If actors do not have a headshot, a picture will be taken of them at the audition.
    • Characters:  There might be double-casting.
      • Doctor Pierce: M 30+
      • Kris Kringle: M 50+
      • Doris Walker: W 25-35
      • Fred Gayley: M 25-35
      • Shellhammer: W 25-35
      • Doris Walker: W 8-12
      • Plus numerous male and female roles for the Ensemble to shine in.
    • Sides:
      • M34sides
      • Kids:
        • Kris and Johnny pg 18
        • Kris and Susan pg 34-35
      • Adults:
        • Chris and Doris 22-23
        • Fred and Doris 39-40