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 First Lutheran Church) 65 Oakwood Ave, Kearny, NJ. WHAT is currently auditioning for the following productions:

 

  • Mamma Mia [ April 8 & 9 7:00-9:00 – – April 10  call backs]  ALL ACTORS MUST BE 16+ YEARS OLD
    • About The Show: ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
    • Show Dates: The show will run June 26, 27, 28, 29
    • About The Audition: All are asked to prepare a song from the show or similar Broadway selection. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key and an accompanist will be provided.
    • Characters: 
      • DONNA (late 30’s-late 40’s) — Mezzo/Alto— The mother of a 20-25-year-old girl. Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Principal role.
      • SOPHIE (18-25)- Pop Soprano/Mezzo – A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Principal role.
      • TANYA (late 30’s-late 40’s) — Mezzo/Alto- A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic. funny. and witty. Supporting Principal role.
      • ROSIE (late 30’s-late 40’s) — Alto – Also a former singer in the ‘Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress. bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Supporting Principal role.
      • SAM CARMICHAEL (late 30’s-50)— Baritone – May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Supporting Principal role.
      • HARRY BRIGHT (late 30’s-50) — Tenor/High Baritone – May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. Supporting Principal role.
      • BILL AUSTIN (late 30’s-50) — Baritone – May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny. preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role.
      • SKY (late 20s)— Tenor/Baritone – Sophie’s fiance. Athletic, attractive — has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Featured Ensemble role. LISA (18-25) — Mezzo – Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Usually played by an African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, or Native American young woman. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role.
      • AU (18-25) – Mezzo – Sophie’s friend. Impulsive & fun. Should contrast to Lisa & Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.
      • PEPPER (20s)— Tenor/Baritone – Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatt skills a plus. Featured Ensemble role.
      • EDDIE (20s)— Tenor/Baritone – Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Featured Ensemble role.
      • FATHER ALE)(ANDRIOS (No Spec. Age) — Non-singing role. The Minister of the island who almost marries Sophie & Sky and ends up marrying Donna & Sam.
      • Female ensemble- 6 Females with great pop voices, comedic skills and who move well.
      • Male ensemble — 6 Males with great pop voices. comedic skills and who move well. Acrobatics a plus.
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