In-person registration for our W.H.A.T. Ed Program fall semester after school arts education classes has been extended.
Thursday, September 21 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 25th to 28th from 4 - 7 p.m.


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:


  • Alice @ Wonderland [September 11 & 13 at 7:00 PM]
    • About The Show: What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure. A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style and appeal to both children and adults.
    • Show Dates: November 4, 10, & 11
    • About The Audition: Sides will be provided
    • Characters:
      • Alice [F] our title character who we follow through her adventures in Wonderland.
      • White Rabbit [M or F] a very frazzled bunny who, though carries a giant pocket watch, always seems to be late
      • Queen of Hearts [ F our “leading” lady of Wonderland who needs to be as crazy and she is bossy
      • Caterpillar [M or F] one of the members of Wonderland Alice comes across (must be willing to pretend to smoke on stage)
      • Cheshire Cat [M or F] the tricky felines of Wonderland who Alice encounters along her way… and yes there are two Mad Hatter [M or F] one of the craziest hosts around a major player in Wonderland March Hare [M or F] the Hatter’s co host who is almost as mad as he is
      • Dormouse [M or F] the third at the tea party, he is a sleepy fellow who will let you know what he wants you to know when he needs you to know it
      • TweedleDee & TweedleDum [ both M or F] the mischievous twins who make more trouble for Alice on her journey through Wonderland
      • Humpty Dumpty [M or F] this iconic nursery rhyme makes his or her appearance as well who is actually a lover of language
      • King of Hearts [ M ] our mad queen’s loving husband who needs to be on the submissive side when facing her
      • Chorus Members (4) [ M or F ] the most versatile cast members who will be playing a variety of roles all with significance to the workings of the show. Characters including: Doors 1.2,3, Tiny Door, Frog- Newsie, Fish-Newsie, Lily, Rose Daisy, Violet, and the Queen’s Guardsmen.