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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:

 

 

  • The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley [February 18, 2015 7:30 – 9:30 PM, February 22, 2015 6:30 – 8:00 PM & Call Backs: February 22, 2013 8:15 – 10:00 PM
    • Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, every day, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley’s bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley!
    • Characters:
      • [STANLEY] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 18-25] A boy that wants to do “amazing things”. He has a longing for adventure but a good head on his shoulders.
      • [ARTHUR] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 18-25] Stanley’s younger brother. He is a bit of a geek and is very into his school work and always will follow the rules.
      • [MR. LAMBCHOP] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-50] Stanley and Author Dad. He is very supportive of his kids dreams but also the voice of reason.
      • [MRS. LAMBCHOP] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-50] Stanley and Author Mom. She is sweet and loving mom and very smart. A great balance of the stereotypical 1950’s house wife and the smartest girl in school.
      • [KIDS] [GENDER: AT LEAST 3 MALE 1 FEMALE] [AGE: 18-35] These parts will play a few different rolls mostly supporting. Tap or dance experience is helpful but not required.
      • [BULLETIN BOARD] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-40] This character is like the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio she grants wishes but there’s always a little bit of a twist. Pretty and soft look to her.
      • [MRS. CARTEROP [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 25-35] Assassing postal worker she’s fun loving and extremely likable.
      • [NURSE BETTY] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: ANY] A long-suffering assistant to Dr Dan this is a non-singing role.
      • [Dr. DAN] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 50 OR OLDER] He’s a hard of hearing overwork Dr suite but not all there this is a non-singing roll.
      • [BIRDS] [GENDER: 3 FEMALE] [AGE: ANY] These rolls are going to make up a trio must have strong singing voices that can handle harmony and dancing experience is a plus.
      • [HOLLYWOOD AGENT] [GENDER: MALE or FEMALE] [AGE: 35-45] A classic style slick agent funny with boosting voice.
      • [SAMANTHA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-30] A friend of Stanley’s whose move to Los Angeles this is a non speaking role and must be very sweet and easily likeable very much girl next door or classic beauty look.
      • [O. JAY D’HART] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-50] Curator for the museum in France larger than life persona this is a non-singing role.
      • [MONA LISA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-45] Leonardo da vinci’s painting this is a non-singing role preferably well-developed Italian accent.
      • [NAPOLEON] [GENDER: 1 MALE 1 FEMALE] [AGE: 25-35] Jacques-Louis David`s painting that has come to life must be able to have a strong French accent, this is a non speaking role
      • [SNEAK THIEF] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 12-18] A world class burglar. Almost the child version of the Hamburglar. Perfect for a child or actor that is under 5’2″ this is a non speaking role.
      • [REPORTERS] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-50] Entertainment reporters
      • [BIKINI WAHINI] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-30] Stanley’s co-star in his movie must have dance skills and very likeable.
      • [DANCERS] [GENDER: MALE OR FEMALE] [AGE: 18-35] Various ensemble roles throughout the show tap experience preferred please bring tap shoes to audition.
    • Please come with a 32 bar cut of a musical theater audition song that you feel would best suits your voice and personality type. Also please be prepared to learn a short dance cut and if you have tap experience please bring tap shoes. Acting sides will be provided.
    • Dates:
      • Rehearsals (subject to change): 3/1, 3/4,3/9, 3/11, 3/16, 3/18, 3/23, 3/25, 3/30, 3/31, 4/1, 4/6, 4/7, 4/8
      • Tech week: 4/12-17
      • Show Days: April 17, 18, 24, 25

 

  • Grease [EARLY BIRD AUDITIONS: Sunday, Jan 11 3-5 pm, Monday, Jan 12 5-7 pm, (Tuesday, Jan 13 5-7 as a snow replacement day)]
    • When Danny, a popular tough guy, and Sandy, a virgin do-goody, go back to school after a summer fling, Sandy finds that Danny is a different boy than the one she knew over the summer and must decide whether they really do “go together.”
    • Characters:
      • Sandy Dumbrowski – (soprano) New in town, wholesome, pure, kind, and innocent girl.
      • Danny Zuko – (tenor) Handsome, cocky leader of the T-Birds.
      • Betty Rizzo – (mezzo-soprano or contralto) Tough and sarcastic leader of the Pink Ladies.
      • Frenchy – (soprano or mezzo-soprano) Fun-loving and foolish but very friendly member of the Pink Ladies.
      • Marty – (mezzo-soprano) Most attractive member of the Pink Ladies. A little slow and she likes older guys.
      • Teen Angel – (tenor or baritone) Guardian Angel from above that tries to guide Frenchy when she drops out of beauty school.
      • Vince Fontaine – An egotistical, slimy radio disk jockey trying to relive his teenage years.
      • Doody – (tenor) The youngest member of the T-Birds
      • Jan – (mezzosoprano) Funny, loud, overweight and awkward member of the Pink Ladies.
      • Kenickie – (baritone) The tough and rude second-in-command of the T-Birds).
      • Sonny LaTierri – An obnoxious, yet tricky member of the T-Birds).
      • Roger – (tenor) A jolly prankster member of the T-Birds, loves “putting people on” and Jan.
      • Cha-Cha – Charlene DiGregorio. (alto) Apparently the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s.
      • Eugene Florczyk – A silly, pompous but gullible nerd.
      • Johnny Casino – (baritone) All-American, rock-star student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.
      • Miss Lynch – A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.
      • Patty Simcox – A pretty, peppy, cheerleader. Loud and overexcited. A bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies.
      • T-Birds – The boys’ gang of working-class “greasers-to-be.”
      • Pink Ladies – The greasers girls’ gang.
    • Music: prepare at lease 32 bars from a musical theatre selection. Please have sheet music in the appropriate key.
    • More information about GREASE will be available very soon.  The January auditions are preliminary.  There will be call backs/additional auditions in April.