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:


  • Elf Jr. [October 19 & 21 starting at 6:30pm] OPEN TO ALL AGES
    • Please prepare 32 measures of a musical theater song of your choice and bring music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. All auditions take place at The W.H.A.T. Theatre (in residence at the First Lutheran Church) 65 Oakwood Ave, Kearny, NJ. PARKING IN REAR
    • Performances are December 4-12
    • Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
    • Characters:
      • Santa Claus –  Santa Claus has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy and
        sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. He is still the same jolly old St. Nick underneath it all, but the job is getting to him.
      • Buddy –  Buddy is the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy…all the time. There’s only one problem. He’s not an elf – he’s an adult human.
        Elves The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline.
      • Walter Hobbs – Walter Hobbs, Buddy’s real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional at times, but ultimately he learns to recommit to his family.
      • Emily Hobbs  – Emily Hobbs is Walter’s devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend a little more time at home. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic.
      • Michael Hobbs – Michael Hobbs is the smarter-than-average 12-year-old son of Walter and Emily. He quickly befriends his new adult brother, Buddy, and does
        everything he can to make sure Buddy becomes a permanent part of the family.
      • Jovie – Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’s, but don’t be mistaken – she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She’s kind of cynical, a bit tough around the
        edges, and now the target of Buddy’s complete adoration.
      • Manager – As the manager of Macy’s, he or she is doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line. (doubling possible)
      • Mr. Greenway  – Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest bosses around! (possible doubling)
      • Other Elves (Charlie, Shawanda, etc.)
      • Other Office Staff (Sam, Deb, Chadwick, Matthew, setc.)
      • Other Macy’s Employees (Fake Santa, Santa’s Helper)
      • Named Ensemble (Security Guards, Saleswoman, Police Officers, Darlene Lambert, Emma Van Brocklin, Charlotte Dennon)
      • Additional Ensemble, including New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy’s Employees, Macy’s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents are possible.
    • Doubling is possible for several roles in the show.