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:

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  • Beauty & The Beast [September 8 & 9 @ 7pm  Sept 12 @ 1pm]
    • 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 November 6 through 14
    • The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
    • Characters:
      • Belle– Smart, strong, compassionate and confident young woman from a small village; Must be a strong actress and singer with solid belt
      • Beast– A spoiled young prince transformed by a spell; complex character who undergoes a huge emotional arc over the course of the show; requires a strong actor comfortable with voice work & some minor singing
      • Mrs Potts– The castle’s cook who has been transformed into a teapot; warm, strong and maternal; Must be a strong actress (able to do a British accent) and singer
      • Lumiere– Confident and charming maitre d’ who was transformed into a candlestick; Charming & delightful, seeking a performer who can put the audience in the palm of his hand with the big Act 1 showstopper “Be our Guest”; Must be a triple threat (able to sing, dance and act ALL AT ONCE and do a French accent to boot)
      • Cogsworth– stodgy butler type, now a clock, who constantly clashes with the easier going Lumiere; Must be a strong actor and singer, able to do a stuffy British accent
      • Gaston– Pompous and dim witted village tool; Lots of confidence, will do anything to win Belle’s affections; the villain we love to hate; Must be a strong singer and actor
      • Lefou– Gaston’s goofy and not quite as evil side-kick; Must be comfortable with physical comedy; Strong actor and singer
      • Chip– Mrs. Potts’s son who has become a tea cup; needs to have an adorable kid quality to melt the audience’s hearts; should be comfortable with small spaces as the actor playing Chip will spend 99% of the show in a cart; strong singer and actor
      • Babette– Castle maid & Lumiere’s girlfriend; has become a feather duster; Strong actress and singer who must do some harmony work with Mrs. Potts & Madame(French accent)
      • Madame De La Grande Bouche– An opera singer who has become a wardrobe; Larger than life in all that she does, including her singing and dancing; The ultimate diva with a heart; some harmony work
      • Maurice– Belle’s adoring yet quite eccentric inventor father; non singing role
      • Silly Girls (3)- Gaston’s gaggle of girl admirers; total ding bats; Silly Girls always sing together so being able to mix well vocally is important
      • Beggar Woman/ Enchantress– Casts the spell on the prince that turns him into the beast; non-speaking but requires a good actress who can tell a story using just facials; Will come from Dance Ensemble
      • Monsieur D’Arque– Creepy proprietor of the insane asylum; Some small bits of solo singing in “Mob Song”; will come from Dance Ensemble
      • Narrator – Helps tell the story throughout; will come from Dance Ensemble
      • Ensemble– Villagers & Castle Servants
    • Stay tuned for more information.