Auditions

Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts frequently holds auditions for actors and musicians. Check this page regularly to stay up to date on opportunities.

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The Wagon Wheel Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for Youth, ages 9-18, for its 2020 summer season productions of The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, and Big The Musical.

  • When: Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Time (Please arrive early to fill out form):
    • Ages 9 – 11 at 2:00 pm
    • Ages 12 – 18 at 3:30 pm
  • Where: Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts; 2515 E. Center St.; Warsaw, IN 46580
  • What: No need to prepare anything! We will be teaching a short music selection for the audition. Must be available for all rehearsal days and performances! (For Wizard of Oz we will work around school schedules). We will not be able to accommodate any conflicts. Please see website for exact performance dates/times.

The Wagon Wheel Theatre is looking for young talent for:

  • The Wizard of Oz (Rehearsal and Performance dates: May 18 – June 13):
    • Boys and Girls ages 9-15 (Must be under 4’10” tall)
  • The Music Man (Rehearsal and Performance dates: June 18 – July 11):
    • Amaryllis- girl, age 8-12
    • Winthrop- boy, age 8-11
    • 4-5 ensemble- boys, age 8-12
  • Big The Musical (Rehearsal and Performance dates: July 2 – July 25):
    • Billy- boy, age 11-15
    • Young Josh- boy, age 11-15
    • Teen Ensemble- age 11-18

Due to time constraints we cannot accommodate alternate audition times or days. For more information please email wagonwheeljr.kids@gmail.com

The Wagon Wheel Theatre is dedicated to practicing inclusive, diverse, and non-traditional casting. We encourage all youth from the greater Warsaw Area and beyond to attend.

To get the latest WWJR class and audition information, please contact: wagonwheeljr.kids@gmail.com and you will be added to our database.  We  send out emails as soon as the latest information is released.   Please use subject ADD in the email.

AUDITIONS FOR WAGON WHEEL THEATRE 2020 SUMMER SEASON

CONTRACT DATES:

The Wizard of Oz May 18-June 13
Guys and Dolls June 4-June 27
The Music Man June 18-July 11
Big, the Musical July 2-July 25
Pride and Prejudice July 16- August 8
Always Patsy Cline July 30- August 22

The Wagon Wheel Theatre, a professional non-union theatre in Warsaw, Indiana is pleased to announce auditions for its 65th summer season: The Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Big the Musical, Pride and Prejudice, Always Patsy Cline. Pay is $325 a week, housing not included. All roles are open and all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

The Wagon Wheel is an 840 seat theatre-in-the-round. We are located in Warsaw Indiana, just 30 miles west of Fort Wayne. Some of the onsite facilities include: a full scene shop, costume shop, props shop, live orchestra and a large rehearsal space that is identical to the size of the main stage. We also have a full production staff, entering their 12th successful season together.
We are very proud of our long standing history for developing some of the finest young talent from all over the country. In the past 5yrs alone, the Wagon Wheel Theatre has seen over a dozen performers go directly from our stage to the Broadway stage and National Tours. We hope you may be a part of this wonderful Wagon Wheel tradition.

For questions contact:
scottmichaels@wagonwheelcenter.org

Locations:

CHICAGO, ILFEBRUARY 29th & MARCH 1st
At Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
Saturday, February 29th from 10am – 5pm. To make an audition appointment, please sign-up for a time slot using our online sign-up form.  The following link will be LIVE starting on Saturday Feb. 22nd at 10 am EST: (CLICK HERE FOR A TIME SLOT) Appointments will fill up fast! Don’t worry if you don’t get a time slot as we still see walk-ins.  We create these appointments to help us moderate traffic throughout the day.  Please just come to the audition on February 29th and get your name on the walk-in sheet. You will be seen! Please prepare one up-tempo and one ballad, 16 bars each.

Callbacks on Sunday, March 1st. MEN 9am-12:30pm, WOMEN 1pm-4:30pm.  We will have a dance combination and cold readings/singing at call-backs.
(We are aware that Music Theatre of Wichita has auditions on the same days. We have been in contact with them and we are working together so you can attend both auditions. Please check our callback times and plan your Wichita Dance Call time accordingly)

WARSAW, IN – MARCH 8th (Professional Actors/College students only)
At Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts
2515 E. Center St. Warsaw, In 46580
Open Call on Sunday, March 8th. An open call will be held from 10am-1pm. Prepare one up-tempo and one ballad, 16 bars each. This local call is for professional actors only, we will have a Youth Audition at a later date.
Call-backs will follow from 1pm-7pm. You will be taught a short dance combination and vocal selections from our summer season. (Some will be kept for cold readings)

University Auditions (For attending students only!):

Texas State UniversityFriday, February 21
For Texas State University students only: At Texas State. Students contact Kaitlin Hopkins: kh40@txstate.edu for signup times and locations.  Prepare one up-tempo and one ballad, 16 bars each. You will be taught a short dance combination and vocal selections from our summer season. (Some will be kept for cold readings.)

University of Michigan- Wednesday, March 11
For University of Michigan Students only: At University of Michigan. Students contact Jack Mastrianni: jmastria@umich.edu for audition information, sign up times, and location.
Prepare 16 bars up-tempo and 16 bars ballad. You will be taught a short dance combination and vocal selections from our summer season. Call-backs to follow (Some will be kept for cold readings/singing selections for the season)

Check back soon for upcoming Symphony of the Lakes auditions.

2020 Improv Classes.  Everyone’s Tiffany, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts house improv team, is offering adult improv classes in Warsaw with 2020 dates to be announced soon!  Classes run for nine weeks and focus on the basic skills of improv theater.  All classes are held at the Wagon Wheel Theater in Warsaw, IN.  Registration costs $40.  Please contact Joe Harmon – joe.harmon@gmail.com to register.

Those interested in finding more about the upcoming production or auditions can visit the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CScommunitytheatre, or email them at CScommunitytheatre@wagonwheeltheatre.com.

About Center Street Community Theatre:

The Center Street Community Theatre is a non-sectarian organization dedicated to stimulating and maintaining local interest and participation in the theatre arts.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CScommunitytheatre.