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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Dear Supporters of Wagon Wheel Junior,
Due to the spread of Covid-19 in our region, we have made the difficult decision to adjust the performances for our next WWJR show. Rockin’ Robin Hood has been postponed until October of 2022. If you have purchased tickets, those tickets will remain valid for the new dates. If you wish to be reimbursed at this time in the form of a gift card, please contact our Box Office during our business hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-2pm. Visit us in person or by phone 574-267-8041, or by email boxoffice@wagonwheelcenter.org. Thank you for your continued support!

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 2022 SUMMER SEASON

Contract Dates:

  • Cinderella May 16-June 11
  • Legally Blonde June 3-June 25
  • Brigadoon June 17-July 9
  • Addams Family July 1-July 23
  • The Comedy of Errors July 15- August 6
  • Smokey Joe’s Cafe July 29- August 20

The Wagon Wheel Theatre, a professional non-union theatre in Warsaw, Indiana is pleased to announce auditions for its 66th summer season: Cinderella, Legally Blonde, Brigadoon, Addams Family, Comedy of Errors, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Pay is $400 a week, plus housing. The Wagon Wheel Theatre is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunities to promote the inclusion of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities are encouraged to audition..
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. The Wagon Wheel summer theatre is supported by 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 5 years 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:

Masks are required at all locations while not in the audition room.

NEW YORK JANUARY 14-17th as part of the A1 AUDITIONS:

Thank you to all those we saw at A1s!

WARSAW, IN (at the Wagon Wheel Theatre) FEBRUARY 27 (Professional actors/College students only):

At Wagon Wheel Theatre 2515 E. Center St. Warsaw, In 46580
Sunday, February 27 from 10am-1pm. To make an audition appointment, please sign-up for a time slot using our online sign-up form. The link will be posted and LIVE here on our website starting on Saturday Feb. 19th at 10 am EST. Appointments may fill up fast! Don’t worry if you don’t get a time slot as we will still see all walk-ins. We create these appointments to help us moderate traffic throughout the day and avoid large crowds. Please just come to the audition on February 27th and get your name on the walk-in sheet. You will be seen! Please prepare one up-tempo and one ballad, 16 bars each. Doors will open and sign-in for walk-ins will begin at 9 am.  This local call is for professional actors/college students only, we will have Youth Auditions 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.

CHICAGO, IL MARCH 5 AND 6TH

At Chicago Academy for the Arts 1010 West Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
Saturday, March 5th from 10am – 5pm. To make an audition appointment, please sign-up for a time slot using our online sign-up form. The link will be posted and LIVE here on our website starting on Saturday Feb. 26th at 10 am EST. Appointments will fill up fast! Don’t worry if you don’t get a time slot as we will still see all walk-ins. We create these appointments to help us moderate traffic throughout the day and to avoid large crowds. Please just come to the audition on March 5th 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 6th . MEN 9am-12:30pm, WOMEN 1pm-4:30pm. We will have a dance combination and cold readings/singing at call-backs.

University Auditions (For attending students only!):

Texas State University – Friday, February 18

For Texas State University students only: At Texas State. Students contact Kaitlin Hopkins, kh40@txstate.edu, for signup times and locations.
Please prepare 16bar up-tempo and 16bar ballad. You will be taught a short dance combination and vocal selections from our summer season. Some will be kept for cold readings.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – Sunday, February 13

For Western Michigan students only: At Western Michigan University. Students can contact Jay Berkow, jay.berkow@wmich.edu, for signup times and locations.
Please prepare 16bar up-tempo and 16bar ballad. 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 – Saturday, February 12th

For University of Michigan Students only: At University of Michigan.  Students can contact Ethan Hardy Benson, ehbenson@umich.edu for audition information, sign up times, and location.

Please prepare 16bar up-tempo and 16bar 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)

For questions contact:
scottmichaels@wagonwheelcenter.org

Register for Wagon Wheel Symphony of the Lakes Auditions!

  • WHEN: August 27th, 28th, and 29th (date and time of your audition will be assigned roughly a week before auditions).
  • WHERE: Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
  • WHAT: After submitting the Audition Registration, a link will appear for Audition Materials. Come prepared with these materials to the audition.
Deadline to Register is August 14th, 2021.

Rehearsals and Performances

  • The SOTL generally performs 5 concerts each year. Instrumentation will vary by concert.
  • Each concert usually has between 1 and 3 rehearsals and 1 or 2 performances.
  • Upon accepting a position (other than sub) with the SOTL, it is recommended that you participate in all 5 cycles and expected that you participate in no less than two.

Compensation

  • Principals will be paid at $63 per rehearsal and $80 per concert.
  • Section members will be paid at $50 per rehearsal and $63 per concert.
  • Mileage is not offered by Symphony of the Lakes.

Auditions:

Auditions are coming up for Wagon Wheel Community Theatre’s MURDER IN BLACK & WHITE! Auditions will be held on December 13 at 6:00 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.

Performances will be held April 22, 23, 29 & 30.

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

About Wagon Wheel Community Theatre:

The Wagon Wheel 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/WWcommunitytheatre.