The Wagon Wheel Theatre, a professional non-union theatre located in Warsaw, Indiana, is offering a wonderful educational and performance opportunity for up and coming musicians who are looking for professional playing experience in the world of musical theatre during the summer months. We are looking for collegiate students or recent graduates who have the desire to pursuit a career in music performance. This unique experience will offer each musician the chance to play in the pit orchestra for our shows, observe rehearsals, and perhaps get involved with our summer youth programs. The Wagon Wheel Theatre is proud to continue with live performance music for our productions. Our pit orchestra numbers range anywhere from 5 to 12 – pending orchestration. The 2017 season includes Disney’s Newsies, Footloose, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Young Frankenstein, Into the Woods, and Next to Normal.
This summer we are looking for musicians who play the following: Trumpet, Trombone, Bass (Acoustic and Electric), Guitar (combination of acoustic, electric, & some banjo), Percussion, and Woodwinds (must be a doubler with clarinets, piccolo, flute, saxophones).
We are looking for candidates who are talented and strong musicians, good team players, and are passionate about their craft. The pay is $375 a week. Many contracts start on May 24th and run through July 23rd – with a couple of possibilities of an extension through the end of the season (closes September 2nd) pending need and availabltility. Although housing isn’t directly included, there will be affordable housing options with host families and other musicians/performers who will be in town for the summer.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please carefully follow the application requirements below:
- Send a resume that includes your educational background, performance experience, private study background, professional goals, and three references with email and phone number information.
- Submit a brief letter telling a little about yourself and why you would like to be part of our summer program and anything else you feel we should know about you.
- You must also include samples of your playing, which can either be just audio or videos. These can be either existing materials, or you may choose to send something new. Please make sure that there recordings show your true abilities – including range, versatility, and all around musicianship.
- Recording/Vidoes should not exceed more than 15 minutes in total length, except for Woodwind players – who can have lengths up to 20 minutes (due to doubling requirements). Please send all application materials to Tom Stirling at email@example.com no later than March 6, 2017. After the deadline, those being considered will be contacted.
If you have any questions, please contact: Tom Stirling, Musical Supervisor/Musical Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.