Auditions

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Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts
2515 E. Center Street
Warsaw, IN 46580

Phone
574-267-8041

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boxoffice@wagonwheelcenter.org

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Wagon Wheel Professional Theatre

2024 Summer Season Audition Dates

The Wagon Wheel Theatre, a professional non-union theatre in Warsaw, Indiana is pleased to announce auditions for its 69th summer season: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Kiss me Kate, The Wedding Singer, Murder on the Orient Express, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

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.

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

**We are NOT accepting video submissions for our 2024 Summer Season unless you have previously worked for the Wagon Wheel Professional Theatre.

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Contract Dates

  • Beauty and the Beast May 21-June 15
  • Kiss Me Kate June 7-June 29
  • The Wedding Singer June 21-July 13
  • Murder on the Orient Express July 5-July 27
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical July 19- August 10

**We are NOT accepting VIDEO submissions for our 2024 Summer Season unless you have previously worked for the Wagon Wheel Professional Theatre.

Open Calls

The All-in-One Auditions (A1 Auditions) are an opportunity for actors to be seen by the Artistic Directors and Casting Directors of the country’s leading regional theatres all in one weekend. All actors must apply for a time slot through A1.  Go to their website for information on how to attend this audition: www.a1auditions.com

At Chicago Academy for the Arts; 1010 West Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL  60640

Saturday, February 24th 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 RIGHT HERE starting on Saturday Feb. 17th at 10 am EST.  Appointments will fill up fast! Don’t worry if you don’t get a time slot as we still see all walk-ins.  We create these appointments to help us moderate traffic throughout the day.  Please just come to the audition on Saturday, February 24th 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, February 25th.  MEN 9am-12:30pm, WOMEN 1pm-4:30pm.  We will have a dance combination and cold readings/singing at call-backs. 

Open Call Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0948AEAA29A0FE3-47899059-audition

At Wagon Wheel Theatre; 2515 E. Center St. Warsaw, In 46580

Sunday, March 3rd from 10am-1:30pm. 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 RIGHT HERE on our website starting on Saturday Feb. 17th 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 March 3rd 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.

Call-backs will follow from 2pm-7pm.  You will be taught a short dance combination and vocal selections from our summer season. Some will be kept for cold readings.

Open Call Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0948AEAA29A0FE3-47899066-audition

University Locations

(For attending students only!)

For FSU students only: At FSU. Students contact Alisa Hauser ahauser@fsu.edu for signup times and locations.

February 13: Please prepare 16bar up-tempo and 16bar ballad.  All will be required to attend our dance/mover call. You will be taught a short dance combination in the style of our summer season.

February 14: Call-Backs, some will be asked to come to a callback where you will sing vocal cuts from our summer season along with some cold readings.

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 and to sing extra cuts from our summer season.

For Shenandoah students only: At Shenandoah University. Students can contact Kevin Covert kcovert@su.edu for signup times and locations..

February 28: Please prepare 16bar up-tempo and 16bar ballad.  You will be taught a short dance combination and vocal selections from our summer season.

February 29: Call-backs Some will be asked to attend to sing short vocal cuts along with some cold reading from our summer season.

For University of Michigan students only: At University of Michigan. Students can contact Reese Leif rleif@umich.edu for signup times and locations/information.

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)

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Wagon Wheel Junior

Thank you so much to all the wonderful and talented youth that attended our auditions. We hope to see you again at our next auditions in the fall. 


Wagon Wheel Junior is pleased to announce the cast of our winter musical The Trials of Alice in Wonderland:
  • Basalo, Gaby
  • Bauer, Kade
  • Coleman, Hailey
  • Dean, Alayna
  • Ellis, Will
  • Elrod, Piper
  • Greene, Audrey
  • Greene, Ellie
  • Greene, Isaac
  • Henderson, Jabrein
  • Jones, Jaiden
  • Jordan, Adria
  • Malloy, Caidence
  • McCammon, DeLaney
  • McCray, Cohen
  • McCray, Kendall
  • McCreery, Adriana
  • Olson, Wynona
  • Pettit, Olliver
  • Phillips, Wyatt
  • Poorman, Maddie
  • Scacco, Kaid
  • Schafer, Atticus
  • Silva, Roman
  • Smith, Levi
  • Wells, Mekyah
  • Zeigler, Siri

Wagon Wheel Junior presents two full musicals each year. The cast is comprised of students age 9 to 18 from across the region. Students of any skill and experience level are welcome to audition. The rehearsals operate like our professional theatre productions, with the rehearsals lasting just two weeks ending with three performances on the final weekend. 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 audition.

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Wagon Wheel Community Theatre

Wagon Wheel Community Theatre will hold open auditions for their 2024 spring season January 9th and 10th from 6:30-8:30pm. Choose one night to attend. Callbacks will be held on January 11th from 6:30-8:30pm. Auditions will be located on the Wagon Wheel Theatre stage. This spring Wagon Wheel Community Theatre will produce The Man Who Came to Dinner March 15-17 and the audience participation murder mystery Funeral for a Gangster April 19-20. Anyone in the community over the age of 18 is encouraged to audition. There is no need to prepare anything in advance, those auditioning will read directly from the script. Theatrical resumes are welcome but not required. Community members are encouraged to audition for one or both shows as the rehearsal schedules do not conflict. Please email kira@wagonwheelcenter.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!


Wagon Wheel Community Theatre presents 2 to 3 plays a year and all cast and crew members of the productions are volunteer, ameauter performers of our surrounding community. Wagon Wheel Community Theatre welcomes all adults 18 and older of any skill and expeirence level to audition. When auditions are held, volunteer positions are also available for technical components of that play including costumes, lighting, sound, set building, paintin, props, and more backstage work.

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Symphony of the Lakes

The Symphony of the Lakes orchestra holds auditions annually in the fall. The SOTL partners with other local classical music programs, Grace College and the Classic Arts Programs, on many concerts and events throughout the year providing musicians with around 5 concert opportunities each year. Instrumentation requirements for each concert varies significantly. Each concert usually has between 1 and 3 rehearsals and 1 or 2 performances. Musicians who accept positions (other than sub) with the SOTL are expected to participate in no less than 2 concerts each year but are encouraged to participate in all 5 cycles as it applies to their instrument. SOTL pre-selects audition materials and will provide the materials when you register to audition.

Compensation
Principal players will be paid at $63 per rehearsal and $80 per concert. Section members will be paid at $50 per rehearsal and $63 per concert. There is no compensation for mileage.

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