Upcoming Auditions
  • RENT

Music, Lyrics & Book by Jonathan Larson

adapted from the opera La Bohéme by Puccini

Audition Dates: February 26, 27


Auditions for Rent will be accomplished by signing up for a time slot. Please prepare a minute and a half pop/rock song and bring a voiceless track (karaoke) for the singing portion of the audition. Acting sides will be provided upon arrival.

For 2/26: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4FA4AF2AA6F94-rent

For 2/27: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4FA4AF2AA6F94-rent1

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Casting

Roger Davis:
A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Mark Cohen:
Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Tom Collins:
A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F#2

Benjamin Coffin III:
The landlord of Mark and Roger’s apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Joanne Jefferson:
A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Angel Dumott Schunard:
The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom’s lover.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A4|
Vocal range bottom: C3

Mimi Marquez:
An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Maureen Johnson:
An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Ensemble:
Homeless Men & Women; Junkies, Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson); Support Group (Steve, Gordon)

 

Setting:
New York City, 1996. This show is performed in 2 acts, running 2.5 hours, and will have an intermission.

11.8.2015
 
32 Comments
  • Anna Caroline Gibson

    Are there limited spaces for auditions? Is it an open audition? If not, how do we sign up?

    • Erin Shephard

      Hi Anna! Call the theatre at (254) 776-1591 for more info or to check out a script. The audition process for each show may differ slightly as each has a different director.

  • Lacy Hodges

    Hi! Julianne Best encouraged me to have my beautiful daughter try out for The Miracle on 34st. I would love to get the script for the 7year old little girl. Can you send via email or should I pick it up? My phone number is 817-228-0862. Thank you,
    Lacy Hodges

    • Shelby English

      Lacy,
      I don’t know if you have gotten your hands on a script, but you can stop by the theatre and check one out during office hours.

  • Ema H.

    Would LOVE to audition! Would really enjoy comedy or something like…dancing. Have been contemplating for a few years. I think I’m ready for “the right parts!”

    • Erin Shephard

      Hi Ema! Call the theatre at (254) 776-1591 for more info or to check out a script. The audition process for each show may differ slightly as each has a different director.

  • Bryan Page

    Would like to schedule an audition.

    • Erin Shephard

      Hi Bryan! Call the theatre at (254) 776-1591 for more info or to check out a script. The audition process for each show may differ slightly as each has a different director.

  • hayden

    hey im just wondering when these auditions are/were. have they been updated?

    • Erin Shephard

      The dates are correct. Please call the theatre at (254) 776-1591 during box office hours if you have any questions.

  • Di-Di Lewis

    Do I just go up to the office to get information about auditions?

    • Erin Shephard

      You surely may, or check out our Facebook page for more info as well.

  • Hillary Albrecht

    Forgive me if I sound ignorant…

    This Sister Act play… is it based from the movie or vice versa and is there music?

    • Erin Shephard

      The new Broadway show is based off the movie and is indeed a musical! 🙂

  • Leslie Goodman

    I was wondering if you needed some tween girl actors for the sister act

    • Erin Shephard

      We will need lots of women! Come on out and audition!

      • Isaac Arterburn

        Hi I was interested in auditioning for beauty and the beast, but I’m not sure if the rehearsals will be during the time I will be out of town. Could you tell me when the bulk of rehearsals will take place?

        • Erin Shephard

          Rehearsals should take place on weekday evenings after auditions and all the way through the opening of the show on July 22. There might be additional rehearsal days called if the director deems it necessary. There should be a rehearsal schedule available at auditions.

  • amar

    hi i am indian and i dance and do acting does the auditions are still available

    • Erin Shephard

      They surely are! Call the theatre at (254) 776-1591 to sign up for a spot.

  • Rose

    Newbie question! 😉

    Looking at the Beauty and The Beast practice material, are we really only singing part of a song?

    • Erin Shephard

      Yep! There’s no need to hear a full song at most any audition, and there will be a tight schedule with so many people auditioning for this show.

  • Les

    Hey on the audition thing it says auditions for the best Christmas pageant ever but I can’t find any other info on it?

  • Whitney stanford

    Will there be a role for an 12-14 year old girl

    • Erin Shephard

      There will definitely be roles in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and possibly in Price & Prejudice as well.

  • Elijah

    Is this a paid gig?

    • Erin Shephard

      Musicians and technical crew are paid positions, however as WCT is a community theatre the actors are not paid.

  • Vanessa Geurin

    Hello I just want to sing! I have a voice and I’m not afraid to show it . Iv been trying to keep up with yall but I never see any singing roles or roles for my age.

  • Joseph Rankin

    I would like to audition for pride and prejudice. How would I get the resources for that?

    • Eric Shephard

      There will be scripts available for checkout at the theater starting tomorrow (Tuesday, January 3.) Just ask Phillip our box office manager, Cathy our special events coordinator, or Eric our executive director for a copy to read. Looking forward to meeting you!

  • Joseph Rankin

    How do auditions work?? Do I recite a part from the play or is a part selected for each character already?

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