Music Theatre of Wichita’s 2014 Summer Season
South Pacific June 11-15 West Side Story June 25-29
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor© Dreamcoat July 9- 13
Catch Me If You Can July 23-27 42nd Street August 6-10
Auditions for the 2014 Summer Season will be held at the following locations:
Wichita – Children and Teen Auditions: February 14-17
Ann Arbor: February 25-27
Chicago: March 1-2
Wichita: March 7-9
Oklahoma City: March 14-16
New York: March 19-24
Please check back after 1/1/14 to fill out the Audition Application and submit for an appointment.
Contact Nancy Reeves (email@example.com) or call (316) 265-3253 if you need more information.
Please bring a headshot and resumé with you to the audition.
You will be asked to sing one or two songs. All of our 2014 shows require dynamic stage presence and good musicianship. 42ND STREET requires expert tap dancing from just about all cast members, and WEST SIDE STORY requires superb jazz and ballet skills. The songs for JOSEPH run the gamut of styles, from country western, to pop-rock, to French ballad, to Elvis impersonation, to Calypso . Anything goes! The rest of the shows have fairly traditional Broadway singing styles, with CATCH ME IF YOU CAN having the pulse of 1960s pop music (like HAIRSPRAY). Comic songs, or quirky personality tunes, are sometimes a very nice surprise, too! You may choose to sing from our season’s shows, or not. Either way is fine with us. Sheet music should be in the appropriate key. We’ll have an excellent accompanist, but you may bring your own. No a capella singing or taped music, please.
Non-Equity performers wishing to be considered for our resident singing-dancing ensemble will also need to attend a dance/movement call. MTWichita staff member and choreographer Josh Larson will conduct the dance auditions. We will be looking for general coordination from the singer-actors, and for highly developed jazz, tap and ballet skills from the dancer-singer-actors. Performers should also let us know if you have any special gymnastic skills.
Note: We always hope that our productions will reflect the cultural and racial diversity that we celebrate in our country. Performers from all backgrounds are encouraged to audition.
Each show rehearses for approximately two weeks prior to its opening night (with our first show likely to begin rehearsal around June 1).
Music Theatre of Wichita works with Actors’ Equity Association under the University/Resident Theatres Association (URTA) contract. Union performers work hand-in-hand with our resident non-union company members, who may choose to participate in the EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) program.
Basic salary is $400 per week for the non-Equity performers, ($450 a week for returning alumni) with additional remuneration for principal and supporting roles, as cast. MTWichita does not provide housing for non-AEA performers, but a housing stipend is available for out-of-town artists. Good housing is available at a reasonable cost, and within biking or walking distance. There is no compensation for children and teen performers.