Each season, Music Theatre Wichita receives headshots and résumés for leading roles and the resident company in anticipation of the spring audition tour. The audition schedule for 2015 is as follows:
Ann Arbor: February 25, 26, 27
Chicago: March 1, 2, 3*
Wichita: March 6, 7, 8
Oklahoma City: March 13, 14, 15*
New York City: March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
*As of January 26, Chicago, Oklahoma City, and New York City auditions are full. If you submit an application and select a Chicago, Oklahoma City, or New York audition, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted if any audition slots open up. Auditions for AEA performers submitted by agents have not yet been scheduled.
Music Theatre Wichita works with Actors’ Equity Association under the University/Resident Theatres Association (URTA) contract. Union performers work alongside our resident non-union company members, who may choose to participate in the EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) program.
Base salary is $400 per week for the non-Equity performers, ($450 a week for returning alumni) with additional remuneration for principal and supporting roles. 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. Each show rehearses for approximately two weeks prior to its opening night (with our first show likely to begin rehearsal around June 1).
Audition applications are available here. Those wishing to audition for the resident company are encouraged to get this application in early, as several cities fill up quickly.
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.
Contact Nancy Reeves or call 316.265.3253 if you need more information.
Child and Teen Auditions
For information about child and teen auditions, visit this page.