Auditions

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Light in the Piazza

Summary
Character Breakdown

Margaret Johnson, an elegant and strong-willed Southern woman, has taken her daughter, Clara, on a vacation to Italy. When a gust of wind blows Clara’s hat right into the hands of a young Italian gentleman, neither age nor language nor familial disapproval can stop their whirlwind love affair. As Clara and Fabrizio fall into each others’ arms, Margaret must grapple with the question of whether to disclose Clara’s devastating secret to Fabrizio’s warm, passionate Italian family. With soaring operatic melodies that set it apart from most contemporary musical theatre, The Light in the Piazza is a story about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and the deeply intertwined emotions of love and loss.

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Audition Date: August 29

Show Dates: September 23 – October 2

Silent Sky

Summary
Character Breakdown

Henrietta Leavitt has the opportunity to work at Harvard University as a human computer, one of Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem,” mapping the stars but receiving no scientific credit. When Henrietta arrives she is told that she will not be able to do any sort of astronomical discovery. Not to be dissuaded, Henrietta begins the process of recording the changes in Cepheid stars - a scientific discovery that has profound and lasting impact on the field of astronomy. During her inquiry, Henrietta’s relationships strain under her obsessive work ethic. Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars, and the human touch that makes life under the vast sky beautiful and timeless.

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Audition Date: August 29

Show Dates: October 28 – November 6

Audition Process

What to Expect & How to Prepare

Auditions with the Waco Civic Theatre occur approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the show’s opening date. Audition postings are updated on this page and promoted on social media. Auditionees will sign up for a time using the link provided, prepare a song or monologue according to the audition directions, and submit an audition form to the panel inside the audition room. The director may also ask auditionees to read selections from the script. Either a cast list or a call-back list will be posted both to the website and social media about 24 hours after the final audition is completed. 
For any questions or concerns please reach out to the box office at boxoffice@wacocivictheatre.org