Audition Information

Music Theatre Wichita is excited to be back with five stellar shows for our 2023 season.

  • Rock of Ages
    May 31-June 4
  • Red White and Broadway
    July 1-4
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
    July 26-30
  • Ragtime
    August 16-20
  • Cats
    September 6-10

Our 2023 season auditions are as follows:

  • February 18 from 5 PM-9 PM – Local Adult Auditions. Additional audition spots added! 
  • March 3-5 – Resident ensemble auditions in Chicago. Audition spots in Chicago are FULL. There is an online waitlist available through the signup website and we will also have an onsite waitlist.
  • March 10-11 – Resident ensemble auditions in Oklahoma City. Audition spots in Oklahoma City are FULL. There is an online waitlist available through the signup website and we will also have an onsite waitlist.
  • March 14-17 – EPAs and Equity agent submissions in New York City. EPA signups will happen through the Actors’ Equity audition portal.
  • March 18-19 – Resident ensemble auditions in New York City. Audition spots in New York City are FULL. There is an online waitlist available through the signup website and we will also have an onsite waitlist.
  • March 24-26 – Resident ensemble auditions in Wichita.

We are not accepting virtual submissions or videos for this season.

Our resident ensemble is comprised of non-union college students from musical theatre programs all over the country. We welcome diversity in ethnicity, gender identity and expression.

To audition for the resident ensemble or as a local adult performer you must first fill out this audition request form. Once completed, you will be redirected to sign up for an audition slot in your chosen city. Those interested in auditioning are advised to apply quickly.  We encourage you to wait to purchase an airline ticket until you have confirmation of an audition time with us.

We will hold EPAs (Equity Principal Auditions) and agent’s submissions for lead roles in NYC (March 14-17) but many of the roles in each show will come out of the resident ensemble.

Rock of Ages

Director/Choreographer: Eric Sciotto
Music Director: Thomas W. Douglas

Rehearsals begin May 16
Show runs May 31 – June 4

ENSEMBLE: Excellent singers and dancers to bring to life the vibrant characters that exist in The Bourbon Room on the Sunset Strip, from strippers to choir members.

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Red, White, and Broadway

Director/Choreographer: Brian J. Marcum
Music Director: Thomas W. Douglas

Rehearsals begin June 17
Show runs July 1-4

A holiday revue celebrating America and Broadway through the years.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Director/Choreographer: Brian J. Marcum
Music Director: Jesse Warkentin

Rehearsals begin July 11
Show runs July 26-30

ENSEMBLE: Energetic singers and dancers to play various enchanted objects, wolves, and townspeople. 

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Ragtime

Director: Deidre Goodwin
Choreographer: Michelle Potterf
Music Director: Thomas W. Douglas

Rehearsals begin August 1
Show runs August 16-20

ENSEMBLE: Energetic singers and dancers to play citizens at the turn of the century from three different segments of society — whites, blacks, and immigrants.

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Cats

Director/Choreographer: Chaz Wolcott
Music Director: Flint Hawes

Rehearsals begin August 22
Show runs September 6-10

ENSEMBLE: Excellent athletic dancers and singers to play… cats.

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Information About Performing at MTWichita

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. Our resident ensemble company is comprised of non-union college students from musical theatre programs all over the country. We welcome diversity in ethnicity, gender identity and expression.

The base salary is $450 per week for the non-Equity performers, with additional remuneration for principal, supporting, and understudy roles, as well as dance captaining. MTWichita does not provide housing for non-AEA performers, but a housing/travel stipend is available for out-of-town artists. Each show rehearses for approximately three weeks prior to its opening night.

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.

If you have any questions about auditions, please send an email to auditions@mtwichita.org.

For information regarding youth educational opportunities including auditions, workshops, and classes please visit our education page.

For questions about youth auditions, please send an email to education@mtwichita.org.