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907 Kilbourn Avenue, Tomah, WI 54660

Tel : 608-374-7469

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castings & auditions

Interested in auditioning, but not sure what to do or how to prepare?  All roles at ACT are open to anyone in the community! No experience is necessary to audition.

Here are a few frequently asked questions and tips to help you understand our audition process:

  • Auditions are held over two nights, and you may choose either night to audition. Auditions for our shows are typically held on our Main stage unless otherwise noted in our audition announcement.

  • We list approximate age ranges of the characters – but it’s always a good idea to come by and check out the script so you can get a feel for the characters.

tips on auditions

  • Relax and have fun.  Auditions do not have to be a painful process, just look at it as another chance to perform.

  • Come prepared to list all your schedule conflicts from the day of auditions until the closing performance of the show. This is VERY important.

  • Most auditions consist of “cold readings” from the scripts. That means you will be asked to read some of the dialogue from the show, sometimes with other people sometimes by yourself. Don’t worry if you stumble over words, we’re looking for energy and character choices.

  • For musicals, we want you to sing something, preferably no longer than 1-2 minutes. CDs and mp3s are fine, but please bring your own player.  It’s not necessary to sing a song from the show, just choose a song that best displays your vocal talent, style and range. Include song-appropriate facial expressions and body language during your audition and be sure to project your voice. You may have a lovely voice, but if we can’t hear you, we won’t know it. Regardless of your vocal training, be confident and shine when you get your chance!

  • Be courteous and professional. Remember you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and your audition lasts from the minute you walk in the auditorium until the moment you leave.

  • Each director has a unique way of holding auditions. These tips are meant to be a guideline and can be different, depending on the show and the director. For detailed information on a specific show audition, contact the director in advance.

Directors Rocky Shutter & Dr. Jerry Fuchianes

Directors Rocky Shutter & Dr. Jerry Fuchianes

We will be holding auditions for our winter production
Nov. 25 & 26 - 6:30pm  
Auditions will be held in the Cabaret Room which is located on the first level of the ACT complex 

This delightful musical depicts a funny, romantic tale of an established composer, loosely based on the real life memories of the late Marvin Hamlisch and of an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carol Bayer Sayer. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Audiences will enjoy the many tunes from the musical that were actually written by Hamlisch and Sayer. 


The cast is comprised of the two leads Vernon and Sonja as well as a Greek chorus acting (made up of two men and two women) as the inner voices of the main characters.The ages of the characters range from 25-40 years of age. Please be prepared to sing a short selection of music for your audition. You may select a song that will be sung accapella. You will not need to sing the entire song. Instead select approximately 30-60 seconds of the number that you will be singing. 


Show dates will be February 6 - 9,13 - 16 2020.  Practices will start on December 2nd. Most weeks we will be rehearsing on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays with an occasional weekend rehearsal. This is subject to change based on the work schedules of the actors in the production. 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call (608) 374-7469. Please leave a message if there is no one available to take your call. We promise to get back to you in a timely manner.

I love the ACT because it gave me the chance to get back on the stage after a 20 year absence. It even let me share that stage with my son while performing in one of my favorite musicals! Thank you ACT!! 

-- Sam Komay

Thank You ACT!!...