209th Anniversary Season · America's Oldest · Founded 1809

Casting Opportunities

Walnut Street Theatre is dedicated to the casting and employment of local Philadelphia-based talent. Auditions for each production begin locally. In accordance with Actors' Equity Association, we hold multiple open call auditions each springtime, both in Philadelphia and New York. Information about these auditions will be made available through AEA, Backstage, and Playbill.

All other auditions held throughout the year are scheduled by appointment only. The theatre also participates in the Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions.

For consideration, please forward your headshot, resume, and cover letter indicating the show/role of interest to:

Brian Kurtas, CSA
Casting Director
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

No calls to the theatre or email submissions please.

2017-2018 Mainstage Production Opportunities

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Director: Frank Ferrante
Choreographer: Michelle Gaudette
1st Rehearsal Date: August 15, 2017
Performance Dates: September 5 – October 22, 2017

Seeking

  • All Roles Cast.

ANNIE

Director: Glenn Casale
Choreographer: Michelle Gaudette
1st Rehearsal Date: October 17, 2017
Performance Dates: November 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Seeking

  • All Roles Cast.

THE HUMANS

Director: Bernard Havard
1st Rehearsal Date: December 26, 2017
Performance Dates: January 16 – March 4, 2018

Seeking

  • All Roles Cast.
  • Seeking local, Non-Equity actors to be Understudies.

NOISES OFF

Director: Bob Carlton
1st Rehearsal Date: February 20, 2018
Performance Dates: March 13 – April 29, 2018

Seeking

  • All Roles Cast.
  • Seeing local, Non-Equity actors to be Understudies.

MAMMA MIA

* Co-Production with Riverside Theater *

Director: Richard Stafford
Choreographer: Richard Stafford
1st Rehearsal Date: March 2018
Performance Dates, Riverside: April 2018
Performance Dates, WST: May 15 – July 15, 2018

Seeking

  • All roles AVAILABLE.
  • Seeking local, Non-Equity singer/dancers to be Extras and Understudies for the Philadelphia run.

2017-2018 Studio Production Opportunities

SOUVENIR

Director: Deb Marcucci
1st Rehearsal Date: August 22, 2017
Performance Dates: September 12 – October 15, 2017

Seeking

  • All Roles Cast.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Director: Jesse Bernstein
1st Rehearsal Date: October 10, 2017
Performance Dates: October 31 – December 17, 2017

Seeking

  • All Roles Cast.

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY

Director: Bill Van Horn
1st Rehearsal Date: December 12, 2017
Performance Dates: January 2 – February 4, 2018 & National Tour

Seeking

  • All Roles Cast.
  • Seeking Non-Union actors to be understudies for the Philadelphia run and tour.

A STEADY RAIN

Director: Fran Prisco
1st Rehearsal Date: January 30, 2018
Performance Dates: February 20 – March 25, 2018

Seeking

  • All Roles Available.

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY

1st Rehearsal Date: March 20, 2018
Performance Dates: April 10 – July 1, 2018

Seeking

  • A very strong female singer 25-35 for GIRL.
  • A Non-Union female to understudy the role.