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.

2018-2019 Mainstage Production Opportunities

HOLIDAY INN

Director: Charles Abbott
Choreographer: Michelle Gaudette
1st Rehearsal Date: August 14, 2018
Performance Dates: September 4 – October 21, 2018

Seeking

  • TED HANOVER
    Male 30-39 · Dancer
    A handsome 'flashy' ladies man; a bit click and always looking for his big break.
    Fred Astaire/Gene Kelly type.

  • LINDA MASON
    Female 30s · Lead
    A teacher with hidden talents; as first she is tough and distant, but she falls for a man named Jim. Charming and sometimes awkward, a funny girl. Must sing extremely well with classic music theatre; belt/mix.

  • LILA DIXON
    Female 30s · Lead Dancer · Described as a sexy showgirl.
    She doesn't seem to be the smartest girl in town, but what she lacks in intelligence she makes up for with determination and a love for the spotlight.
    Comedic actor – Ula / Hedy La Rue / Lily St. Regis type.

  • CHARLIE WINSLOW
    Boy 9-12 · A student.
    Comedic straight forward actor. Not a singing role.

  • ENSEMBLE
    classical musical theatre types who can tap dance. All ages and ethnicities.

  • Also, local Non-Union singers/dancers needed to be Extras and Understudies.

MATILDA

Director: TBD
1st Rehearsal Date: October 16, 2018
Performance Dates: November 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Seeking

  • MATILDA
    Girl 8-12.
    A curious young girl, who is an excellent actor and singer.
    Must be able to handle carrying a show and a British dialect.

  • ALL roles AVAILABLE except for Miss Trunchbull.

  • Also, local Non-Equity singer/dancers needed to be Extras and Understudies.

  • KIDS ages 6-13yo
    To play ensemble of classmates – including speaking roles.
    Auditions for all kids will take place in August/September 2018.
    ALL kids roles will be double cast, local, and Non-Union.

A COMEDY OF TENORS

Director: Frank Ferrante
1st Rehearsal Date: December 26, 2018
Performances: January 15 2019 – March 3, 2019

Seeking

  • TITO and SAUNDERS are CAST.

  • MAX
    30s a young opera singer.
    Strong comedic actor – smart level-headed and quick with a joke.

  • MARIA
    Late 40s Female
    Stunning wife to one of Italy's most famous opera singers.
    Explosive personality and temper.

  • MIMI
    20s Female · Italian-American b
    Bright-eyed star hoping to be discovered.

  • CARLO
    20s Italian
    Dashing young opera impresarios who loves Mimi, but seen as a threat to her father's career.

  • RACON
    40s Female
    Ravishingly beautiful famous Russian opera singer.

  • Also seeking local, Non-Equity actors to be Understudies.

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME

Director: Bill Van Horn
1st Rehearsal Date: February 19, 2019
Performances: March 12 – April 28, 2019

Seeking

  • CHRISTOPHER
    A teenage English boy.
    A brilliant minded outsider who sees the world in surprising and revealing ways, but might lack social and emotional cues - Could be described as an "idiot savant".

  • All other roles CAST.

  • Also seeking local, Non-Equity actors to be Understudies.

LEGALLY BLONDE

*Co-Production with Riverside Theater

Director: Richard Stafford
1st Rehearsal Date: March 21, 2019
Performances at Riverside: April 2019
Performances at Walnut: May 15 – July 14, 2019

Seeking

  • All roles AVAILABLE.

  • Also seeking local, Non-Equity singer/dancers to be Extras and Understudies for the Philadelphia run.

2018-2019 Studio Production Opportunities

All Studio shows will be cast locally. Seeking Philadelphia-area actors only.

Shows To Be Announced – Check back before spring 2018 for updates!