WSRep 2019 Youth Auditions

Williams Street Repertory, Raue Center’s in-house professional theatre company, is excited to announce general youth auditions for 3 upcoming shows in our 2018-19 and 2019-20 Seasons.

Auditions will be held February 3rd 6p-9p

LOCATION: 140 W Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake.

Sign up for an open slot at :


•Please prepare 16-32 bars of a pop song in the style of the show if auditioning for Emma! and All Shook Up. Please bring a second pop song just in case we need to hear more. Please bring a headshot and resume – include all dance experience.

•Prepare one 1-2 minute contemporary comedic monologue if auditioning for Emma! and All Shook Up.  

If auditioning for Fletcher in Freaky Friday, please prepare 2 jokes (instead of a monologue) and be prepared to sing a song of your choice.

•Bring an updated headshot/picture and resume if you have one.

An accompanist will be provided.

You must audition even if you have been seen at William Street Rep for past shows.

Dance/movement call for Emma! and All Shook UP will occur later in the evening for those auditioners asked to stay. Please be prepared with clothes to move in as well as dance shoes (i.e. tennis shoes or jazz shoes acceptable.)

EMMA! Casting:

HIGHBURY PREP SCHOOL STUDENTS –Seeking two teen actors 14-19 years of age (male-identified, female-identified and/or gender fluid) for the Ensemble to play the various students of Highbury Prep.


DEAN: Young male-identified. Must be able to play 15-19 years of age. Great dancer and vocalist. Rigid in nature; he has been shielded by his mother and attends a Military Academy. He is looking to break free. Once Lorraine is in his life he finds himself and “grows a spine”.

LORRAINE: Young female-identified. Must be able to play 15-19 years of age. African-American. Great dancer and vocalist. Strong-willed; sassy; opinionated. In comparison to Dean, she pushes back at her mother. Also looking to break out from under her mother’s control. 

Both characters know their love is forbidden, or frowned upon in this day and age. Each actor should have the bearing to handle the adult subject of an interracial relationship during the 1950s. They also should be comfortable with public displays of affection (they are caught “making-out” by Dean’s mother). We will also be considering teens for roles in the chorus.


FLETCHER BLAKE: Bb3-Eb4, to play 8-12 – Ellie’s little brother – seeking a young actor who is good with silly voices, as he will voice puppets on his hand, including ANGRY BOB, a wise-cracking troublemaker, and CASPIAN, a proper British starfish. Please prepare a short song as well as 2 different jokes: One with a “Bronx” or NY accent, and one with a British accent.

ENSEMBLE: Seeking two teen actors 14-18 years of age for various ensemble roles (male-identified, female-identified and/or gender fluid).