Waiting… A Song Cycle

Music and Lyrics by Bob Kelly and Kelly Pomeroy

Directed by JC Clementz

Music Directed by Colleen Schmitt


Tuesday April 2nd: 6-9pm

Wednesday April 3rd: 7:30 – 9:30pm



Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled audition to sign in, fill out information and look over available sides. (Walk-ins are welcome, but sign up in HIGHLY encouraged.)

Auditions held at:

The Underground Collaborative

161 W. Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53203

(Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall)

Rehearsals begin: April 17th, 2013 (weekday evenings and weekends)

Production MKE – Tenth Street Theatre: May 22nd – May 26th, 2013

Production NYC – The Cherry Lane Theatre: June 24th – June 30th, 2013

-Please prepare cutting of a musical theatre piece that shows off range and story-telling abilities (no more than 2 minutes). Bring sheet music – accompaniment provided.  Have a second contrasting piece (no more than 2 minutes) prepared.  Note: the auditors may not need to hear the second piece.

-Please bring 1 headshot/resume

-Be prepared to provide conflicts between April 17th and July 1st, 2013


-Part of the mission of The World’s Stage Theatre is to “build new artistic relationships in the community and beyond” and “bring unique new works to the stage”.

-The World’s Stage Theatre Company is producing Waiting… A Song Cycle in MKE May 2013 at the Tenth Street Theatre, then moving the production to make its OFF-BROADWAY debut at The Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC June 2013.

-Actors cast in the production will have housing provided in NYC through The World’s Stage Theatre. Actors will be required to provide their own travel arrangements to NYC.

Any other inquires or general questions can be directed to: Gretchen Mahkorn – Artistic Director


Waiting… is a song cycle that follows five couples as love is found and lost.”

Voice Ranges/Character Types

Will: Age – 20s, serious; baritone (A2 – E4)

Regina: Age – 20s, sensitive; soprano (C4 – E5)

(Soon to be married, but with some trepidation)

Nora: high school age, old, bubbly; mezzo-soprano (Bb3 – C5)

David: high school age, shy; tenor or enterprising baritone (B2 – A4)

(High school students learning to maneuver the trials of young love)

Kristin: Age-20s, low confidence and stuck in the past; mezzo-soprano (Bb3 – Db5)

Joel: Age-20s, laid back; tenor/baritone (Eb3 – F4)

(Co-workers, but there may be “something” more there)

Sarah: Age 30s-40s, type-A; soprano or mezzo (Ab3 – E5)

Mark: Age 30s-40s, kindhearted; tenor/baritone (C3 – F4)

(Married couple struggling to make their love survive through the stresses of parenthood)

Jane/Jake: mid- to late-20s, playful; range can be varied (transposed) as long as it’s the

same as Hattie/Heath

Hattie/Heath: mid- to late-20s, reserved; range can be varied (transposed) as long as it’s

the same as Jane/Jake

if 2 male tenors: (C3 – G4)

if 2 male baritones: (A2 – E4)

if 2 female sopranos: (A3 – E5)

if 2 female mezzos: (F#3 – C#5)

(Young couple trying to prove their love though they have conflicting personalities)

The original cast recording of Waiting…A Song Cycle is available for purchase on itunes. There are also youtube links online available.