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1776 - Foellinger Outdoor Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: July 2, 2020
Audition Location: Fort Wayne, IN

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Sunday, July 12 - starting at 6:00 pm

Arts United Center

Auditions will be done in 15 minute slots with no more than five people per slot.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the time slot you sign up for.



An All Female-Cast

September 12-20



presented at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre



Audition process subject to change based on updates to COVID-19 recommendations.  Once you have signed up you will receive any updates by email.  You must sign up to audition.

 If you do not sign up in advance we may not be able to see you at the auditions.


Don’t miss this unique twist on the Broadway musical 1776 starring an all-female cast portraying our founding fathers who created and signed the Declaration of Independence. It is the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 is a funny, insightful, and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book.


Special free pre-election Suffragette Celebration Panel Discussion on Sunday, September 13th post- matinee


Click here for audition materials and sign up.



Audition Sign Up

please sign up by July 10 

You must attend auditions & register to audition through the

Sign Up Genius form.


AUDITIONS at Arts United Center

Sunday, July 12

Arts United Center

audition time slots starting at 6:00 pm


CALL BACKS at Arts United Center

Monday, July 13 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm



July 27-Sept. 10, Monday-Friday (7:00-10:00 pm)

and if needed Sundays (1:00-6:00pm)


Director & Choreographer

Leslie Beauchamp


Music Director

Eunice Wadewitz


Stage Manager

Jennifer Beineke


If you would like to volunteer backstage for this show:


Call 422-8641 

ext. 228

for Rachel Lachelt



Tech Wednesday, Sept. 9th


Sept. 5-7, Saturday - Monday



Thursday - Friday, Sept. 9th - 10th (6:00-11:00pm)



Saturday, Sept. 12th - Call 12 noon/Start Curtain at 2:00


6 PERFORMANCES: Sept. 12th – 20th

(Fri. & Sat. @ 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00pm)


Audition Requirements

It is very important that we have a list of ALL CONFLICTS at the time of the audition. 


AUDITION FORM & PHOTO: Go to our website or signup genius to print out & complete the audition form and email it back to Eunice Wadewitz at:



VOCAL AUDITION:  Prepare and memorize 16-32 measures of a show tune that best shows off your vocal qualities and range. Be sure to bring piano/vocal sheet music for the accompanist. Do not expect the pianist to transpose music.

Pianist is provided.


WHERE: Auditions will be held at the Arts United Center at 303 East Main Street.  Enter from the rear of the building, using the glass doors to the Green Room. Please arrive 15 minutes before your audition time slot to check in.  If you didn’t email your audition form and photo to Eunice in advance, bring it with you to give to the stage manager upon arriving.  The stage manager will let you know where to wait until your group is called.


it is important that you...REGISTER TO AUDITION!

Sign up through

1776 Sign Up Genius


If you have questions -contact

Eunice Wadewitz, Music Director at

 422-8641 EXT. 226



The Civic Theatre encourages all ethnicities to audition.


John Adams: Delegate from Massachusetts. John is a dutiful husband. Opinionated, passionate, and a bit boisterous, he wears his age with pride. Starving for independence from England.


Stephen Hopkins: Delegate from Rhode Island. Hopkins’ drinking has led to an appearance befitting of the 2nd oldest in the Continental Congress. He has a dirty old man playfulness about him.


Roger Sherman: Delegate from Connecticut. A coffee drinker with a penchant for hyperactivity, He is a simple and balding cobbler.


Robert Livingston: Delegate from New York. Recently a father, Livingston’s disposition has become one of humility and graciousness. He has changed considerably over the years.


Benjamin Franklin: Delegate from Pennsylvania. Franklin is intelligent, well-traveled, and pleasantly cunning. A jolly and admirable fellow with whom one would desire to have a friendship.


John Dickinson: Delegate from Pennsylvania. A thin, hawkish gentleman. He is sharp-tongued and a touch detestable.


Col. Thomas Mckean: Delegate from Delaware. McKean is florid and likable with a charming, yet commanding, Scottish Brogue.


Richard Henry Lee: Delegate from Virginia, Lee is a willowy aristocrat. His flamboyancy is intoxicating and borderline infuriating.


Thomas Jefferson: Delegate from Virginia. Though noticeably tall, Jefferson is mild-mannered and sweet. Along with being a well-read man, he is very much in love with his wife.


Edward Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina. Despite his good looks, Rutledge is haunting and somewhat ominous as the youngest member of the Continental Congress. There is a serpent-like quality to him.


Abigail Adams: Loving wife to John Adams. Intelligent, quick-witted, and talented with a pen, Abigail is a radiant and shapely beauty. Every bit as bright as her husband.


Martha Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson’s very-much-in-love wife. Her looks are striking, her dancing delightful, and her humor appealing. She doesn’t shy away from a good time. Joy radiates from her.


Courier: The message runner between General Washington’s army and the Continental Congress. He has witnessed the hardships of war firsthand, although his innocent disposition and appearance may imply otherwise.


Additional Members of the Continental Congress: Strong acting ability required, singing only in ensemble numbers



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