Pertinent Information:


Freshman and Newbie Auditions & Final Memorization Test Auditions: September 5 and 6:  3:00 to 6:00

Location: Hannon Theatre

Sign up on Sign Up Genius -- link in instruction on right. 


Callbacks and First Cast Meeting: Friday, September 7:  3:45 to 7:00

Location: Berendo Building Black Box (Room M4)


Mandatory Parent Meeting:  September 6, 2018 --  6:30 pm 

Location: Berendo Building Black Box (Room M4)



Performance Dates: 


Friday, November 9 at 8:00

Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 

Sunday, November 11 at 2:00

Thursday, November 15 at 8:00

Friday, November 16 at 8:00

Saturday, November 17 at 5:00


Location:  Loyola High School

                   Hannon Theatre

FULL Parent Orientation Presentation available at:






As part of our commitment to a well-rounded theatre education for our students, we produce a play from the Shakespeare canon every three years.  This triennial production allows every student who goes through the program to experience the joy of Shakespeare first hand -- at least once during their four year tenure.  

However, in order for the stress of learning such elevated language to be minimized, we had auditions in May so those cast in lead roles could take the summer to memorize their lines before rehearsals begin in September. 



If you are a freshman or a "newbie" who wants to audition for the ensemble, please fill out the forms required of you.  

To be eligible to become a company member, you will need to  read over the FAQ page of this website to learn about how our company operates.  If you agree with the policies, you are eligible to audition.  To show you have done so, fill out the questions included in the Google Form.

  .Make sure you will be available for rehearsals in the fall before auditioning.  Look over the months of September, October, and November.


After looking over the Fall Rehearsal Calendar, please fill out the REHEARSAL CONFLICT Google Form with the link located below.  More than three conflicts before October 20 may preclude you from being cast in the show.  Any conflicts after October 20 may preclude you from being cast in the show.  

 Freshman and Newbies:  Decide whether you’d like to audition on Wednesday, September 5  from 3:00 to 5:00, or on Thursday, September 6 from 3:00 to 5:00.   Make an appointment to join one of the groups on either day by going to this website and filling out a time slot designated for Freshmen and Newbies.  

For those cast in May : Decide whether you'd like to be tested on Wednesday, September 5 from 3:00 to 5:00, or Thursday, September 6 from 3:00 to 5:00.  Make an appointment to join one of the groups on either day by going to the website below and filling out a time slot designated for Memorization Testing and Final Auditions. 

Before or after your audition, you will be getting a costume fitting from our costume designer Sara Gray.  So, plan to come or stay later than your appointment time.  

If you have any trouble at all with scheduling, do not hesitate to email the Artistic Director, Mr. Walter Wolfe at and he will be happy to help you.   Each audition group will be required to stay for a couple of activities over a forty minute period.




You do not need to prepare anything for the auditions, everything will be provided for you at that time.  Try not to be nervous. -- It will all be okay!





Auditions are held in Loyola High School's Hannon Theatre. Make sure you go to the correct building.  Auditions have been changed to the theatre (instead of the previously announced Berendo Building Black Box) in order to facilitate simultaneous costume fittings. 




Arrive at the Hannon Theatre lobby at the time you signed up for on Wednesday, September 5 or Thursday, September 6.

Our Stage Managers will be there to check you in.  They will also be there to help you if you had trouble with any of the online forms.   Bring your laptop if you have had trouble with the online forms.  Only one computer will be available, but the stage management team will help you complete them.  


At Auditions, a printed copy of the "Consent To Treatment Form" will be available, and you will need to take it home and return it if you are needed at Callback Rehearsals.  This form must be returned signed by your parents or you will be ineligible to be cast.  


In the Black Box (M4): 


Have fun and do whatever the panel asks you to do!


After a quick warm-up,   you will be asked to work on something else with a group from your audition group.  You will then be asked to return with your partners to present it for the auditioners with no less than ten minutes preparation. Your total time at the audition may be as much as
forty-five minutes.



At home:  Thursday Evening, September 6


After eight o’clock, log on to to see the callbacks list and final cast list.


Understand that if your name is listed, you will need to go to the Berendo Building's Black Box (Room M4) on Friday, September 7 at 3:45 for callback auditions and for the first cast meeting. 


If your name was not listed, thank you for your audition. 



If your name was listed on the Callbacks List, you will need to arrive to the Black Box (M4) on Friday, September 7 at 3:45 for final casting exercises. 



Have fun.  Also, check with the stage managers that you have indeed completed all the necessary paperwork and online forms.  




At home: Friday, September 6 at  11:00 p.m.


Hopefully, after eleven o’clock p.m., read the cast list at  If there are discrepancies in the paperwork, Mr. Wolfe may need extra time to complete casting.  

If you were cast, IMMEDIATELY accept your role by e-mailing Mr. Wolfe at  If you need to decline at the last moment, make sure that you e-mail him concerning this decision as well.  


Reminder:  At the bottom of your audition form, you should have checked one of the boxes regarding your casting preference.  If you’d like to talk to Mr. Wolfe about your casting, you will need to email him and set up an appointment for the following week.


If cast, you will need to attend the second cast meeting on Monday, September 10 at 3:45


If you are not cast, please know that Mr. Wolfe and the whole Hannon Theatre Company thank you for your audition.