Current Auditions






(As relevant and explosive today as it was almost 50 years ago!)


SATURDAY, APRIL 28th, at 11:00 a.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 30th, at 7:00 p.m.


The Story: It's 1959 at Rydell High in this fun-loving musical. Greaser, Danny Zuko, and new-girl-in-town, Sandy Dumbrowski, try to recapture the thrill of their summer romance. The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies dance and sing through Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin', It's Raining on Prom Night, Alone at the Drive-In Movie, and many more great songs. The score recalls the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley, and the story is a valentine to more innocent times.


Singers who have strong musical theater vocal and harmonic abilities are needed to play leading, supporting and featured characters.


Please bring sheet music to auditions - and be prepared to sing 16 bars of music. (Music Director, Linda Sharp, will accompany.) 

Auditions will also consist of learning a few dance steps 

(led by Choreographer Aaron Hansen) and readings from the script. 


Casting notes regarding age: For the teen roles, we are seeking male and female actors between the ages of 15-27 years who can 'play' the ages of 15-19. For the adult roles, we are seeking male and female actors between the ages of 25-50 years.


Female Roles: 

MISS LYNCH (Vocal Part Flexible,) A no-nonsense, serious, loud, Rydell High School Principal and English teacher.

BLANCHE (Soprano) Miss Lynch’e faithful secretary.

SANDY DUMBROWSKI (Soprano, A3–F#5) Sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent, must transform to being sassy and sexy. 

BETTY RIZZO (Alto A3–C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable. 

FRENCHY (Alto, A3–D5) A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. 

MARTY (Alto, C4–C5) The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated. 

JAN (Alto, A3-C5) Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.
CHARLENE 'Cha-Cha' DIGREGORIO (Alto, C4–C5) Best dancer at St. Bernadette's. A loud mouth who wins the dancing competition with Danny.

FEATURED SINGERS (all-ranges) A group of singers and dancers who will sing the Alma Mater, Those Magic Changes and play a variety of students: in the cafeteria, cheerleaders, dream sequences, etc.  


Male Roles: 

VINCE FONTAINE (Vocal Part Flexible) A typical teen-audience disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran greaser.
TEEN ANGEL (Age Flexible, Tenor, E4–F5,) Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school. 

DANNY ZUKO (Tenor, D4–B5) The leading character; he's good-looking, strong and confident, with an easy-going charm. 

KENICKIE (Tenor, C4–F5) Second in command, tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.
SONNY LATIERRI (Baritone, G3–A5) One of the guys; a funny Italian-American, a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer. 

DOODY (Tenor, D4-A5) The youngest of the guys; he needs to play the guitar. Doody is small and boyish with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. 

ROGER (Tenor, D4-A5) An 'anything-for-a-laugh' stocky clown who is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.
EUGENE FLORCZYK (Tenor, A3–E5) The class valedictorian; awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher,' both smug and pompous, and also gullible. 

JOHNNY CASINO (Tenor, G4-E5) All-American, rock-star greaser student at Rydell High, thinks of himself as Elvis. His real name is Clarence.

FEATURED SINGERS: A group of singers and dancers who may sing the Alma Mater, be featured in Greased Lightning, and play a variety of jocks and other students. 


Show runs from July 12th to the 22nd and rehearsals will begin in mid-May. The play will be directed by Greg Holt. 

Please call (319) 235-0367 for additional information. 


More auditions for Waterloo Community Playhouse





We will hold audition prep classes on Saturday, September 8th, and Sunday, September 9th.

Auditions will be:

Saturday, September 15th, at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18th, at 7:00 p.m.



Saturday, November 17th, at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 19th, at 7:00 p.m.



Saturday, January 19th, at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 20th, at 6:00 p.m.



Saturday, March 30th, at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.