Theatre on the Bay hosts open auditions for an all-female cast for “Waiting for the Parade”


Sign-up now for auditions on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus on January 15 and 16, 2024

Marinette, WI — Theatre on the Bay at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will host open auditions for “Waiting for the Parade” on Monday and Tuesday, January 15 and 16, 2024 from 6 to 8 p.m. for an all-female cast.

To learn more and reserve your audition slot, please visit the Theatre on the Bay web page. Rehearsals for the performance will begin in February. Performances are March 28-31, 2024.

In John Murrell’s “Waiting for the Parade,” five Canadian women deal with their anxieties about World War II through courage, tension, humor and a little music. Marta, a German immigrant, combats prejudice and social isolation; Eve, a young school teacher, is unsettled by those who champion war (including her husband); Margaret, a God-fearing mother, is afraid she has lost her boys to war in more ways than one; Catherine, a young woman new to the workforce, struggles with the uncertainty of her husband’s fate; and Janet, the bossy organizer, is obsessed with volunteering for the war effort activities. Follow these women while they endlessly wait for their men to return and discover their inner strength in the process.

“Waiting for the Parade” is a story of uncommon courage by a leading Canadian playwright that has been positively reviewed by critics:

An honest play that captures precisely the texture of ordinary hopes and despair.” – The London Guardian

A small masterpiece.” – The Ottawa Citizen

Auditions will take place in the Theatre on the Bay Choir Room T-117 from 6-8 p.m. at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette campus.

Please learn more by visiting  If you have questions, please contact Community Theatre and Arts Program Specialist Lauryn Albaugh at After reserving a 10-minute audition time slot, actors 18+ will receive a confirmation email with arrival information and monologue options to prepare. Please also be ready to read excerpts from the script.

Theatre on the Bay and Children’s Theatre is sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, offering adults and youth opportunities to participate in theatrical productions.

“Waiting for the Parade” is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Concord Theatricals.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus offers students in the region and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a start on more than 200 academic programs within the UW System. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and help to smooth the transition to college. Scholarships, in combination with one of the lowest tuition   rates in the state — including in-state tuition for qualified students coming from Michigan’s U.P., make a UW education accessible to all. Situated on 36 acres along the historic shoreline of the bay of Green Bay, the Marinette Campus is a beautiful place to learn and grow. Here, students engage with award-winning faculty, cheer on state-champion athletes, attend amazing theater productions, live at home or on campus and prepare for completion of their bachelor’s degree. The Marinette Campus is part of the four-campus University of Wisconsin-Green Bay community, with campuses in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.


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