Casting Call: Songs for a New World

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (WJT) is casting for our Spring 2024 production of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD by Jason Robert Brown.

Directed by Chase Winnicky

The show rehearses in Winnipeg, with performances at WJT's venue, the Berney Theatre.

Auditions (in Winnipeg): September 12, 2023

Submit by September 6, 2023


Rehearsals - April 29 to May 17, 2024

Tech - May 18 to May 22, 2024

Run of Show - May 23 - June 2, 2024



Age range: 20’s-30’s

Vocal range: D3-C5 (soulful high tenor)

Ethnicity: Black/African descent

Man 1 is an optimistic and vibrant character throughout the show. His primary songs, “On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492,” “The Steam Train,” “King of the World,” and “Flying Home” all portray characters in uncertain and oppressive circumstances, but who have the ability to lift up himself and those around him through faith and determination.


Age range: 30’s-40’s

Vocal range: F4-Ab4 (lyric bari-tenor)

Ethnicity: All ethnicities

Man 2 is a reserved and mature character, whose main songs include “She cries,” “The River Won’t Flow,” “The World was Dancing” and “I’d Give it All for You.” Throughout the show, Man 2 portrays characters whose life experiences have made them second guess their choices and whose fears have held them back from a more fulfilled life.


Age range: 20’s-30’s

Vocal range: G3-F5 (soprano with a strong mix belt)

Ethnicity: All ethnicities

Woman 1 is a headstrong and hopeful character. Her primary songs are “I’m Not Afraid of Anything,” “Christmas Lullaby” and “I’d Give It All for You.” Through the course of the show, she portrays a young woman of innocence who uses her strength to persevere through her hardships, whether it is being left at the altar or an unplanned pregnancy.


Age range: 30’s-40’s

Vocal range: F3-F5 (strong belter)

Ethnicity: All ethnicities

Woman 2 is a strong and often comedic character whose main songs are “Just One Step,” “Stars and the Moon,” “Surabaya Santa” and “The Flagmaker, 1775.” All of her characters portray women who feel like their lives did not end up they way they wanted. Many of her roles use melodrama and ridiculousness to show her dissatisfaction and longing for a different life.


As these four performers will be playing many different characters throughout the show, we are looking for extremely strong and versatile actors and singers.

We are accepting audition submissions from artists based in Winnipeg, as well as those outside of Winnipeg via self-tapes.

How to Submit:

1. Send a Headshot and Resume, and Demo Reel (optional) to with the subject: "Songs for a New World Audition".

2. Please include your name in the title of the files and indicate the role(s) you are interested in.

3. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted and sent audition music cuts.

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (WJT) is committed to being a safe and inclusive space and we are continually dedicated to creating theatre in the spirit of equity and inclusion. WJT encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.