Events > White Plains Event > White Performing Arts Center

11 City Place, 3rd floor, (914) 328-1600,

Summer Theatre Academy at the White Plains Performing Arts Center for Students in Grades 5-12

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: July 28 – August 23 (Mondays - Friday, 10 am -4:30 pm)
Youth and teens who love musical theater can spend the dog days of summer acting, singing and dancing, while putting together a show on the mainstage at the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s Summer Theatre Academy. Students entering grades 5 – 12 (in the fall of 2014), spend their mornings in workshops with WPPAC Summer Academy Staff and special guest teachers learning about auditioning, makeup, prop design, playwriting and improv, and more. During afternoon sessions, student actors rehearse with production staff members for summer shows. Students learn to apply techniques taught in morning workshops towards their performance. Each session culminates with Friday and Saturday evening performances on the WPPAC stage.

Register after April 30: $1,250.00 per 4-week session.
Multi-session and sibling discounts available.
Register: Go to and click on “Buy Tickets Now” or call 914-328-1600.
For more information: Visit or call the Box Office at 914-328-1600.


Dogfight - Auditions For NY Regional Premiere. Production Dates: Sept 19 - Sept 21.

White Plains Performing Arts Center & Harrison Summer Theatre present the NY Regional Premiere of Dogfight. Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort. From the group that brought you Spring Awakening and Bare at WPPAC.

About the show:
The hauntingly beautiful musical Dogfight by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and The Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for nearly every award available including winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, DOGFIGHT takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance. It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.

First Rehearsal:
Week of August 18 (some small music work may happen prior to that week). Rehearsals are in the evenings at WPPAC.

Monday, August 4 from 2 - 6 pm (NYC)
Cap 21 Studios, 18 W. 18 St., 5th Floor, Room 507, (between 5th and 6th Avenues).

Tuesday, August 5 from 5 pm - 10 pm
White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, NY 10601

Thursday, August 7: 5 pm - 10 pm
Arts Westchester Building 9th Floor, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601.

Call backs/Performances are in White Plains NY (30 min train ride from NYC) very easy commute. The location of theatre and callback location are a few blocks walking distance from White Plains Train Station.

Send to: Send your headshot and resume to to set up an appointment. Please let us know what day and time slot you would like.

Seeking: All roles: 6-8 men, 6-8 women.

*Note: If you are a male and interested in auditioning but are out of town for the audition dates above please email us a video submission and state when you would be available to start rehearsals etc. Again this is only for male actors away on summer stock etc.

For the Male Military roles actors should be willing to change hairstyle for show to crew cuts.

Bernstein: A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.
Male, 18-25 yrs old
Range: B2 - B4

Boland: A Marine private first class and Birdlace's closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language.
Male, 18-25 yrs old
Range: B2 - B4

Eddie Birdlace: A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose.
Male, 18-25 yrs old
Range: A2 - A4

Mama: The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.
Female, 40-50 yrs old
Speaking Role

Marcy : Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: F#3 - Eb5

Rose Fenny: A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way.
Female, 18-25 yrs old
Range: G3 - E5

Ruth Two Bears
(females, late 20s-early 40s) for one performer. Ruth: Native American. Stoic, deadpan. Strong singer.

(males, early 20s) US Marine leaving for Vietnam. Not too bright. One of the guys. Actor also plays a Hippie. High tenor with a Bb. Comfortable singing in tight harmony.

Multi-character track (males, early 20s) for one performer. Stevens: US Marine leaving for Vietnam. Judge of the dogfight. Cocky. Contemporary tenor voice, though could be baritone. Comfortable singing in tight harmony.

Lounge Singer:
Multi-character track (males, 30s-50s) for one performer. Lounge Singer: Smooth crooner at the low-rent Nite Lite. Contemporary tenor voice, but must be comfortable in more pastiche styles as well (early ‘60s music ranging from Engelbert Humperdinck to The Beatles).

Multi-character track (females, 20s) for one performer. Chippy: Feisty young prostitute. Actress also plays Fector’s Party Date and a Hippie. Strong singer.

Others: Waiter, Sargent, Tattoo Artist, Pete, Hippies, Marines, Peggy, Librarian etc. All roles also fill the ensemble throughout the show.

Union Information: non union

Salary: N/A

Notes/What to bring: If given an appointment, please prepare 32 bars of a song from the show. A contemporary musical theatre selection is also acceptable but singing from the show is preferred. Please have your music clearly labeled and in the correct key. Sheet Music from the show will be available at the audition for use. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose on the spot. Also have a copy of your headshot and resume stapled together.


PARADE Friday, August 8 – Sunday, August 10 (Friday & Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm)

Musical Dramatization of the 1913 Trial of Leo Frank – Which Aroused Anti-Semitic Tensions Across the Nation and is Credited with the Creation of the Anti-Defamation League

Parade is a musical dramatization of the real-life story of a man falsely accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony Award Winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown.

In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of a young girl who works in his factory. Already guilty in the eyes of the town, a sensationalist reporter and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and his Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Daring, innovative, and bold, Parade won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 1999. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.

The events surrounding the investigation and trial led to the emergence of two opposing groups: the revival of the defunct Ku Klux Klan and the birth of the Anti-Defamation League, a premier Jewish civil rights organization which was formed in response to the anti-Semitism surrounding Leo Frank's trial and lynching.

Parade is presented by The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre’s new summer theatre program, which gives college and graduate school actors the opportunity to work in a Professional Regional Theatre under the guidance of Broadway artists.

Directing this production is Keith Levenson, a director, conductor and arranger for the theatre as well as concert and television stages. Keith is best known for his work conducting Broadway and National Touring productions including The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Ann-Margret), Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s Tommy, Annie Warbucks, Big River, Chess, Peter Pan and the Tony and Grammy Award winning production of Dreamgirls.

To purchase tickets, visit the theatre box office, purchase the tickets online at or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please call 914-328-1600.


Reality Theatre Productions™ presents the story of a firefights and survivor of 9/11.
Friday, September 5 and Sunday, September 7 at 8 pm: Proceeds to be Donated to the 9/11 Tribute Center
. Ticket prices: $20-30.

Prior to the anniversary of September 11, Reality Theatre Productions™ presents, “IN SESSION with DR. MARK LERNER” featuring Firefighter Bobby Senn and directed by Jeremy Quinn.

Reality Theatre Productions™ is an innovative theatrical genre, created and originated by executive producer Mark D. Lerner, where real people share real stories that inspire and enlighten audiences. While improvisation is spontaneous and presented without preparation, Reality Theatre Productions is a neoteric, unscripted, structured theatrical genre. Dr. Lerner presents as a psychologist* and speaker. Bobby Senn presents as a patient† and speaker who shares his story as a New York City firefighter who survived the attacks on September 11. This premier production also features a special appearance by Broadway actor, David Gabriel Lerner.

“In Session with Dr. Mark Lerner” fosters emotional wellness – an awareness, understanding and acceptance of one's feelings and an ability to manage through challenges and change. This timely production “infotains” audiences with remarkable stories of distinguished people who have lived through and overcome adversity.

*† “In Session with Dr. Mark Lerner” is presented for informational and entertainment purposes (i.e., "infotainment"), and not intended as psychological or medical advice. Dr. Lerner and Bobby Senn are not actors, but real people sharing real stories that inspire and enlighten audiences. “In Session with Dr. Mark Lerner” is not psychotherapy, counseling, treatment or the professional practice of psychology. For concerns regarding one's health and wellness, attendees are encouraged to consult with their healthcare providers.

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 GOLF OUTING on September 18, 2014
Knollwood Country Club picture

2014 Golf Outing to benefit the White Plains Performing Arts Center at Knollwood County Club

$325 per person • $1,200 per foursome
$150 Tee & Hole Signs • $100 BBQ & Open Bar Only

9:30 am Continental Breakfast • 11 am Shotgun Start
Carts, Forecaddies & Gratuities Included
Refreshments on Course
BBQ & Open Bar Immediately Following Golf

To Register:
Email or call Kathleen at 914.328.1600


Support the WPPAC
If you appreciate live theatre, we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to the WPPAC.

Only 53% of their costs are covered by ticket prices. They need your help to cover the rest. For as little as $50, $100 or $150 a year, you can help support your hometown theatre.

White Plains Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization.
Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.