Starting 6/21/24, 7:30:00 pm: Waitress

CAST LIST: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Theatre Cedar Rapids

First of all, on behalf of myself, Jaime, and TCR as a whole, we would like to say thank you to all of you that took the time out of your busy lives to come to the Grandon Studio and play with us for a while.  Not only was I impressed by the willingness to take on whatever was asked of you, but the energy level brought forth in general was delightful to observe and even better to feel.

The whole of the audition process made this show very difficult to cast.  Please understand that should you not find your name below, it does NOT reflect that your audition read or energy was lacking.  There were simply six roles for 24 auditions to fill and that’s the hardest part of the process.  I would wholeheartedly encourage EVERYONE that came to auditions to come back, bring that same energy, and keep trying.  It was wonderful seeing so many new faces in our little basement corner theatre.  Thank you so very much! 🙂

TCR, Daniel Kelchen, and Jaime Hein


  • Gordon: Cavan Hallman
  • Jean: Nicole Schumacher
  • Hermia: Katie Ridder
  • Dwight: Tommy Govert
  • Stranger/Other Woman: Deva Poornima M
  • Mrs. Gottlieb: Kathryn Huang

If cast, please send an e-mail to Emma Drtina at to accept your role by 5:00pm on Tuesday, August 29.  The next step comes on Thursday, August 31 at 6:00pm.  Please meet in the main lobby of the theatre for costume measurements followed by an orientation from TCR.  We will then get to know each other a bit more and may do a bit of reading as well.  Rehearsals proper will begin next Tuesday, September 5 in full force.  Thank you again!