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Oakton Community CollegeOakton Community College
The Foreigner

Audition Dates: Jan 23 - Jan 24, 2017

A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for 'The Foreigner', Larry Shue's hilarious farce about the difference between what people say when they think no one is listening and what they say in public. Written in 1984, the play skewers the two faces of the "moral majority" and....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Children's TheatreChicago Children's Theatre
The Year I Didn't Go To School

Audition Dates: Jan 18

CCT seeks a 9-11 year old girl to alternate the role of Giselle in our upcoming production of The Year I Didn't Go To School, directed by Lookingglass Artistic Director Heidi Stillman, Giselle - Female -- Age 9-11 A cheerful young artist who misses school for a year to travel....Read More


Williams Street RepWilliams Street Rep
Spring General Auditions

Audition Dates: Feb 19 - Feb 21, 2017

WSRep, now in its 7th season, is a not for profit theatre located in the heart of the US about 50 min North of Chicago in the wonderful town of Crystal Lake, Illinois dedicated to the mission of telling diverse stories within a repertory model of production that adds to....Read More

Non-Equity Audition


Collaboraction seeks a few phenomenal dancers to wow a crowd for a unique for hire special event opportunity. Breakdancers, headspinners, flippers, movers, gymnasts that can do any or all or none of the above. You don't have to be a trained dancer but you need to be able to throw....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Jackalope Theatre CompanyJackalope Theatre Company
The Snare

Jackalope Theatre Company is holding understudy auditions for The Snare by Samantha Beach, directed by Elana Boulos.

Seeking Male understudy ranging in age from 35-40 years.

Understudy Responsibilities:
- Attends as many rehearsals as they can, and works closely with Assistant Director as point person.
- 3 understudy rehearsals with Assistant Director (Date....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Dandelion TheatreDandelion Theatre
Ohio State Murders

Audition Dates: Jan 22

Auditions for Dandelion Theatre's upcoming production of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Katherine Lamb.

young Suzanne Alexander - Female, African-American, early 20s
A studious and bright young woman with a strong internal life. She attends Ohio State in 1949 and is deeply affected by a dark series of events.

....Read More


Music Theater WorksMusic Theater Works
Season General Auditions

Audition Dates: Feb 2 - Feb 9, 2017

Music Theater Works, formerly Light Opera Works
Season General Auditions - Candide, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Duke Ellington

-General Auditions are primarily vocal auditions and occur individually. Appointments are scheduled two persons per five minute increments
-You must come to a general audition before being considered for a dance call.
-Dance calls will....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Theo Ubique Cabaret TheatreTheo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
The Most Happy Fella

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre seeks strong male singers for understudy ensemble positions in their production of Frank Loesser's "The Most Happy Fella," already in rehearsal. Show runs March 10 through May 1, 2017. ....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Harold Washington College Loop PlayersHarold Washington College Loop Players
Santos & Santos

Audition Dates: Jan 24 - Jan 26, 2017

Harold Washington College's Loop Players are casting for "Santos & Santos" by Octavio Solis, directed by Rachel Sledd Iannantuoni

Seeking actors for the following roles:

Tomas Santos, Latinx, late 20's. An attorney who returns to the family firm hoping to do good.

Miguel Santos, Latinx, early 30's. An attorney and the eldest Santos....Read More

Non-Equity Audition


Premier of a new rock musical, 24WORDS, about the odyssey for Equality - - from the Revolutionary War to March 22, 1972 when women were almost equal, pot was almost legal and "condoms could be sold to unmarried people." Diverse cast of 9. Featuring 20 original songs - classical, folk,....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Promethean Theatre EnsemblePromethean Theatre Ensemble
The Liar

Audition Dates: Jan 24 - Jan 25, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble is announcing auditions for their spring 2017 production of THE LIAR, adapted/translated by David Ives from the play by Pierre Corneille. Please find a breakdown below. Please note that the roles of Cliton and Clarice are already cast. Actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.

CLITON:....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

MadKap ProductionsMadKap Productions
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Audition Dates: Feb 12 - Feb 13, 2017

MadKap Productions is adding a 5th show this year! Seeking young men and women ages 16+ for summer production of SPELLING BEE.

Character Breakdown
Chip Tolentino - An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds....Read More


Windy City PlayhouseWindy City Playhouse
Becky Shaw

When Suzanna sets up her best friend with her husband's co-worker, she thinks she's making a kind gesture. But when mixing a brutally honest businessman with an emotionally-fragile college dropout, the results can be explosive. Called "engrossing as it is ferociously funny" by the New York Times, this dark comedy....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Rocky Mountain Repertory TheaterRocky Mountain Repertory Theater
2017 Summer and Fall Seasons

Audition Dates: Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2017

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre located in Grand Lake, Colorado announces Chicago non-equity auditions for their 2017 summer and fall seasons, February 10, 11 & 12, 2017. The summer season includes Mamma Mia, Newsies and West Side Story. The Fall production is Almost Heaven: The songs of John Denver.....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Uptown UndergroundUptown Underground
Wayne's World: Movie Monday Live

Audition Dates: Jan 30

Wayne's World, the movie, live- read parody, for Live Read Movie Monday Series at Uptown Underground.

Performers of all ethnicity, gender identities, and ages strongly encouraged to audition.

Auditions will be held at Uptown Underground 4707 N Broadway Chicago, IL 60640

Pay: Actors will receive one drink ticket per performance and access to....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Ghostlight EnsembleGhostlight Ensemble
Six Characters in Search of an Author

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking an actor for the role of The Boy for its production of Six Characters in Search of an Author. This is an unpaid, non-speaking role.

About the role:
We are accepting submission from children ages 9 to 13, regardless of experience, to join our diverse cast.

About Six Characters:
In....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Tonal RecallTonal Recall
A Capella Group

Audition Dates: Jan 30

Tonal Recall, a new A Capella group in Chicago, is seeking new members to fill the roles of Bass and Tenor. Singers must possess the ability to sing as soloists, and as a member of an ensemble. Any additional skills, such as composing, beat-boxing, or any musical or movement based....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Metropolis Performing Arts CentreMetropolis Performing Arts Centre
Peter and the Starcatcher

Audition Dates: Jan 27 - Jan 28, 2017

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in downtown Arlington Heights, IL announces auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher (Late Spring-Summer 2017), a play by Rick Elice. Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
Characters Descriptions:
All roles are open ethnicity and gender identification unless specifically noted. All roles sing and are heavily physical. Most roles require....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Level 11 TheatreLevel 11 Theatre
The Library

The Library explores the struggles a small town faces in the aftermath of a school shooting. Instead of looking for a motive or justification for such a heinous crime, playwright Scott Z. Burns shines a light on the victims and their families, their journey toward restarting their lives and returning....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

No Stakes Theater ProjectNo Stakes Theater Project

No Stakes Theater Project is seeking the following for their upcoming production of CABARET. Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Directed by Artistic Director Erin Shea Brady and choreographed by Mollyanne Nunn. Featuring Rebecca Sohn as Sally Bowles.

Actors/musicians of color are especially encouraged to submit. We also encourage....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Harper Ensemble Theatre CompanyHarper Ensemble Theatre Company
Doubt: A Parable

Audition Dates: Feb 15 - Feb 18, 2017

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students at her Bronx school.

Director Kevin Long seeks a strong ensemble of dedicated actors. Please note that the director and....Read More

Equity Audition

Black Ensemble TheaterBlack Ensemble Theater
Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker

Audition Dates: Jan 23

The Black Ensemble Theater is currently casting for their upcoming show A Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker. Dance Call starts promptly at 6pm All characters must dance!! Also prepare a song from the era (jazz or blues)....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Village Theatre GuildVillage Theatre Guild
The Laramie Project

Audition Dates: Jan 22 - Jan 23, 2017

Auditions for the Village Theatre Guild's production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Village Theatre Guild on Park & Butterfield....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Illinois Theatre AssociationIllinois Theatre Association
38th Annual Illinois Non-Equity Auditions

Audition Dates: Feb 25 - Feb 26, 2017

Be Part of the ONLY Statewide Theatre Audition in Illinois

For Whom Will You Be Auditioning?
Professional Theatre Companies
Talent Agents
Casting Directors
Summer Stock Companies

Who Should Audition?
Recent Graduates
Child and Senior Talent
Talent New to Chicago

Applications available on-line now.

Important Information:
These auditions are for ALL non-equity actors. We especially seek mature actors and minority talent.....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Compass Creative DramaticsCompass Creative Dramatics
Peter Pan

Audition Dates: Feb 5 - Feb 6, 2017

Compass Creative Dramatics usually works with kids aged 3-18. Once a year, we look for silly / quirky / kid-at-heart adults (21+) to perform our fundraiser performance!

Our adaptations include singing and movement for all of our actors, but don't worry - it's usually intended for student performers, so nothing too....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Refuge Theatre ProjectRefuge Theatre Project
2017 General Auditions

Audition Dates: Feb 4 - Feb 5, 2017

Refuge Theatre Project is hosting auditions for the remainder of 2017 season - The Chicago Premieres of Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis and Lysistrata Jones.

Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis
Music/Lyrics by Joe Iconis
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Matt Dominguez
Musical Staging by Shelby....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Saint Sebastian PlayersSaint Sebastian Players
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Audition Dates: Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2017

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, often referred to as just Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: a pair of schoolmates and childhood friends of Hamlet. They forget who they are quite often. Rosencrantz is....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Big Noise TheatreBig Noise Theatre
Big Fish the Musical

Audition Dates: Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2017

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Tim Burton film, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him. Overflowing with humor and heart, Big Fish is an extraordinary recent Broadway musical.

Director....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Big Noise TheatreBig Noise Theatre
Big Fish, the Musical

Audition Dates: Jan 16 - Jan 17, 2017

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, is seeking male and female singer/actors for their Spring production of Big Fish, the Musical. Auditions are Monday, January 16 between 7pm and 10pm and Tuesday, January 17 between 7pm and 10pm. Callbacks, if needed, are Thursday, January 19th.....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

The Drama GroupThe Drama Group
The Secret Garden

Audition Dates: Jan 20 - Jan 25, 2017

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic book comes to life in this enchanting musical about an orphan girl who is sent to live with her widowed uncle and invalid cousin. She finds a family in need of more healing than she. Yet, in a hidden garden lie seeds of rebirth, proof that....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

AlphaBet Soup ProductionsAlphaBet Soup Productions
Robin Hood

Audition Dates: Jan 17

AlphaBet Soup Productions announces non-AEA principle auditions for its production of ROBIN HOOD. All positions are paid.

To be considered for a role you must be available for the production dates of:
January 17th 2017 AUDITIONS
production dates
February 6th, 2017- 1st rehearsal
February 23rd - 1st perf. thru...
....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Windy City Music TheatreWindy City Music Theatre
2017 & 2018 Shows

Audition Dates: Apr 10

Chicago's fastest growing professional theatre and school is holding auditions for two upcoming professional shows.

Auditionees will be seen by invitation only on Monday, April 10, 2017 between 4pm & 10pm at our theatre in Jefferson Park. Invitees will receive a confirmation with materials to prepare, and directions to the audition....Read More


Piven TheatrePiven Theatre
Dance for Beginners

Piven Theatre Workshop is seeking AEA and non-equity actors for their production of DANCE FOR BEGINNERS. Please send in all submissions to Casting Director, Eleanor Axt by December 29th.

SYNOPSIS: Jenni and Jerry are self-sufficient loners whose long-distance love connection threatens to stagnate at the ocean that separates them. When a....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Otherworld Theatre and E.D.G.E TheatreOtherworld Theatre and E.D.G.E Theatre
The Rogue Aviator and Illyria

Audition Dates: Jan 21

Otherworld Theatre ( & E.D.G.E Theatre ( are proud to partner up for dual auditions in their upcoming seasons. Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 21st from 3-8 pm at the Pendulum Stage Space. We are seeking men and women of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities.

Otherworld Theatre Company Presents....Read More

Non-Equity Audition

Face to Face ProductionsFace to Face Productions
Educational Theatre Company

Face to Face Productions, an award-winning Chicago-based educational theatre company seeks a non-equity male actor with:
-A strong tenor/high baritone voice (all productions are musicals)
-Ability to move reasonably well (simple tap routine, stilt walking on low stilts)
-Excellent people-skills
-Ability to play a variety of characters (including 5th grade student, Abe Lincoln, Cleopatra....Read More

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