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Equity/Non-Equity

Wharton Center for Performing ArtsWharton Center for Performing Arts
Lungs

Audition Dates: Sep 18

Description:
Wharton Center Theatre Productions at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, is casting Lungs by Duncan Macmillan. The show will be produced and directed by Bert Goldstein. Lungs tells the story of a young couple grappling with the decision to....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Soiree LyriqueSoiree Lyrique
Die Fledermaus

Audition Dates: Sep 9

Description:
Soiree Lyrique will be holding auditions Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the afternoon for a staged production of "Die Fledermaus" performed in English and scheduled for December 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm and January 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm in Elgin, Illinois. Looking to cast paid lead singers....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Invictus TheatreInvictus Theatre
Othello: The Moor of Venice

Audition Dates: Sep 9 - Sep 12, 2017

Description:
Invictus Theatre is auditioning actors for the company's first production-Shakespeare's Othello: The Moor of Venice, directed by Charles Askenaizer

Casting:

The roles of Othello, Desdemona, Roderigo, and Emilia have been precast.

Cassio: 20's-30's male identifying. Lieutenant to Othello. Loyal, attractive, well-groomed and well-mannered.

Iago: late 30's- 60's male identifying. Ensign to Othello, Iago....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Hell in a Handbag ProductionsHell in a Handbag Productions
Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer

Audition Dates: Sep 3

Description:
Seeking comedic musical theatre actors who move well to submit for an audition.

ALL RACES AND GENDER IDENTITIES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

PLEASE NOTE: callbacks are same day and you must be available for callbacks to be considered.

Characters:
Rudolph- Any Race, Male Identified Actor, Must Read Late Teens/Early 20s. The hero of our....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Uptown UndergroundUptown Underground
Back to The Future - the movie live- read parody

Audition Dates: Aug 30

Description:
This is an OPEN AUDITION. No appointment is needed and an audition monitor will be present. Please bring a headshot and resume to the 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 a video....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Wheaton DramaWheaton Drama
Fiddler on the Roof

Description:
Wheaton Drama is filling out its cast for "Fiddler on the Roof," running Sept. 15 through Oct. 8. One musician (paid) and performers for several onstage roles (non-paid) are sought.

Fiddler: Seeking an accomplished violinist; this is a PAID position. Please contact rebecca.poole@att.net for rehearsal and compensation details.

Available roles, non-paying:....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Emerald City TheatreEmerald City Theatre
Mother Goose's Garden

Audition Dates: Aug 23

Description:
Emerald City Theatre is casting an immediate replacement for the role of male understudy, covering the character of Jack, for "Mother Goose's Garden" (Theatre for the Very Young, Ages 0-5). This world premiere is an immersive production located in our Baby Theatre facility at 2933 North Southport Avenue. This role....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Theo Ubique Cabaret TheatreTheo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
Finians Rainbow

Audition Dates: Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2017

Description:
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre seeks strong male-female singer/actors (multi-racial, color conscious, all types, and ages) for our "Rainbow" company of FINIANS RAINBOW. Auditions are Saturday, September 30, 10am-4pm and Sunday, October 1, 1pm-5pm at No Exit Cafe 6970 North Glenwood.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Blue Man GroupBlue Man Group
Open Casting Call

Audition Dates: Sep 6 - Sep 8, 2017

Description:
Blue Man Group will be holding an open casting call for the role of Blue Man in Chicago, IL on September 6th. Those interested in auditioning can attend the open call anytime between 10am - 4:30pm. Please note that you do not need to submit materials ahead of time or....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Li'l Buds TheatreLi'l Buds Theatre
Those Silly Reindeer!

Audition Dates: Sep 18

Description:
Audition Notice Li'l Buds Theatre Company Original Holiday Musical- Those Silly Reindeer! written by Jenny Lamb And Jeff Predmore

Synopsis of Show
It's almost Christmas Eve at the North Pole and something is wrong! Holli, the Snow Princess has gone on vacation and since she left, temperatures have been rising and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Film AuditionFilm Audition
Stuffing the Turkey

Description:
Synopsis: After missing another holiday season, Ana decides to retire early as an airline pilot to make up for lost time with her family. Determined to have one holiday where the whole family is together, Ana decides to host Thanksgiving dinner... in April. Her kids reluctantly oblige, but not....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Other TheatreOther Theatre
Barney The Elf

Audition Dates: Aug 29

Description:
Other Theatre is holding auditions for Barney The Elf. Playwrights: Bryan Renaud and Emily Schmidt. Directed By: Tommy Rivera-Vega.

Seeking male-identified performers, all ethnicities welcome.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Lifeline TheatreLifeline Theatre
You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?

Audition Dates: Sep 10 - Sep 12, 2017

Description:
Lifeline Theatre seeks nonequity actors of color for our upcoming KidSeries musical, YOU THINK IT'S EASY BEING THE TOOTH FAIRY? This project will rehearse evenings/weekends, but regular daytime availability is required for performances (generally Tues-Thurs mornings and Sat/Sun at 11 am and 1 pm).

Audition Dates: September 10: 9 am-3 pm....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Shakespeare All-StarsThe Shakespeare All-Stars
Comedy of Errors

Audition Dates: Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2017

Description:
Shakespeare All-Stars Auditions for 2017-18 season opener, Comedy of Errors directed by JT Nagle!

Looking for actors with experience in classical text, comedy, and physical storytelling. Musical ability is also a plus. This is going to be a fast paced, exciting, goofy production using the ensemble to create a world that....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Triton Talent (Producing at The Skokie Theatre)Triton Talent (Producing at The Skokie Theatre)
Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical

Description:
Triton Talents seeks submissions for roles in the Chicago Area Premiere of BOTH SIDES OF FAMOUS LOVE AFFAIR:THE JACKIE MASON MUSICAL.

Based on the offbeat true ten-year romance of legendary comic Jackie Mason, who had eight Broadway one-man shows. The musical-comedy was on OffBroadway for three years and features Jackie....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Kids CompanyChicago Kids Company
2017-2018 Season

Audition Dates: Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2017

Description:
CHICAGO KIDS COMPANY is holding general auditions for their 2017-2018 season.

All CKC shows are one-hour musicals performed at 10:30am on Weekday mornings, and some Saturdays at 1:00pm. Each Show runs 3-6 months. Performances are held at the Beverly Arts Center, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Theater At The....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Joffrey BalletThe Joffrey Ballet
Nutcracker

Audition Dates: Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2017

Description:
The Joffrey Ballet holds open auditions for the Children's Cast of Christopher Wheeldon's Nutcracker at its downtown studios in Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, Sunday, September 10 and Thursday, September 14. All students in the Chicagoland area meeting the criteria with dance experience are welcome to audition on their....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Independent ProductionIndependent Production
Defamation

Audition Dates: Aug 21 - Aug 22, 2017

Description:
DEFAMATION, a nationally acclaimed courtroom drama, is currently accepting submissions for its Winter 2018 tour (Jan-Feb).

Description:
DEFAMATION is a unique interactive diversity program comprised of three components; the play which explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury.....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

GreatWorks Theatre CompanyGreatWorks Theatre Company
Season Auditions

Audition Dates: Sep 10 - Sep 11, 2017

Description:
GreatWorks Touring Theatre announces general non-Equity 2017/18 Season auditions. Audition dates are Sunday September 10 from noon to 4pm, and Monday, September 11 from 6 to 9pm, both dates at a Northside location in Chicago.

GreatWorks has a roster of thirteen touring productions for grade school and middle school....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Albright Theatre CompanyAlbright Theatre Company
Wait Until Dark

Audition Dates: Aug 27 - Aug 29, 2017

Description:
Albright Theatre will be hosting auditions for the edge of your seat thriller - Wait Until Dark written by Frederick Knott.

Auditions will be held August 27th @7:30pm AND August 29th @7:30pm at the Albright Theatre. Please arrive early to complete an audition form and have....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

E.D.G.E TheaterE.D.G.E Theater
A Steampunk Christmas Carol

Audition Dates: Aug 25 - Aug 26, 2017

Description:
Charles Dickens meets Jules Verne (the Father of Science Fiction) in EDGE Theater and Steampunk Chicago's inventive reimagining of the classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol. Set in fanciful Victorian England, mechanized ghosts tell of the fate of a world without Christmas. In this land of industry, populated with strange....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Miracle CenterThe Miracle Center
Once on this Island Jr.

Audition Dates: Aug 29 - Sep 12, 2017

Description:
The Miracle Center provides a unique opportunity for Chicago teens. Unlike other educational/training programs where teen actors have to pay to participate, The Miracle Center partners with After School Matters and treats this as a professional opportunity. The teens who perform in Once on this Island will receive a stipend....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

The Palace TheaterThe Palace Theater
Wedding Italiano

Audition Dates: Aug 25

Description:
From the Chicago Producers of Tony n Tina's wedding. This hilarious show has you interacting with the audience members making them a part of the family.

Auditions will be held August 25th, 2017 from 10am to 6pm at Porchlight Theatre Rehearsal space 4200 building 4200 W. Diversy Ave. Chicago Il, 60613

....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Rail Events ProductionsRail Events Productions
The Polar Express Train Ride

Audition Dates: Aug 21 - Aug 22, 2017

Description:
Rail Events Productions announces auditions for The Polar Express Train Ride at Chicago's Union Station; a live, interactive event based on the film by Warner Bros.

Audition Dates: August 21 & 22, 2017
Audition Location: Chicago
Job Location: Union Station, Chicago
Casting Authority: Mike May, Producer and Scott Calcagno, Director

Seeking: Actors and....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Pride Films and PlaysPride Films and Plays
Yank

Audition Dates: Sep 9 - Sep 24, 2017

Description:
Pride Films and Plays seeks men and women with great voices and who move well for the Chicago premiere of the musical "Yank!" - A WWII Love Story", Book and Lyrics by David Zellnik, Music by Joseph Zellnik. "Yank!" will be directed by PFP Executive Director David Zak with musical....Read More


Equity/Non-Equity

Silk Road RisingSilk Road Rising
Through the Elevated Line

Audition Dates: Aug 21 - Aug 28, 2017

Description:
Silk Road Rising is seeking actors and understudies for their upcoming production of Through the Elevated Line by Novid Parsi, directed by Carin Silkaitis. Having fled Iran where he was imprisoned for being a gay man, a damaged Razi arrives at his sister's Chicago doorstep only to disrupt the life....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Music On StageMusic On Stage
Little Shop of Horrors

Audition Dates: Aug 28

Description:
MUSIC ON STAGE announces AUDITIONS for the 1st show of its 60th Season, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS- Auditions will be held on Monday August 28th from 7-10pm at THE LINCOLNSHIRE ACADEMY OF DANCE located at 1260 S Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills, Il.

THE VOICE OF AUDREY II will be....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Towle TheaterTowle Theater
A Fabulous 50's Christmas

Audition Dates: Aug 26 - Aug 27, 2017

Description:
Towle Theater seeks strong singers & actors 20 years old and up for the upcoming annual original musical production of A Fabulous 50's Christmas. All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Towle Theater in Hammond, IN.

Audition Date:
Saturday, August 26 from 9:45am-11:30am

Audition Location:
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago,....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Compass Creative DramaticsCompass Creative Dramatics
Teaching Artist Generals

Audition Dates: Sep 10 - Sep 16, 2017

Description:
Compass Creative Dramatics is a traveling children's theatre that specializes in bringing week-long theatre experiences to the places where kids already learn and play, with tour locations across the USA. Teaching artists are contracted as one half of a touring actor/educator pair, which works with up to 75 student actors....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

PM&L TheaterPM&L Theater
Almost, Maine

Audition Dates: Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2017

Description:
Auditions for Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani, will be held on Monday, August 21st, and Tuesday, August 22nd, at PM&L Theatre, with potential callbacks on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7 pm. Please only come on Monday or Tuesday; auditioners can leave after they're done reading.

Almost, Maine will be directed....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Chicago Danztheatre EnsembleChicago Danztheatre Ensemble
Open-Call Audition

Audition Dates: Aug 30

Description:
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) is hosting an OPEN-CALL Audition, Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at 1650 W. Foster, Chicago. We are searching for directors, choreographers, performers or all of the above to take part in our Danztheatre Playwright Festival set for October! This is a kick-off to....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Improv PlayhouseImprov Playhouse
Stone Soup

Audition Dates: Aug 21 - Aug 22, 2017

Description:
Improv Playhouse is looking for two female actresses ages 21-30 to play townsfolk for an upcoming traveling production of Stone Soup which will tour to libraries, daycare centers, and schools. Musical ability preferred.

Plot: A hungry traveling salesman shows up in a town where no one shares. The towns ....Read More


Non-Equity Audition

Harper CollegeHarper College
Hair

Audition Dates: Aug 24 - Aug 25, 2017

Description:
Harper Ensemble Theatre @ Harper College announces auditions for HAIR by Gerome Ragni and James Rado directed by Laura Pulio Colbert with musical direction to Kailey Rockwell and choreography by Kara Williams Posmer on August 24th & 25th from 7-10pm. Seeking strong musical theatre performers in a non-traditional flex-gender....Read More


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