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Blank Theatre Company
Songs for a New World



Description:

Blank Theatre Company is accepting submissions to complete casting for its upcoming concert production of "Songs for a New World" by Jason Robert Brown. This one night only production will be presented with 8 singers instead of the traditional 4. As this is a fundraiser for the company we are....Read More


 

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
2018 Season

Dec 3 - Dec 7, 2017

Description:

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will be holding auditions for its 2018 season and is seeking actors for its three unique touring programs: Montana Shakes!, Shakespeare in the Parks, and Shakespeare in the Schools.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will be holding auditions in CHICAGO on Sunday, Dec 3rd (10a-7p)....Read More


 

Harper Ensemble Theatre Company
Anna In The Tropics

Dec 6 - Dec 7, 2017

Description:

Harper Ensemble Theatre is holding auditions for Anna In The Tropics by Nilo Cruz on Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 7-10pm. Auditions will be held at Harper College Liberal Arts Center Drama Lab Theatre located at 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL (Building L, room L109),....Read More


 

MadKap Productions
Crossing Delancey

Nov 13 - Nov 14, 2017

Description:

Thirty-something Izzy Grossman lives alone on the West Side of Manhattan, has a job at a prestigious independent bookstore, plenty of friends, and a handsome local author to dream about. None of this matters to her Bubbie, a strong-minded, fiercely loving, traditional Jewish grandmother, who worries about her living alone.....Read More


 

Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe

Oct 23

Description:

Casting now for a Chicago Musical Theatre Festival presentation of a new musical by Friend Dog Studios: "The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe." Performances will be staged readings with some blocking and choreography. Auditions will be held Monday, October 23rd, venue TBA.

The Show:
Comedy partners Lefty and Crabbe are faced with....Read More


 

The Southland Area Theatre Ensemble
Caroline, or Change

Nov 12 - Nov 13, 2017

Description:

The Southland Area Theatre Ensemble, in partnership with The Center for the Performing Arts at Governor's State University could not be more thrilled to bring to the stage for 3 performances, the smash, and timely Tony Award winning musical, Caroline, or Change. Set in 1963, one of the most dramatic....Read More


 

The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company
Patience

Nov 11 - Nov 12, 2017

Description:

The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company is holding auditions for Patience, by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.

Description:
Like the boy band wars of the 1990s and the infatuation with vampires and werewolves during the popularity of the Twilight saga, Patience is Gilbert's send-up of romantic sex symbols - and the public's....Read More


 

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
Sweeney Todd

Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2017

Description:

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre seeks performers of all ethnicities for its Spring production of SWEENEY TODD.

Auditions will be held Saturday, November 4th from 11am-4pm and Sunday, November 5th from 1pm-4pm. Potential callbacks Saturday, November 11th from 11am-4pm.

All auditions will be held at the No Exit Cafe,....Read More


 

Beast Women Productions
Beast Women 2017 Fall Series

Oct 21

Description:

Beast Women is proud to be Chicago's Premier Performance Revue. Beast Women has spent the last 10 years Celebrating Freedom, Sexuality, Life Oddities, And Primal Strength Found in All Women...

Calling all Female Performing Artists! Beast Women gives women the opportunity to showcase their excitement and artistic passion on stage alongside....Read More


 

Towle Theater
Pageant Play

Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2017

Description:

Towle Theater seeks strong male & female actors for Pageant Play, a comedy by Mark Setlock & Matthew Wilkas. Opening February 23, 2018. All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Towle Theater in Hammond, IN.

Audition Date: Saturday, November 4 from 10:15am-2:45pm

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


 

Sigman Brothers Productions
Joan and Etude



Description:

Sigman Brothers Theatrical Productions is holding ongoing auditions for their two upcoming shows-JOAN in late March and ETUDE in late October of 2018- both running at the famous Pheasant Run Theater in St. Charles, IL

We are auditioning for Lead and Ensemble roles and looking to continue building our theater company.
Rehearsals....Read More


 

On The Spot Theatre Company
Workshop of New Play



Description:

On the Spot Theatre Company seeks two actors for the workshop of a new play. We are looking for a Japanese female actor, fifties to early seventies to play a character in her late sixties, and one male Japanese actor in his mid twenties to mid thirties to play....Read More


 

On The Spot Theatre Company
Dancers/Movers



Description:

Dancing on the Spot (DOTS) seeks adult female and male dancers for their winter two performance show in Chicago. Actors with some movement training will also be considered for this production which will involve improvisational dance. You do not need to be a classically trained dancer to audition.....Read More


 

Wheaton Drama
The Cinnamon Bear

Nov 4 - Nov 7, 2017

Description:

Director Ben Dooley announces auditions for Wheaton Drama's onstage re-creation of the old-time radio holiday classic The Cinnamon Bear.

Auditions will be Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, from 2-5 p.m. and will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks (by invitation) will be Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m.

This production....Read More


 

Bower Theatre Ensemble
2018 Ensemble



Description:

Bower Theatre Ensemble is seeking designers, actors, and production staff to create its 2018 ensemble.

Bower Theatre Ensemble is a new non-equity theatre ensemble aimed at creating a space for Chicago theatre artists to grow and make engaging work. To facilitate this, the ensemble is structured differently to many other theatre....Read More


 

Theatre Evolve
Twelfth Night

Nov 4

Description:

Theatre Evolve will hold auditions for its inaugural production, Twelfth Night. The production will be set in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. New Orleans is a culturally diverse city, and Theatre Evolve is striving to accurately portray that diversity. Actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to apply. Seeking actors who....Read More


 

The House Theatre of Chicago
Hatfield & McCoy



Description:

Seeking submissions for three understudies for The House Theatre of Chicago's production of Hatfield & McCoy, written by Company Member Shawn Pfautsch and directed by Company Member Matt Hawkins. Please see character descriptions below. All roles require singing; most require playing an instrument.

Seeking:
-Female-identifying; late-30s to mid-40s; all ethnicities; strong....Read More


 

Flying Elephant Productions
We the People - A Political Song Cycle



Description:

We The People is a political song cycle about the election of 2016 and the resulting aftermath written by Jeff Award winner Leo Schwartz and Sean Chandler. Music and Lyrics by Leo Schwartz, Book by Sean Chandler.

Need 1 male identifying, Black, Singer - BariTenor. ) 6 actors perform over 55....Read More


 

City Lit Theater
Prometheus Bound

Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2017

Description:

Casting the role of Prometheus only. Role of Io already cast. Gods and other supernatural beings played by giant puppets. Directed by Terry McCabe.

Seeking: Male, 20s-40s, athletic build Actors of all races/ethnicities encouraged to audition

Pay: $15 per performance No rehearsal pay....Read More


 

City Lit Theater
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2017

Description:

Oscar Wilde's classic novel set in NYC in the 1970s, a decade of self-absorption leading into the dawn of the AIDS and crack cocaine epidemics. American accents. Multi-racial casting desired.

Seeking 1 woman, 20s 3 men, 20s 2 men, 30s-40s

Pay: $15 per performance No rehearsal pay ....Read More


 

Ghostlight Ensemble
Nutcracker Nightmare

Oct 24 - Oct 25, 2017

Description:

Ghostlight Ensemble will hold auditions for its production of Nutcracker Nightmare, part of our ongoing Gingerbread Grindhouse holiday horror series on Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday 25 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 pm at Theater Momentum, 1803 W. Byron Street, Chicago. Nutcracker Nightmare is a holiday tale of children, the....Read More


 

Pride Arts Center
WeFest

Oct 21

Description:

Pride Arts Center seeks artists for WeFest (formerly SheFest, formerly LezFest). WeFest is an evening of performances (including spoken word, music, dance, poetry, monologues, stand-up comedy, burlesque, and more) celebrating queer female (both cis and trans), non-binary and trans artists. WeFest will be hosted by Molly Brennan and Malic....Read More


 

Late-Night at Pride Arts Center
26 presents: Happy Holigays

Oct 21 - Oct 22, 2017

Description:

We are casting for our late night hit "26" for it's 4th round with "26 Presents: Happy Holigays". Performers who are comfortable with playing a wide variety of characters in a short amount of time, and performers with a sketch and/or improv background are highly encouraged to audition. Both LGBTQ....Read More


 

PM&L Theater
A Christmas Story

Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2017

Description:

Auditions for Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story, adapted by Philip Grecian and presented by PM&L Theatre, will be held on Sunday, October 22nd, for children, ages 5-15, and Monday, October 23rd, for adults. Both nights will begin at 7 pm. Callbacks for both children and adults will be Wednesday,....Read More


 

Wheaton Drama
A Piece of My Heart



Description:

Director Mike Boyna will hold early auditions on Nov. 8-11 for the role of Mary Jo, a singer/guitarist, in Wheaton Drama's production of the Vietnam-era drama "A Piece of My Heart."

These early auditions are only for the part of Mary Jo (stage age: 20s-40s). Audition location and time(s) are....Read More


 

Village Theatre Guild
Stella and Lou

Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2017

Description:

Village Theatre Guild is holding auditions for Stella and Lou.

Play Synopsis
It's late Friday night at Lou's Bar when Stella drops in for her customary nightcap. What transpires provides a moving exploration of love and loss in relation to friends, family, and marriage. How much are we willing to risk, and....Read More


 

Chicago Children's Theatre
Last Stop on Market Street

Oct 17 - Oct 19, 2017

Description:

Chicago Children's Theatre seeks nonequity actors of color who sing for ensemble roles in the world premiere of LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET, directed by Henry Godinez. Performers should be proficient at playing at least one musical instrument and be good movers. These are multi-part tracks.

Seeking nonequity actors of color....Read More


 

Big Noise Theatre
The Odd Couple

Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2017

Description:

Big Noise Theatre announces auditions for THE ODD COUPLE. This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger,....Read More


 

Women's Theatre Alliance
Actors' Scene Showcase

Nov 11

Description:

The Women's Theatre Alliance (WTA) invites two women or woman and man to choose a 5-8 minute, 2-person scene to audition on Saturday, Nov. 11. The ten best scenes perform in our Actors' Scene Showcase at Stage 773 on December 6 for agents, casting directors, and public. This....Read More


 

VAMP Chicago
New Ensemble Members

Oct 28 - Oct 29, 2017

Description:

Now in it's fourth year, VAMP is an open run show, currently performing every Friday & Saturday night at 10:30pm. We are looking to add performers who are strong in music and improvisation to our ensemble. Our performers come from many different training/performance backgrounds and we welcome submissions from those....Read More


 

Uptown Underground
Love Actually Live Read Parody

Nov 19

Description:

Your favorite movies as live parody. 12 actors, adapted scripts, minimal props, iconic scenes are re-imagined and audience participation is encouraged!

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

Actors will receive one drink ticket per....Read More


 

Uptown Underground
Ace Ventra Pet Detective Live Read Parody

Oct 22

Description:

Your favorite movies as live parody. 10-12 actors, adapted scripts, minimal props, iconic scenes are re-imagined and audience participation is encouraged!

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

Actors will receive one drink ticket per performance and access to a video of the performance for resume/reel material

Auditions....Read More


 

Darkwood Drama, LLC
The Tragedy of King Lear

Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2017

Description:

Actors and actresses of all ages are encouraged to audition. The gender breakdowns are as follows:

Male: Lear, Kent, Albany, Cornwall, Oswald, Edgar, Edmund

Female: Goneril, Regan, Cordelia

Male or Female: Fool, Gloucester

It is the policy of Darkwood Drama, LLC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color,....Read More


 

 


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