Chicago Shakespeare Theater
It Came From Outer Space

Pay: Yes


Chicago Shakespeare Theater is holding auditions for It Came From Outer Space:: A New Musical in Thrilling 3-D!

Based on the Universal film, story by Ray Bradbury
Producer: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Director: Laura Braza
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian
Lyrics and Music by Kellen Blair

All roles open to all races, ethnicities.

ACTOR 1 -Female
Ellen Fields ​(late 20's); Female. Despite her outward appearance as the beautiful and charming girl-next-door found in most 50's films, Ellen has a strength and an edge that breaks the mold on several occasions.

ACTOR 2--Female or Gender Non-Conforming
-Maizie​ (elderly); a sweet old woman, often found gossiping or offering neighbors some of her world famous peanut brittle.
-Thalgorian-X​; the mighty warrior of the alien race.
-Smitty​ (middle-aged); a bartender.
-Alien-Jane​; an alien in disguise.

ACTOR 3 -Female or Gender Non-Conforming
-​Heckie ​(40's, male); a smarmy small-town reporter.
-​Grommulex​; the leader of the alien race.
-​Busybody ​(elderly); a passing busybody.

ACTOR 6-- Male or Gender Non-Conforming
Borney ​(30's); a small-town deputy; the Arizona version of Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith show.
-Frank​ (elderly); sometimes prone to poetic streams of consciousness, Frank has been Sand Rock's repairman for as long as anyone can remember.
-Coral​ (middle-aged, female); a chain-smoking barfly.
-​Alien-Jimmy​; an alien in disguise.
-​Little Borney​; a tiny alien with some familiar characteristics.

Pay: AEA CAT Tier 5: $816/wk minimum; NON-AEA $600 minimum

Time Commitment:

Contract begins: 5/23/22
First preview: 6/22/22
Opens: 6/30/22
Closes: as late as 8/14/22

Contact Info:

Please send in a tape of one comic character song of your choice (32 bars) with accompaniment. Please tape in three-quarter view and use a platform such as vimeo or youtube, not something like wetransfer which needs to be downloaded. Please attach h/r in one pdf. Please send to by 11/30/21. If you have been in a previous musical production with CST, you may send in a just a PDF of your h/r.

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