Chicago Theater Auditions
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- Rehearsals begin Late February/early March 2014; runs April 25-May 11, 2014 at Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater in Des Plaines, IL.
- Auditions: Dec 16, 17 in Wilmette, IL
Casting the musical "Ragtime." Project description: "Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants. Historical figures including Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. ...Nov 20
- Runs Aug. 2014-April 2015 in Louisville, KY.
- Auditions: Feb 3, 4, 5, 6 in New York, NY and Jan 27 in Chicago, IL
Seeking actors for a 9-month resident training company. The company produces a 5-show season, focusing entirely on new works, and culminating in a commissioned work that is a fully-produced part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Small roles and understudies in the theater's mainstage season are possible but ...Nov 20
- The first read-through will take place in late December; rehearsals will begin early January 2014; runs February 28-March 23, 2014. There is no casting overlap between the two acts so actors will not be called to every rehearsal. All weekday rehearsals will take place in the evenings.
- Auditions: Dec 10, 14 in Chicago, IL
Casting the intersecting one-acts, "Burning Rubber" and "Some Things Stick," written by Chicago playwrights Matt Beard and Niki Dreistadt. Project description: "The play demonstrates how the lives of strangers impact each other in significant ways. The entirety of the action takes place inside of a bar on the edge of ...Nov 17
- Performance dates TBD at Triton College in River Grove, IL.
- Auditions: Dec 10, 11, 12 in River Grove, IL
Casting the play "Hungry Ghosts," by playwright M.E.H. Lewis. Project description: "'The story of Alice, a forensic anthropologist on a mission to recover the remains of fallen American soldiers in Vietnam. The child of a Vietnamese woman and an American serviceman, adopted by an American couple after Operation Baby Lift ...Nov 17
- Rehearsals begin April 7; runs April 24-June 8, 2014 in Fort Atkinson, WI.
- Auditions: Dec 10 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Fiddler on the Roof."Nov 13
- Rehearsals begin May 26; runs June 12-July 20, 2014 in Fort Atkinson, WI.
- Seeking submissions from: Chicago, IL
Casting "Driving Miss Daisy."Nov 13
- Rehearsals and media training will take place January - February 2014 via video conference. Performances are ongoing throughout the year at various locations nationally based on event bookings and client requests. Venues may include but are not limited to retail stores, shopping centers, fairs, festivals, museums, zoos, and aquariums. Venues may be outdoors or indoors.
- Seeking submissions from: New York City, NY; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Orlando, FL
Casting actors to portray Sir Topham Hatt for meet and greet appearances for a children's theater and improv experience. The presence of the Sir Topham Hatt helps to make a Thomas the Tank event a magical experience for guests. The character of Sir Topham Hatt plays an integral role in ...Oct 07
- Performances run Feb. 6-March 23, 2014 in Chicago, IL.
- Seeking submissions from: Chicago, IL
Casting the musical "Gypsy," starring Louise Pitre, original star of Broadway’s "Mamma Mia!" Project description: "'Gypsy' is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with 'the ultimate show business mother.' It follows ...Oct 05