Chicago Theater Auditions
Backstage's theater auditions in Chicago include acting jobs in musicals, plays, major equity productions, local nonunion theaters and more.
The following listings display acting jobs, auditions, and character breakdowns for Chicago theater, updated daily.
- Rehearsals begin Dec. 9, 2014; runs Jan. 27-Feb. 22 in Chicago, IL.
- Auditions: Nov 13 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," by Anna Deavere Smith.yesterday
- Rehearses two to three weekday nights and one weekend day; runs Jan. 11-Feb. 2, 2015 on Mon. & Tues. evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago, IL.
- Auditions: Nov 2, 3 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Humanity!" a play that details the story of Julie, a young zoologist, and her intimate relationship with a male gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo.17 hours ago
- "The Royale" rehearsal begins Jan. 2, 2015; runs Jan. 30-Mar. 8, 2015. "The Project(s)" rehearsal begins Mar. 24, 2015; runs Apr. 24-May 24, 2015, with possible extension through June 14, 2015 in Chicago, IL.
- Auditions: Nov 10 in Chicago, IL
Casting American Theater Company's 2015 season, to include "The Royale" by Marco Ramirez, and "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Josh Jaeger.Tuesday
- Rehearsals begin January 2015; runs March 27-29 & Apr. 3 & 4, 2015 at Christ Community Church in Zion, IL.
- Auditions: Nov 14, 15 in Zion, IL
Casting "Zion Passion Play." Company states: "A spiritual drama depicting the life, ministry trials, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, has been one of the unique ministries of Christ Community Church since 1935. From its simple beginning as an Easter pageant, it has become one of the ...Tuesday
- Rehearsals will take place during the week of Nov. 3; live performance takes place Nov. 7 in downtown Chicago.
- Seeking submissions from: Chicago, IL
Seeking actors to participate in a unique interactive training of sales producers by role-playing customers in a live video conference.Monday
- Runs Jan. 8-Mar. 15, 2015 in Detroit, MI.
- Auditions: Nov 17 in Detroit, MI
Casting "Sweet Pea's Mama."Friday
- Rehearsals begin May 19; runs July 3-Aug. 8, 2015 in Normal, IL.
- Auditions: Nov 6 in Chicago, IL
Casting the Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2015 Season. Season includes "Richard II" (Robert Quinlan, dir.), "Love's Labour's Lost" (Curt Tofteland, dir.), and "Love's Labour's Won" (Sara Becker, dir.).Friday
- Rehearsals begin the week of April 13, 2015. Runs late-May through the beginning of July 2015, in Chicago, IL, and will be remounted for a one-week run in mid-August 2015, in Naperville, IL.
- Auditions: Nov 8 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Tartuffe," a comedy. Project description: "Orgon - duped by the false piety of the penniless Tartuffe - takes him into his house, and orders his daughter to reject her fiancé and to marry him. First Dorine, the family servant, tries a strategy to avert the marriage; then Orgon's son ...Oct 23
- There will be one reading on a Monday night in November (either November 10, 17 or 24), with one or two rehearsals, in Chicago, IL.
- Seeking submissions from: Chicago, IL
Casting "Play for Keeps," a play reading.Oct 23
- Rehearses December 27, 2014-January 10, 2015 in St. Charles, IL. Runs January 24-March 8, 2015.
- Auditions: Oct 31 in St. Charles, IL
Casting "No Way to Treat a Lady," a musical. Project description: "A theatrically-charged musical comedy thriller, about a publicity crazed actor-turned-killer and the endearing detective who pursues him. Based on the best selling novel that became a renowned movie. A devilish blend of humor, romance and mu, and murder with ...Oct 23
- Rehearses evenings & weekends, beginning mid-January. Runs March 13-15, 2015, in Chicago, IL.
- Auditions: Nov 15, 16 in Chicago, IL
Casting "The Yeomen of the Guard, or the Merryman and His Maid," a musical. Project description: "Revered as the most tragic and complex work of the Gilbert & Sullivan canon, The Yeomen of the Guard is one of the final collaborations between the legendary duo. Set in the Tower of ...Oct 23