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.
- Season runs in Rockford, IL.
- Auditions: Feb 17 in Chicago, IL
Seeking actors for the Artists' Ensemble 2015-16 Season. Season includes "The Spitfire Grill" (Rehearses May 12-June 11; runs June 12-28); "Jeeves at the Sea" (Runs Sept. 11-27); "Outside Mullingar" (Runs Mar. 4-20); "Visiting Mr. Green" (Runs May 6-22); and "Women Who Steal" (Runs June 10-26).yesterday
- "Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival" is a 10-month tour starting in May 2015. "Sesame Street Live!" is a 10-month tour starting in August 2015. Replacement positions for current tours are ongoing.
- Auditions: Feb 13 in Detroit, MI
Casting future tours and replacement positions for VEE Corporation's family-friendly stage productions "Sesame Street Live!" and "Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival." Seeking dancers, singers, singer-dancers, and full body costume performers.21 hours ago
- Rehearsal schedule TBD; runs May 22-June 13, in the little white schoolhouse on the west side of Park Blvd., just north of Butterfield Rd., in Glen Ellyn, IL.
- Auditions: Mar 22, 23 in Glen Ellyn, IL
Casting "Boy Gets Girl," a play. Synopsis: Theresa Bedell is a successful reporter in New York who loves her work and the life she has made for herself. A relationship with a man would complete the picture and so she agrees to go on a blind date with a friend ...23 hours ago
- These auditions are for undergraduate and graduate courses beginning Sept. 2015 in the UK.
- Auditions: Feb 2, 3, 4 in Chicago, IL
Seeking students for Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama's undergraduate and graduate courses in acting. Officer states: "Thinking of studying drama in the United Kingdom? One of the UK's leading drama schools--Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama--is holding auditions in Chicago for entry to its programs in September ...Thursday
- Rehearsal begins Mar. 17; runs Apr. 10-19 in St. Louis, MO.
- Auditions: Jan 31 in St. Louis, MO
Casting one male and one female actor/singer to play multiple roles in the ensemble for the upcoming production of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." This is a staged adaptation of the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge with original music composed and performed by the Indie Rock Group Sleepy Kitty.Jan 24
- Rehearses and performs in Rockford, IL.
- Auditions: Feb 7 in Rockford, IL
Casting the Artists' Ensemble's upcoming season. Season includes "The Spitfire Grill," (Rehearses May 12-June 11; runs June 12-28); "Jeeves at Sea" (Margaret Raether, writer. Runs Sept. 11-27); "Outside Mullingar" (John Patrick Shanley, writer. Runs Mar. 4-20, 2016); "Visiting Mr. Green" (Jeff Baron, writer. Runs May 6–22, 2016); and "Women Who ...Wednesday
- Rehearsals begin February 2015 at ART Live Studio, north of Chicago; runs in May at Urban Edge in Waukegan, IL.
- Auditions: Feb 9, 10 in Waukegan, IL
Casting "Three Trinity," premiere by Emmy nominated and Gracie award winning writer-prod. Richard A. Roberts. Synopsis: A dysfunctional family presides over a millennial meeting to determine the post-apocalyptic fate of humanity. With corporeal spirits on trial, all hell breaks loose.Wednesday
- Season rehearsals begin June 1; season closes Aug. 23 in Grand Lake, CO.
- Auditions: Feb 16 in Chicago, IL
Seeking singer/actors for Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre's Summer Season. Season includes "42nd Street"; "Addams Family"; and "All Shook Up."Wednesday
- Performances are ongoing throughout the U.S.
- Seeking submissions from: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Toronto, ON
Casting an interactive suspenseful comedy, "Trapped in a Room with a Zombie."Tuesday
- Rehearsals begin May 25; runs June 12-20 in Madison, WI.
- Auditions: Feb 23 in Chicago, IL
Seeking actors for the roles of Monty, Lula and various ensemble members for Capital City Theatre's production of "Violet," starring Broadway's Christine Dwyer in the title role.Monday
- Season runs May 18-Aug. 8 in Holland, MI.
- Seeking submissions from: Holland, MI
Casting the upcoming 2015 Summer Repertory Theatre Season. Season includes: "Les Miserables"; "To Kill a Mockingbird"; Smokey Joe's Cafe"; and "Hay Fever."Jan 24
- Summer rehearsals begin May 24 in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire; national tour runs June 14-August 8. Fall rehearsals begin October 4; tours November 1-December 22.
- Auditions: Jan 31 in Chicago, IL
Hampstead Stage Company is casting its summer tour of "Robin Hood" and "Hercules," as well as their fall tour of "The Secret Garden" and "A Christmas Carol." Project description: "Each interactive, educational tour is performed by two actors, with each actor playing multiple roles, from scripts that are original adaptations ...Sunday
- Shows run April 2-4 & 9-11 in Chicago, IL. Each play will have approximately five rehearsals in February-March, scheduled to accommodate each director and set of actors. Each actor may be cast in two plays. Must be available for tech rehearsals between March 28 and April 1.
- Auditions: Feb 15 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Master Works: The Intuit Plays." Project description: "This production is made up of six short plays based on the works of art from Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art's permanent collection. Six playwrights, six works of art, six new plays."Sunday
- Season runs June 3 through Aug. 18 in the Catskill Mountains, NY.
- Auditions: Feb 23, 24 in New York, NY and Feb 27, 28 in Chicago, IL and Mar 5, 6, 7 in Chattanooga, TN
Seeking crew/camp counselors for the 2015 season at Stagedoor Manor, a performing arts camp for ages 10-18, in NY’s Catskill Mountains. Director states: "Our program is for youth interested in exposure to the theater, in a summer stock style setting. We hire professionals to create the worlds of their shows ...Jan 23