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.
- 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."13 hours ago
- 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."Saturday
- Rehearses February 2-March 13. Shows run March 14-April 19, in Chicago, IL.
- Auditions: Jan 28 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Balm in Gilead," a play. Project description: "Balm in Gilead takes place in 1966 in Frank's café, an all-night coffee shop on Manhattan's Upper West Side peopled by a makeshift community of dealers, junkies, hustlers, prostitutes, dreamers and runaways."Sunday
- 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 30, 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 ...Friday
- Season runs in Oakbrook, IL.
- Auditions: Feb 2, in Chicago, IL
Seeking dancers and singers for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. Season includes "The Little Mermaid" (Rehearsals begin Apr. 5; runs Apr. 22-June 6); "Beaches the Musical" (Rehearsals begin May 18; runs July 2-August 16); "White Christmas" (Rehearsals begin Oct. 5; runs Oct. 29-Jan. 3), and "Bye Bye Birdie" (Rehearsals begin Dec. ...Wednesday
- Season rehearses and performs in Holland, MI.
- Auditions: Jan 31 in Chicago, IL
Casting the Hope Summer Repertory Season. Season includes: "Les Miserables;" "To Kill a Mockingbird;" "Smokey Joe's Cafe;" and "Hay Fever."Jan 20
- Rehearsals begin February 24. Shows run Thursdays-Sundays, April 9-May 17, in Chicago, IL.
- Auditions: Jan 28, 31 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Penelope, O Penelope," a play. Project description: "A poetic and vulgar modern re-imagining of Homer's 'Odyssey.'"Jan 20
- Shows run May 1-3, in Chicago Heights, IL.
- Auditions: Feb 16, 17 in Chicago Heights, IL
Casting "Hairspray," a musical. Project description: "It's 1962, and Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and even a bigger heart, is transformed into a teen celebrity on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show. Can she win the love of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate the ...Jan 19
- Shows run May 15-June 7, in Chicago, IL.
- Auditions: Jan 31 in Chicago, IL and Feb 6, 13 in Chicago, IL
Casting "Cowboy vs. Samurai," a play. Project description: "A romantic comedy set in present day Breakneck, Wyoming."Jan 19
- Rehearsals begin for each ten-minute play at the director's discretion. The show runs March 13th through April 4th, at The Den Theatre in Chicago, IL. Special industry performance on Wednesday, March 25th, at 7:30 p.m.
- Seeking submissions from: Chicago, IL
Casting "Today We Escape," a collection of short plays. Project description: "An evening of theatre inspired by Radiohead's experimental album, 'OK Computer.' Each writer has used a song on the record as the springboard for a short play, each of which will be performed in the order of its corresponding ...Jan 19
- Shows run May 1-10 in River Grove, IL.
- Auditions: Feb 10, 11, 12, 14 in River Grove, IL
Casting "Lend Me a Tenor," a comedy. Project description: "Set in 1934, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, the ...Jan 19