Audition Info

Below are the following casting calls:

  • OKLAHOMA principle casting call
  • OKLAHOMA chorus casting call
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY principle casting call
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY chorus casting call
  • HAIRSPRAY principle casting call
  • HAIRSPRAY chorus casting call
  • WEST SIDE STORY principle casting call
  • WEST SIDE STORY chorus casting call
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY and HAIRSPRAY youth casting call

PRINCIPLE CASTING CALL: “OKLAHOMA!”

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: August 24, 2015
  • First Performance: September 16, 2015
  • Closing: October 18, 2015

AUDITIONS:

What: Equity Principle Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)

When: Monday, April 13

10:00am-6:00pm
Lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office; 557 W. Randolph St.; Chicago, IL 60661

SEEKING:

Seeking strong actors and singers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Please prepare two contrasting 16-32 bar cuts. Feel free to sing songs from the show or in a similar style. We recommend choosing musical theatre songs written prior to 1969 that you connect with personally and show your vocal and dramatic range.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti –Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Trent Stork – Assistant Director
Katie Spelman- Choreographer
Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com

CHORUS CASTING CALL: “OKLAHOMA!”

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: August 24, 2015
  • First Performance: September 16, 2015
  • Closing: October 18, 2015

AUDITIONS:

What: Equity Chorus Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)

When: Tuesday, April 14

10:00am-1:30pm Male Dancers
Lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm
2:30pm-6:00pm Female Dancers

Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office; 557 W. Randolph St.; Chicago, IL 60661

SEEKING:

Seeking strong actors, singers and dancers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Be warmed up and prepared to dance in appropriate attire and bring jazz/ballet. You may be asked to sing. Please prepare two, contrasting 16-32 bar cuts. Feel free to sing from the show or in a similar style.  We recommend choosing musical theatre songs written prior to 1969 that you connect with personally and show your vocal and dramatic range.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti –Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Trent Stork – Assistant Director|
Katie Spelman- Choreographer
Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com

PRINCIPLE CASTING CALL: “A CHRISTMAS STORY:THE MUSICAL”

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • Potential Early Rehearsal: October 25-November 1
  • First Rehearsal: November 3, 2015
  • First Performance: November 25, 2015
  • Closing: January 3, 2015

AUDITIONS:

What: Equity Principle Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)

When: Thursday, May 7

10:00am-6:00pm
Lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office; 557 W. Randolph St.; Chicago, IL 60661

SEEKING:

Seeking strong actors and singers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.  Please NO children at this time.

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Please prepare two contrasting 16-32 bar cuts. Feel free to sing songs from the show or in a similar style.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti – Artistic Director
Nick Bowling- Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Trent Stork – Assistant Director
Rhett Guter- Choreographer
Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com

CHORUS CASTING CALL: “A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL”

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • Potential Early Rehearsal: October 25-November 1
  • First Rehearsal: November 3, 2015
  • First Performance: November 25, 2015
  • Closing: January 3, 2015

AUDITIONS:

What: Equity Chorus Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)

When: Friday, May 8

10:00am-1:30pm Male Dancers
Lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm
2:30pm-6:00pm Female Dancers

Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office; 557 W. Randolph St.; Chicago, IL 60661

SEEKING:

Seeking strong actors, singers and dancers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.  Please NO children at this time.

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Be warmed up and prepared to dance in appropriate attire and bring jazz/ballet and tap shoes. You may be asked to sing. Please prepare two, contrasting 16-32 bar cuts. Feel free to sing from the show or in a similar style.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti – Artistic Director
Nick Bowling- Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Trent Stork – Assistant Director
Rhett Guter- Choreographer
Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com

PRINCIPLE CASTING CALL: “HAIRSPRAY”

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: December 28, 2015
  • First Performance: January 20, 2016
  • Closing: February 21, 2016

AUDITIONS:

What: Equity Principle Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)

When: Monday, May 4

10:00am-6:00pm
Lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office; 557 W. Randolph St.; Chicago, IL 60661

SEEKING:

Seeking strong actors and singers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.  Please NO children at this time.

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Please prepare two contrasting 16-32 bar cuts. Feel free to sing songs from the show or in a similar style.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti – Artistic Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Trent Stork – Assistant to the Artistic Director
Amber Mak- Director/Choreographer
Ericka Mac- Assistant Director/Choreographer
|Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com

CHORUS CASTING CALL: “HAIRSPRAY”

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: December 28, 2015
  • First Performance: January 20, 2016
  • Closing: February 21, 2016

AUDITIONS:

What: Equity Chorus Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)

When: Tuesday, May 5

10:00am-1:30pm Male Dancers
Lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm
2:30pm-6:00pm Female Dancers

Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office; 557 W. Randolph St.; Chicago, IL 60661

SEEKING:

Seeking strong actors, singers and dancers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.  Please NO children at this time.

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Be warmed up and prepared to dance in appropriate attire and bring sneakers, jazz shoes and flats. Woman-please bring tap shoes. You may be asked to sing. Please prepare two, contrasting 16-32 bar cuts. Feel free to sing from the show or in a similar style.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti – Artistic Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Trent Stork – Assistant to the Artistic Director
Amber Mak- Director/Choreographer
Ericka Mac- Assistant Director/Choreographer
Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com

PRINCIPLE CASTING CALL: “WEST SIDE STORY”

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: February 15, 2016
  • First Performance: March 16, 2016
  • Closing: April 24, 2016

AUDITIONS:

What: Equity Principle Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)

When: Monday, April 27

10:00am-6:00pm
Lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office; 557 W. Randolph St.; Chicago, IL 60661

SEEKING:

Seeking strong actors and singers. Stage combat is a plus. Actors of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types strongly encouraged to attend.

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Please prepare two contrasting 16-32 bar cuts. Feel free to sing songs from the show or in a similar style. We recommend choosing musical theatre songs written prior to 1969 that you connect with personally and show your vocal and dramatic range.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti –Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Trent Stork – Assistant Director
William Carlos Angulo- Choreographer
Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com

CHORUS CASTING CALL: “WEST SIDE STORY”

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: February 15, 2016
  • First Performance: March 16, 2016
  • Closing: April 24, 2016

AUDITIONS:

What: Equity Chorus Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)

When: Tuesday, April 28

10:00am-1:30pm Male Dancers
Lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm
2:30pm-6:00pm Female Dancers

Where: Lou Conte Dance Studio (Studio C); 1147 W. Jackson Blvd.; Chicago, IL 60607

SEEKING:

Seeking strong singers and athletic dancers with strong ballet technique and contemporary sensibilities to portray teenagers and adults.Experience in stage combat is a plus. Actors of all ethnicities strongly encouraged to attend.

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Be warmed up and prepared to dance in appropriate attire and bring jazz or ballet shoes. You may be asked to sing. Please prepare two, contrasting 16-32 bar cuts. Feel free to sing from the show or in a similar style. We recommend choosing musical theatre songs written prior to 1969 that you connect with personally and show your vocal and dramatic range.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti –Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Trent Stork – Assistant Director
William Carlos Angulo- Choreographer
Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com

YOUTH CASTING CALL: “A CHRISTMAS STORY” & “HAIRSPRAY”

PRODUCTION DATES:

A CHRISTMAS STORY:

  • Potential Early Rehearsal: October 25-November 1
  • First Rehearsal: November 3, 2015
  • First Performance: November 25, 2015
  • Closing: January 3, 2015

HAIRSPRAY:

  • First Rehearsal: December 28, 2015
  • First Public Performance: January 20, 2016
  • Closing Performance: February 21, 2016

AUDITIONS:

What: Youth Principle/Chorus Auditions

When: Saturday, May 9

10:00am-10:45am- All Girls Dance Call
10:45am-1:00pm- All Girls Singing Call
1:00pm-2:00pm- LUNCH
2:00pm-2:45- All Boys Dance Call
2:45-6:00pm- All Boys Singing Call
Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office
557 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661

SEEKING:

Seeking CHILDREN of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types. We are looking for several youth performers for A CHRISTMAS STORY, and a LITTLE INEZ for HAIRSPRAY.

APPOINTMENTS:

First come, first serve. To reserve your spot at audition, please contact Kaylee Oost at kayleeo@paramountarts.com

PREPARATION:

Please bring TWO copies of Headshot/Resume.

Be warmed up and prepared to dance in appropriate attire and bring jazz/ballet and tap shoes. If you do not have tap shoes, hard soled shoes will be fine. You will be asked to sing. Please prepare the attached music (click here) for girls and boys. Please also prepare an additional 16-32 bar cut of your choosing. Feel free to sing from the show or in a similar style.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Jim Corti – Artistic Director
Tom Vendafreddo – Music Director
Nick Bowling- Director (A Christmas Story)
Trent Stork – Assistant Director (A Christmas Story)
Rhett Guter- Choreographer (A Christmas Story)
Amber Mak- Director/Choreographer (Hairspray)
Ericka Mac- Assistant Director/Choreographer (Hairspray)
Kaylee Oost – Company Manager

CLICK HERE for character breakdown

For questions of email submissions, please contact:

Kaylee Oost
Broadway Series Company Manager
kayleeo@paramountarts.com