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  • USITT Midwest Section announces tech workshops for the fall: performances and technical tours, portfolio review sessions, and lighting console sessions. 
    For a description of all programs, visit  or Facebook (9/6/18)

  • Loyola Academy, a private Jesuit college preparatory school in Wilmette, IL, is seeking an experienced TD/Carpenter for it's spring musical Oliver. Candidates should have experience with set construction, working with high school aged students, and access to tools. All candidates should submit a resume and three references to Jim Yost at Show build begins in February for a March open date. (10/1/18)

  • Eastern Illinois University Department of Theatre Arts seeks qualified applicants for an Instructor of Musical Theatre Performance to teach undergraduate courses in acting for the musical stage, musical theatre dance, and singing for the musical stage. Ability to teach a course in musical theatre history is preferred. Availability to perform in and/or direct main stage productions is an expectation. Applicants must have an MFA in Musical Theatre or BFA in Musical Theatre with significant professional credits. Experience with professional theatre preferred. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.
    Applicants must submit a letter of application, statement of actor training philosophy for the musical theatre performer, vitae/resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018. For questions regarding this search, please contact Nick Shaw, Screening Committee Chair, at (10/12/18)

  • Resurrection College Prep, an all-girls Catholic high school on the Northwest side of Chicago, is looking for a Music Director for their Spring Musical, Hunchback of Notre Dame. All interested candidates please send resumes to Fine Arts Department Head Mary Katherine Bohlander, (10/12/18)

  • Western Illinois University's Department of Theatre and Dance announces Musical Theatre BFA Auditions for the incoming class of 2019.
    On the Macomb Campus: November 10, 2018; February 2, 2019; March 23, 2019
    On the Quad Cities Campus: January 19, 2019
    For Audition Protocol and/or more information please contact: Lysa Fox, Head of Musical Theatre, or call 309-298-1543. (4/23/18) 

  • Millikin University announces its Theatre & Dance Campus Audition Dates & Pre-screen Submission Deadlines for 2019 Admission.

    Friday, November 9, 2018 - (pre-screen materials deadline: October 5)
    Monday, January 21, 2019 - (pre-screen materials deadline: November 30)
    Monday, February 18, 2019 - (prescreen materials deadline: November 30)
    Friday, March 22, 2019 - (prescreen materials deadline: January 15)
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 - (prescreen materials deadline: January 15)

    Chicago Audition/Interview Dates and Pre-screen Submission Deadlines
    Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:00 pm-(prescreen materials deadline is November 30)
    Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:00 am & 1:00 pm-(prescreen materials deadline: November 30) (9/1/18)

  • Compass Creative Dramatics, in Chicago, is seeking Experienced Teaching Artists and Emerging Teaching artists for their upcoming 2019 tours. 
    Auditions and interviews will be held on Monday Sept 10th and Saturday Sept 15th. For more info about the position and how to submit, please visit:  (9/6/18)

  • Indian Valley Theatre announces auditions for its upcoming season:
    Beauty and the Beast Jr: Auditions are open to boys & girls 7-18 years old. Saturday, September 15th 9 am-2 pm & Monday, September 17th 5 pm-8 pm (Come prepared to sing a short song a cappella & cold read from the script).
    Don’t Hug Me - County Fair. Sept 16th from 1 pm -4 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm. (Come prepared to sing a short song & cold read from the script).
    Scrooge - The Radio Musical. Sept 23 from 6 pm - 9 pm & Sept 24 from 7-9 pm (Come prepared to sing a short song & cold read from the script). 6th grade and up in age. (9/12/18)

  • Aurora University offers generous theatre scholarships to incoming students. Each scholarship is renewable at the end of the academic year for up to four years. Awards range from $500-$3,000. More information is available in the AU theatre audition packet. For more information, please contact Stacy Joyce, Associate Professor of Theatre, at or 630-844-7594. (9/26/18)
    Auditions can be scheduled online for the following days:
    Saturday November 10, 2018
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    Saturday, April 13, 2019

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