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  • Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, IL, Is currently seeking a choreographer for their 2020 spring musical, Guys and Dolls. Student auditions begin in January and the production runs mid-April. Contact Beth Suehr if you have questions: Apply online at    (9/18/19)

  • Timber Lake Playhouse, a professional Equity theatre, is seeking the following position: CARPENTER. The Scenic Carpenter will work to build all Timber Lake Playhouse productions in repertory - creating platforms, wagons, flats construction using wood and metal, install, transport, and maintain all scenic elements for TLP productions as detailed by the Technical Director and Artistic Director.

    Salary- $250-$350/wk; Start Date- ASAP
    Send resume/ references to: (9/5/19)

  • Evanston 2nd Act Players is seeking a stage manager for its November production of Old Ringers. Show dates are November 2-17; Saturday shows start at 7:30 pm and Sunday shows are at 3 pm. The stage manager would be needed at the final two weeks of rehearsals from 6:30 pm-10 pm on October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, and 31, as well as at the six shows November 2-17. The theater is at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Avenue, Evanston. The stage manager must have own transportation to theater as public transit is not a reliable option to this location. The stage manager will work closely with the director, Mitchell Ward, and the assistant director, Send resume to  (9/4/19)

  • East Aurora High School is currently seeking a costume designer/coordinator for its upcoming production of Fight Girl Battle World. Looking for creative costuming for this futuristic production with lots of fighting and puppets. Contact Ross Wheeler to apply or if you have questions: (9/3/19)

  • Western Illinois University is proud to announce auditions for the BFA - Musical Theatre program. The BFA - Musical Theatre program is an award winning Signature Program at WIU.
    On Campus Audition Dates for 2019-2020:
    Saturday, November 2, 2019
    Saturday, February 1, 2020
    Saturday February 29, 2020
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    Please note: We can guarantee you more financial assistance the earlier you audition., (10/15/19)

  • FAME, Foundation of Artistic Mentored in Entertainment (501C3), announces its auditions from January 2-February 25, 2020. For more information: or Mary Rita at (10/12/19)

  • Indiana University South Bend announces entrance auditions for students who plan to begin college in the 2020-2021 academic year. IUSB offers BFA programs in Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, and Design & Technical Productions. Information about in-person auditions and digital submissions can be found here:
    Contact Associate Professor of Theatre, Justin Amellio ( with questions or to register for an in-person audition. (10/12/19)

  • Milliken University announces auditions for its BFA programs for 2020-2021. All BFA programs in the School of Theatre & Dance require an audition or interview for consideration. Prior to scheduling an audition/interview, students must first apply to & be accepted by Millikin University. Students may apply (fee free) to Millikin using the Common App or through our website at Audition appointments are granted by invitation. Invitations are extended through Once admitted, those seeking auditions for our BFA Musical Theatre and/or Acting programs will receive an access code that will permit them to submit their GetAcceptd pre-screen materials. (9/27/19)

    Friday, November 15, 2019 - (pre-screen materials deadline is October 11)
    Monday, January 20, 2020 - (prescreen materials deadline is November 30)
    Sunday, February 16, 2020 - (prescreen materials deadline is December 30)
    Monday, February 17, 2020 - (prescreen materials deadline is December 30)
    Saturday, March 21, 2020 - (prescreen materials deadline is February 1)  

  • Under, Not Under, and Around Music Rights in Community Theatre - A Community Theatre Resource Guide by ITA member Lucinda Lawrence. YOU can understand the tangled 'bundle of rights' and use your understanding effectively with this guide to copyright, moral rights, public domain, which permissions and licenses apply, and where to find and acquire them. in both slides format (perhaps easier to navigate and easier to digest in smaller bits) and printer-friendly PDF. (Refresh if link broken, red font.) Since there are many variables for our uses of music and since this covers areas of law, this is thorough and, therefore, not brief.


  • Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive! 2019-2020 New Showtimes & Pricing! Subscription: $50. Evening shows: 7:30 pm   

    Nov. 15-17 & Nov. 21-24, 2019

    Feb. 14-16 & Feb. 20-23, 2020

    April 17-19 & April 23-26, 2020

    Subscriptions available after May 13. 
    ALL show single tickets go on sale June 24, 2019. (4/1/19)

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Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!