The Shedd Institute will conduct its Winter Adult Open Auditions (16 and older) on Fri-Sat
and its Winter Youth Open Auditions (15 and younger) on Sat Feb 9th
The next open auditions will be held in April 2013.
Auditioners will be considered for roles in the following upcoming Shedd productions:
- NO, NO, NANETTE (Jun 13-16, 2013 - rehearsals begin May 12, 2013 - semi-staged production - Jaqua)
(Richard Jessup, director, Laura Hiszczynskyj choreographer; Robert Ashens, music director)
- THE MUSIC MAN (Aug 2-11, 2013 - rehearsals begin Jun 24, 2013 - full production - Silva)
(Richard Jessup, director & choreographer; Robert Ashens, music director)
Rehearsals for all Shedd Institute productions run 6 days per week: Mon-Thu 6-10:30pm,
Fri 6-11pm, and Sun 5:30-10:30pm. Saturdays and major holidays are off. A limited number of pre-planned
absences are permitted subject to the approval of the director and stage manager.
There are stipend contract lead,support, and ensemble roles for men and women for both NO, NO, NANETTE
and THE MUSIC MAN.
There are support and ensemble roles for youth for THE MUSIC MAN.
Actors known to The Shedd may be cast by invitation: if you are known to
The Shedd Institute and do not wish to audition but would like to be considered for one or more of the
above-listed productions, fill out and submit the Audition Registration Form below, and check the
box indicating that you wish to be considered without audition. In most cases we recommend that you come in
for an audition.
Classic musical theatre dance and singing skills and a familiarity with
historic performance practice are important for these productions. Please focus on this as you prepare
Prepare (a) a short memorized monologue
that demonstrates your acting ability
and (b) a song selection
from the classic period of musical comedy and musical theatre (1920-60)
that demonstrates your skills as a singer. We strongly recommend that you do not prepare a song from a more
recent period, and that you choose an arrangement that is in a classical musical comedy/musical theatre
style. You must sing using the Shedd's audition accompanist, so bring music.
Your monologue and song selection must each be no more than 1 minute. Do not
monologue or choose a song from the shows in The Shedd's immediate production schedule.
You will be expected to attend a dance audition
held on the same day as your acting/singing audition.
Bring appropriate dance shoes and attire.
RESUME & HEADSHOT:
Please submit your performance resume and headshot
SCHEDULING AN AUDITION:
All auditions are by appointment. To schedule an audition, fill out and submit
the audition form below. We will contact you via email with an audition slot, according to your availability.
INTEREST & AVAILABILITY:
We are considering actors for the 2 productions listed above: indicate
your interest and availability for each of these 3 productions.