The Shedd Institute is accepting online auditions for its 2022 Theatricals Season from April 15 - May 20, 2022 for the following 2022 Shedd Theatricals productions:
LADY BE GOOD
(July 8-17, 2022 - rehearsals begin Jun 6) Directed & choreographed by Richard Jessup; Music Direction by Robert Ashens. [Male lead, support & ensemble roles available.]
THE PAJAMA GAME (Sep 9-18, 2022 - rehearsals begin August 8) Directed and choreographed by Richard Jessup; Music Direction by Robert Ashens. [Most roles have been cast.]
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Dec 2-18, 2022 - rehearsals begin Oct 31) Director TBA; Music Direction by Robert Ashens. Choreographer Richard Jessup [No roles have been cast.]
There are lead, supporting, and ensemble roles with stipends for men and women in all three productions. There are supporting roles for children (aged 6 and up) in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Experience in acting, singing and dancing classic musical comedy and musical theatre is essential.
VACCINATION: All Shedd Institute cast members, crew, and musicians must be vaccinated for COVID19.
SHEDD CASTING: The Shedd Institute assesses actors for its musical theatre productions on an ongoing basis, and often casts by invitation. [For more details on Shedd casting protocols at the bottom of this page.]
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals for all Shedd Institute productions run 6 days per week: Mon-Fri 6-10:30 pm and Sun 5:30-10:30 pm. Saturdays and major holidays are off. Actors are not scheduled every day, but must be available as needed throughout the production. Schedules are posted weekly, 1 week in advance. A limited number of pre-planned absences are permitted subject to the approval of the production manager.
ONLINE AUDITION PROCEDURE: Please follow the steps below to submit your Shedd Theatricals Audition. All steps are required.
Please submit monologues, singing samples and dance audition in 3 separate emails.
Audition Application Fill out and submit the online audition application below.
Resume & Headshot Submit your performance resume and headshot to email@example.com.
Monologues Video record a 1 minute memorized monologue and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singing Samples Video record a 1 minute memorized upbeat singing sample (ideally the song should be from the classic musical comedy/musical theatre period [pre-Sondheim] and should be sung in classic musical theatre style) and submit to email@example.com.
Dance audition Learn and video record the dance sequence presented by Richard Jessup in THIS VIDEO and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.