Lincolnshire’s Marriott Theatre will hold 2015 season general auditions and La Cage aux Folles open dance calls in September at The Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse, 1342 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove.
General auditions for non-union actors will be held on Tues., Sept. 9, from 10 am – 6 pm, and Thurs., Sept. 11, from 2 pm – 5 pm. Productions for which those auditioning might be considered include The Wizard of Oz (2014 Theatre for Young Audiences), La Cage aux Folles, Anything Goes, City of Angels, October Sky, and the TYA 2015 season, to be announced.
Those auditioning are asked to bring music for two contrasting 16-bar selections in the key to be sung, along with an updated headshot and resume. No performers under 18 will be auditioned. Signups and show information may be found at www.MarriottTheatre.com/auditions. Signup link will be active starting at 10 am on Tuesday, September 2. AEA audition information is found at www.actorsequity.org.
Marriott is also seeking male dancers with strong technique and tap (acrobatic skills a plus) for its upcoming production of La Cage aux Folles. Auditions for these roles are on Thurs., Sept. 11, at 10 am for AEA and non-AEA men, at the rehearsal warehouse, 1342 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove, IL.
Those auditioning are asked to bring jazz and tap shoes, an updated headshot and resume or comp sheet, plus 16 bars each of up-tempo and ballad music in the performer’s preferred key. An accompanist will be provided.
All ethnicities are welcome, and all roles require singing. In La Cage aux Folles, all male dancers will be required to portray women, which may include wearing and dancing in women’s clothing, high heels, wigs and make-up. So those auditioning must be comfortable performing in drag. This is an open call, so no signup is required, and no performers under 18 will be allowed to audition. La Cage aux Folles does not have a female dance ensemble.
For more information, including show dates, please visit www.MarriottTheatre.com. Questions may be sent by email to Peter.Sullivan@Marriott.com.