Friday, February 19, 2010

Some Important Auditions

singing auditions
• Improve Playhouse has auditions for Josephine Raciti Forsberg's "contemporized" version of The Last Supper drama called "The Gathering" from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Feb. 21 and 22, at 116 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Auditions are by appointment only. For more information, call (847) 968-4529 or visit

• Steel Beam Theatre has auditions for Noel Coward's classic 1940s British comedy "Blithe Spirit" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit for more information.

• The Grove Players have auditions for Samuel Taylor's "Sabrina Fair" from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1125 Franklin Ave., and Downers Grove. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Visit for more information.

• Steel Beam Theatre has auditions for kids ages 9 to 16 for its production of the musical "Jack and the Giant" from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. If cast, the tuition is $295. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit

• Elgin Theatre Company has auditions for a stage version of "M*A*S*H" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Sears Gallery of the Elgin Academy at the corner of Park Street and Academy Place in Elgin. Visit for more information.

• GreenMan Theatre has auditions for Woody Allen's 1966 Cold War Broadway comedy "Don't Drink the Water" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 1 and 2, at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York Road, Elmhurst. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. For more information, call (630) 464-2646 or visit

• Timber Lake Playhouse has auditions for its summer productions of "Love, Sex and the I.R.S." and "Steel Magnolias" at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, 202 E. Seminary St., Mt. Carroll. Visit for more information or call (815) 244-2035.

• Teatro Luna seeks Latina actresses for its touring productions of "Machos" and "S-e-x-Oh!" Auditions are by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Visit for more information.

• The Rockford Writers' Guild presents its annual Ides of March Poetry and Prose Contest, which is open to all writers. Original and unpublished poems (up to 50 lines) and prose (up to 1,300 words) must be submitted alongside the $5 entry fee before the deadline of Monday, March 15. Visit for more information.

• Fox-TV has auditions for its upcoming season of "So You Think You Can Dance" starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (Be prepared for an extra two days for potential callbacks.) Visit for more information.

• Illinois artists who work in all areas of arts and crafts and fine arts are invited to submit applications to the Illinois Artisans Program. Submission deadlines for 2010 are Friday, March 26, and Friday, Sept. 10. Visit

• The School at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, Mass., is accepting DVD auditions from student dancers and choreographers who cannot attend auditions in person in Miami, Los Angeles or New York City. The postmark date is Wednesday, March 31. Visit or call (413) 243-9919.

• Independent Exposure 2010 seeks international short films, videos and digital works for a competition curated by Microcinema International and animator Bill Plympton. Submission deadline is Friday, April 30. Visit for more information.

• The Naperville Art League invites artists to apply to the 25th Riverwalk Fine Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19. Those interested must complete an online registration through and agree to the fair's rules and regulations. Online applications are due Friday, April 2. For more information, call (630) 355-2530.

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