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• Albright Theatre Company has auditions for Morland Cary's "Love Rides the Rails (or Will the Mail Train Run Tonight?)" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 13 and 14, at the Batavia Government Center (third floor), 100 N. Island Avenue, Batavia. Call (630) 406-8838 or visit

• The Chicago Mammals has general auditions for its 2014-15 season on Sunday, April 13. Season projects include: "The Master Builder" by Ibsen, "All Girl Frankenstein" and "All Girl Edgar Allan Poe." Send a headshot and resume to Visit

• BAM Theatre has auditions for its 2014 tuition-based summer Mainstage Programs. To schedule auditions for productions of "Rent" (for high school and college students) and "Annie" (for ages 5-17), send an email request to Visit

• The Timber Lake Playhouse has auditions for the children's ensemble of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and the adult ensemble of "Young Frankenstein" starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in Mount Carroll, Ill. Auditions for Gavroche and Young Cosette in the company's production of "Les Miserables" will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Performance dates and rehearsal schedules can be found at Please call the theater at (815) 244-2035 to sign up for "Les Miserables" auditions only.

• Timber Lake Playhouse has auditions for qualified musicians for their summer season at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll. The season includes the musicals "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Young Frankenstein," "Les Miserables" and "Shout! The Mod Musical." For an appointment, call (815) 244-2035 or visit

• The Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance invites student musicians of all ages to audition for the Academy and Philharmonic orchestras for its 2014-15 season. Auditions are also being held for any instrumentalists who would like to participate in a "Summer Symphony" program (including students home from college), which culminates in a concert on Sunday, June 29. Strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion players should prepare a solo or étude, scales and excerpts for the audition. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, May 4 (or by appointment), at the Eden Supportive Living Center, off I-88 and Route 31, North Aurora. To schedule an audition, call (630) 476-9072 or visit

• The Summer Place has auditions for its July production of "9 to 5: The Musical" at two different locations: From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at The Alfred E. Ruben Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville, and from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave., Naperville. Prepare 32 bars of a song to sing, be ready to do cold readings from the script and dress comfortably to learn a dance routine. For more information, email

• City Lit Theater Company seeks submissions to The Art of Adaptation, the company's annual festival of stage adaptations of nondramatic literature, which runs from Friday through Sunday, June 13 to 15, at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. There is a $500 cash prize for the winner. The submission deadline is Friday, May 2. For rules, call (773) 293-3682 or visit

• The Lyric Opera of Chicago auditions highly trained dancers with classical ballet experience (including pointe work) and strong acting experience for its October 2014 production of Richard Strauss' opera "Capriccio" featuring choreography by Val Caniparoli. The production requires four dancers (two men, two women) who will rotate in the central pas de deux sequence. Male dancers must have strong partnering skills. Auditions are by appointment only (the submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, May 5) and will be held starting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Walk-ins will not be seen. Send a resume and headshot to or call (312) 827-3576.

• Timber Street Theater Company has auditions for the 1992 Tony Award-Winning musical "Crazy for You" featuring music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 19-20, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 200 N. Plum Grove Road, Palatine. Prepare 32 bars from a contemporary show tune and be prepared to dance (bring tap shoes if you have them). (847) 254-4813.

-- Scott C. Morgan

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