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• 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. 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 instrumentalist 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. Rubin 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 information, email

• The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus seeks artists to submit designs for a new chorus logo for its 30th anniversary season. There is a $500 cash prize available. Designs must be submitted by Sunday, May 4, and submitted to For the complete rules and regulations, visit

• Fox Valley Repertory seeks students between the ages of 8 to 18 to audition for its youth ensemble and tuition-based summer production of Disney's "Aladdin Jr." from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. For information, call (630) 364-0550 or visit

• 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 13-15, 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.

• Registration begins Monday, May 5, for Schaumburg on Stage's musical theater performance camp production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," which runs from Tuesday, July 1, to Thursday, July 31. The production is tuition-based. For information, visit

• Citadel Theatre Company has auditions for Shakespeare's romantic comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Those auditioning should prepare a two-minute Shakespearean monologue. To book an audition slot, send an email to

• Victory Gardens seeks submissions for its 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, which takes place from Monday through Sunday, July 21-27. The fourth IGNITION festival will create a productive environment for both emerging and established playwrights to explore and develop their new work. Submission can be mailed to: IGNITION, Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Ill., 60614. Work can also be submitted electronically to All submissions must be received by May 15, 2014. For information about IGNITION Festival of New Plays, visit

• 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.

• Elgin Summer Theatre has auditions for the award-winning musical "Rent" from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, May 19-21, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Those auditioning should be age 16 or older and be prepared to sing a 60-second selection from "Rent" or a rock power ballad a cappella. A dance sequence will also be taught. For more information, visit

• Fair Lady Productions has auditions for readings of a stage adaptation of the best-seller "The Given Day" from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 21, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Center Stage Theatre, 1665 Quincy Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 355-9212 to schedule an audition time.

• The Lyric Opera of Chicago has dance auditions for its upcoming production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhauser," a revival of Tim Albery's London production, at noon Saturday, May 24, and at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph St., Chicago. "Tannhauser" requires six solo female dancers (plus one cover) and six solo male dancers (plus one cover) with strong ballet technique and dramatic skills (the choreography involves brief moments of topless onstage nudity). The deadline to register for audition is 5 p.m. Monday, May 19. Walk-ins will not be seen. To RSVP, send a resume and headshot to or call (312) 827-3576.

-- Scott C. Morgan

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