Interested in being part of our Mainstage Season? Please send your resume and headshot. Please highlight dance experience and experience working with children or teens.
We are also looking for experienced teaching artists. Interested in teaching with us? Send your resume and letter of interest to:
BILLY ELLIOT AUDITIONS COMING IN JANUARY 2019!
Windy City Performs, Chicago’s fastest growing professional theatre and conservatory, announces adult auditions for our Summer 2019 Mainstage production, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL. Non-Equity. The cast will feature paid, professional adults alongside auditioned Youth and Teens. The show will be directed by Charlotte Drover. For more about Windy City Performs (formerly Windy City Music Theatre), visit our website: www.windycityperforms.org.
AUDITION DATES: Thurs, January 24, slots between 4pm & 9pm and Saturday, January 26, appointments only between 3pm & 8pm. No walk-ups, please.
LOCATION: 4766 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60630 (2 blocks from the Blue Line Jefferson Park station)
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
–Rehearsals begin June 2, 2019
–Weekly rehearsals: Sundays, 4pm-9pm; Tuesdays, 6pm-10pm; Thursdays, 6pm-10pm
–Tech Week: August 4-August 9 (every evening)
–Performances: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays beginning August 10 thru Sept 7. (No shows on Sun, Sept 1 or Sept 8; one Thursday 7pm show, Aug 29)
STIPEND: Adult actors are paid a stipend of $450-550 for rehearsals and performances.
MATERIAL TO PREPARE:
We will email you sides and music by January 15. There will be a dance call, so dress appropriately.
ADULT ROLES AVAILABLE:
Dad: Billy’s stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Age: 35 to 40. Vocal range top: Eb4 | Vocal range bottom: A2
Mrs. Wilkinson: The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy’s mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Age: 35-50. Vocal range top: Bb5 | Vocal range bottom: Gb3
Tony: Billy’s brother. A passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy. He openly shares his disapproval of dance. Age: 18 to 25. Vocal range top: F4 | Vocal range bottom: D3
Grandma: Billy’s grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. She harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance. Age: 50-60. Vocal range top: F#4 | Vocal range bottom: F#3
Miners (incl. Big Davey, George, Lesley) – Dancers
Various Adults – Cameo Roles and Ensemble (incl Mum, Mr. Braithwaite, George the boxing teacher, and others); all strong dancers, as everyone will be used in the ensemble.
TO SUBMIT: Send headshot & resume to casting@windycityperforms.
Please highlight in your submission email any experience you have had working with youth and/or teens, as well as any dance training or professional dance experience. Also, please let us know your preferred time slots on Thursday and Saturday.
Due to the high number of submissions, we may not have time to respond personally to everyone, but if you don’t hear from us by January 15, feel free to check-in via email.