BrightSide Theatre Youth Project auditions for High School Musical, Jr.


WHO: Kids aged 8-18 (3rd grade to Senior in High School) may audition. ALL ARE CAST!

AUDITIONS: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10am-2pm at The Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville OR Sunday, December 3 from 10am-2pm at 4953, Fairview Avenue in Downers Grove.  Please sign up for one of the audition times at Plan to be at the audition for about a half an hour. (All children will be seen with or without an audition time.)

REHEARSALSThe rehearsal schedule is built around the availability of the kids as best as possible. Typical rehearsals will run 11 am-2 pm on Saturdays, 2-4pm on Sundays and 6-8pm on 2 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS. Actors are not called every rehearsal but only on an as- needed basis.

PERFORMANCES: The Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall on Saturdays, March 11 &18   and Sundays, March 12 & 19, 2017

WHAT TO PREPARE: Each child should prepare a memorized song to sing (32 measures).  An accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music or you may sing a capella. Wear comfortable clothes/shoes in order to learn a short dance combination.

FEE: $300 per participant (Discount for siblings.) ALL WHO AUDITION ARE CAST!

The 39 Steps

BrightSide Theatre auditions for the production, The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maggie Spanuello, on Monday, November 27 from 7pm-10pm with callbacks on Wednesday, November 29 from 7pm–10 pm. Auditions will be at the performance space at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall on the campus of North Central College at 31 South Ellsworth Street, Naperville, IL.

Seeking a company of three actors who can create many different roles and utilize many different accents in this comedy thriller. The role of Richard Hannay has been pre-cast.

2 clowns, male, any ethnicity

These two play their multiple roles as an expert vaudevillian team. Characters range in age from teens-60s, male and female. Experience with Scottish, Cockney and other various social classes of British dialects are necessary.

Annabella/Margaret/Pamela, woman, any ethnicity

This actress will be able to create three distinct roles. Annabella, a German spy in a life-or-death game of espionage, Margaret, a young Scottish housewife, and Pamela, the feisty Hitchcock leading lady from England.

Bring headshot/resume. Actors must prepare 1-2 minute comic monologue of their choice. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script.

Performances are March 9-March 25 (Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm) Evening rehearsals Sun-Thur will be in Downers Grove. Sign up for your audition time at or beginning Monday, November 20th at 9am you may call 630-447-8497 to schedule an appt. Walk-ins accepted but audition time is strongly encouraged. There is access from the Metra for both rehearsal and performance locations! There is pay.

Below is a listing of the dates of our upcoming auditions. More detailed information will be posted closer to the listed dates.

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