Auditions & Job Listings: Midwest

Updated September 30, 2015. (Check back often.  This page will be frequently updated.)

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Midwestern US 

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MALE MUSICAL THEATER DANCERS – VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Male dancers needed for an ongoing revue with performances at special events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, family milestones, banquets, holiday celebrations and other private parties and public appearances. Must have musical theater and/or ballet experience (a la “A Chorus Line,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” etc.). Tumbling, gymnastics or acrobatic skills are a big plus, but in no way required.

Very flexible schedule, as there is no conflict with other jobs (if you are unavailable, you may decline any particular job offered). Excellent pay, and each performance averages only 20 minutes. The entire rehearsal will be under 2 hours. Positions are open to both union and non-union performers as these events do not fall within union jurisdiction.

We are seeking talent (local hires only) for our troupes in each of the following locations (You must be available to perform in one of these areas): Los Angeles, Southern California, San Diego and Orange County, San Francisco and Northern California, New York City / Tri-State area, Buffalo / Albany / Upstate NY, Toronto, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida, Tampa, Orlando and Central Florida, Philadelphia and surrounding, Baltimore and surrounding, Washington DC metro, Houston, Chicago

To be considered, email pasproductions@Yahoo.com the following:

  • Subject line: “Male Dancer – Name of Your City” (or your submission will not be opened)
  • In the body of your email: Full name and stage name (if any), Preferred email address, Contact phone number
  • Email attachments: Photo or headshot, Performer resume

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Illinois

THE KING & I – SINGERS & DANCERS – CHICAGO, IL

Lyric Opera of Chicago is casting “The King & I.” The rehearsal and performance period for The King and I is from Monday, April 4 through Sunday, May 22, 2016. Choreo: Peggy Hickey. Seeking AGMA/Equity/non-union singers AND AGMA/Equity/non-union dancers for the upcoming production of KING AND I. Applicants of Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander descent are particularly encouraged to audition. All ethnicities are welcome. PLEASE NOTE: applicants must possess physical stamina. Portions of the show involve extensive time spent on knees, in a bowing position; ensemble members will also perform barefoot and men will be bare-chested at times. These auditions are primarily for the singing and dancing ensemble, but some, small, named roles will be cast from the members of the ensemble. Possible musical excerpts will be distributed upon succesful registration, once invited to audition. Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of Rodgers and Hammerstein or similar (both singers and dancers). Contract: Other AGMA; $1096.50 (Per AGMA CBA with LOC). Email: choraud@lyricopera.org with your headshot and resume to receive more information & to apply for a singer or dancer audition (please indicate).

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CHICAGO HONEY BEAR DANCERS – CHICAGO, IL

Dancers must be able to do a clean triple pirouette. (proficient in jazz, tap a plus); Singers must be versatile in styles of music & have great stage presence. (Pop/Top 40); Must have a car; Must live in or close to Illinois (rehearsals in Carol Stream, IL); NO DIVAS – NO ATTITUDES; All performers must be extremely professional, personable, down-to-earth & team players; No visible Tattoos/Piercings; Min. age 18. Seeking full-time & part-time performers. DANCERS Include the following in your Video: Triple Pirouette; Leaps; Kicks (side & front); Calypso; Any tricks. SPECIALTY ACTS (Contortionist/Rhythmic Dancer/Hula-Hoop) Include the following in your Video: Two Contrasting 2 1/2- 3 minute routines showcasing your talent. SINGERS Include 2 of the following songs in your Video (Verse & Chorus): Mercy- Duffy; Domino- Jesse J; Clarity- Zedd; Brokenhearted- Karmin; Done- The Band Perry; Heart Attack- Demi Lovato; Give your Heart a Break- Demi Lovato; The Way- Ariana Grande; Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen; Falling for you- Colbie Caillat; Mamma’s Broken Heart- Miranda Lambert; I Knew You Were Trouble- Taylor Swift; When I Was Your Man- Bruno Mars (female version; Good Girl- Carrie Underwood; Cowboy Casanova- Carrie Underwood; Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder; For Once In My Life- Stevie Wonder; The Climb- Miley Cyrus; Almost Like Being in Love- Frank Sinatra; L-O-V-E- Nat King Cole. If you would like to audition & become a “Chicago Honey Bear,” please submit 2 Recent Headsets; 2 Recent Bodyshots; 2 Snapshots (non professional photos- min. one week old); Resume; Links to Dancing/Singing demo; Include in Video- Why you want to become a Chicago Honey Bear to: HBDancers@comcast.net

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Indiana

GREGORY HANCOCK DANCE THEATRE – CARMEL, IN

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is a contemporary ballet/modern dance company located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre provides weekly salaries for company members and guest positions, occasional national and international touring opportunities, season performances as the resident dance company of the new state-of-the-art Tarkington theater, teaching and choreographic opportunities at The Academy of GHDT, and a minimum of 30 week work schedule

For audition information, visit: http://www.gregoryhancockdancetheatre.org/auditions.php

Any questions call (317) 844-2660 or visit our website at www.gregoryhancockdancetheatre.org.

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NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT – DANCERS & PRINCIPALS WHO SING/DANCE – MUNSTER, IN

Theatre At The Center is casting “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” First rehearsal: April 18, 2016. Run: May 5th through June 5th, 2016. Choreo: Danny Herman. Seeking Male and female Actors, singers, and dancers for the upcoming production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.

  • JIMMY WINTER a wealthy handsome playboy. Dripping with charm and charisma;
  • BILLY BENDIX a tough, feisty and street-wise young woman. Partners in rum-running with Cookie and Duke;
  • COOKIE MCGEE a fast talking, wise-cracking bootlegger;
  • DUKE MAHONEY (understudy) Cookie’s sidekick. Not the brightest guy around;
  • EILEEN EVERGREEN a self-proclaimed finest interpreter of modern dance in the world;
  • SENATOR MAX EVERGREEN Eileen’s father. A humor-less career politician. Serious, stern, judgmental;
  • ESTONIA DULWORTH the DUCHESS OF WOODFORD a noted prohibitionist. A bejeweled dowager;
  • JEANIE MULDOON a lovely chorus girl from Brooklyn;
  • CHIEF BERRY Chief of the Long Island Police Department. Fiercely dedicated to his job;
  • MILLICENT WINTER a wealthy matron with great élan. Jimmy’s mother;
  • FEMALE ENSEMBLE; MALE ENSEMBLE; understudies for those listed above.

This audition posting is NOT for reproduction without the written permission of Theatre at the Center casting.

Dancers: Be ready to move with jazz and character shoes (tap shoes if you have them), you may be asked to stay to sing at least 32 bars of a song which shows your voice at its best, bring sheet music, accompaniment provided. Bring book as well, you may be asked for a one minute comedic monologue or to read. Contract: CAT 3.5+; $424/wk actor min. This is an Equity Chorus Call, no appointments will be taken. Equity Actors will be given preference.

Principals Who Sing Dance: Please prepare a one minute comedic monologue and AT LEAST 32 bars of a song which shows your voice at its best. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to come to a dance audition on another day. AEA Members may schedule an appointment by emailing your headshot and resume to: TATCauditions@gmail.com

  • Tue, Oct 6, 2015: Dancers
  • 9:30am (sign-in 9am) – male dancers
  • 1pm (sign-in 12:30pm) – female dancers
  • Wed, Oct 7, 2015: EPA
  • 9:30am-4:30pm – EPA
  • Theatre At The Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN

Iowa

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Kansas 

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Michigan

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – FACULTY MEMBER & CHAIR MUSICAL THEATRE DEPT – ANN ARBOR, MI

Seeking a faculty member and chair for the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department. HR coordinator states: “As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theater, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. SMTD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence. “Duties include: Lead the Musical Theatre Department (an undergraduate BFA degree program of 85 students) for an initial three- to five-year chair appointment, including overall supervision of the Department and its administration; advocate on behalf of the Department, its faculty, and students; direct stage productions and teach various musical theater courses, including scene study techniques; represent the Department in donor activities, recruitment efforts, and administrative meetings within the School as well as within the University at large; oversee curriculum (including faculty teaching assignments), Department auditions, and the Senior Showcase; balance a forward-looking vision of the field with a passion and respect for its history and legacy.” The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Position is based in Ann Arbor, MI.

Seeking Faculty Member and Chair, Musical Theatre Department : 18+, All Ethnicities: qualifications: Academic, administrative, and professional experience, with significant achievement in at least two of those areas; thorough knowledge of musical theater history and repertoire, including both traditional and contemporary works; ability to write, communicate, and organize effectively; demonstrated commitment to academic rigor, research, and fundraising; demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Desired qualifications: Expertise in directing stage productions (including new works) and in guiding student actors; background in actor training (including non-musical work); ability to teach musical theater and/or musical theater history courses, based on background and experience. Rank: Open; tenure or tenture-track. Put “Musical Theatre” in the subject line.

  • Deadline: Applications must be received by Oct. 1, 2015 for full consideration.
  • To apply, email a letter of interest, CV, and a list of five references with contact information to:smtd-searchcommittee@umich.edu

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Minnesota

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Missouri

STEVE WYRICK: ULTRA MAGICIAN – DANCERS – BRANSON, MO

We’re casting for trained dancers to be in my new long-run show at the 2,000 seat RFD-TV Theatre in Branson, Missouri. Applicants should send their resume, head shot, body shot, and a link to their dance reel to business@stevewyrick.com. We are also hiring experienced lighting and sound operators.

For more information, visit: http://stevewyrick.com/careers/

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Nebraska

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North Dakota

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Ohio

DAYTON BALLET – DAYTON, OHIO

For current audition information, click here: http://daytonperformingarts.org/balletauditions

Also, Dayton Ballet currently has male contracts open for the 2015/16 season. 32 week season includes Septime Webre’s Romeo and JulietCinderellaNutcracker, a new Carmina Burana and a repertory performance with two world premieres. Send information to kburke@daytonballet.org.

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South Dakota

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Wisconsin