Monday, June 30, 2014

Auditions Auditions Everywhere

We've had a busy few weeks auditioning actors for this year's projects. Here are a couple more that are coming up:

Tuesday, July 8 at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in downtown Elgin, starting at 7pm, we'll be auditioning actors for this year's Walkabout: Theater on Your Feet. The theme for this year is Bases Loaded and will feature plays about, you guessed it, baseball.

Sunday, July 13 at Side Street Studio Arts, starting at 1pm, we'll be conducting our second round of auditions for Macbeth at Midnight, a promenade production of the classic play. We're specifically seeking male actors for such meaty roles as Macbeth, Banquo and Macduff, to name a few.

Interested actors should email There is some pay available for both products.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer Auditions for Original Play by Chicago Critic/Playwright Jack Helbig

Janus Theater Company will hold auditions for an original comedy by Chicago critic/playwright Jack Helbig. The play will be presented as part of the Elgin Fringe Festival, running September 11-14.

Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, May June 15 at 1:00pm at the Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in downtown Elgin. The audition will consist of readings from the script. Seeking men and women between the ages of 20-40. All parts are available. There is some pay.
Appointments are by email only. Email to request an audition time at A headshot and resume is welcome but not required.

Jack Helbig is a journalist and playwright living in Chicago. His musical adaptation, Hotel d'Amour, written with Gregg Opelka (and based on Georges Feydeau's farce A Flea in Her Ear), was first produced by the Buffalo Theatre Company in Chicago and has since been done around the U.S. He has written two plays, Thinking of Her Made Him Think of Her, first produced by the Talisman Theatre in Elgin, Illinois, and Kitten With a Whip, produced at the Cafe Voltaire, Chicago, and three ten-minute musicals (The Adventures of Princess Snapdragon, Dry Ice and Dinner with Douglas) (New Tuners, Chicago). He and Gregg Opelka also collaborated on My Night at Jacques', a modern translation of two one-act comic operettas by Jacques Offenbach. Helbig is a theater critic and arts writer for various publications, including the Chicago Reader and the Daily Herald. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife, Sherry, and his spunky daughter, Margaret.