Casting Call for June 1, 2012
May 30, 2012 4:08PM
Alice Ripley (left) and Emily Skinner played Siamese twins in the Broadway cult hit "Side Show." The 99th Street Summer Theatre Festival will be casting for a local production of the show on June 4-5 in Chicago. | AP photo
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Updated: July 3, 2012 12:34PM
Here is a look at open auditions in the Southland.
Casting Calls include the 99th Street Summer Theatre Festival’s “Side Show” and “Bye Bye Birdie” in Chicago and the Oak Lawn Park District Theatre’s “The Will Rogers Follies.”
THE OAK LAWN PARK DISTRICT THEATRE: A casting call for “The Will Rogers Follies” will take place at 6 p.m. June 3 and 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn, and is open to those age 16 or older.
Attendees should arrive in proper attire and be prepared to sing a song from the show, which will run for two consecutive weekends, Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 10-12.
Information: (708) 857-2222.
THE 99TH STREET SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL: This community summer theater program, which is in its 34th season, will conduct auditions for two musicals, “Side Show” and “Bye Bye Birdie,” at 7 p.m. June 4-5 in the McAuley High School auditorium, 3737 W. 99th St., Chicago.
“Side Show” is a musical based on the life story of the Hilton twins and tells the sad story of love, loss and the struggles felt by those who are different. “The strong message in the play and the beautiful music make this a wonderful theatrical piece,” officials said.
“Bye Bye Birdie” is the classic 1950s tale which features the Elvis Presley-like star Conrad Birdie making a trip to Sweet Apple, Ohio, to give a chosen young woman a kiss before he leaves for the Army. “The show is filled with great music, ’50s-style dancing and hilarious characters,” officials said.
Those auditioning should prepare a song to sing from a musical and be prepared to dance if auditioning for a dance role.
Information: Patricia Haynes, (773) 881-6512.
“PREGZILLAS”: Doron Ofir Casting and a major cable network are conducting a nationwide search for pregnant women with big personalities to share their stories while they are expecting.
The casting company behind “Millionaire Matchmaker,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag U” and “Jersey Shore” are looking for expectant mothers.
Those selected will take viewers on a journey through the sometimes irrational, decidedly demanding and high-maintenance wonderment of pregnancy while showing the humorous and crazy side of pregnancy.
For the first time, enthusiastic mothers to be and their significant others will get the opportunity to express themselves and everything they go through when expecting in the ultimate video diary through these life-changing moments.
“I think women are the most beautiful when pregnant. It’s with respect and curiosity I chose to explore the madness behind the glow” executive casting director Doron Ofir said.
Females and their partners who appear to be between the ages of 21-35 and want to take part in this new docuseries should apply at pregzillascasting.com.
If selected, the couple will receive an episodic stipend of $5,000.
GRANDE PRAIRIE SINGERS: This group has been making choral music available in the Southland for more than a quarter of a century.
Beginning in 1977 as the Park Forest Singers, the Grande Prairie Singers have grown to include voices from 28 towns.
Members come from all walks of life and range in age from 16 to 80. The group is always looking for new talent to fill the risers.
Vocalists who are age 16 and older need to be comfortable reading music and should prepare a solo selection to sing for the group’s director, Jo Rodenburg.
Appointments: (708) 481-8684.
THE CHANSONETTES: This singing group of south suburban women seeks new members for its new season.
Interested individuals who love to sing can contact Mary Anderson at (708) 748-1438 or Yetta Elder at (708) 799-1474.
OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE: Auditions are under way for this group’s 2012-13 season.
Compositions ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century as well as works commissioned by the chorale will be part of the 32nd season.
The group is seeking singers for all voice parts (sopranos, altos, tenors and basses). Rehearsals will take place from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays in Oak Park.
Information or audition appointments: (847) 420-9200, oakparkconcertchorale.org.
Billed as one of the Midwest’s leading choral ensembles featuring both a cappella and accompanied performances, the chorale consists of a diverse group of individuals and performs in and around Oak Park.
Led by director Paul Lindblad, the chorale offers artistic performances of varied choral music.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the chorale is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and is partially funded by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership with the village of Oak Park and the Illinois Arts Council.