The theater in the woods, known as Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, will hold Chicago auditions in February. This theater, where the stars come out at night, is well-known to many involved in the Chicago theater scene.
Now is your chance to see what all the fuss is about. On Sunday, Feb. 17, the company has announced they will set up shop at the Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. For men, it will be at 10 a.m. and women, noon.
According to the company, you may attend either call if scheduling is an issue. They want you to bring a current headshot and resume. Auditions will begin with a dance call. The men may also be asked to tap. Plus, prepare 32 bars (contemporary musical theater) and a short monologue in case you are asked to stay and sing.
The 2013 summer season includes productions of "A Chorus Line," "Tuesdays With Morrie," "Music Man," "Unnecessary Farce," "Big Broadway Cast" and "'S Wonderful."
Note that roles of Cassie in "A Chorus Line," Morrie in "Tuesdays With Morrie" and four principle roles in their fifth show have already been cast. There is one more show that will be officially announced, due to restrictions, in March.
Video auditions are not accepted. Due to the advanced dance technique required for "A Chorus Line" and the rest of the season, only performers who attend a dance call will be considered for resident positions. Strong ballet and jazz experience are recommended. Men and women should be ready to tap if asked.
A quick note about TLP. It is the oldest continuously operating professional summer theater company in Illinois. Celebrating its 52nd season, the Playhouse is located in a beautiful, wooded lakeside area about 140 miles west of downtown Chicago.