Opportunities at Porchlight

Porchlight Music Theatre is able to provide the best in music theatre offerings thanks to the work of our dedicated, responsible staff and artists. If you have skills and experience that would be an asset to our team, we’d love to meet you!

Porchlight Music Theatre is a professional AEA CAT II Chicago theatre with an annual budget of $1.5 million, producing for the upcoming season a 3-play Mainstage season, a 3-play Porchlight Revisits “lost” musicals-in-staged-concert series, a 3-show New Faces Sing Broadway revue series, the Off the Porch new musicals program, a dynamic year-round audience engagement and education program, as well as music theatre summer camps.
(ABOVE: Aaron Benham in “The Scottsboro Boys.” Photo by Austin Packard)

Non-Equity General Auditions – Memphis, They’re Playing Our Song and Do Re Mi

AUDITION DATES:

Monday, September 25 (10:30 am – 6pm) AEA + non-union (AEA and EMC members contact the AEA office. Non-union actors may walk in only this day for slots as available.)

Wednesday, September 27 (10:30 am – 6 pm) non-union

Friday, September 29 (10:30pm – 6pm) non-union

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Non-Equity Dance Call – Memphis

Porchlight Music Theatre seeks experienced, non-equity dancers for our up-coming production of Memphis.

October 4 (11am – 3 pm)
4200 W. Diversey

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Please check back regularly for updates, or follow us on Facebook for up-to-the-date announcements regarding future audition calls.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:


Development Director

Overview: Create and implement the annual strategic development plan for the organization. Build a structure for effective fundraising to meet the organization’s current and future financial needs in a sustainable and consistent way. Foster collaborative relationships with existing and potential individual donors, funders, corporate sponsors, and other public/private organizations in an effort to advance the mission and vision of PMT.

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Internships

Internship opportunities at Porchlight Music Theatre are designed to provide an enriching, career-broadening experience for qualified college and graduate students. The level of responsibility and the ongoing workload of an ever-growing artistic institution require that interns be highly motivated, energetic and self-reliant. Don’t miss out on working for one of the BEST theatre companies in Chicago!

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Be a Part of Our Team As a Volunteer*

Porchlight Music Theatre welcomes volunteers to assist our staff on a variety of projects including fundraising mailings (envelope stuffing!), marketing (poster your neighborhood!), audience services (lobby greeting!), as well as the opportunity to serve on committees like the Benefit Committee which supports our annual fundraising events – the ICONS Gala brunch (April) and the Chicago Sings concert (August).

  • Volunteer benefits include complimentary tickets to Porchlight Music Theatre productions and events, as available.
  • Volunteers must complete and submit an application, and an interview will be conducted either in person or via phone.

For more information, please email dana@porchlightmusictheatre.org, subject: Volunteer.

*Please note that theatre ushers are provided by The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts. For information on how you can become a Saint, call (773) 529-5510.

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Script Submissions

Porchlight Music Theatre accepts full length scripts year-round from literary agents and theatre professionals with whom we have an existing professional relationship. We invite unrepresented writers to submit a brief bio, short synopsis, and ten pages of sample dialogue and music on CD or sent electronically.

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