Opportunities at Porchlight

Porchlight Music Theatre is able to Chicago’s center for music theatre thanks to the work of our dedicated and talented 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 $2 million, producing a 3- to 4-play Mainstage season, and multiple editions of our popular Porchlight Revisits “lost” musicals-in-staged-concert series and New Faces Sing Broadway revue series. We nurture the next generation of musical through the Off the Porch new musicals program, and we have dynamic year-round audience engagement and youth education programs, including our “Make Your Own Musical” music theatre summer camps.
(ABOVE: Aaron Benham in “The Scottsboro Boys.” Photo by Austin Packard)

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


Porchlight Music Theatre announces video general auditions for Fall 2020 productions

SEEKING: Singing Adult Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities and ages for Legally Blonde, Porchlight Revisits Assassins and New Faces Sing Broadway. Local hires only. See breakdown.

If you already attended auditions in-person in March, please do not submit again at this time, thank you.

Online video submissions only. See link below for specific instructions. No phone calls, please.

Video submissions will be accepted through Midnight on Friday, May 15, 2020.
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Job Postings

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Internships

Join the Team. Be a Porchlight Intern.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, applications for Fall 2020 are not being accepted. Spring 2021 onward are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.

Porchlight Music Theatre’s Internship program is an opportunity for qualified college students, graduates, and young professionals to learn in a hands-on environment as part of the staff of a non-profit theater. Porchlight Music Theatre offers internships in different categories: Artistic Administration, Education & Outreach, Development & Special Events, Marketing & PR/Publicity, and Artistic/Casting.

Porchlight Interns work closely with their departments on special projects and ongoing work. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Porchlight Music Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. You can find more information about each internship in “more info”.

Questions? Email rebeccah@porchlightmusictheatre.com

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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 and event teams for the ICONS Gala (spring) 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 info@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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