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)

“Sophisticated Ladies” – Non-Union Auditions


Adult Actors (18+) who are strong singers (Duke Ellington music) & dancers (tap & jazz) of all ethnicities and gender identities. Gymnastic experience a plus. Local hires only.


TUES JUNE 18: Singer Auditions Appointments 10 AM – 6 PM
FRI JUNE 28: Dance Calls at 10 AM, 11:30 AM or 1:30 PM

Singers may also walk-in on the AEA Appointment Day: MON JUNE 24, 10 AM – 6 PM.
(AEA members seeking union auditions should consult their member portal.)

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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.


Job Postings


Overview – Porchlight seeks an AEA Stage Manager for it’s upcoming production of Sunset Boulevard, September 17, 2019 through an anticipated close of December 8, 2019.
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Overview – Porchlight Music Theatre seeks a full-time Operations & Production Supervisor to join our expanding staff. This senior management position assures the successful delivery of all Porchlight Music Theatre productions and the management and maximization of Porchlight assets including scene shop, rehearsal spaces, production offices and costume/prop inventory etc. In collaboration with the Artistic Director and Executive Director, this role hires and oversees Production Managers for individual Porchlight mainstage productions, and is responsible for the successful physical delivery of all Porchlight productions and events, including participating in production budgeting and production staff hiring. (CONSIDERING LOCAL CHICAGO-AREA RESIDENTS ONLY)
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Overview –Porchlight Music Theatre seeks an experienced Production Manager for Sunset Boulevard (opening October 11, 2019) and the short-run Porchlight Revisits production of Call Me Madam (November 20-21, 2019)..
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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 — Chicago’s Home for Music Theatre!!


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 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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