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)

There are currently no auditions dates available.

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

For more information, please contact info@PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.


We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Front of House Staff

Porchlight Music Theatre seeks motivated individuals to join our dynamic growing team as the company moves to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts and will now manage its own box office. We are specifically looking for a Front of House team that will be trained in the areas of house management, box office and concessions. These part-time hourly, seasonal positions start in mid-September and end in June, working daytime weekday hours in the office, with evening and weekend availability required during productions. This position reports to the Audience & Events Director.


Sound Board Engineer – BILLY ELLIOT.

Porchlight Music Theatre is seeking an experienced and dependable technician.

– Comfortable working with 18-26 channel wireless systems.

– comfortable working with DCA based mixing for musicals, previous experience a must.

– experience on the Midas M32 and Behringer PM16 monitoring system.


Wardrobe Supervisor and Wardrobe Run Crew

Positions open in the Wardrobe Department for all productions beginning with BILLY ELLIOT.



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!

Porchlight Music Theatre is the recipient of:

   39 Joseph Jefferson Awards
   126 Joseph Jefferson Award Nominations
   28 After Dark Awards
   3 Black Theater Alliance Award Nominations
   17 BTAA nominations


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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