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)

Porchlight Music Theatre announces non-union auditions for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Porchlight Revisits Can-Can and New Faces Sing Broadway 


Singing Adult Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities and ages. Local hires only. See breakdown.


(Non-Equity & EMC Appointments) WED 6/27

2pm – 5:55pm

7pm – 9:55pm

THURS 6/28 – NEW!

4pm – 6:25pm

7:30pm – 9:55pm

(Walk-in auditions) FRI 6/29

10am – 1:55pm

3pm – 4:55pm

Info & Sign-Up

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:

Part-Time Bookkeeper

Porchlight Music Theatre, the city’s leader in music theatre now in its 23rd season, seeks an organized and self-directed individual to join our growing team as a part-time Bookkeeper, providing support to our small, fast-paced nonprofit arts organization. Hourly position at an average of 20-25 hours per week, with a minimum of three days in the office.

Overview: Provide bookkeeping support to the organization, working cooperatively with part-time Finance Manager and full-time Executive Director, as well as across departments within the company and with outside vendors

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Production Manager Gypsy / Porchlight Revisits 1776

Porchlight Music Theatre seeks an experienced Production Manager for our upcoming production of Gypsy and the Porchlight Revisits staged reading production of 1776. Working under the supervision of the Executive and Artistic Directors, Production Managers are key members of the leadership team and shepherd the production aspects of Porchlight’s theatrical productions through successful completion by managing people, budgets and schedules, and by keeping production team members as well as overhire staff informed, motivated and engaged. Production Managers are the main point of contact for guest designers and are responsible for fostering a collaborative and welcoming environment as well as ensuring that the best possible product goes on stage through implementing all production and technical requirements safely and within budget parameters. Production Managers supervise the building of Porchlight productions and support of other Porchlight activities as well as the solicitation and hiring of outside labor.

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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.

I Want to Volunteer!


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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