Porchlight Music Theatre announces video auditions for New Faces Sing Broadway 1979.

Seeking singing Adult Actors (18+) of all ethnicities and gender identities.

Local, Chicagoland based hires only.



Directed by Brianna Borger

Music Direction by Chuck Larkin


Artistic Director, Michael Weber

Producing Associate, Christopher Pazdernik


Late May/Early June – individual vocal & performance coachings

Week of June 6 – group rehearsal & dress rehearsal

Saturday, June 12 – Outdoor Performance, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

(Rain Date TBD)


$150 stipend per performer


Online video submissions only. See below for specific instructions.


Video submissions will be accepted through Midnight on Thursday, April 1, 2021.


Please submit a video of yourself performing two (2) contrasting 32 bar music theater selections from between 1970-1990. The pieces must be performed with accompaniment; no acapella submissions, please. Does not need to be performed with piano specifically, can be any kind of music track or recorded accompaniment available to you. Pianist references available upon request. Please include your headshot and resume with your video submission.

If you play an instrument proficiently—especially guitar—please either accompany yourself (preferable, if possible) along with a track for one of your selections, or record a separate short selection in which to show your proficiency.

VIDEOS: Please submit one (1) video file containing both songs submitted as either a direct YouTube or Vimeo link. Multiple videos, videos requiring downloads or videos that are password protected will not be accepted.

HEADSHOT/RESUME: Please submit together as one PDF file named LastName_FirstName. (ex. Pazdernik_Christopher.pdf). Materials containing multiple files, not submitted as a PDF or not following the requested file name format will not be accepted.

TO SUBMIT: Please send one (1) email to auditions@porchlightmusictheatre.org with your full name in the subject line, your one (1) video link in the body of the email and attach your one (1) PDF with your headshot & resume. Due to the volume of submissions expected, we will not be able to respond to each performer individually. You will only be contacted if we need anything further from you.

Submissions not following the above instructions may not be considered. However, if you experience technical difficulties formatting your submission as requested, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to find an alternative solution. 

Email only; no phone calls, please.

Porchlight Music Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its employees to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Porchlight Music Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.