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


Co-Directed & Choreographed by
Brenda Didier & Florence Walker Harris
Music Direction by Jermaine Hill

Artistic Director, Michael Weber
Casting Manager, Christopher Pazdernik


Sophisticated Ladies
1st Reh: Dec 16, 2019 (Christmas week off)
1st Perf: Jan 24, 2020
Anticipated close: Mar 6, 2020


Porchlight Rehearsal Studios (Google Maps: PMT Studios and Shop)

4200 W. Diversey, just west of Pulaski

#76 Diversey bus pulls up at Tripp Ave, Free parking in lot and on street.

NOTE: Auditions are NOT at the Ruth Page Center.

AUDITION DATES (Non-Equity & EMC Appointments)

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

Please sign up for one or the other, not both.

Sign-Up Here

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.)


Singer Auditions: Looking for strong vocalists for are comfortable singing Duke Ellington’s compositions to vivid life. Prepare two contrasting 32-bar selections in the style of the show. (You may sing songs from the show.) Bring sheet music, your book and a headshot/resume. An accompanist will be provided. No recordings, please. You may be asked to come back and dance on the afternoon of Friday, June 28.

Dance Calls: Each call will consist of a jazz combination and a tap combination, so please bring shoes for both, and a headshot/resume. Gymnastic skills a plus! You may be asked to stay and sing, so please prepare 32 bars of a music theatre song in the style of the show that best shows off your voice. Have a second song ready if asked. You may also be asked to dance again later that day.

Do not submit photo / resume via email for consideration; please make an audition appointment.

Porchlight Music Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers 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.

No phone calls, please. Video auditions are not accepted.

Please sign up for one audition or the other, not both.

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