Auditions for 2020 season

MUSIC THEATER WORKS is a professional musical theater company, casting primarily Chicago area talent.  All principal and ensemble performers are paid.

We will not be seeing anyone under the age of 18 at this time, but if your child would like to be considered for Ragtime or Billy Elliot you can email casting to be put on a mailing list for an audition call in May, 2020.

Contracts Offered

Music Theater Works offers roles on a non-Equity contract for a flat fee. Ensemble roles receive a flat $350 per production.

Audition Location

Paul S. Mavros Center, Music Theater Works' administrative and rehearsal facility: 516 4th Street, Wilmette IL 60091. We are one-half block from the CTA purple Linden stop, and we have a small parking lot.

What to Prepare

Headshots and resumes will be submitted through an online form. 

General Auditions require two contrasting 32-bar cuts from musical theater pieces of your choosing.  Bring sheet music in your key with 32-bar cuts clearly marked. An accompanist is provided.   

Please bring your rep book for additional selections.  

Actors may be asked to do a cold reading. Audition sides will be provided at the audition.

Callbacks & Invited calls will be seen in January.  Casting decisions will be determined by late February.

Additional information

All auditions may be recorded on video. 

General auditions typically last three minutes per person and are scheduled five people in each 15-minute slot. While we make every effort to run on time, attendees may be asked to stay past their scheduled appointment for as much as 30 minutes.


The Audition waiting room is in the windowed lobby of our rehearsal space and can be chilly with the constant coming and going. Please dress for the weather and for the general audition. There is a single bathroom available in the lobby. For dance calls, there are more restrooms/changing rooms inside the rehearsal studio that will be available during warm-ups prior to the dance call.

Audition Personnel

Kyle Dougan, Producing Artistic Director

Roger Bingaman, Resident Music Director

Casting Authority

Kyle Dougan, Producing Artistic Director

Production Dates

Note: we do not accept conflicts with technical rehearsals or performances.  Please consider dates before submitting.  



MAMMA MIA!: Rehearsals begin approximately Monday, May 4th. Technical rehearsals May 29th - June 4th. Performances Fri 6/5 (2p), Sat 6/7 (8p), Sun 6/7 (2p), Wed 6/10 (2p), Thurs 6/11 (2p), Fri 6/12 (8p), Sat 6/13 (2p & 8p), Sun 6/14 (2p). 


RAGTIME: Rehearsals begin approximately Monday, July 6th. Technical rehearsals August 14th - 20th. Performances Fri 8/21 (2p), Sat 8/22 (8p), Sun 8/23 (2p), Wed 8/26 (2p), Fri 8/28 (8p), Sat 8/29 (2p & 8p), Sun 8/30 (2p).


RICHARD RODGERS’ GREATEST HITS: Performances Wed 9/30 (2p), Fri 10/2 (8p), Sat 10/3 (8p), Sun 10/4 (2p), Wed 10/7 (2p), Thurs 10/8 (2p), Sat 10/10 (2p & 8p), Sun 10/11 (2p).  


BILLY ELLIOT: Rehearsals begin approximately November 11th, Technical rehearsals December 16th -22nd. Performances Wed 12/23 (2p), Sat 12/26 (2p & 8p), Sun 12/27 (2p), Wed 12/30 (2p), Thurs 12/31 (8p), Sat 1/2 (8p), Sun 1/3 (2p).