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Citadel Theatre is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 non-Equity Season General Auditions. The 2017-2018 season includes:

ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare, directed by Frank Farrell (Summer 2017 production, various outdoor locations). Shakespeare's iconic tragedy about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families, and the tragic results for the young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, as they are caught in the crosshairs of this feud.

LIGHT UP THE SKY by Moss Hart, directed by Pat Murphy. Moss Hart's classic backstage comedy about an out-of-town opening in Boston and the ups and downs of the theatre and the people who inhabit that world.

SCROOGE AND THE GHOSTLY SPIRITS, a world premiere musical by Douglas Post, directed by Scott Phelps. A brand-new holiday musical based on the timeless Charles Dickens' novella that is sure to be a family-friendly event you won't want to miss.

SEX WITH STRANGERS by Laura Eason, directed by Scott Westerman. A two-character drama about lust, love and the complex nature of identity in our digital-dominated era, where the characters must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.

THE EXPLORERS CLUB by Nell Benjamin, directed by Robert D. Estrin. London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire.



  • ROMEO AND JULIET (7/28/17 – 8/13/17): 10M (18-50s); 5F (18-40s)

  • LIGHT UP THE SKY (9/29/17 – 10/29/17): 6-9M (late 20s-mid 60s); 4F (late 20s-mid 60s)

  • SCROOGE AND THE GHOSTLY SPIRITS (11/17/17 – 12/22/17): 5-7M Principals (20s-50s); 5-7F Principals (20s-50s); Multiple M/F minor roles (all ages); Children (9-17)*

  • SEX WITH STRANGERS (2/2/18 – 3/4/18): 1M (late 20s-30); 1F (late 30s-40)

  • THE EXPLORERS CLUB (4/27/18 – 5/27/18): 6M (30s-50s); 1M (60+); 1M (18-mid 20s); 1F (30-mid 50s)

* NOTE: Children's auditions for "Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits" will be held a date/place to be announced.


- Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657.

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:15 PM.

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- Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ Citadel Theatre, 300 S Waukegan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

  • Material to Prepare: A contemporary comic monologue no longer than 1 ½ minutes in length. No classical or dramatic monologues, please. (NOTE: Music auditions for "Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits" will be held during show specific auditions.)

  • Please submit your H/R and audition request to

  • Appointments recommended. Walk-ins will be seen as time permits.

  • All acting positions are paid on a per-performance basis. Citadel Theatre is unable to offer EMC credit at this time. Citadel Theatre welcomes actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and actors with disabilities.