Waukegan Park District

Cultural Arts Auditions

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus


The Waukegan Park District Cultural Arts Division is pleased that you are interested in becoming a member of one of our professionally-led community-based music performance groups.  Currently, Stephen Blackwelder is the music director of the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and the Waukegan Concert Chorus is directed by Randy Casey.  


The Music Directors the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and the Waukegan Concert Chorus are more than happy to arrange an audition with interested vocalists and musicians.  Please call the Jack Benny Center for the Arts to be placed in contact with the appropriate director.  If leaving a message at the Jack Benny Center 847-360-4740, please include your name, address, phone/email, instrument(s)/vocal range and a good time to get back to you.  You may also forward information to cfreeman@waukeganparks.org  

  Waukegan Symphony Orchestra

Bowen Park Theatre Company


Audition Notice for the Bowen Park

Theatre’s Spring Production


The Bowen Park Theatre is seeking physical actors who are comfortable with heightened text, creating characters, and working as an ensemble, for a colorblind spring production of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” This is Shakespeare’s shortest and most farcical of his comedies. The play is about two sets of twins who are separated at birth, mishaps due to mistaken identities and is filled with Shakespeare’s puns and word play. Performances run March 25 to April 10, 2016. Friday and Saturday performances have an 8 pm curtain and Sunday matinees are at 3 pm.
Most actors will be playing multiple roles, so actors who enjoy creating characters are encouraged to audition. Director Alicia Hall will be using some tools of the Michael Chekhov Technique in the rehearsal process. Actors need not have prior experience with the technique. The initial auditions will take place on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 12‐5:30 pm. It is requested that all interested actors please call 847‐360‐4740 to reserve a time slot for the Sunday ONLY auditions. Actors are asked to bring a headshot and resume and to please prepare one piece that is approximately one minute long of comedic classical text. Group callbacks will be held Monday, December 7 from 5:00‐ 8:30pm. Actors must be available for both the Sunday and Monday auditions. Bowen Park Theatre has been a part of the community since 1987. There is pay; however, Bowen Park Theatre is non‐Equity. The auditions and the theatre are located at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts located in Bowen Park, 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan, IL 60087. For directions or assistance, please call 847‐360‐4740 during regular business hours, M‐TH 10 am to 9 pm, FR 10 am to 5 pm, and SA 9 am to 4 pm. Offices are closed Sundays.


If you are interested in being placed on the Bowen Park Theatre Company's email list for audition updates please send your information to cfreeman@waukeganparks.org







Jack Benny Center for the Arts

39 Jack Benny Drive

Waukegan, IL 60087





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