Paramount Theatre 2024-25 Season - Chicago EPA (11.27.23 - 11.28.23) | Playbill

Paramount Theatre 2024-25 Season - Chicago EPA (11.27.23 - 11.28.23)

CATEGORY: Performer

Aurora Civic Center Authority
Aurora, IL

Job Details



$944 weekly minimum (LOA ref. COST)

Monday, November 27, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (C)
BREAK: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (C)
BREAK: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661

Jim Corti- Artistic Director and Director of The Full Monty
Trent Stork- Artistic Producer & Casting Director and Director of Frozen
Katie Spelman- Director and Choreographer of Waitress
Elena Gerk- Artistic & Casting Associate

Trent Stork: Artistic Producer & Casting Director
Elena Gerk: Artistic & Casting Associate

See breakdown for production-specific dates.


EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity 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, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for roles in Paramount Theatre's 2024-25 Season (see breakdown).

Please prepare one one-to-two-minute cut of a contemporary musical theatre song that showcases your range and style. You may be asked to sing another contrasting song in a contemporary Musical Theatre, pop, or folk style. Please bring one copy of your headshot and resume, stapled together.



A NOTE from Casting:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns. However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.

We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
The Aurora Civic Center Authority (parent company to Paramount Theatre) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.
Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, COVID-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

Directed by Jim Corti

First Rehearsal: July 22 or 23, 2024
Tech Begins: August 14, 2024
First Preview: August 21, 2024
Opening Night: August 30, 2024
Closing Night: October 6, 2024

Jerry Lukowski: Male, 30s-40s. An unemployed mill worker, fighting to maintain his pride and the custody of his only son. Spontaneous. Very prideful.

Pam Lukowski: Female, 30s-40s. Jerry's estranged wife and high school sweetheart. She wants what is best for her son. Strong businesswoman.

Nathan Lukowski: Male, 11-13. Jerry’s son, who reluctantly spends time with him; he has grown tired of his father's seeming lack of motivation.

Dave Bukatinsky: Male, 30s-40s. Jerry's best friend and fellow unemployed mill worker. More of a follower than leader.

Georgie Bukatinsky: Female, 30s-40s. Dave's wife. She loves her husband and worries about him. Very outgoing. She is the "leader" of her group of girlfriends.

Harold Nichols: Male, 30s-40s. An unemployed supervisor at the mill. Hot Metal's choreographer. Thinks his worth comes from providing for his wife, so he hides his unemployment from her.

Vicki Nichols: Female, 30s-40s. Harold's wife. She enjoys the finer things in life. Loves her husband more than anything and supports him no matter what.

Malcolm Macgregor: Male, 20s-30s. An unemployed mill worker. Lives at home with his mother. Depressed, awkward, and feeble. Pigeon-chested. Finds comfort in Ethan.

Noah "Horse" T. Simmons: Male, Black, 50s-60s. A retired mill worker. Despite being old and slow when walking, he still has explosive dance moves. Frequently grumpy.

Ethan Girard: Male, 20s-30s. An unemployed mill worker. Lonely. Has a blind determination and confidence to succeed. Finds company with Malcolm.

Jeanette Burmeister: Female, 60s-70s. A piano player of indeterminate years and a show-business pro. Sassy, quick-witted, and larger than life.

Adult Ensemble: All Genders. 20s-60s. Ensemble that plays a range of characters comprising the community in which the story takes place.

Directed by Trent Stork

First Rehearsal: September 30 or October 1, 2024
Tech Begins: October 23, 2024
First Preview: October 30, 2024
Opening Night: November 8, 2024
Closing Night: January 19, 2025

Elsa: Female, 20s-30s. Reserved and hesitant and Arendelle’s new Queen. However, she has been trained for over a decade to fear and hide her magical powers.

Anna: Female, 20s-30s. Optimistic and enthusiastic Princess of Arendelle. Funny and courageously fearless, her greatest flaw – and her greatest strength – is her faith in love.

Kristoff: Male, 20s- 30s. A human orphan raised by Hidden Folk in the forest, Kristoff is a self-reliant ice-seller & Mountain Man whose best friend is a reindeer, Sven, for whom he provides a voice so they can have conversations. Kristoff is naturally warm with a good heart, although he’s circumspect about Anna and her mountaintop mission.

Sven: Any Gender, 20s-40s. The lovable reindeer & sidekick to Kristoff. Funny, inquisitive, and intuitive. Full body puppet.

Olaf: Male, 20s- 30s. A big-voiced snowman created by Elsa’s magic, Olaf is pure innocence, completely content to be anywhere, doing anything. Puppet.

Hans: Male, 20s-30s. The youngest of thirteen brothers, Prince Hans of the Southern Isles is a real charmer. Anna falls for his wittiness on the spot.

Weselton: Male, 30s-60s. A chauvinistic, intolerant diplomat, the Duke of Weselton seeks any opportunity to get ahead. He seizes on Elsa’s “accident” to spread fear and discredit the entire royal family of Arendelle. Short.

Young Elsa: Female, 11-13. Bright, poised, elder princess of Arendelle who adores her younger sister. She aims to be a perfect daughter, but wrestles with a dangerous talent.

Young Anna: Female, 8-11. Energetic, free-spirited younger princess of Arendelle who dotes on every word and movement of Elsa. She is heartbroken when she is isolated from Elsa by their parents.

Oaken: Male, 30s-40s. Oaken runs Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna. He is a father, good-natured and helpful. Beware though, if you cross him, he won't hesitate to throw you out of his humble establishment.

Pabbie: Male, 30s-40s. Pabbie is a gentle and benevolent troll. Though he recommended erasing Anna's memories of Elsa's magic, he was sympathetic enough to "leave the fun" of her experiences intact. And despite the dire nature of the circumstances he faced, the elderly troll was always calm and patient in his explanations.

Bulda: Female, 30s-40s. Bulda is an outgoing troll, possessing high spirits and approaching situations with an open mind. She has a maternal, caring side, having taken in Kristoff and Sven. Bulda also eagerly welcomed Kristoff "home", offered to wash his clothes, and even tries setting him up with Anna.

Directed and Choreographed by Katie Spelman

First Rehearsal: January 13 or 14, 2025
Tech Begins: February 5, 2025
First Preview: February 12, 2025
Opening Night: February 21, 2025
Closing Night: March 30, 2025

Jenna: Female, 20s-30s. A woman stuck in her life as an unhappily married waitress in a small town. Finds some happiness and expression through her meticulous baking of pies and her friendships with her coworkers, Dawn and Becky. Lives her life paycheck-to-paycheck, day by day, and wants nothing more than to get away and start fresh, unbeknownst to her destructive husband, Earl.

Dr. Pomatter: Male, 30s-early 40s. Endearing and neurotic. Has a warm, if clumsy, matter. Jenna’s gynecologist with whom an unexpected extramarital affair is born. Has a quirky sense of humor and a big heart, even though he’s contributing to the affair.

Dawn: Female, 20s. Waitress and friend of Jenna. Eccentric is the nice way to say she’s slightly unusual. She sets the tables, painstakingly ensuring each salt and peppershaker is equidistant from the napkin holder.

Becky: Female, early 40s-early 50s. Waitress and friend of Jenna. Irreverent, been there, made it back, and somehow kept her forward and sometimes wicked sense of humor.

Earl: Male, 20S-30s. Jenna’s husband. Peaked in high school with a face that is clouded with broken dreams, drowned with cheap beer. Just enough narcissism mixed with stupidity, to be a potent Molotov cocktail that can explode into unexpected anger one second and then turn into a sobbing mess the next.

Ogie: Male, 30s. Strange, yet oddly lovable. Becomes slightly obsessed with Dawn (in a hilarious yet endearing way) after she goes on a 5-minute date with him. Quirky, incredibly persistent, and odd, yet kind.

Cal: Male, 40s. A chef at the diner. A “Salt of the Earth” guy. Brash, impatient, unsentimental, but somehow charming.

Joe: Male, 60s- early 70s. The owner of the diner where Jenna, Dawn, Becky, and Cal work. A seemingly old, curmudgeonly man who has a soft spot for Jenna (and her pie), warm at heart. A sarcastically funny and no-nonsense guy with a keen ability to read people.

Lulu: Young Girl,4-5 years old. Daughter of Jenna and Earl. A sweet, carefree child. Juvenile actors encouraged to audition.

Adult Ensemble: All Genders. 20s-60s. Play a range of characters comprising the community in which the story takes place.


LOA $944 weekly minimum (LOA ref. COST)




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