Thank you for your interest in the Garden! Online submissions are now open for A Class Act and A Raisin in the Sun.

Interested in Beauty and the Beast or The Bodyguard? Click the link below to register for our Audition Newsletter. You will be notified when these auditions are opened. 

Health and Safety: Productions will be live on stage at Garden Theatre, following strict health and safety protocols for all actors, designers, staff, crew, volunteers, and guests. 
Click here to read about Matt Palm’s visit to the Hello, Dolly! rehearsal room, and click here to listen to Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh discuss actor safety.

Garden Theatre Audition Statement: Garden Theatre strongly encourages performers of all ethnicities, and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

A Class Act

January 27 – February 7, 2021

First Rehearsal: December 29, 2020

Music and Lyrics by Edward Kleban | Book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price

Director: Joseph C. Walsh 

Music Director: Robby Stamper 

Choreographer: Mayme Paul

Show Description

He was one singular sensation. Twelve years after Edward Kleban won a Tony Award for his lyrics in A Chorus Line, his friends gather for a memorial service at the Shubert Theatre. As they reminisce about shared performances, jobs, and workshops, Ed joins them on stage to relive the struggles, triumphs, and important moments of his life. Sweet, funny, and at times poignant, A Class Act features songs written by Ed himself.

Audition Information

Seeking Union* and Non-Union actors ages 18+.

Stipends for actors 18+ begin at $1,000. All performers MUST have their own housing and transportation.

Please submit headshot, resume, a self-taped recording of a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song in the style of the show, and a dramatic monologue no longer than a minute.

Submissions must be received through Auditions Manager no later than Friday, October 2 at 11:59 pm. Any submission after 11:59 pm on October 2 will not be considered.

Callback is by invitation only and will take place virtually.

Garden Theatre Audition Statement: Garden Theatre strongly encourages performers of all ethnicities, and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

Click here to view character descriptions.

*Equity is not currently processing Guest Artist or Special Appearance Applications- we will be in communication with the association and should we reach an agreement we will be considering Equity members for this production.

If you have already submitted for Parade, we will consider that submission for this production.

A Raisin in the Sun

March 3 – 14, 2021

First Rehearsal: February 2, 2021

By Lorraine Hansberry

Director: Roberta Emerson

Show Description

What happens to a dream deferred? In South Chicago, a poor black family struggles to stay afloat as they search for financial stability and a place to call home. Tensions flare as the generations reach for different dreams and prejudice seeps into their lives. Filled with passion, humor, and humanity, A Raisin in the Sun is an iconic piece of African-American dramatic literature that will move audiences of all ages.

Audition Information

Seeking Union* and Non-Union actors ages 18+. One Non-Union role available for actors age 9 – 14. 

Stipends for actors 18+ begin at $1,000. Stipends for actors under age 18 begin at $250. All performers MUST have their own housing and transportation.

Please submit headshot, resume, a self-taped recording of a 1 – 2 minutes Dramatic or Serio-Comedic monologue.

Submissions must be received through Auditions Manager no later than Friday, October 2 at 11:59 pm. Any submission after 11:59 pm on October 2 will not be considered.

Callback is by invitation only and will take place virtually.

Garden Theatre Audition Statement: Garden Theatre strongly encourages performers of all ethnicities, and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

Click here to view character descriptions.

*Equity is not currently processing Guest Artist or Special Appearance Applications- we will be in communication with the association and should we reach an agreement we will be considering Equity members for this production.