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Producing theatre requires the talent and hard work of many dedicated people on stage and behind the scenes. We can't mount our shows without performers, stage managers, directors, lighting designers, choreographers, and more! Consider joining us at Big Noise Theatre! Opportunities for performers and production staff are listed below.


In Person Auditions: December 12 and 13; 7:30pm-10pm
Video Submissions: Due by December 13 until 5pm
Callbacks: December 15; 7:30pm-10pm

Big Noise Theatre is excited to announce Non-Equity auditions for Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" Ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books, Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences. Gerald and Piggie are best, best, "bestus" (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means "very best") friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible.

Co-Directed by Travis Monroe Neese and Tuesdai B. Perry
Choreographed by Tuesdai B. Perry
Music Direction by Henry Allan

Audition Dates: Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13 from 7:30pm-10pm with callbacks on Thursday, December 15 from 7:30pm-10pm. Walk-ins welcome!

Location: First Congregational Church, 766 Graceland Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Pay: $100 stipend

Time Commitment: Rehearsals will be held in Des Plaines between December 18 and February 4 before moving to the performance space in Des Plaines on February 5 with a break for the holidays between December 22 and January 2. Performances are at Prairie Lakes Theater on Saturdays February 11, 18, 25, and March 5 at 11am and 1pm; Sundays February 12, 19, 26, and March 5 at 11am; and Thursdays February 23 and March 2 at 7:30pm.

COVID-19 Policy: All cast and staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted, as recommended by the CDC guidelines, for auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Proof of vaccination and booster status (as applicable) must be provided at auditions before being seen. This information will be verified at auditions against a physical vaccination card, photocopy of vaccination card, digital record of vaccination, or a printed record from your vaccine provider.

Safety at Rehearsals and Performances: Big Noise Theatre intends to have mask-free performances of this production. Due to the ever evolving nature of COVID-19, BNT and the production staff will follow the latest local and CDC guidelines for rehearsals and performances and will partner with cast and staff to ensure the safety and comfort of all involved.

Material to Prepare: 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show that shows your voice at its best. Music must be in the key you plan to sing in. Please be sure music is in a book or double sided in a 3-ring binder. Please complete this digital form before arrival. Callbacks on Thursday, December 15 will consist of singing, scenework, and movement/choreography.

Contact Info: Do not submit photo/resume via email for consideration; make an audition appointment. If you're unable to attend auditions, we'll accept video submissions at until Tuesday December 13 at 5pm. No phone calls, please.

Big Noise Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its staff to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Big Noise Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

All auditions may be recorded on video.

It is the policy of Big Noise Theatre to accept walk-in auditions regardless of full audition slots.

Character Breakdown:

A2-F4, A lumbering, somewhat formally attired elephant; prone to melancholy. Best friends with Piggie

G3-A5 with mix/belt, An ebullient, inquisitive pink pig. Best friends with Gerald

The Squirelles
E3-Ab5 harmonies, A trio of back-up singing squirrels; friends with Gerald and Piggie

Non singing, A dutiful delivery dog

Non singing, A sarcastic ice cream seller

Watch this space for opportunities to work with Big Noise Theatre on stage and off. We're always looking for talented individuals who enjoy collaborating on bringing top-notch entertainment to our stage.