Auditions are required in order to assess each individual actor’s comfort level of as a performer, evaluate their skills and find the role that will best fit their personality and talent. Registration for auditions is not required; auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Actors will be seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive. They will be photographed and fill out an audition form, listing their availability and experience. There is no cost to audition, however all who are cast in our youth or community theatre productions must pay a participation fee.

How to Prep for Your Audition

Actors should prepare 16 bars (measures of music) of a musical theatre song in the proper key. Sheet music for the song should be hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist. (Sheet music can be copied from songbooks at the Northbrook Public Library or purchased online at For the reading part of the audition, the director will use parts from the script. Actors will have a chance to practice reading through the lines, and the director can answer questions and offer assistance in the audition. The program supervisor, choreographer, music director and director, as well as other actors auditioning in the same group, will be present during auditions. You may also register for an Audition Prep Workshop with one of our voice instructors prior to your audition.


Casting is based on ability, availability and attitude.

Northbrook Theatre Community Musical — Newsies!
2019 Audition Information
Open to actors age 9 to adult

Auditions are held at the Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062

Stop the presses! The Northbrook Theatre is excited to announce our new spring musical—Newsies! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day.

REHEARSALS (Actors may not be called to every rehearsal)

11 weeks, beginning the week of April 1.
A full rehearsal schedule will be given at auditions.

Typical rehearsals are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9pm and Sundays from 1-4pm with occasional Monday and Tuesday rehearsals.
Tech Week: Monday June 3 – Thursday, June 6, 2019

PERFORMANCES (must be available for all dates)
June 7, 8, 14 at 7pm
June 9, 15, 16 at 2pm

March 20 and 21 from 4:30-7:30pm (Choose one)

Sign Up for an Audition Time Slot Here.

If you have any questions about our Theatre programs please contact Erin Sweet at Thank you for your interest in Northbrook Theatre!