Kindleberger Summer festival of the performing arts outdoor theatre auditions! 

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Synopsis for The Skokie Detective Charter School:

At the Skokie Detective Charter School, all the students are detectives-in-training, learning firsthand how to follow the facts and find a logical solution. But these future super sleuths are about to encounter their biggest case yet when students start acting strangely, monsters are spotted in the hallway, and their teacher goes missing! These Private Eyes reconstruct the day's events through four classic story-telling perspectives (film noir, mystery, romance, and Western) to solve the mystery in this clever and fast-paced comedy.


Auditions will be held Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 from 4pm-6:30pm at the St. Ambrose Church Social Hall, 1628 East G Ave in Parchment. Callbacks:  (if necessary) Wednesday May 22 at 4pm

We need you!  We are looking for a Company of approximately 24, ages 9-18 yrs, actors that are creative problem-solving team players ready to have some fun!  Please arrive promptly at 4pm.  We will be dispensing considerable information, answering questions, asking you to fill out paperwork etc.  This audition will consist of multiple rounds of cold readings from the script.  The Director will assign you a scene and a scene partner, give you some time to work, and then you will perform it for the Director.

Performance Dates: Wed-Fri, July 10-12, 5:30pm, Sat-Sun, July 13-14, 3:30pm. 

Character List:

Matty Maddox – youngest student in class.  Brainy

Maddie King – an energetic natural leader.  Strong detective instincts

Shawna – a romantic

Paris Fitz-Walter – a valley girl.  Not very bright

Sheila Benson – an adventurous type.  Best friends with LaDonna

LaDonna Wirt – somewhat skittish, but up for a challenge. 

PJ + DJ Meyer – Twins!

Hooper Harper – silent but deadly

Wendell Grit – a cowpoke

Austin Charles – a bit of a bully who likes animals.  Friends with Paris

Grace Wayne – whatever it is, she is over it.

Stevie Speever – teacher’s pet who is friends with lab rats

Ms. Rankin – former hippie turned detention monitor

Mr. Speever – Stevie’s dad, also the Gym Coach at the school

Mrs. Quigle – the world’s best teacher who happens to be having the worst day ever

Custodian Brown – the creepy person at school that the kids make up stories about

Cheerleader – a cheerleader

Mean Person – a mean person

Matilda – a cat

Science – a lab rat

Principle Charlie – is a voice we hear over the schools PA system 

We will also need to cast various and sundry additional cheerleaders, students, etc. 


              Monday May 20.  Please arrive at 4pm for informational meeting. 

              Tuesday May 21.  Please arrive at 4pm for informational meeting. 

Callbacks:  (if necessary) Wednesday May 22 at 4pm


              Our first rehearsal is on Tuesday May 28th at St Ambrose Church Social Hall.

Normally we rehearse Mondays through Thursdays from 4:00-6:00

We do try to avoid rehearsing near the July 4th Holiday.  Specifics TBA


              July 10 – 14th

Break a leg!





Logo design by Sara Gray

Logo design by Sara Gray

Synopsis for Disney’s Freaky Friday

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update on an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.

“Delightfully spunky” with “timeless appeal” (Variety), Freaky Friday features a new book by Bridget Carpenter (Parenthood) and an original pop/rock score by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal). This dynamic story puts a fresh new spin on a “polished, peppy, modern fairy tale” (The Washington Post). Freaky Friday delivers a crowd pleasing, family friendly musical with sharp wit and buoyant tunes!


Auditions will be held Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 from 7pm-10pm at the St. Ambrose Church Social Hall, 1628 East G Avenue, in Parchment. Callbacks, if needed, will be Wednesday, May 22 from 7pm-10pm, at the Social Hall. 

Seeking a cast of 7-12 adults and 9-12 teens ages 14 and up, as well as one actor to play a 10 year old boy.  

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from the show or in a similar style. Bring your own sheet music.  

Everyone will participate in a dance audition and some may be asked to read from the script. 

Please plan to arrive by 7pm. You only need to attend one night of auditions.

Performance Dates: Wed-Fri, July 10-12, 7pm, Sat-Sun, July 13-14, 5pm.