Employment and auditions
Marriott Theatre is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusivity for its staff, creative teams, casts, musicians, crew members and audiences, and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and discrimination-free environment. We welcome the uniqueness that any candidate can bring to our organization in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We welcome candidates that help us build and maintain an anti-racist and anti-opression environment, and who help prioritize joy in the production process. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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Current auditions (if there are any) are linked below.
The question most asked at the Marriott Theatre is with regard to children performing in shows. We do often have children, or those under the age of 18, in shows here at the Marriott Theatre. We audition those children much in the same was as listed above for adult performers, except we rarely have open calls for younger performers.
After deciding what shows require young performers, the Artistic Directors and Directors sift through the headshots and resumes to see what children fit the age range, look, and experience required for the roles in question. For this reason, to have your child in consideration, you must have a picture and resume on file at the theater (please send to the address previously listed).
Though we do sometimes have open auditions for young performers, this is a very rare occurrence, and almost always do a callback audition from the pictures and résumés on file.
If you would like to submit your headshot and resume for future consideration, you may do so by sending your headshot and resume to Artistic Assistant, Sana Selemon. Please make sure both your headshot and your resume are in a single PDF document, thenemail that to Sana.Selemon@MarriottTheatre.com.
If unable to email, we will accept hard copies. Please address your submission to:
Sana Selemon, Artistic Assistant
The Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse
1342 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Headshots and resumes
Though auditioning for the Marriott Theatre at one of the open auditions is the best way to be seen, sending in a headshot and resume is another excellent way to be considered for shows. We typically decide on callbacks from those that auditioned at Generals, as well as from Headshots and Resumes that we have on file. Artistic Directors and Directors often sift through viable headshots when crafting a callback list. If you are interested in performing on our stage, you should submit a headshot and resume as one single PDF document to: Sana.Selemon@MarriottTheatre.com
Children headshots and resumes
Because so many parents are interested in having their children audition, let me explain what should be included in a picture and resume for a young actor:
The picture does not need to be professional. Any recent picture, preferably 8 x 10, is acceptable. Keeping this picture up-to-date with us is critical, as children grow and age rapidly, it is important that we see what they look like now, and not several years ago.
The resume should include the following information:
- All experience with acting
- All experience with singing
- Any special awards or recommendations
- Parent names and contact information
Again, please send this to the above address, and keep it up to date (every 6 months to a year is recommended).
Open Dance Call
Very near the same time as the General Auditions, we also have an Open Dance Call. These are for anyone interested in being seen primarily as a dancer. If you are primarily a singer, you should first attend the General Auditions. If you are primarily a dancer, you should only attend the Open Dance Call.
The Dance Call usually consists of simply learning various routines in a limited amount of time, and then performing those routines as though in performance. Often, a Dance Call will also include singing two sets of 16 bars. This varies, of course, depending on the season and the needs of the Theatre at the time of the audition.
These audition notices are also posted here on the website, in local papers and PerformInk.
Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse
1342 Barclay Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Our Rehearsal Warehouse and Costume Shop is just two miles south of the theatre (off of Milwaukee Ave).