Beehive: The 60's Musical Auditions

Thank you for auditioning for the Marriott Theatre! Please read all audition information before submitting!

Video submissions will be due NOVEMBER 13th at 11:59pm CT. Please submit via our Google Form: 

Videos must be received as an unlisted Youtube link or Vimeo link. We are looking for understudies for every role.

PREPARATION: Please prepare a 32 bar cut of song in the style of the show. If you need material to sing, please see the provided selections below. 

If you need an extension, please reach out to Kavin Moore at the email address listed below.

In-person callbacks will be in Lincolnshire, IL during the days of  December 6th - 8th. Please indicate on the form if you are not available during those days. All cast members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to appear at an in-person callback and be cast in the show.  “Fully vaccinated,” as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine.

If you have questions, please email Kavin Moore at 

First day of rehearsal: May 23rd, 2024 

First Preview: June 12th, 2024

Opening: June 19th, 2024

Closing: August 4th, 2024

Director/Choreographer: Deidre Goodwin (She/Her) 

Musical Director: Ryan T. Nelson (He/Him)

Artistic Director: Peter Marston Sullivan (He/Him) 

Executive Producer: Peter Blair (He/Him)

Associate Artistic Director: Katie Johannigman (She/Her)

Artistic Coordinator: Kavin Moore, CSA (He/They) 

Casting Note, Kavin Moore, CSA

Beehive pays homage to the remarkable women who made an indelible impact on the 1960s music scene. This production aims to captivate and enlighten its audience. We are in search of performers who possess a profound affection for the musical era of the 1960s and who can faithfully embody the distinct styles of the diverse artists highlighted in the production. We are seeking singers who move well for this production.

Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming casting process. We strive to lead with respect, kindness, and generosity. We recognize the oppressive practices of theatre-making and we are working to decolonize these destructive forces that have been barriers to the historically marginalized. In regard to the character descriptions provided, they serve as portrayals of the characters found in the script, developed in collaboration with the creative team. They are not intended to be all-encompassing in determining the performers for these roles, as our aim is to cast inclusively and purposefully. We acknowledge that the majority of characters in the script are traditionally presented as either male or female (using he/him or she/her pronouns). However, we warmly welcome submissions from individuals who identify as gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, or non-binary for the roles that resonate most with their identity. We will include the race/ethnicity of a role when it is explicitly relevant to the character. We also welcome performers with disabilities to submit. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

While we are currently not able to provide transposed versions of the audition music, we have found a google plug-in called Transpose on Chrome browsers that will transpose songs simply and without having to purchase anything ( If the songs provided don’t showcase you at your best, you can submit another song in the world of the show.

Please reach out to Kavin Moore at or 847-465-1326 ex. 1  if you have any questions or access needs.


If you need material to sing, please click/tap the name of the character you'd like to be considered for.

WOMAN #1 (She/Her, Vocal Range F3-F5) – Carries the bulk of dialogue in the show. The performer must be charismatic with a stellar voice. The “leader” of the group. Sings Sweet Talkin Guy, Then He Kissed Me, and others.

WOMAN #2 (She/Her, Black, Vocal Range: F3-F5) – A strong, powerful, and bold voice with a personality to match. Sings Be My Baby, You Don’t Own Me, Son of a Preacher Man, and others. 

WOMAN #3 (She/Her, Vocal Range: F3-D5) – Warm and expressive with a lyrical voice. Sings You Can’t Hurry Love, My Boyfriend’s Back, Where The Boys Are, and others. 

WOMAN #4 (She/Her, Vocal Range: C#3-Db3) – Warm voice with a bit of rasp. Often the emotional center of the show. Sings To Sir, With Love, Somebody To Love, Cry Baby, Bobby McGee, and others.  Performer Inspiration: Janis Joplin 

WOMAN #5 (She/Her, Vocal Range: C#3/Db3 - A5) – Independent and confident with a strong voice. Sings Where Did Our Love Go, One Fine Day, and others.

WOMAN #6 (She/Her, Black,Vocal Range: A#3/Bb3 - F5) – Fiery and fierce, somewhat sarcastic, with a huge voice. Sings I Sold My Heart To The Junkman, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, and others. Performer Inspiration: Aretha Franklin

We are seeking understudies for each role.

PREPARATION: Please prepare a 32 bar cut of song in the style of the show. If you need material to sing, please see the provided selections below. 
Click/Tap Here for Pre-Selected Vocal Cuts from Beehive: The 60’s Musical


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