Audition Process for the Summer 2021 Season
Signing Up for an Audition Time
- Go to the Audition Page to sign up for a specific 5 minute audition time on May 20 or 21 from 6:00-8:30pm, or May 22 from 9:00am-3:00pm.
- Fill out Casting Sheet, sign waiver on Casting Sheet, attach conflicts, and attach a photo.
- Prepare a monologue and song (if applicable) from the Audition Packet for each show you are interested in.
- There is no fee to audition. Registration fees are due for each production you are part of prior to the first rehearsal.
- Auditions & Callbacks will be held at the Oswegoland Park District’s South Point facility (810 Preston Lane, Oswego; adjacent to Southbury Elementary).
- On the day of your audition, please bring your completed Casting Sheet and give it to the directors before you perform your monologue and/or song.
- You will wait in the lobby and head back to perform for the directors one at a time. This process only takes 5-10 minutes.
If the directors need to see an actor again, they will be on the Callback List. If you are not on the Callback List, this does not mean you did not receive a role in the show. It simply means that we did not need to see you perform again to know where you fit best.
- Callback lists will be posted on the Limelight website by midnight on Saturday, May 22.
- If you are on the callback list, you will need to return for a callback session on Sunday, May 23 at South Point. Please plan on staying the entire time.
9:00-10:30am – Frozen A & Story Time LIVE!
10:30am-12:00pm – Frozen B
12:00-1:30pm – Campfire Stories
1:30-3:00pm – As You Like It
- Cast lists will be posted on the Limelight website by Wednesday, May 26.
- Everyone is encouraged to check ALL cast lists.
Registering for your Show
Once you have been cast in a production, you will need to register through the Oswegoland Park District. You can do this:
- Over the Phone by calling 630-554-1010 (if you have an Annual Waiver on file)
- In person Visit oswegolandparkdistrict.org for building addresses and operating hours.
- All registration fees are to be paid by the first day of rehearsal for your production. Participants will not be allowed to attend rehearsals or receive a script until fees are paid. A $10 late fee will be added to any late registrations.
So, we have experienced a global pandemic…
The Oswegoland Park District has been running programming following the current IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) guidelines. We are limiting cast & class sizes to ensure that we can safely accommodate individuals in our classrooms and rehearsal spaces at current IDPH guidelines. We also require everyone to wear masks while in the buildings and during programming. We will continue to follow IDPH & CDC guidance, and will evaluate as needed throughout the season.
Will Limelight be doing a musical for high school students this summer?
We had hoped to reschedule All Shook Up for this summer, but we are unable to produce a show of that scope and scale this season with the current and projected restrictions and regulations in place. We are disappointed, but we will not be producing a large scale musical for older performers this summer. We look forward to adding it back to our season in the future when it is safe to do so!
Do actors have to wear masks at rehearsal & performances?
Yes. Based on current regulations, all performers will be wearing masks in rehearsals and during performances, indoors or outside. We will continue to follow IDPH & CDC guidance, and will evaluate as needed throughout the season.
Do audience members have to wear masks at performances?
Yes. Based on current regulations, all audience members will wear masks any time they are in the school for the indoor performances, and anytime you are outside of your designated seating area for the outdoor performances. We will continue to follow IDPH & CDC guidance, and will evaluate as needed throughout the season.
What times are performances?
We will set the exact times and number of performances after auditions. Since we are working with limited capacity, we will add as many performances as necessary to accommodate the family, friends, and fans who want to see these shows.
When will tickets go on sale?
Our plan is to open ticket sales 2 weeks prior to each performance. This allows us to be as up to date as possible with capacity requirements and IDPH & CDC guidance.
What if an actor’s birthday is over the summer and that impacts which performance they can be in?
If an actor turns the lower age for a production by September 1, 2021, they are able to audition for that production. If they are the upper age at the start of the summer, they are able to be in that production and do not “age out” because they turn 15 during the run of the show.