Northbrook Park District - Northbrook Theatre | Northbrook, IL, United States

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Posted Date 12/05/2022

Northbrook Theatre announces auditions for ACROSS THE SAND: A PASSOVER THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE. Designed for children and families (best for ages 4 to 10 and their families), this immersive theatrical experience will bring the story of Passover to life using performance, live music, and sensory storytelling. Audiences will be seated in the round at long tables, and the action will unfold all around them.  The performance includes moments of sensory engagement between performer and audience members.

Seeking singing actors and actor-musicians (experience with guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, violin, and/or percussion a plus!) who have interest and/or experience in teaching artistry, experience with children a plus; actors who enjoy collaborative devising and improvisation; and actors who are interested in performing up-close and interacting with audiences as part of the performance experience.


  • Book and Lyrics by Jonathan Shmidt Chapman
  • Original Music by Ty Citerman

A basket carrying a baby floats down the Nile River…where is it going, and who will the baby become? Travel down the Nile, across Egypt, and through the Red Sea in immersive theatrical retelling of the Passover Story. Brought to life through storytelling, live music, table-top puppetry, and multi-sensory engagement, this theatrical event will bring the Passover story to life “as if you were there.”

Material to Prepare:

1. Perform a short poem.
2. Perform 16 bars of a musical theater song or folk song. An accompanist will be present or you may accompany yourself.
3. If you play an instrument, bring your instrument and perform a short piece.

Sign up for an audition timeslot here:

Time Commitment:

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule

Wednesday March 8, 10am-1pm
Thursday March 9. 10am-1pm
Sunday March 12, 10am-1pm (Alternative / Monday March 13)
Tuesday March 14, 10am-1pm
Wednesday March 15, 10am-1pm
Thursday March 16. 10am-1pm
Sunday March 19, 10am-1pm (Alternative / Monday March 20)
Tuesday March 21, 10am-1pm
Wednesday March 22, 10am-1pm
Thursday March 23, 10am-4pm
Friday March 24, 10am-4pm
Sunday, March 26, 10am-4pm

Tentative Performance Schedule - 14 performances

March 25 @10am and 12pm
March 29 @10am and 12pm
March 30 @10am and 12pm
April 1 @ 11am and 1pm
April 2 @ 11am and 1pm
April 7 @ 10am and 12pm
April 8 @ 11am and 1pm
April 9 @ 11am and 1pm

Character Type/Restrictions:

Seeking 5 Actor/Musicians. Northbrook Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition. Jewish actors are strongly encourage to audition.

Pay Rate: Rehearsals -$18/hr; Performances $90/per performance
Audition Date and Time: 12/13,10am-1:30pm or 12/16,10am-1:30pm
Audition Location: 3323 Walters Ave. Northbrook,IL 60062
Sign up for an audition timeslot here: 
Salary18.00 - 18.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Arts | Music
Part Time Categories
Arts | Music
Organization Type
Other | Youth
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