Metropolis Performing Arts Centre


Anything Goes Auditions for role of John

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in downtown Arlington Heights, IL is accepting submissions for the role of John in Anything Goes (Fall 2019), music and lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse, and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Anything Goes will be directed by Robin Hughes, with choreography by Christie Kerr, and musical direction by Ken McMullen. Seeking strong non-Equity adult actors/singers, who dance/move well. Tap skills would be preferable if possible. Seeking actors of diversity, who are strongly encouraged to submit. Gender-fluid casting is available for this role.

By submission only
Performance Location:
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Accessible from the Metra UPNW Line; located a few blocks from the Arlington Heights stop.
Rehearsals – Flat fee
Show(s) – Per show pay
**Good pay
Materials to Prepare:
To be considered for Anything Goes, please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show.  Also prepare one comedic monologue in the style of the show. Also, if available, please share a link to any dance footage.
Anything Goes Description:
Anything Goes is a frolicking musical that follows the crazy antics and adventures of a shipload of passengers traveling from New York to London in 1934.
Anything Goes Character Descriptions:
John – Male-identifying, featured role, a Chinese convert.
Anything Goes Production Dates:
Rehearsals – Monday, July 29, 2019 – Monday, September 9, 2019:  Weekly rehearsals include 7:00pm-10:00pm Mondays-Thursdays, 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturdays, and 6:00pm-10:00pm Sundays. Fridays are designated evening off each week.
Tech Week – Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – Wednesday, September 18, 2019:  Actors with tech week conflicts will not be under consideration. Schedule is as follows: Tuesday 9/10-Thursday 9/12, 6:00pm-11:00pm; Sunday 9/15, 12:00pm-11:00pm; Monday 9/16-Wednesday 9/18, 6:00pm-11:00pm; Thursday 9/19-Friday 9/20, 3:00pm-5:30pm TBA; there are no rehearsals Friday 9/13-Saturday 9/14.
Previews & Performances – Thursday, September 19, 2019 – Saturday, November 2, 2019:  Standard performance schedule includes 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.
How to submit:
Please email your current headshot, resume and any questions with ANYTHING GOES AUDITIONS in the email header to Metropolis Casting at along with your video footage of your song, monologue and any dance footage. Please send the video in a format that can shared with the creative team. Please make sure that your resume includes your current phone number. Casting questions and requests for coaching can be directed to the same email as well. Casting Authority – Metropolis Casting.
Metropolis PAC contracts prohibit discrimination. Metropolis PAC is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Metropolis PAC encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers of all abilities, to attend every audition.


Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights, 60005
Metropolis is just 2 blocks from the Arlington Heights Metra stop.
There is free parking available on the street and in the garage behind the theatre.

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