The Casting Auction Presents: THE ANNUAL CASTING PARTY- Preview

ALL SHOOK UP (2017) Photo: Michael Brosilow

The Annual Casting Party is a unique opportunity for amateur actors to experience being on stage in a professional Chicago stage production. The Casting Auctionin association with Kokandy Productions, will be auctioning off more than 30 roles for this season’s musical production, “The Addams Family.”

The evening will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet, an open bar, and live entertainment from Kokandy Productions’ performers.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (2015) Photo: Johnny Knight

The Live & Silent Auctions

After food, drinks and mingling, a professional auctioneer starts the bidding for leading and major supporting roles in “The Adams Family.” Throughout the evening, friends, family and supporters can bid on major roles for whoever they want. Supporting and ensemble roles are bid on in a silent auction throughout the night, and attendees may purchase a chorus or walk-on role at any time.

The Production

Once casting is complete, there are no worries for the winners. The Casting Auction provides professional directors, choreographers, and musicians to help guide them through rehearsals to star in their role. “The Addams Family” will have four public performances in April of 2018, venue to be announced.

A portion of proceeds from the Casting Party and public performances of “The Addams Family” will benefit not-for-profit theatre programming in Chicago.

9 TO 5 (2016) Michael Brosilow


Friday, November 3, 2017. Doors open 6:30p.m.


Michelle’s Ballroom, 2800 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago


Advance tickets $55, available at The Casting Auction Website.
$75 at door

The Casting Auction Partner: Kokandy Productions

Kokandy Productions is a not-for-profit organization seeking to tell complex and challenging stories with a focus on contributing to the development of Chicago-based musical theater works. In its relatively brief history, Kokandy has received high critical acclaim and has been nominated for 36 Joseph Jefferson Awards, winning one for Sweet Smell of Success in 2014 and two for Heathers in 2016. 


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