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Actors needed August 23-24 for “Lions in Illyria” theatre auditions

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 03, 2022

Performers 16 and older are invited to audition for College of Lake County theatre department’s young audience production of “Lions in Illyria.” Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Studio Theatre located at 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake.

Lions in Illyria posterThe show is about a young lioness named Violet who gets separated from her brother by a sea storm and must brave an unknown country all alone. She disguises herself as a boy and finds work helping a preposterous peacock win the love of the most graceful gazelle in town. Her adventures take a wacky turn and Violet finds herself entangled in the clownish antics of a warthog and his featherbrained sidekick. Travel to the wonderful land of Illyria in this comedy about friendship, love and the importance of being oneself.

Those auditioning need to prepare a 60-90 second comedic or children’s play monologue. Actors need only attend one day of auditions and should bring an acting resumé if they have one and a recent photo or headshot or email them to director Alicia Hall at Callbacks are Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Rehearsals are 6:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday beginning Monday, Aug. 29. Performers must be available for every rehearsal from Monday, Sept. 19 through the performances. Performances are Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

For any questions, please email director Alicia Hall at

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.