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Box office at the theatre is open 30 minutes prior to performances


We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2023 season

Callback notices have already gone out for this season. If you have not received an email from us asking for more material, you can feel confident pursuing work with other theatres. Thank you again for your interest in working at Tibbits!

Professional Acting Auditions

Tibbits Summer Theatre (TST) regularly attends national Regional Combined Auditions such as NETC, StrawHat, and UPTAs, and will be participating in their virtual versions of these auditions for the 2023 season. If you plan to submit materials for one of these virtual calls, please do not feel the need to make an additional submission for the season. Your materials will be reviewed and considered.

If you do not plan to attend/submit materials for these unified calls and still wish to be considered for the TST Season, you may send your audition materials (current headshot/resume and audition video/YouTube link) directly to Artistic Director Peter Riopelle at The hiring process for Tibbits Professional Summer Theatre begins in February for the June through August summer season.

Auditions should ideally consist of a comic monologue from the modern repertory, and two contrasting vocal selections in the style(s) of the shows being presented in the season. Again, submissions should be sent directly to Artistic Director Peter Riopelle at

All positions include competitive salaries, no-cost housing (if needed), and gym membership.

Professional Design and Technical Positions

Tibbits Summer Theatre hires a variety of technical and design positions for the summer. The hiring process begins in February for the June through August summer season.

Typical summer positions include:

  • Production Stage Manager/ Assistant PSM
  • Technical Director
  • Scenic Designers
  • Scenic Painter
  • Costume Designers
  • Costume Stitchers
  • Lighting Designers
  • Master Electrician
  • Sound Designer
  • Carpenters
  • Props Master/ Props Assistant

Current job opportunities and descriptions will be posted at offstage jobs posted HERE (search Tibbits). Please check often as more positions will be added. Send cover letter, resume, and portfolio materials to

All positions include competitive salaries, no-cost housing (if needed), and gym membership.

Tibbits Young Audiences (TYA) Auditions (grades 4-8)

Tibbits produces two shows yearly shows with a full cast of about 50 students. A play in the fall and a musical in the spring provide students with an enjoyable introduction to the world of theatre. By putting on a show they learn teamwork, discipline, theatre skills, self-confidence, and an appreciation for the arts. Shows are open to youth in fourth through eighth grade. For more information on TYA, check out the Youth Programming tab, and the calendar, or email Tirsha at

Click HERE for the Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye cast list. Don’t forget our first rehearsal is at Hope Church (200 N. Fremont) on September 5, 2023 at 4:30pm with a parent meeting at 6pm. Scripts are available for pick up for $10 at our admin offices (93 W Chicago) M-F 9am-5pm. Please join our Facebook page Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye/Tibbits Young Audiences and Remind by texting @TYAFALL23 to 81010. 

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