Auditions for
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

December 2 & 5

Overshadowed will be holding auditions for our annual Kids & Family Production of "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe." This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan.

All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowning of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, and Tumnus the Faun.

This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.


Monday, December 2 

6-9 pm

Thursday, December 5 

6-9: pm 

Monday, December 9

Callbacks as needed from 6-9 pm


Show Dates: 

Fridays and Saturdays from January 24-February 8, 2020. There are evening shows and matinees on Saturday.

There will also be daytime, school performances on January 24.

Actors must be available for all performances.



Location: 900 Foster Avenue, Medinah

Auditions by Appointment Only: Email Kendra Jones

Audition Requirements: 60-second monologue (no longer than that, please), from classic children's or fantasy literature

You will also receive an audition side by email once you have scheduled your audition. Please be prepared to read from the sides with and without a British accent.

All rolls are available.


Rehearsal Information: 

Due to the holiday season, we are working with a very tight rehearsal schedule, so actors with minimal conflicts will be given preference in casting.

The bulk of our rehearsals will be on Saturdays for 4-6 hours. We will also rehearse on Monday and/or Friday evenings. More weekday evenings will be added for tech and dress rehearsals.


Time Commitment

  • Rehearsals are every day except Wednesdays and Sundays 
  • Performances begin on Friday, March 8 and run through Saturday, March 30
  • The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th weekends have matinee shows at 2pm


Monday, December 3rd from 7-10 pm

Tuesday, December 4th from 7-10 pm

 Callbacks: Tuesday, Decemeber 11th @ 7pm


900 Foster Ave, Medinah

Important Information:

  • Audition appointments are encouraged. Email Kendra Jones to schedule your time or call 847-830-1441.
  • Prepare a one-minute, dramatic, family-friendly monologue.
  • You may be asked to do a cold readings from the script.
  • The role of Mrs VanDaan has been pre-cast; all other roles are open
  • This production is performed without dialect, but with correct pronunciations of names

All audition information and/or dates are subject to change without notice.

Please note that as Overshadowed Theatrical Productions produces shows exclusively on a volunteer, recreational basis, all performers are unpaid.

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