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In Progress: A Broadway Revue


Welcome to the homepage of Illini Student Musicals’ In Progress: A Broadway Revue, coming to Lincoln Hall Theatre on Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd at 7:30PM.


Casting Call:
ISM is seeking high energy actors, singers, and dancers to audition for “In Progress: A Broadway Revue” coming to Lincoln Hall Theatre this May.

Auditions will be:
February 28, 2014: Dance auditions at the Illini Room C- from 7-11PM
March 1, 2014: Vocal Auditions at the 112 Greg Hall from 12-6PM
March 2, 2014: Call Backs at the Illini Room B- from 12-6PM

How to Audition:

Step 1– Fill out the Form in the Link Below to submit your contact information. Form:

Step 2- After completing the form, a link will appear to sign up for a Vocal Audition Time Slot. Please sign up for one of the vocal audition time slots. Space is limited. If the link does not appear, it can also be found here:

Please note- You must have filled out BOTH the Google Form AND the Doodle Time Slot to be eligible for auditions.

Step 3- Come to Dance Auditions on February 28th from 7-11pm in Illini Room C of the Illini Union. Here you will learn a dance and vocal parts from “American Idiot.” You will also rehearse audition songs in large groups and end the night with Dance Auditions.

Step 4- Prepare one of the following selections for your vocal audition. You can choose from “So Much Better.” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Step One,” or “Fly Fly Away.”

(PDF Downloads are coming soon! Please check back).

Call Backs: 
If you are called back, you will be notified after 6:00pm on March 1st by our Production Stage Manager, Audrey Thompson. (

-Illini Room C- Located on the first floor of the Illini Union in the Center of the Union. Enter on the West side (Altgeld Side) of the Building.
-112 Greg Hall- The Large auditorium in Greg Hall. Enter in the main doors of the Theatre.
-Illini Room B- Located on the first floor of the Illini Union in the Center of the Union. Enter on the West side (Altgeld Side) of the Building.

Questions regarding the Audition process can be sent to the Production Stage Manager, Audrey Thompson (

Staff: If you are interested in a staff position, please email to schedule an interview. We still have some positions available.

Staff Position Name
Director Zach Moyer
Associate Director Jillian Mosk
Story Board Kelsey McGrath
Libretto Author Zach Moyer
Libretto Author Kelsey McGrath
Orchestra Director Christopher Cayari
Assistant Orchestra Director Jeremy Loui
Vocal Director Bethany Stiles
Assistant Vocal Director Delaney Sterling
Stage Manager Audrey Thompson
Assistant Stage Manager Emilee McArdle
Assistant Stage Manager Karen Duke
Music Supervisor Andrei Strizek
Set Designer Derrick Pemberton
Tech Director Derrick Pemberton
Scenic Charge Emilee McArdle
Choreographer Emily Sniegowski
Sound Designer Tyler Knowles
Assistant Sound Designer Pia Muyot
Lighting Designer Angie Jorgensen
Assistant Lighting Designer Aaron Lichamer
Properties Coordinator Kelsey McGrath
Hair and Make-up Designer
Rehearsal Accompanist
Producer Michael Courtney
Assistant Producer Matt Bleck

Orchestra: If you are interested in playing in the orchestra or as a rehearsal accompanist for this production please email the Orchestra Director, Christopher Cayari at

In Progress: A Broadway Revue Setlist:

American Idiot- [American Idiot]
Totally Fucked- [Spring Awakening]
I Wish I Could Go Back to College- [Avenue Q]
A Little More Homework- [13]
Soliloquy/Step One- [Kinky Boots]
Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You- [Jersey Boys]
Turn It Off- [The Book of Mormon]
Diva’s Lament- [Spamalot]
So Much Better- [Legally Blonde]
A Way Back To Then- [Title of Show]
Fly Fly Away- [Catch Me If You Can]
For Good- [Wicked]

Meet Zach Moyer

Director | ISM’s 21st Century Tony Nominated Musicals


Name: Zach Moyer

Year: Senior
Major: Directing, Theatre Studies
Home Town: Deerfield, Illinois

About Zach:

“I’m a senior in the theatre studies program studying directing and casting. I’ve been performing in musical theatre since I was eight years old and began directing in high school. In 2011, I directed Chicago, the musical for the Illini Union Board at the State Farm Center. This past summer, I worked for casting directors in Chicago and began training in casting. I have trained vocally for over eight years, and am excited to use my background to cast this amazing concert! I like to work on my feet and collaborate with my staff, you’ll find I’m a blast to work with, but when it’s time to work, we work.”

What are you looking forward to in this production:

“There are so many things! First, finding the right people to bring our favorite Broadway songs from the past ten years to life will be thrilling! I cannot wait for the day we release our full set list and watch the excitement grow. It’s going to be so much fun, but so hard to keep planning under wraps! But I also cannot wait to watch everything come together. As a director, my favorite part is standing in the back of the house on opening and watching the cast captivate the audience.”

What do you want to bring to ISM and this Production:

“I want to bring the most out of people! I want to work with your natural talent, and empower you to achieve new heights in your performance. It all starts at auditions, and I’ll be bringing a strong casting background to the campus-wide search for this incredibly diverse and demanding concert. I’m bringing my aesthetic for hands-on personal discovery based directing and coaching. If you want to be pushed and nurtured, I’m the director for you! I want to bring two things to ISM for this production: an outstanding performance and a phenomenal experience. Let’s make some memories!”

What is your vision of the Show:

“Are you a musical theatre enthusiast? Do you love Broadway? Have you always dreamed performing your favorite showstopper for a packed house? Well, we have an opportunity to make this happen! This show will showcase not only the achievement of the musical theatre canon over the past decade, but also the talent and passion of students here at the University of Illinois. In a formal concert setting, we can capitalize on our individual performances!”


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