‘Advice to the Singing Actor’ Event Free for Students Jan. 18 at Northwestern University


The Sarah Siddons Society, which offers scholarships and programming that benefit theatre students at Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Northwestern University, and Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, is presenting “Advice to the Singing Actor,” a conversation with three of the Chicago area’s leading director-choreographers about “their expectations from actors at auditions, in the rehearsal room, in production, and other related topics.” The event is FREE for students, or $25 for the general public and Sarah Siddons Society members.

“Advice to the Singing Actor” takes place Monday, January 18, at 6 PM Northwestern University’s Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place in north suburban Evanston.

The speakers are Jim Corti, artistic director of the Paramount Theatre in Aurora (whose upcoming production of Hairspray features several graduates of Columbia College’s Musical Theatre Performance BFA program); Rachel Rockwell, whose extensive directorial credits include productions at the Goodman, Drury Lane, Marriott, and Chicago Shakespeare theatres; and David H. Bell, director of Northwestern University’s musical theatre program and a director with numerous credits in Chicago, New York, U.S. regional theatre, and overseas.

“Advice to the Singing Actor” is part of a series of events presented by the Sarah Siddons Society called “Getting the Lowdown from Chicago Theatre’s Finest.”