Actor Submissions


We encourage you to send us a video audition at You can either sing your own selection or a song from the show. SIDES can be found HERE.

Firebrand Theatre is now accepting submissions for non-equity auditions for Queen of the Mist.

QUEEN OF THE MIST is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, who in 1901 set out to be the first person to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa’s signature complexity and insight, QUEEN OF THE MIST is the story of a single great fall, and how one woman risked death so that she could live.

May. 28- Jul. 6, 2018

Rehearsals begin April 22 


Book, Lyrics, and Music by: Michael John LaChiusa

Directed by Elizabeth Margolius

Music Direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster

at the Den Theatre’s Bookspan Theatre

*Seeking 6 Multi-faceted non-equity actor/singers of all kinds who work well in a movement-based ensemble. If you are a proficient piano player, please notate in your submission. *

Character Breakdown

*The role of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor will be played by Barbara Robertson.
Frank- male actor (Bari-Tenor)
Womxn Quintet:
Ens 1 (Jane, etc)  Legit Soprano  to A5.
Ens 2 (Carrie Nation, etc) Mezzo Soprano to F5, both some belt and legit. 
Ens 3 (Young Soldier / Barker, etc) Mezzo Soprano/Alto
Ens 4 (Czolgosz, etc) Alto, or Contralto/Tenor
Ens 5 (New Mgr, Riverman, etc) Alto, or Contralto/Tenor
Other roles played by the Quintet: Mallardo, Gumstock, Officer Darling, Panhandlers, a Train Conductor, a Carnival Barker, Blondin, Captain Nissen, Maud Willard, T.J. Preston, Ellen King, Charles Mason Dow, Rudetsky (a barrel copper), River Person, River Child, Reporter, Spectator,  Martha Frankenfuhrer, New Manager, Stage Manager.

There is Pay.


Saturday, December 8th between 6pm and 10pm 

Sunday, December 9th between 10am and 8pm. 


Monday, December 10th between 7:30 pm and 10pm. 


The Den Theatre

1333 North Milwaukee Ave

Chicago, IL 60626

Non equity actors: To submit for an audition slot:

Video submissions encouraged. Send to:

Material to Prepare:

32 bars in the style of the show. Sides will be provided if you are given an audition slot. Please bring audition book, headshot, and resume.

FIREBRAND THEATRE is a musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering womxn by expanding their opportunities on and off the stage. Firebrand is a 501(c)(3) Equity theatre.