We welcome you to perform with us. Each semester (fall, spring, and summer) the college academic departments in Dance, Music, and Theater offer classes you can enroll in to be part of the fun. See below for each department’s process and contact information.


Each semester (fall, spring and summer), COD Theater Department stages two productions. Auditions are held at the beginning of each academic term. Call 630.942.3008 or email CTauditions@cod.edu to be added to the audition email list. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! If cast, you must register for a COD class.

To prepare for auditions, download and fill out two audition forms and bring to auditions. Please arrive at the beginning of the auditions. We will do a short orientation for all and cold readings.

If you are interested in helping behind-the-scenes, please email:
– Tech, Construction, and Run Crew: Sabrina Zeidler (zeidlers@cod.edu)
– Costumes, Hair and Makeup: Kim Morris (morrisk178@cod.edu)

Audition Form Audition Form

Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in Room #188
Friday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. in Room #188
Saturday, Aug. 19 at 12 p.m. (callbacks, if necessary)

Fall Productions:

  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone
    by Sarah Ruhl
    Directed by Daniel Millhouse

    Performance Dates:
    Oct. 5 – 15 (Playhouse Theatre)
    Synopsis: Gordon is dead, but his cell phone lives on. When Jean, an empathetic museum worker, answers his ringing phone beside her in a café, she becomes comforter and confessor to the man’s grieving friends and family. Before she knows it, Jean is ensnarled in the dead man’s bizarre life. A wildly imaginative comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Adult themes and language.Dead Man’s Cell Phone Slides 1 Dead Man’s Cell Phone Slides 1Dead Man’s Cell Phone Slides 2 Dead Man’s Cell Phone Slides 2
  • Twelfth Night
    by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Doug LongPerformance Dates: Nov. 2 – 19 (Studio Theatre)
    Synopsis: Shipwrecked in a strange land, Viola disguises herself as a man, and is recruited by Duke Orsino to woo Lady Olivia on his behalf. It’s only a matter of time before Viola finds herself trapped in an love triangle. Full of charming characters and one of his most captivating heroines, Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Adult themes and language.Twelfth Night Scene 1 Twelfth Night Scene 1

    Twelfth Night Scene 2 Twelfth Night Scene 2

    Twelfth Night Scene 3 Twelfth Night Scene 3

Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan 19 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. (callbacks, if necessary)

Spring Productions:

  • Good Kids
    by Naomi Iizuka
    Directed by Amelia BarrettPerformance Dates: Feb. 29-Mar. 17 (Studio Theatre)
    Synopsis: Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can’t remember, but everybody is talking about. Set in a world of High School athletes, popular girls and an outsider armed with smart phones and social media, Good Kids explores the very public aftermath of sexual assault. Adult themes and language.
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
    by Joseph Kesselring
    Directed by Daniel MillhousePerformance Dates: Apr. 4-14 (Playhouse Theatre)
    Synopsis: Mild-mannered sisters Martha and Abby Brewster live in their spacious Victorian home in a quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn with an eccentric nephew, Teddy. Famed for their hospitality, Martha and Abby are adored by their neighbors and frequently entertain guests. But when their other nephew, Drama critic Mortimer, arrives to announce his engagement but discovers his aunts’ macabre secrets, a hilarious chain of events ensues in this character-driven farce.


Find a musical community and experience the joy of performing in one of COD’s many ensembles. Musicians of all ages are welcome to join. Select ensembles require an audition to join and/or for placement. Students register for all ensembles.

Daytime Ensembles

Concert Choir (MUS1120): meets Mon/Wed/Fri 11-11:50a

Jazz/Pop Combos (MUS1190): meets Mon/Wed & Tue/Thur 12:30-1:45p

Chamber Singers (MUS1130): meets Tues/Thurs at 11a-12:15p

Percussion Ensemble (MUS1192): meets Tuesday/Thursday at 2-3:15p

Guitar Ensemble (MUS1193): meets Tuesday/Thursday at 11-11:50a

Evening Ensembles

Chamber Orchestra (MUS1141): meets Tuesday 7-9:50p

DuPage Chorale (MUS1150): meets Monday 7-9:50p

DuPage Community Concert Band (MUS1180): meets Monday 7-9:50p

DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble (MUS1181): meets Wednesday 7-9:50p


COD Dance program presents performances showcasing the work of imaginative student choreographers, faculty and guest artists. Class work as well as individual pieces are presented.

Faculty, Guest Artist, and Student Choreographers/Dancers Informational Meeting
Come learn about performing in the Dance Concerts – all are welcome to join, no experience required

  • Fall: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 3-4:30p
  • Spring: Tuesday, Jan. 31, time TBA

Choreographers and Dancers Meet & Greet
all are welcome to join, no experience required

  • Fall: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 3-4:30p
  • Spring: Tuesday, Feb. 7, time TBA

All informational meetings and rehearsals will take place in PE Room 145. Questions or for more information email Jessica Kondrath kondrathj@cod.edu