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 in MAC 188. We will do a short orientation. Be prepared to Sing a prepared 32 bars, Dance, and do group Improvisations. Sides will be provided with callback list. Callbacks are by invitation only and actors will be emailed on Friday night.

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

SUMMER AUDITIONS:Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.Friday, April 19 at 1 p.m.Saturday, April 20 at 12 p.m. (callbacks, if necessary)
Location: MAC 188

Summer Productions:

Touring Production: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Doo-Wop

Original script created by the cast

Directed by Daniel Millhouse

Performance Dates: June 22 – July 14, 2024 (Touring DuPage County and the MAC Pavilion)

Synopsis: Lace up your “glass” saddle shoes and step into the sock-hop sensation at Fairy-Tale High! Join Cindy as she trades in her poodle skirt for a dazzling gown to wear at the Homecoming dance hosted by teen-celebrity Elvis Charming. Can Cindy’s star-studded night lead to a happily ever after? Audiences will be rooting for Cindy as she discovers the power of kindness in this 50s inspired twist on the classic Cinderella tale.

Musical: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

A Musical by Rupert Holmes

Directed by Amelia Barrett

Musical Director Dan Brennan

Choreographer Kyle Donahue

Performance Dates: July 5 – July 14, 2024 (Playhouse Theatre)

Synopsis: A hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that asks the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young and charming Edwin Drood. Is it John Jasper, Edwin’s protective and maniacal uncle? Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? The debauched Princess Puffer? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this play-within-a-play is sure to intrigue where the ending of each performance is up to you!


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. 20, 3 – 5:15 pm, PE Room 145

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