The Actors Gymnasium
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Michelle Higgins
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Le Reve Seeking Extraordinary Strength & Agility in Chicagoans

EVANSTON, IL - General auditions for the Vegas aquatic theatrical Le Reve are taking place in the Chicago area on March 9th. 

Interested gymnasts, martial arts experts, cheerleaders, divers, acrobats, dancers, circus artists, synchronized swimmers and comedic physical theatre actors known as Generalists are expected to have an extraordinary ability and demonstrate superior strength and agility in one or more areas.

Auditions will be held at:

The Actors Gymnasium

927 Noyes Street

Evanston, IL 60201

11 am


The audition process for the Generalist begins with a strength test. The strength test is demonstrated in this video: 

Le Reve- The Dream Generalist Strength Test
Le Reve- The Dream Generalist Strength Test

The dance choreography will be taught after the strength test, and some candidates will be asked to demonstrate a standing back tuck in the choreography. 

Le Rêve- The Dream Generalist Choreography
Le Rêve- The Dream Generalist Choreography

All candidates of Le Rêve are required to pass a swim test. 

Le Rêve- The Dream Generalist Swim Test
Le Rêve- The Dream Generalist Swim Test

Full audition details can be found here.

Those who make the cast will receive a generous benefits package including: 

  • Full medical insurance including health, dental and vision from first day of employment 
  • Life insurance 
  • Short and long-term disability 
  • 401(k) plans
  • Educational reimbursement
  • Workers compensation
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Free parking
  • One free meal per day
  • Relocation package
  • Individualized strength and conditioning programs
  • Onsite athletic training facility
  • Free master classes (dance, acting, ballroom, etc.)
  • Exercise therapies (pilates, yoga, conditioning, etc.)
  • Scuba certification
  • Company events for employees and families


The Actors Gymnasium is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is owned by the City of Evanston and home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months.

Actors Gymnasium classes are taught in a 3,000 sq/ft gymnasium space that features a 1,600 sq/ft sprung floor and a fully rigged 24 foot ceiling. All aerial equipment such as the Aerial Hoop, Spanish Web, aerial silks, static trapeze and more are provided, as well as the equipment for ground skills such as unicycling, juggling, tight wire and gymnastics. Starting Fall Session 2015 additionally classes will be taught in Studio 108, a 900 sq/ft classroom space that features a floating sprung White Oak dance floor, a fully rigged 14 foot ceiling, a handstand wall, conditioning ladders, and room length 12 foot mirrors for aerial work.

About The Actors Gymnasium:

The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience. At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, and creatively. For more information, please visit