2019 Skokie Idol Competition


Audition Date: January 12, 2019
Noon – 3 pm


Skokie, Illinois – MadKap Productions is holding the 5th annual SKOKIE IDOL competition with auditions beginning January 12, 2019.  Auditioners should prepare their very best song.  They may sing to a karaoke track, a CD, or a musical instrument.

Auditioners will compete in one of three divisions based on age:  Junior Division Grades 4 – 7, Teen Division Grades 8 – 12, and Adults.  During the auditions, contestants for each division will be selected to return for weekly sing-offs.

Weekly sing-offs will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 on Saturday afternoons from January 26 to March 16, 2019 and will be open to the public.  Each week, the audience will help the judges select the contestants in each category that move on to the next week.

The last contestants standing in each division will compete in the final sing-off on April 5 and April 6, 2019.

The winners of the Final Sing-offs will have solo sets in a free concert on July 10, 2019 as part of the Wednesdays On The Green concert series sponsored by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The contest will be held at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Downtown Skokie.

Judges include MadKap Executive Director Wendy Kaplan, Carla Gordon from Cabaret Scenes Magazine, and local musicians and performers including Charlene Brooks, Daryl Nitz, and Judy Rossignuolo-Rice.

For complete contest rules and registration, please visit SkokieTheatre.org or call the Skokie Idol Hotline at 847-677-7761 ext. 4

About MadKap Productions

Wendy Kaplan and Wayne Mell formed MadKap Productions in 2012 and have premiered ground-breaking new plays like Clutter: The True Story of the Collier Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out and Mr. Shaw Goes To Hollywood, written by Emmy-winning playwright Mark Saltzman.  They also premiered Side Effects May Include, the semi-autobiographical account of Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe’s experiences with Parkinson’s Disease.  MadKap Productions was formerly a resident production company at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago.  In February of 2014, MadKap Productions took over management of the Skokie Theatre with the goal of establishing a full-time performing arts center.


About Skokie Theatre

The Skokie Theatre was originally built in 1912 and served as the local movie theatre for the people who lived in the Skokie area.  The building fell into disrepair, until 2006 when the Skokie Valley Music Foundation spent over 1.2 million dollars to refurbish it and create a music hall that is unlike any other in the area.  Its 140 comfortable seats, perfect acoustics, and elegant art deco architecture makes it a Skokie landmark.  MadKap Productions took over management of the building in February, 2014 with the goal of establishing a full-time performing arts center.  When not presenting plays, audiences can experience cabaret and concerts, dance, and comedy acts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *