Audition Date/Time:

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1pm - 1:55pm, 2pm - 2:55pm, and 3pm - 3:55pm at
Upper Merion Dance and Gymnastics, 530 Hertzog Blvd, King of Prussia. also

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7pm - 7:55pm, and 8pm - 8:55pm at
Center Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown.

Click the link at the bottom of the page to sign up for an audition.


Director's notes for Chicago:

Chicago requires maturity The youthful idealism that worked so well in Les Miserables does not work here. I will not be asking your age at the auditions but will be looking for maturity in appearance, physical acting, dance styling, and an understanding of the dramatic situations. Be aware that the costuming is probably not appropriate for teens.

Strong projection Microphones will not be used. Cast must project confidence, volume, and physicality.

Cast size limited to the characters below There will be no "chorus." Each member of the cast will be very busy. All "announcer" parts including Fred Casely, Go-to-hell Kitty, Harry, Sergent Fogerty and other parts will be played by ensemble members.

Attire All dancers must wear dance shoes - ballet, jazz, character, even ballroom are all fine. Do not wear sneakers! Also, do not wear loose clothing.

Notes:
- Roxie, Velma, male and female ensemble players should be in good shape and comfortable doing a lot of dancing.
- Prepare to sing 32 bars of the song for your character listed below in the proper key. Scores will be provided and a pianist will be available.

Character descriptions:

Velma Kelly (age 30-55): Strong physical actress; strong physical and vocal presence. (Range: Alto, E3-D5). Hardened, cynical, street-wise. Good dancer. (All That Jazz.)

Roxie Hart (age 25-40): Strong physical actress; strong physical and vocal presence. (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4). Good dancer. ("Me and My Baby", plus "Roxie" including the opening monologue for that song.)

Amos Hart (age 30-55): Good-hearted but naive, bumbling. (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4). Good actor. Dance is optional. If you can dance I'll use it. ("Mr. Cellophane")

Billy Flynn: (Age 30-60) Suave, good-looking, well groomed, natty dresser. Very self-confident. (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4). Comfortable with physical acting. Prepare to sing two songs - "We Both Reached for the Gun" and "Razzle Dazzle".

Matron "Mama" Morton (age 35-60): (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4) Strong-willed, smart, corrupt, cynical, strong confident physical presence. ("When You're Good To Mama").

Mary Sunshine (Age 25-55): (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5) Typically played by a cross-dressed male capable of singing soprano.("There's a Little Bit of Love")

2 or 3 male ensemble dancers.(age 20-40) ("When Velma Takes The Stand").

5-7 female ensemble dancers. (early 20s - mid 50s) This will include the six merry murderesses of the cook county jail, Pop, Squish, Six, Uh-uhh, Lipshutz (Cicero is Velma Kelly), and one or 2 others if they are terrific dancers. Range: A3-C#5. Hunyak (Uh-uhh) is non-singing but should have some ballet training. (Opening of "All I Care About is Love").

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Any questions please contact me: Tom Blair, director/choreographer
or: Julie Kuerschner, producer