Chicago (San Diego ECC Audition Day)
San Diego Musical Theatre | San Diego, CA
Date of Audition
San Diego Musical Theatre Administrative Offices
4652 Mercury Street
San Diego, CA 92111
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
10 AM - Female Dancers (sign-up 9:45 AM)
3 PM - Male Dancers (sign-up 2:45 PM)
· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
This is an open call.
If you have any questions, call: 858-560-5740
Guest Artist Tier 2- Weekly Minimum $400.00
Open Dance Call- casting all roles!
There are 3 AEA Contracts available.
All characters must dance except for Momma Morton, Amos, Billy Flynn and Mary Sunshine. You may be asked to sing after the Dance Call.
Wear form fitting blacks, women in character heels.
If asked to sing after dance call, prepare 16-32 bars in style of the show (Kander & Ebb). Bring sheet music in correct key and two headshots and resumes.
Callbacks by appointment: Thursday, November 1st in San Diego - SDMT offices
First Rehearsal: January 29, 2013
Opens: February 15, 2013
Closes: March 3, 2013
**All performances @ Birch North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA
Producers: Gary & Erin Lewis
Director - Ron Kellum
Choreographer - Randy Slovacek
Musical Director: Don LeMaster
San Diego Musical Theatre – Chicago Dance Call Character Breakdown
****ROXIE AND VELMA ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COME TO THE PRINCIPAL CALL (10/31 in San Diego) - THEY MUST COME TO THE DANCE CALL ON EITHER MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, OR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 IN SAN DIEGO!
Roxie Hart: Age 25-40. Innocent, sexy, desperate, selfish. Roxie is not very bright and never thinks about the consequences of her actions before she says or does things. Every move is selfish, every idea foolish and ill-considered, and yet she remains strangely sympathetic because we know her selfishness is not malicious; but childish. All Roxie cares about is getting into Vaudeville. Needs to be a strong actress, singer and dancer. (mezzo)
Velma Kelly: Age 25-45. Sarcastic, sexy, tough, funny. Velma is a former vaudeville performer who also serves as the hostess. She often talks directly to the audience. She killed her husband and her sister after finding them together. Used to being the "headliner" she learns to hold her tongue and make nice to save her vaudeville career. Needs to be a strong actress, singer and dancer. (alto)
Female/Male Chorus: Looking for strong dancers who sing. Several featured acting roles including:
Hunyak: Accused of chopping off her husband’s head. She is actually innocent (one of the only ones), but because she only speaks Hungarian and refuses to plead guilty, she is found guilty and hanged. **This is a challenging role as all her lines are in Hungarian. Would like this actress to have a strong background in ballet dance.
Liz: Killed her husband with a shotgun because he “popped” his gum.
Annie: Found out her husband had several wives and killed him with Arsenic.
June: Killed her husband with a carving knife after he found out she cheated on him.
Mona: Killed her boyfriend after she found out he was sleeping around.
Go-to-Hell Kitty: Kills her boyfriend in her apartment after coming home and finding him with two girls. She is wealthy and goes crazy telling everyone to "go-to-hell".
Master of Ceremonies: This person is responsible for introducing all the “Vaudeville Acts.” Must have strong speaking ability, lots of energy and presence. This person may double as a male/female dancer or may be cast as a cameo role with little rehearsal time.
Fred Casely: Sleeping with Roxie Hart and is shot and killed. Must play a “regular guy” in the first scene but play an overly dramatic version of himself in the courtroom scene. This person may double as a male dancer.
Sergeant Fogarty: Police detective who interviews Amos after Roxie kills Fred. Typical “Chicago” cop who has been through this kind of thing many times. This person will double as a male dancer.
Aaron: Court appointed lawyer who tries to defend the Hunyak. He gets extremely frustrated because he can’t understand her language and she refuses to plead guilty. This person will double as a male dancer.
Foreman: This person will play the part of all or half the jurors in the jurors’ box by switching chairs and swapping out hats and various disguises. This person will double as a male dancer.
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