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chicago high school edition Auditions

audition sign up goes live march 1st

AUDITIONS Saturday May 4th, 10pm - 3pm
Callbacks by appointment
rehearsals take place tuesdays & thursdays
NO TECH WEEK CONFLICTS WILL BE PERMITTED (july 15TH - 24TH)
or PERFORMANCE DATES: july 25TH - 28TH

This will be AN ALL FEMALE CAST. REGISTRATION OPENS 3/1

These auditions are open to female and female identifying performers.

This intensive summer production is open to performers entering 9th grade- 19 years old.

Production Fee: $315

Performance Scholarships/payment plans available

Rehearsals: Tuesday/Thursday 5pm-9pm June 4 July 11

Pretech/Tech Rehearsals: weeknights 5pm-9pm

Performances July 25-28 at the Marcelle Theatre

Video submissions accepted between 3/1-5/1.

open to female & female identifiying performers that are incoming freshmen to age 19

Audition requirements:

  • 2 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting musical theatre style songs

  • A one minute comedic or dramatic monologue

  • Come prepared to learn TWO dance combinations

For video submissions please provide the above and optional, a callback selection of a song from the show.


FAQ

Understudies

Many principle roles will be understudied. Whenever possible we make every attempt to provide one understudy matinee. This is subject to availability and licensing.

 Production Fees

The production fee for this show is $200. Scholarships and payment plans available.

Roles

VELMA KELLY: 25-40 (Range: Alto, E3-D5)

Vaudeville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder.

ROXIE HART: 20-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4)

Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it.

FRED CASELY: 30-50 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.

SERGEANT FOGARTY: 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.

AMOS HART: 30-50 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4)

Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail.

LIZ: 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)

Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head.

ANNIE: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)

Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know.”

JUNE: 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)

Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milkman, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.

HUNYAK: 25-45 (Range: Non-Singing Role)

Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty.” Which follows her to her grave. Pojnte dancer preferred.

MONA: 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)

Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences.”

MARTIN HARRISON: 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.

MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: 30-50 (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4)

Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Moma, Moma’s good to you.”

BILLY FLYNN: 35-50 (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4)

Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee.

MARY SUNSHINE:25-55 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5)

Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs.

GO-TO-HELL-KITTY: 21-40 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)

Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”

HARRY: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.

AARON: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.

JUDGE: 40-65 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.

COURT CLERK: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God.”