Auditions

 Auditions for Chicago

What: Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Fred Ebb, John Kander, and Bob Fosse

When: Thurs. Nov. 29 from 7:30pm to 9pm and Sun. Dec. 2 from 12p to 4p

Where: Dancers’ Workshop in Studios 3 and 4

Auditions for Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Fred Ebb, John Kander, and Bob Fosse will be held Thurs. Nov. 29 from 7:30pm to 9pm and Sun. Dec. 2 from 12p to 4p at Dancers’ Workshop in Studios 3 and 4. 

Join us for Auditions!  Everyone welcome!

Riot Act, Inc. will be holding auditions for its production of Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Fred Ebb, John Kander, and Bob Fosse, to life.  The performances will run March 7-9 & 14-16, 2019 at Walk Festival Hall.  The show will be helmed by director Macey Mott, musical director Laura Huckin, choreographers Margaret Breffeilh and Allison Lenz, fight director Matt Franta, and stage manager Jessica Schiers.

Play description:

NOMINEE! 1975 Tony® Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score
WINNER! 1997 Tony
® Award, Best Revival of a Musical

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie.  Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess”, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”:  fame, fortune, and acquittal. ~ Samuel French

Auditions will consist of three parts:

Dance Audition – You will work with our choreographers to learn some simple combinations.  Please dress comfortably.  Wear clean, dry dance shoes or sneakers.

Vocal Audition –  Please prepare 18 bars of a song (preferably not from the show).  You may also be asked to sing on the spot from the vocal score.

Acting Audition – Prepare a 2-3 min. monologue (optional) and you will be asked to do some cold reading with other people auditioning.

Characters:

Velma Kelly

Roxie Hart

Billy Flynn

Amos Hart

Matron “Mama” Morton

Mary Sunshine (may be cast either as a woman or a man in drag)

6-7 additional Ensemble Men playing multiple roles each

7 additional Ensemble Women playing multiple roles each

Please bring to auditions your schedule of conflicts including work schedule through March 17.  If you would like to schedule an audition time, please contact Riot Act, Inc. to do so.  Otherwise please arrive at the beginning of audition times.  If you are not able to make auditions but still would like to audition, please contact us to set up another time.  If you have a head shot and resume, please bring them.  If you would like to read the script before auditions, please let us know.

For more information, contact riotactinc@earthlink.net or 307-203-9067.  Hope to see you there!