Auditions

Auditions at FAA

Chicago

  • Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
  • Music by John Kander
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
  • Based on the play by Maurine
  • Dallas Watkins
  • Script Adaptation by David Thompson
  • Directed by David Malinowski
  • Music Direction by Jonathan Gordon
  • Choreography by Jill Tschetter

Auditions

5 minute time-slots

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Corning Auditorium
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Corning Auditorium
  • Callbacks on Sunday, March 15, 2020 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in Room 212 – by invitation only

Rehearsals

  • Sunday, April 5, 2020 (We will not rehearse over Easter weekend.)
  • Rehearsals will GENERALLY be Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm, Mondays thru Thursdays 6:45 p.m.-10:00 pm. 

Production Dates

  • June 5-20, 2020 (No performance on Father’s Day June 21, 2020)
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 
  • One daytime senior matinee performance on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Attendance is required.  

Requirements

  • Appointments Needed – 5-minute time-slots
  • Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103 to make your appointment.
  • Come prepared with a standard Musical Theatre song, in the same style as the show – preferred.
  • Bring sheet music in the proper key.
  • An accompanist will play for all auditionees.
  • You may also be asked to read a short monologue from the script.
  • Bring a detailed list of your conflicts beginning April 5, 2020. This includes any school activities/events, sports activities/events and classes you may be taking that would cause you to miss a scheduled rehearsal. All cast members must be available for tech week (May 31-June 4, 2020) and for all performances, including the daytime senior matinee performance.
  • Please bring a head-shot (school picture or snap shot will do).
  • Resumes will be accepted (not required)

Casting Information

  • Needed: Cast of approximately 25-30
  • All roles are available. 6 principal roles for adults, 12 featured roles for adults, plus ensemble.
  • Age range is 18 years old and up. Actors ages 18 years old and younger are encouraged to audition but written guardian consent will be needed for casting. More details on consent will be given at the audition.
  • No AEA contracts available for this production.

Character Breakdown

  • VELMA KELLY: Female, 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: Female, 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: Male, 30-50 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Roxie’s short-lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
  • SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male, 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: Male, 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: Female, 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: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
    Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
  • HUNYAK: Female, 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.
  • MONA: Female, 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: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.
  • MATRON “MAMA” MORTON: Female, 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 Mama, Mama’s Good to You.”
  • BILLY FLYNN: Male, 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: Female, 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: Female, 21-40 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
    Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other women. 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: Male, 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.”
  • CHORUS (SATB)
Questions? Call (440) 951-7500 x103