Auditions

Auditions: 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


Artists Civic Theatre and Studio will hold auditions for the presentation of Chicago on June 8 & 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the One Reid Street Theatre on the corner of Reid and South Railroad Avenue. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to register.

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script, a singing audition, and a dance audition. You may provide backing music (played off your phone) or sing a capella. 


Audition forms to print and fill out (optional)

Adult audition form (musical)

Adult casting agreement

You do not have to bring these with you, but you are welcome to print and fill out and bring in

Summary

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. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. 

Production

Production dates are Friday September 6 to Sunday September 15. The show will run the normal run of evening performances on Friday and Saturdays and a Sunday matinee, as well as perform a matinee on Saturday September 7 and a Thursday evening performance on September 12.

Our production will be directed by Walt Kiser

Rehearsals wil typically run Sunday-Tuesday and Thursdays, with some possible pickups on other days as needed, pending director's schedule. They will be announced in advance.


Cast

10w, 9m - 18+ only please.


Auditions for plays typically involve cold readings from the script.

Auditions for musicals involve cold readings, a dance audition, and a singing audition. 

Directors may want the actors to supply their own accompaniment music, and may have specifics on what kind of audition songs they want to hear. Preferences (if any) will be indicated on the audition poster and here on the audition page.