“A Chorus Line” – Non-Union Auditions
Singing Adult Actors (18+) of all ethnicities and gender identities.
Seeking experienced dancers only; strong ballet and jazz technique required. Local hires only.
A Chorus Line
Direction by Brenda Didier
Choreography by Chris Carter
Music Direction by Linda Madonia
Artistic Director, Michael Weber
Casting Associate, Christopher Pazdernik
1st Reh: March 12, 2019
1st Perf: April 10, 2019
Anticipated close: June 2, 2019
Porchlight Rehearsal Studios (Google Maps: PMT Studios and Shop)
4200 W. Diversey, just west of Pulaski
#76 Diversey bus pulls up at Tripp Ave, Free parking in lot and on street.
AUDITION DATE (Non-Equity & EMC Appointments)
MON, OCT 29:
Female-identifying at 10 AM or 12 PM
Male-identifying at 3 PM or 5 PM
TUES, OCT 30:
Male-identifying at 10 AM or 12 PM
Female-identifying at 3 PM or 5 PM
AEA members seeking union auditions should consult their member portal.
Each audition block will begin with a 1-hour dance call, after performers *may* be asked to stay and sing. Please prepare 16 bars of a music theatre song in the style of the show that best shows off your voice. Have a second song ready if asked. Bring sheet music, your book and a headshot/resume. An accompanist will be provided. No recordings, please.
- Zach, the imperious, successful director running the audition.
- Larry, his assistant.
- Don Kerr, a married man who once worked in a strip club.
- Maggie Winslow, a sweet woman who grew up in a broken home.
- Mike Costa, an aggressive dancer who learned to tap at an early age.
- Connie Wong, a petite Chinese-American who seems ageless.
- Greg Gardner, a sassy Jewish gay man who divulges his first experience with a woman.
- Cassie Ferguson, a once successful solo dancer down on her luck and a former love of Zach’s.
- Sheila Bryant, a sassy, sexy, aging dancer who tells of her unhappy childhood.
- Bobby Mills, Sheila’s best friend who jokes about his conservative upbringing in Buffalo, New York.
- Bebe Benzenheimer, a young dancer who only feels beautiful when she dances.
- Judy Turner, a tall, gawky, and quirky dancer.
- Richie Walters, an enthusiastic black man who once planned to be a kindergarten teacher.
- Al DeLuca, an Italian-American who takes care of his wife.
- Kristine Urich (DeLuca), Al’s scatter-brained wife who can’t sing.
- Val Clark, a foul-mouthed but excellent dancer who couldn’t get performing jobs because of her looks until she had plastic surgery.
- Mark Anthony, the youngest dancer who recounts the time he told his priest he thought he had gonorrhea.
- Paul San Marco, a gay Puerto Rican who dropped out of high school and survived a troubled childhood.
- Diana Morales, Paul’s friend, another Puerto Rican who was underestimated by her teachers.
- Tricia, who has a brief vocal solo.
- Vicki, who never studied ballet.
- Lois, who dances like a ballerina.
- Roy, who can’t get the arms right (“Wrong arms Roy”).
- Butch, who gives attitude in the audition.
- Tom, an all-American jock.
- Frank, who looks at his feet when he dances (“headband”)
Do not submit photo / resume via email for consideration; make an audition appointment.
Porchlight Music Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Porchlight Music Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
No phone calls, please. Video auditions are not accepted.
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