Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

AUDITION

A Chorus Line General Auditions

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in downtown Arlington Heights, IL announces general auditions for A Chorus Line (Fall 2018), music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will be directed by Robin Hughes, with choreography by Christie Kerr, and musical direction by Ken McMullen. Seeking strong non-Equity adult actors/dancers/singers. Must have strong tap skills. Particularly seeking actors of diversity, who are strongly encouraged to audition. Gender-fluid casting available.

Audition Dates:

Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 5:00pm-11:00pm

Sunday, May 27, 2018 – 12:00pm-11:00pm

Audition slots will be individually assigned based on the closest available requested date(s)/time(s).

 

Callback Dates:

Friday, June 15, 2018 – 6:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 3:00pm-8:00pm

 

Location:

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W. Campbell Street

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Accessible from the Metra UPNW Line; located a few blocks from the Arlington Heights stop.

For directions and parking:  http://www.metropolisarts.com/planyourvisit_gettinghere.php

 

Pay:

Rehearsals – Flat fee

Show(s) – Per show pay

**Good pay

 

Materials to Prepare:

To be considered for A Chorus Line, please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show.  Also prepare one contemporary monologue in the style of the show.

 

An accompanist will be provided, although acapella is welcome anytime. You must audition and bring an updated headshot and resume even if you have been seen at Metropolis for past shows. Dance/movement calls will occur during designated callback days.

 

A Chorus Line Description:

A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

 

A Chorus Line Character Descriptions:

Zach – Male-identifying. Director/choreographer, lead, spoken role.

Larry – Male-identifying. Zach’s assistant.

Cassie Ferguson – Female-identifying, lead, soprano.

Sheila Bryant – Female-identifying, supporting role, alto.

Val Clark – Female-identifying, supporting role, mezzo-soprano.

Diana Morales – Female-identifying, supporting role, alto.

Judy Turner – Female-identifying, supporting role, mezzo-soprano.

Kristine Ulrich (DeLuca) – Female-identifying, supporting role, mezzo-soprano.

Maggie Winslow – Female-identifying, supporting role, soprano.

Bebe Benzenheimer – Female-identifying, supporting role, alto.

Connie Wong – Female-identifying, supporting role, alto.

Mike Costa – Male-identifying, supporting role, tenor.

Richie Walters – Male-identifying, supporting role, tenor.

Don Kerr – Male-identifying, featured role, baritone.

Paul San Marco – Male-identifying, supporting role, baritone.

Mark Anthony – Male-identifying, supporting role, tenor.

Greg Gardner – Male-identifying, supporting role, baritone.

Bobby Mills – Male-identifying, supporting role, baritone.

Al DeLuca – Male-identifying, supporting role, baritone.

Vicki – Female-identifying, featured role, mezzo-soprano.

Tricia – Female-identifying, featured role, mezzo-soprano.

Lois – Female-identifying, featured role, ballerina, non-speaking, mezzo-soprano.

Frank – Male-identifying, featured role, head-band guy, non-speaking, baritone.

Butch – Male-identifying, featured role, non-speaking, baritone.

Roy – Male-identifying, featured role, wrong-arm guy, baritone.

Tom – Male-identifying, featured role, counts with his mouth guy, non-speaking, baritone.

 

A Chorus Line Production Dates:

Rehearsals – Monday, July 30, 2018 – Monday, September 10, 2018:  Weekly rehearsals include 7:00pm-10:00pm Mondays-Fridays, 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturdays, and 6:00pm-10:00pm Sundays. There is at least one designated evening off each week, selected at the director’s discretion.

 

Tech Week – Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Wednesday, September 19, 2018:  Actors with tech week conflicts will not be under consideration. Schedule is as follows: Tuesday 9/11, 6:00pm-11:00pm; Wednesday 9/12-Thursday 9/13, 6:00pm-11:00pm; Sunday 9/16, 12:00pm-11:00pm; Monday 9/17-Wednesday 9/19, 6:00pm-11:00pm; Thursday 9/20-Friday 9/21, 3:00pm-6:30pm TBA;  there are no rehearsals Friday 9/14-Saturday 9/15.

 

Previews & Performances – Thursday, September 20, 2018 – Saturday, November 3, 2018:  Standard performance schedule includes 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

How to submit:

Please email your current headshot, resume and questions with A CHORUS LINE AUDITIONS in the header to Metropolis Casting at casting@metropolisarts.com with your audition request. Along with your h/r, please include your full name, phone number, and desired audition date(s) and time(s). Audition slots will be individually assigned based on the availability of the requested dates/times. Casting questions and requests for coaching can be directed to the same email as well. Casting Authority – Metropolis Casting.

 

Metropolis PAC contracts prohibit discrimination. Metropolis PAC is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Metropolis PAC encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

 

Location

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights, 60005
Metropolis is just 2 blocks from the Arlington Heights Metra stop.
There is free parking available on the street and in the garage behind the theatre.

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