Audition Call Board

Audition Notice: CHICAGO

The Community Theatre League is holding open auditions for

CHICAGO

Audition Information: 

Audition Dates:  MAY 15 and MAY 16 at 7:00PM

*This production is open to anyone who will be ages 18-28 at the time of auditions. OR anyone under that age who has performed in a summer youth intensive show (Big Fish, Bring It On, West Side Story, FAME, Zombie Prom).

Those that can not make these auditions should reach out to CTL@CTLshows.com to make different audition plans.

Show Specific Production Staff:
Director: Seth Sponhouse
Music Director: Theo Lentz
Choreographer: Kat Shondeck
Stage Manager: Paul Young
Assistant Director: Seth Confer
Costume Designer: Missy Black

About the Show:

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. 

What to Prepare:

– Up to one minute of ANY ‘Kander and Ebb’ song either from CHICAGO or any other piece / you can bring sheet music or a karaoke track or a CD to sing along with

– Wear clothes to move in! This includes safe shoes to dance in. You’ll be doing a dance combination so you will want to be able to move comfortably!

– You’ll be asked to read some lines from the script!

 

All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

VELMA KELLY: Female (Range: Alto, E3-D5)
Vaudville 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 (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 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
 
SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
 
AMOS HART: Male (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.
 
MATRON “MAMA” MORTON: Female (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 Moma, Moma’s good to you.”
 
BILLY FLYNN: Male (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: Presenting Female (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 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. 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 (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.”

 

There are no other ensemble members in this production.

All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

Dates for 2022-2023 Auditions!

Audition dates for our 46th Season will be released very soon! Make sure you are joining us at our SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY on June 11 – to find out all of the exciting productions coming to CTL this upcoming season! Free Tickets should be reserved online or by calling the box office at 570-327-1777.

All auditions will be held at 7pm, unless otherwise advertised. Information on what to prepare will be put out 2-3 weeks in advance of auditions.

Our Programs

In addition to putting on performances for the public throughout the year, the Community Theatre League hosts a variety of programs to promote and encourage local youth to get involved in musical theatre and drama. From our annual summer camps to our high school workshops and Oscar-like awards show, we strive to share our talent and passion for the performing arts with the community.