Chicago - July 2019

Show information:

Show Dates: 11/07/19 - 13/07/19
Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds
This is a Yorkshire Theatre Arts Advanced Musical Theatre production for ages 16+. All parts are auditioned. The show will be performed in the round, in cabaret style amongst the audience.

Audition Information:

Auditions for Chicago will be held at Hunsworth Community Centre, BD19 4DZ, from 2pm on Sunday 28 April. Audition slots are every ten minutes from 2pm and consist of your chosen character’s audition song, piece of script and your self-choreographed dance. Please see below for audition material, and a description of each character. All auditionees should prepare a self-choreographed dance, including elements of Tap and Charleston, to ‘Hot Honey Rag’. Please note, accompaniment will be provided for the singing portion of the audition.

Rehearsal Information:

Rehearsals for Chicago will take place at Hunsworth Community Centre, BD19 4DZ on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons on a schedule basis.

 

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.

Characters:

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.

Audition Song: All That Jazz
Audition Text - Velma

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.

Audition Songs: Funny Honey, Me and My Baby
Audition Text - Roxie

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.

Audition Song: Razzle Dazzle
Audition Text - Billy

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 Momma, Momma’s good to you.”

Audition Song: When You’re Good to Mama
Audition text - Mama

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.

Audition Song: Mr Cellophane
Audition Text - Amos

MARY SUNSHINE: 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.

Audition Song: A Little Bit of Good
Audition Text - Mary

FRED CASELY: Male (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz

SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz
Audition Text - Fogarty

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.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz and a chorus from Cell Block Tango
Audition Text - Liz

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.”

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz and a chorus from Cell Block Tango
Audition Text - Annie

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.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz and a chorus from Cell Block Tango
Audition Text - June

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.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz and a chorus from Cell Block Tango
Audition Text - Hunyak

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.”

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz and a chorus from Cell Block Tango
Audition Text - Mona

MARTIN HARRISON: Male (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz

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.”

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz

HARRY: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz

AARON: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz

JUDGE: Male (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz

COURT CLERK: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God.”

Audition Song: Chorus sections of All That Jazz

Auditions and rehearsals: Hunsworth Community Centre:

 

Performances: Clothworkers Centenary concert hall:

 

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