at Stockton Civic Theatre
Directed by Artistic Director Dennis Beasley
Choreographed by Evelyn Barney
Music Directed by Jim Coleman
Stockton Civic Theatre will be holding auditions for the rarely-produced, iconic musical,
A CHORUS LINE.
The show chronicles an unusually personal audition for the dancing chorus of an unnamed Broadway musical. A Chorus Line took home numerous Awards including the 1976 Tony for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It contains some of the most beloved songs in the musical theatre including “What I Did for Love” and “One.” It is the sixth longest-running Broadway show ever.
Open call for A Chorus Line. Auditioners should prepare 32-bars of a Broadway song. Bring sheet music in you key. Accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should also be prepared to dance. Audition dance will consist of ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre dance styles.
Open auditions June 19 and 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Auditions will take place at Stockton Civic Theatre 2312 Rosemarie Lane Stockton, CA 95207
We are looking for 14 men and 12 women. 17 actors on the line and 7 who get cut in the first sequence and sing from off-stage for the rest of the show. Character descriptions below.
Contact Dennis Beasley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Zach: Male. The director and choreographer of the show for which the dancers are auditioning. He is a stage veteran and thus can be curt and harsh, but he is revealed to be a caring and empathetic man who truly grows to care about these dancers. Non-singing, but should have movement ability, as he demonstrates a few dance moves.
Larry: Male. Tenor. Zach’s assistant who teaches and demonstrates the audition dances. Needs to be an incredible dancer, as he is the standard to which all of the auditioning dancers are held. Should read 25+.
Al Deluca: Male. Baritone. Age 30. From the Bronx. Street tough, macho, and newly married to Kristine; always looking out for Kristine. A strong singer in contrast to the non-singing Kristine in “Sing.”
Bebe Benzenheimer: Female. Mezzo. Age 22. Very insecure about her looks and tries to be funny to cover her insecurities. Feels a little excluded but just wants to be liked. She is quiet, vulnerable and kind. Sings in “At the Ballet.”
Bobby Mills: Male. Baritone. Age 25. Flamboyant, funny, bitchy, and witty. Very sharp tongued. Covers everything over with a joke; had a very hard childhood. From upstate New York.
Cassie Ferguson: Female. Mezzo belt. One of the older women. Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer. She is having to humble herself to audition for the chorus again with younger and less experienced dancers. Previously had a relationship with Zach and it did not end well. Seeking a true triple threat performer, as she sings the iconic “The Music and the Mirror.”
Connie Wong: Female. Alto. Experienced dancer. Married. Petite. A bit of a mother hen with a great sense of humor. Born in Chinatown, New York. Should believably play 4’10’’.
Diana Morales: Female. Mezzo belt. A streetwise Latina who is a little bit tough, and eternal optimist. A determined and athletic dancer from the Bronx. Sings “Nothing,” in which she reveals herself to be funny, charming, and vulnerable. Also sings the lead in “What I Did for Love.”
Don Kerr: Male. Baritone. Age 28. Ladies’ man, married, and into cars, money, and women. Very sure of himself. All American guy. He has worked with Zach before. From Kansas City.
Gregory Gardener: Male. Baritone. Age 32. Sassy, Jewish, gay man. Done it all before. Very conscious of how he looks and appears to others. Quite a smart-a** and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York.
Judy Turner: Female. Mezzo. Age 26 Funny, gawky, nervous. Warm and hopeful. Very awkward except when dancing.
Kristine Urich: Female. Age 23. Al’s scatter-brained wife who can’t sing. She is awkward, anxious and hilarious. She “speaks” the song “Sing,” but does sing in the ensemble numbers of the show.
Maggie Winslow: Female. Mezzo. Age 25. A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Fairly experienced dancer from California. Seeking an incredibly warm singer with a mix belt up to E natural for the soaring climax of “At the Ballet.”
Mark Anthony: Male. Tenor. Age 20 Optimistic; first-timer; naïve but charming. Great dancer and All-American kid. Obsessed with sex.
Mike Costa: Male. Tenor. Age 24 Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself, but likeable. Tap dancer who worked with Zach before. Experienced; flirtatious. From New Jersey. Must be able to tap. Sings “I Can Do That”
Paul San Marco: Male. Baritone. Age 27. Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing; only now starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. From Spanish Harlem, New York. Friends with Diana. Delivers a beautiful, raw and vulnerable monologue about coming out to his parents.
Richie Walters: Male. Tenor. Age 27. From Missouri. African-American; strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool and very funny. Likeable and laid back.
Sheila Bryant: Female. Alto. Oldest dancer on the line. Confident, brassy, sexy, bitchy, and sophisticated. One of the more popular dancers; humorous. Sings in “At the Ballet.”
Val Clark: Female. Mezzo belt. Sexy, sassy, funny. Age 25. A foul-mouthed but excellent dancer who couldn’t get performing jobs because of her looks until she had plastic surgery. A brazen, direct, attention-seeker from Vermont. Sings the infamous “Dance 10, Looks 3.”
Cut dancers: 4 males and 3 females who perform in the opening and closing numbers and sing off-stage in between.