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AUDITIONS!

OFF-BROADWAY SPRING MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

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A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway ensemble audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another.

 

Memorable musical numbers include "What I Did for Love, "One," "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "The Music and the Mirror," and "I Hope I Get It." A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic.

*PLEASE NOTE*: Please be aware that A CHORUS LINE contains mature themes and subject matter, including conversations about physical abuse, discrimination, homophobia, sexual situations, drug use, and strong language. If cast, actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate.

AUDITIONS

Ages 15 - 22*

*Performers outside the age range
will be considered on a case-by-case basis

AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS

Auditions will be held on the following dates. Sign up for an audition slot, and see the character breakdowns below:

  • Friday February 23rd 5:30pm-8pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)

  • Saturday February 24th 5:30pm-8pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)

 

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, February 25th, from 1:00pm. You will be notified shortly after your audition if you are requested back for the callbacks. For this, you will need clothes & shoes that you can move in. Callbacks will be done by 6pm at the latest.

Prepare 32 bars (or a short cut) of a musical theater song appropriate for the style of the show. Accompanist provided (bring sheet music). Please bring a second contrasting song in case we want to hear more. Bring a headshot/resume if available.

VIDEO AUDITION

If you are unable to make it to the in-person auditions, click here for instructions on how to submit a video audition. Note that the video audition deadline is Friday, February 23rd.

 

REHEARSALS AND TECH

Rehearsals are Fridays from 5pm-9pm, Sundays from 1pm-6pm, and some Saturdays from 1pm-6pm in Midtown Manhattan (Ripley-Grier Studios, Open Jar Studios, or other Midtown West rehearsal studios). There will be additional rehearsals and tech in the theater May 27th-30th (Theatre Row).

 

Click here for the full rehearsal schedule. We will be asking for a completed conflicts sheet at the auditions.

PERFORMANCES

May 31st - June 2nd

Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036)

TUITION IF CAST
$825.00 (Payment plans and needs based partial scholarships available)

Not an actor, but want to get involved?

Click here to find out more about opportunities in our Youth Orchestra, Technical Theater, Stage Management, and other internships and youth development.

CHARACTERS

ENSEMBLE - The many additional dancers auditioning for Zach's show, including Tricia, Vicki, Roy, Lois, Butch, Tom, Frank. These ensemble members may also be used in large group numbers, as offstage singers, and/or as understudies/off-night tracks.

ZACH - 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 (LORI) - Zach’s assistant who teaches and demonstrates the audition dances. Needs to be a great dancer, as they are the standard to which all of the auditioning dancers are held. Does not need a strong singing ability. 

CASSIE FERGUSON - 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.”


MIKE (MIKKI) COSTA - Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of themselves, but likeable. Tap dancer who worked with Zach before. Experienced; flirtatious. From New Jersey.

GREG GARDNER - Quite a smart-alec and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York. Sassy, Jewish, gay man. 


SHEILA BRYANT - Oldest dancer on the line. Confident, brassy, sassy, bratty and sophisticated. One of the more popular dancers; humorous.


BOBBY MILLS - Flamboyant, funny and witty. Very sharp tongued. Covers everything over with a joke; had a very hard childhood. From upstate New York.


BEBE BENZENHEIMER - 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. 

JUDY TURNER - Funny, gawky, nervous. Warm and hopeful. Very awkward except when dancing.

RICHIE WALTERS - From Missouri. Enthusiastic, cool and very funny. Likeable and laid back.

AL DELUCA - From the Bronx. Street tough, macho, and newly married to Kristine; very protective.


KRISTINE URICH - Al’s scatter-brained wife who can’t sing. She is awkward, anxious and hilarious.


PAUL SAN MARCO - 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.

VAL CLARK - Sassy, funny. 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.

CONNIE WONG - Experienced dancer. Married. Petite. A bit of a mother hen with a great sense of humor. Born in Chinatown, New York.

DIANA MORALES - A streetwise Latina who is a little bit tough, and eternal optimist. A determined and athletic dancer from the Bronx.

MAGGIE WINSLOW - A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Fairly experienced dancer from California.

MARK ANTHONY - Optimistic; first-timer; naïve but charming. Great dancer and All-American kid. 

DON KERR - Ladies’ man, married, and into cars, money, and women. Very sure of himself. All American guy. Cocky because he has worked with Zach before.

PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

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