Chicago: The Musical

A Vaudeville with Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb and Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse

Auditions Monday, May 9th & Tuesday, May 10th, both at 7pm. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, May 11th at 7pm.

Based on a 1926 play by Chicago Tribune reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a not so innocent girl who murders her lover, then manages not only to avoid prison with the help of razzle-dazzle lawyer Billy Flynn, but uses the trial to propel herself to showbiz stardom along with another murderous vamp, Velma Kelly. A dark parable of American justice and told in the style of a series of "vaudeville" song-acts, Chicago is a sexy musical extravaganza that includes several show-stopping numbers such as "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle" and "Class."

Audition Requirements:We are looking for 10 men and 9 women ages 17+; Bring sheet music, in your key, of a relevant musical theatre song that best showcases your vocal ability. Have 16-32 bars of the song prepared. Accompanist will be provided. There will also be a dance audition, cold readings, and some auditioners may be asked to sing song selections from the show.

Performance Dates: December 2, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm. No performances on Dec. 24th or Dec. 25th.

Characters: Roxie Hart (Mezzo/Alto) 20 - 30 A meek chorus girl who dreams of being a starring act. Has an affair & kills her lover.

Amos Hart (Baritone) 30 - 50 Roxie's unsuspecting husband, vulnerable, a character actor.

"Mama" Morton (Low Alto) 30 - 50 Matron of the Cook County Jail, powerful and tough character actress.

Velma Kelly (Alto) 25 - 40 Another murderess. Sarcastic and extremely sexy.

Billy Flynn (Baritone) 35 - 50 The flashy, wheeler-dealer lawyer who gets Roxy out of jail.

Mary Sunshine (Contra-Tenor) 25 - 55 A male soprano or counter tenor who can sing legitimately up to a high B flat; who must play a woman with the image of a good natured talk show hostess but is actually a high powered gossip columnist; must be a good comedian and a great legit singer.

Male and Female Ensemble (Any age) Must be sexy, strong athletic dancers in "the Bob Fosse style" with strong singing voices and acting skills. All roles available.

Cast: Director - Dave Cortez, Choreographer - Jennifer Baldwin, Musical Director - T.B.A., Produced by Jim Zaccaria

Contact: For more information email Dave Cortez at cameodave@yahoo.com