Auditions for Chicago – the Musical | JHB AND CPT

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Auditions will be held in Cape Town and Johannesburg for Showtime Management’s international touring production of Chicago – the Musical.

CAPE TOWN: ARTSCAPE THEATREFRIDAY January 26
– 10am FEMALE ENSEMBLE
– 2pm VELMA & ROXIE DANCE CALL
– 4pm PRINCIPALS

SATURDAY January 27
– 10am MALE ENSEMBLE
– 1:30pm MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE CALLBACKS
– 4:30pm PRINCIPALS CALLBACKS

SUNDAY January 28
– 10am CALL BACKS AS ADVISED

JOHANNESBURG: TEATRO, MONTECASINO – come to Lobby (not Stage Door)

TUESDAY January 30
– 10 am FEMALE ENSEMBLE
– 2 pm PRINCIPALS

WEDNESDAY January 31
– 10 am MALE ENSEMBLE
– 2pm PRINCIPALS

THURSDAY February 1
– 10am VELMA & ROXIE DANCE CALL
– 2pm CALL BACKS as ADVISED

FRIDAY February 2
– 10 am CALL BACKS as ADVISED

SATURDAY February 3
– 10am Final CALL BACKS

SUNDAY February 4
– 10 am Final Call Backs as required

Please note that all potential VELMA/ROXIE candidates must come to the Open dance auditions.

CHICAGO the MUSICAL – is all about the FOSSE STYLE…!!

ALL ETHNICITIES WELCOME. Auditions will run from 10:00 to 18:00 daily.

Male & Female Ensemble Dancers

All ages, all sexy, strong, athletic dancers in “The Bob Fosse Style” with good singing voices and acting skills.

All dance auditionees must be prepared to do ballet and jazz combinations. Please bring appropriate clothing. Only those who go into the next rounds will be asked to sing. Each individual should have sheet music and present a song of their own choice in a traditional musical theatre style that best shows off their vocal capabilities and range. The sheet music should be appropriately cut with clear indications for the accompanist. No pop or rock. Absolutely no acapella or other form of accompaniment will be permitted.

All Principal Auditionees are encouraged to listen to the CD and become familiar with the music from the show. Should anyone require show sheet music, please email BRYAN SCHIMMEL – SA Music Supervisor- directly bryanschimmel@mac.com to get material.

PRINCIPALS:

ROXIE HART: 25-45. An innocent with the ability to murder; sexy; funny. Actress must be a dancer in the Fosse style, with a big, first-rate Broadway belt voice.

VELMA KELLY: 25-45. Sarcastic, extremely sexy, tough, funny murderer with a keen eye for publicity. Actress must be a dancer in the Fosse style, with a big, first-rate Broadway belt voice.

BILLY FLYNN: 38-60. Suave, educated lawyer who can talk and wheedle and persuade anyone to do anything – his clients literally get away with murder. Sexy, handsome, charming, masculine. Actor must have a wonderful baritone voice and move well.

AMOS HART: 38-58. charming, funny, vulnerable, milquetoast of a man, so in love with his wife that he would mortgage anything to pay for her outrageous extravagances; must sing well and be physically adept; a comic-sad character actor

MATRON “MAMA” MORTON: 37-55, great belt voice; sexy, funny, powerful and tough character actress

MARY SUNSHINE: Any age. Male soprano or countertenor who can sing LEGITIMATELY up to a high B flat. Must play a woman who acts like a good-natured talk show hostess, but is actually a high-powered gossip columnist. Actor must be a good comedian and a GREAT legit singer.

Please e-mail a current 1-page CV and pic by no later than January 20, 2018 to showtime@iafrica.com.

Auditionees must still bring their current CV – maximum 1 page, plus a recent photo to the Audition call.

REHEARSALS 2018:
JULY 23/30 x 4/5 weeks – to be advised

NEW ZEALAND 2018
AUGUST 20 to SEPTEMBER 23

CHINA 2018/19
OCTOBER to JANUARY 2019

SOUTH AFRICA 2019
MARCH to MAY

EUROPE 2019
To be advised

NB: The above dates and details subject to finalization. Further details and dates to be advised.

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