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A CHORUS LINE - Shots In The Dark Non Equity Auditions

Posted: May 6, 2014
Audition Location: Westerville, OH

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A Chorus Line

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics by Edward Kleban

Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian

Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.

 

Directed by Stephen Hanna

May 22 and 25

Vocal Auditions start at 7:00pm

Dance-intensive Auditions start at 8pm

The Dance Space at iYooWee

736 Northfield Rd.

Westerville, OH. 43082

 

Please prepare 16 bars of a vocal selection displaying vocal and acting range. A dance-intensive audition will follow.

 

Performances July 19-20, 26-27 at 7:30pm

Dublin Abbey Theater

5600 Post Rd.

Dublin, Ohio 43017

 

Contact auditions@shotsinthedarkitc.org.

 

SYNOPSIS

Set during an audition for an upcoming Broadway show, A Chorus Line shines a light on the hopes, fears and dreams of performers vying for a chance to do what they all know they were born to do. A Chorus Lineis an enthralling and emotional metaphor for what drives each of us to achieve our dreams.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

ZACH: The director and choreographer of the show.LARRY: Zach’s assistant.

ALAN DELUCA: Male. Baritone. From the Bronx . Very straight. Street tough, macho, newly married to Kristine.

BEBE BENZENHEIMER: Female. Alto. From Boston. Very insecure about her looks, very funny which is a cover for her insecurities. Feels a little excluded but just wants to be liked.

BOBBY MILLS: Male. Baritone. 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. Soprano. Older Dancer. Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer. Very strong dancer. Shy & kind hearted. Previously had a relationship with Zach.

CONNIE WONG: Female. Alto. Experienced dancer. SHORT. Married. A bit of a mother hen with a great sense of humor. Born in Chinatown , Lower East Side , New York. 

DIANA MORALES: Female. Alto. Streetwise, a little bit tough, eternal optimist and starry eyed. A determined athletic dancer from the Bronx.

DON KERR: Male. Baritone. Ladies man, married, into cars, money, and women. Hedonist, cool, flirts with Maggie, very sure of himself. All American guy, Cocky, worked with Zach before. From Kansas City.

GREGORY GARDENER: Male. Baritone. Over sexed, over drugged, done it all before. Gay. Very conscious of how he looks and appears to others. Quite a smart-­?alec and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York.

JUDY TURNER: Female. Mezzo. Funny, gawky, nervous, scatterbrain. Warm and hopeful. Very awkward except when dancing.

KRISTINE URICH: Female. Mezzo. Wide-­?eyed, naive. Very nervous when not dancing. Married to Al.

MAGGIE WINSLOW: Female. Soprano. A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Fairly experienced dancer from California.

MARK ANTHONY: Male. Tenor. Optimistic, first timer, naive but charming. Great dancer and All-­?American kid. Hopeful and fresh, obsessed with sex. Very young from Arizona.

MIKE COSTA: Male. Tenor. Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself BUT likeable. Tap dancer who worked with Zach before. Experienced and flirts with the girls. From New Jersey.

PAUL SAN MARCO: Male. Baritone. Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing -­? is only now starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. From Spanish Harlem, New York. Friends with Diana.

RICHIE WALTERS: Male. Tenor. From Missouri . African-­?American, strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool and funny. Very likeable and laid back.

SHEILA BRYANT: Female. Alto. Oldest dancer on the line. Brassy, sexy, bitchy and sophisticated. One of the more popular dancers, very funny.

VALERIE CLARK: Female. Mezzo. Sexy, sassy, funny & foul-­?mouthed. A brazen, direct, attention seeker from Vermont.

CUT DANCERS: 4 Males and 3 Females 18-­?35 will understudy and sing throughout the show.

 

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