The Arvada Center Announces Auditions for CHESS

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for the musical, Chess at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., December 1 and 2; and in New York City, December 5 - 7, 2011. Chess will be directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry, with musical direction by David Nehls and choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck.

Colorado auditions are December 1 and 2, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, December 5 - 7, 2011. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:

Wojcik/Seay Casting
Attn. Chess, Arvada CO production
247 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
NO CALLS PLEASE - qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition

Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Dance and/or strong movement is required. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16 - 32 bars of music from the show or a pop musical number. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.

This is an Equity LORT B production, although non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds including a wide range of physiques are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.

Rehearsals for Chess begin on March 6, 2012. The show opens on March 27 and runs through April 29, 2012. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.


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