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A CHORUS LINE - CDC Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: October 18, 2021
Audition Location: Cranford, NJ

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A CHORUS LINE AUDITIONS

At CDC Theatre

 

CDC Theatre is thrilled to announce auditions for their upcoming non-equity production of

“A Chorus Line”. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch and Lyrics by Edward Kleban, Conceived by Michael Bennett, Produced by Joe Leo, Directed and Choreographed by Michael Kidney with Musical Direction by Bruce De La Cruz.

 

A CHORUS LINE is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers– those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself. A CHORUS LINE is also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstring until the final, ultimate choices are made. For everyone, at one time or another, puts his life on the line. We all compete, no matter what business we’re in, for promotion, for attention, for approval and for love. Specifically, A CHORUS LINE takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical.

 

CDC Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages non-traditional casting designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, CDC Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities to audition.

Please note: proof of vaccination required for all auditioning.

WHAT: OPEN CALL “A CHORUS LINE” Auditions

 

WHEN: Monday November 8th and Wednesday November 10th at 7pm 

 

WHERE: CDC Theatre, 78 Winans Avenue, Cranford NJ

 

WHAT TO PREPARE AND EXPECT: Everyone auditioning is asked to be ready to dance FIRST. Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together. Ladies should wear character shoes and men should wear jazz shoes; dress comfortably. We ask that you prepare a 16 bar cut of a contemporary Broadway song. EVERYONE MUST DANCE.

 

Callbacks will be on Thursday November 11th (vocals) and Sunday November 14th (acting/dance) by invitation only.

 

ALL ROLES OPEN:

 

Zach – Male, Lead; The director and choreographer of the show. Non-singing. Must be able to dance.

 

Cassie – Female, Soprano, Lead; Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer. Very strong dancer. Reserved but warm. Previously had a relationship with Zach.

 

Maggie Winslow – Female, Soprano with a strong belt, Supporting; Very kind, from a broken home. Dreamer.

 

Mike Costa – Male, Tenor, Supporting; Determined, aggressive, cocky, sure of himself but likeable. Tap dancer who had worked with Zach before. Flirts with everyone.

 

Connie Wong – Female, Alto, Supporting, SHORT; Married and older than she looks with a great sense of humor.  We are looking to cast an Asian actor in this role.

 

Gregory Gardner– Male, Baritone, Supporting; Flamboyant with a “been there, done that” attitude. Sharp tongued and conscious of appearance. Has worked with Zach before.

 

Sheila Bryant – Female, Alto, Supporting; Oldest dancer on the line. Brassy & sexy with a bit of an attitude but has class. Good comedic timing.

 

Bobby Mills – Male, Baritone, Supporting; Flamboyant, funny and full of wit. Covers up his rough childhood by joking about everything. More than meets the eye.

 

Bebe Benzenheimer – Female, Alto, Supporting; Completely insecure about her looks but is funny to cover up her insecurities. An outsider who just wants to be liked.

 

Judy Turner – Female, Mezzo, Supporting; A funny and nervous scatterbrain. Warm and hopeful yet somewhat awkward.

 

Richie Walters – Male, Tenor, Supporting; strong dancer, enthusiastic, funny, cool and laid back. Very likeable.  We are looking to cast an African-American actor in this role.

 

Al DeLuca – Male, Baritone, Supporting; Street tough, hyper-masculine, newly married to Kristine.

 

Kristine Ulrich (DeLuca) – Female, Mezzo, Supporting; Wide-eyed and naïve. Very nervous when not dancing. Newly married to Al. Character doesn’t have singing ability.

 

Mark Anthony – Male, Tenor, Supporting; Hopeful, fresh, optimistic, naïve but charming.

 

Paul San Marco – Male, Bari-Tenor, Supporting; Introverted and guarded but loves who he becomes when he performs. Just starting to feel comfortable in his skin. Friends with Diana. We are looking to cast a Hispanic or Latino actor for this role.

 

Diana Morales – Female, Alto, Supporting; Street smart and tough, eternal optimist and starry eyed. Determined and athletic. We are looking to cast a Hispanic or Latina actor for this role.

 

Val Clarke – Female, Mezzo with a belt, Supporting; Sassy, sexy, smart, funny & foul-mouthed. Completely direct & brazen, an attention seeker.

 

Don Kerr – Male, Baritone, Supporting; All-American, cocky, cool, ladies-man. Married.  Has worked with Zach before.

 

Larry – Zach’s assistant.

 

Auditionees: Tricia, Vicki, Roy, Lois, Butch, Tom, Frank. Will double vocals backstage

Rehearsals will take place at CDC, in the evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, starting November 21st. Performances are February 11th and 12th at 8pm, 18th and 19th at 8pm, 20th at 2pm, and  25th & 26th at 8pm.

Please direct all questions to AChorusLine@MichaelKidney.com and visit www.cdctheatre.org for more info.

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