A Chorus Line: Auditions

Auditions will be held for STARS 2000 Teen Theatre’s winter production of A Chorus Line

Director: Diane Kamrin
Choreographer: Sheri Stockdale
Vocal Director: Kerry Leyden
Producer: Ellen Smith
Associate Producer: Julie Hahn

AUDITION DATES:

Auditions are open to teens ages 13-21.
*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 7-10pm
Sunday, Sept.8 from 11am-4pm
Monday, Sept. 9 from 7-10pm

CALLBACKS:

September 10 & 11, 2013

Please prepare a contemporary song of 32 bars or less from a musical (or pop music) from 1965 to today. Songs should highlight the person’s personality and voice. Bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided. Please no Tapes/CDs/ipods/karaoke. Please bring headshot and resume if you have one.

All auditionees will be taught a short dance combination. Please dress comfortably in something you can move in that shows the line of your body (i.e. no baggy pants, oversized sweaters or tees.) Bring dance shoes (i.e. no flip flops, stilettoes or Uggs.)

To make an audition appointment, please email Diane Kamrin at dkstars2000@yahoo.com

All auditions and rehearsals will be at:
Diablo Theatre Company’s Firehouse
1948 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill
Click here for directions.

REHEARSALS:

Begin in October: Three weekdays and one weekend day.

PERFORMANCES:

January 10 through January 25, 2014 at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Zach, the imperious, successful director running the audition.
Larry, his assistant. (May be cast as a male or female assistant)

THE AUDITIONEES
Don Kerr, a married man who once worked in a strip club.
Maggie Winslow, a sweet woman who grew up in a broken home.
Mike Costa, an aggressive dancer who learned to tap at an early age.
Connie Wong, a petite dancer who seems ageless.
Greg Gardner, a sassy Jewish gay man who divulges his first experience with a woman.
Cassie Ferguson, a once successful solo dancer down on her luck and a former love of Zach’s.
Sheila Bryant, a sassy, sexy, dancer who tells of her unhappy childhood.
Bobby Mills, Sheila’s best friend who jokes about his conservative upbringing in Buffalo, New York.
Bebe Benzenheimer, a young dancer who only feels beautiful when she dances.
Judy Turner, a tall, gawky, and quirky dancer.
Richie Walters, an enthusiastic man who once planned to be a kindergarten teacher.
Al DeLuca, an Italian-American who takes care of his wife.
Kristine Urich (DeLuca), Al’s scatter-brained wife who can’t sing.
Val Clark, an excellent dancer who couldn’t get performing jobs because of her looks until she had plastic surgery.
Mark Anthony, the youngest dancer who recounts the time he told his priest he thought he had gonorrhea.
Paul San Marco, a gay Puerto Rican who dropped out of high school and survived a troubled childhood.
Diana Morales, Paul’s friend, another Puerto Rican who was underestimated by her teachers.

CUT DANCERS
Tricia, who has a brief vocal solo.
Vicki, who never studied ballet.
Lois, who dances like a ballerina.
Roy, who can’t get the arms right (“Wrong arms Roy”).
Butch, who gives attitude in the audition.
Tom, an all-American jock.
Frank, who looks at his feet when he dances (“headband”).

Preview of the A Chorus Line script is available to parents upon request. Contact Ellen Smith at ellenbsmith@mac.com

Posted on August 16th, 2013