Beaumaris VIC 3193
Conceived and originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban. Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
Director– Debbie Keyt
Musical Director– Rhonda Vaughan
Choreographer– Camilla Klesman
A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.
Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It.
It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. The show was instantly recognized as a classic.
Friday 3rd March 8pm 2017
Saturday 4th March 8pm 2017
Sunday 5th March 5pm
Friday 10th March 8pm 2017
Saturday 11th March 8pm 2017
Sunday 12th March 5pm 2017
Thursday 16th March 8pm 2017
Friday 17th March 8pm 2017
Saturday 18th March 8pm 2017
Rehearsals will be held each Tuesday and Friday evening from 7.30-10.30pm and Sunday afternoons 2pm-5pm
Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 7.30pm. We will have a three week break over the festive season and our final rehearsal before Christmas will be on Tuesday 13th December and rehearsals will recommence on Sunday 8th January 2017.
Rehearsals are held at Beaumaris Theatre 82 Wells Road Beaumaris.
Auditions will be held on Saturday 12th November 2016 and Sunday 13th November 2016 from 10am to 5pm at Beaumaris Theatre 82 Wells Road Beaumaris.
Auditions will be 15 minutes duration and by appointment.
Please prepare a solo song from A Chorus Line or another musical theatre ballad or up tempo song in the style of the show that suits the character you are auditioning for in that characters singing range and that shows off your vocal capabilities. Please bring sheet music, USB backing track or CD to accompany you.
Please prepare a 45second to 1 minute jazz routine and please bring your accompanying music on USB or CD. You will also be taught a short tap routine at your audition to perform for the panel.
We will give details of the acting component at the audition.
Please wear dance clothes or comfortable attire and please bring jazz or character shoes and tap shoes.
We ask that you also please bring a detailed theatrical resume highlighting all your experience and training with a recent head shot.
ZACH: Male. Non-singing role. Stage age is anywhere from late 30’s to early 50’s. The director and choreographer of the show. Zach is charismatic, talented, experienced, professional and confident. He has a commanding presence and knows exactly what he wants. He has a short temper and also has a softer, caring side.
LARRY: Male. Tenor. Zach’s assistant. Stage age is 30’s -40’s. Larry is confident and charismatic and an excellent dancer who takes the cast through their routines with great authority and prowess. He has a sensitive and caring nature too.
ALAN DELUCA: Male. Baritone. Al is very confident, straight, macho and street savvy. He is newly married to Kristine and finishes her sentences and tends to speak for her.
BEBE BENZENHEIMER: Female. Alto. She is very insecure about her looks, and is always joking which is a cover for her insecurities. She feels a little excluded and just wants to be loved and accepted.
BOBBY MILLS: Male. Baritone. Bobby is extremely flamboyant, clever, witty and a little nasty. He has a very sharp tongue. He covers everything over with a joke and had a difficult childhood.
CASSIE FERGUSON: Female. Soprano. Cassie is an outstanding veteran dancer and is slightly older than the others and she is returning to the chorus after years of being a successful featured and solo performer. She is kind hearted and very likeable. She had a relationship with Zach a few years earlier and there is a little tension between them.
CONNIE WONG: Female. Alto. Connie is an experienced dancer, who is not very tall (4ft 10 as is described in the song). She is married and likes to nurture the others and she has a bubbly personality and a great sense of humour. Connie was Asian in the original production, but nationality is not as important as height.
DIANA MORALES: Female. Alto. Diana is streetwise, a little bit tough and an eternal optimist who is starry eyed and positive. She is a determined dancer and actress who speaks from the heart. She is of Puerto Rican descent.
DON KERR: Male. Baritone. Don is married, but still a ladies man and into cars, money and living life in the fast lane. He is hedonistic, cool, flirts with the girls and is very sure of himself. He is an all American guy with a rather cocky attitude.
GREGORY GARDENER: Male. Baritone. Gregory is gay and has lived a very full and risqué life. He is very conscious of how he looks and appears to others. He can be quite condescending and a bit of a wise-guy.
JUDY TURNER: Female. Mezzo. Judy is fun, ebullient and slightly ditzy but she is also warm, friendly and hopeful. She is a little awkward except when she is dancing.
KRISTINE URICH: Female. Mezzo. Kristine is wide‐eyed and naive. She is very nervous when she is not dancing. She and Al are newly- weds. Her character is written as a non-singer, although it is important that the performer playing her can sing and acts like she can’t.
MAGGIE WINSLOW: Female. Soprano. Maggie is a girl-next door sweetheart and a dreamer. She is a very experienced dancer with a strong background in ballet.
MARK ANTHONY: Male. Tenor. Mark is the youngest guy and optimistic and wanting his big break. He is a naive yet charming excellent dancer and all-‐American kid who is hopeful, fresh and obsessed with sex.
MIKE COSTA: Male. Tenor. Mike is quite determined, cocky and sure of himself yet extremely likeable. He is an outstanding tap dancer. He enjoys flirting with the girls.
PAUL SAN MARCO: Male. Baritone. Paul is introverted and insecure but adores performing. He is starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. He is from Spanish Harlem, New York and is friends with Diana.
RICHIE WALTERS: Male. Tenor. Richie is an incredibly strong dancer who is enthusiastic, cool and funny. He is very likeable and laid-back. The original actor was African-American but it is not an essential pre-requisite.
SHEILA BRYANT: Female. Alto. Sheila is the oldest dancer on the line and is very showy, sexy, bitchy and sophisticated. She is a popular dancer who is always joking and likes to have the last word.
VALERIE CLARK: Female. Mezzo. Val is sexy, sassy and funny and she loves to be centre of attention and flaunts her body by wearing skimpy attire. She boasts about her plastic surgery to improve her looks and her chances.
Additional cast members:
Frank- Head band boy
Roy- wrong arm boy
Tom- counts with his mouth
These seven performers are all ‘cut’ in the first round during the opening number and will double as our pit-singers for the show and need to be strong dancers as well who look like they could make it and only just miss out.
The minimum age for our performers is 18 at the time of auditions. We are looking for passionate triple threats who are exceptional dancers, singers and actors who adore performing and are willing to work diligently with devotion and dedication to bring this marvellous character driven iconic production to life.
Please call Director Debbie Keyt on 0401 450 979 with any questions and to book an audition time.
“One singular sensation!”