Chicago 2022






ACANY’s 2022 Main-Stage Production


Ever inspiring and feeling even more timely now than when it was written, CHICAGO is set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s. CHICAGO tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

Ahead of its time in breaking the fourth wall and dripping with stylishly sophisticated cynicism that was in vogue in the 1970s, Chicago was an instant Broadway success story. The song and libretto feel as modern now as when created and continued Bob Fosse’s legendary career as a director-choreographer.

Audition Instructions

Sides & Songs: Please choose 1 song and 1 scene from this Dropbox.

Dance: Please learn this dance combo.

Click Here for Self-Tape Guidelines & Video Submission Instructions.

Video Submissions due Wednesday, October 27

Conflicts: We will accept 2-3 pre-approved absences. We will be filming each rehearsal. You will be expected to review the material before the next rehearsal. We will do our best to schedule rehearsals based on conflicts, however, if you have too many conflicts, it may affect casting decisions.

Rehearsal Schedule
Sunday Dates: December 5, 12; January 9, 16, 23; February 6
Sunday Times: 1:30-5:30 PM

Saturday Dates:  January 8, 22
Saturday Times: 1:30-5:30 PM

Friday Date: January 28
Time: 5:30-9 PM

Where: Ripley-Grier Studios – 520 8th Ave., NYC

Mandatory Tech Nights/Day: Thursday, February 10 at 3:30 pm and Saturday, February 12 during the day at Abrons Art Center’s Underground Theatre

Performance Dates
Dates: Saturday, February 12 & Sunday, February 13
Time: TBA
Where: Abrons Art Center’s Underground Theatre – 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street), New York, NY 10002
Tuition if Cast: 850.00 Payment plans available.

If interested, you can send in a video submission to!

Past Productions

  • Fall 2019: A Chorus Line and Frozen Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Spring 2019: The Addams Family and Shrek Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Fall 2018: The Drowsy Chaperone and Peter Pan Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Spring 2018: Godspell and Seussical Jr.
  • Fall 2017: Les Miserables School Edition and The Little Mermaid Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Spring 2017: Spamalot and Aladdin Jr. at the 52nd St. Project
  • Fall 2016: Urinetown and Annie Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Spring 2016: Beauty and the Beast Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Fall 2015: Honk Jr. and Thoughoughly Modern Millie Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Spring 2015: Legally Blonde Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Fall 2014: Seussical Jr. and High School Musical Jr. at The York Theatre
  • Spring 2014: The Little Mermaid Jr. at Manhattan Movment and Art Center
  • Fall 2013: Into the Woods Jr. Manhattan Movment and Art Center