ACANY’s 2022 Main-Stage Production
Actors 12-20 Eligible
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.
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.
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 Night: Thursday, February 10 at Abrons Art Center’s Underground Theatre
Dates: Saturday, February 12 & Sunday, February 13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!