ACANY’s Spring 2020 Main-Stage Production
Actors 12-20 Eligible
Ever inspiring and feeling even more timely now then 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 stylish sophisticated cynicism that was in vogue in the 1970s, Chicago was an instant Broadway success story. The song and libretto feels as modern now as when created and continued Bob Fosse’s legendary career as a director-choreographer.
Our main-stage production is being directed by Broadway’s Ashley Kate Adams with music direction by Kevin Winebold.
Audition Materials: Click Here! Please choose 1 song and 1 scene! Accompanist will be provided at auditions.
Audition Dates, Times and Location
When: Friday, January 3 from 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM; Saturday, January 4 from 3 PM – 6 PM; or Sunday, January 5 from 3 PM – 6 PM
Sign in 15 minutes prior to audition time. Callbacks held the same day.
Come in clothing you can move in.
Where: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
Can’t make the in-person audition? The deadline to submit a video audition is Friday, January 3!
Click Here for Self-Tape Guidelines & Video Submission Instructions
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.
When: Sundays, February 2, 9; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 26; May 3
Time: 1:30 – 5:30 PM
Where: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave
Tech Week: Monday, May 4 – Thursday, May 7, 4 PM – 9:30 PM *Each cast will be called for 2 nights of tech
When: Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 (each cast will perform 2 shows)
The Razzle Cast: Saturday, May 9 at 4 PM and Sunday, May 10 at 7 PM
The Dazzle Cast: Saturday, May 9 at 7 PM and Sunday, May 10 at 4 PM
Where: The Riverside Theatre – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC
Tuition if Cast: 835.00 *includes a beautiful production T-Shirt! Payment plans available.
If a time slot you are interested in is full, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waitlist! You can always send in a video submission to email@example.com following the self-tape guide above!