Chicago

"Wildly entertaining...[with a] dazzling score" - New York Daily News

Broadway musical for adults, mature content
Our season begins with Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash hit, a recipient of six Tony Awards®, a Grammy®, and now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Mature content including language, gun shots, alcohol, and adult themes.

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auditions

Hotcha! We are jazzed that you are interested in auditioning for GREAT Theatre’s upcoming production of CHICAGOWe are looking for a multicultural cast of adult performers (18+). All GREAT actors are volunteers cast through open auditions. We are proud to cast both new and returning actors and encourage everyone of all abilities, experience, and backgrounds to audition and discover the artist within yourself! 

DATES:

  • Sign Up For Your CHICAGO audition. 
  • Auditions: Sunday, July 14th, 3:00pm, 4:00pm or 5:00pm and Monday, July 15th, 6:00pm, 7:00pm or 8:00pm
  • Callbacks: If needed, will be Wednesday, July 17th
  • Rehearsals: Please review the tentative REHEARSAL SCHEDULE to prepare conflicts for your audition form.

Auditions will take place at GREAT World Headquarters, Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre, 710 Sundial Drive, Waite Park (next to Crafts Direct). Lots of close free parking available.

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS:
Plan to arrive ten minutes early and dress for movement

  1. MONOLOGUE - Prepare a one minute monologue of your own choice or use the one we provide.
  2. MUSIC SELECTION - Prepare a musical theatre song between 16-32 measures in length of your own choice or use one that we provide. You must bring a copy of your music to your audition for our accompanist.
    Soprano - #9 “A Little Bit of Good” m. 1-26
    Alto - #1 “All That Jazz” m. 39-54
    Tenor - #7 “All I Care About Is Love” m. 27-41
    Baritone - #24 “Mister Cellophane” m. 44-52
  3. MOVEMENT - You will learn and perform a short dance routine during your audition. You may wear your character or jazz shoes if you already own a pair but not required.

CHICAGO ROLES:
(Ages listed are based on publisher recommendations and should not be taken literally.)

VELMA KELLY: Female, 25-40 (Range: Alto, E3-D5) Vaudville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder.

ROXIE HART: Female, 20-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4) Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it.

AMOS HART: Male, 30-50 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4) Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail.

MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: Female, 30-50 (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4) Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Moma, Moma’s good to you.”

BILLY FLYNN: Male, 35-50 (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4) Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee.

MARY SUNSHINE: Female, 25-55 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5) Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs.

CHORUS: (SATB) Chicago’s hard-working ensemble boasts a range of vibrant characters including Master of Ceremonies, Roxie’s lover Fred Casely, Six Merry Murderesses of the “Cell Block Tango,” Go-to-Hell Kitty, and myriad mix of judges, lawyers, cops, starlets, reporters.

PRODUCTION STAFF
DIRECTOR: Aimee Miron
MUSIC DIRECTORS: Holly and Garrett Lathe
CHOREOGRAPHER: Britta J Peterson
STAGE MANAGER: Michelle Hommerding

Please reach out to Dennis Whipple at 320.258.2787 or dennis@GreatTheatre.org with any questions about auditions.