Auditions for Chicago by St. Peter’s Players
St. Peter’s Players is excited to announce auditions for
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson
“Chicago” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Chicago is a 1926 play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins that is best known today as the inspiration for the 1975 stage musical Chicago.
In roaring twenties Chicago, a would be chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. Chicago is a sharp-edged satire that features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
Auditions Dates: October 4 -7 p.m. to 10 p.m & October 6 - 2 p.m. to 6 p.m
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Please prepare a piece to sing for this audition. If you require accompaniment, please bring your music recorded or electronically as no pianist will be available.
Auditions will take place @ Cormack Hall, St. Peter’s Anglican Church 903-75th Ave SW Calgary, AB
Callbacks: October 10 at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Some dancing and singing will be requested at Callbacks. Please bring proper footwear for dancing.
Rehearsal Dates: First Read Through: October 18 at 7 p.m.
First Rehearsal: October 20 at 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
ALL ACTORS ARE REQUIRED DURING TECH WEEK.
February 14 – 29th (Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday matinee @ 2 p.m.) at Cormack Hall, St. Peter’s Church (903 75 Avenue SW, Calgary). Potential to add Thursday February 27th evening performance and Sunday February 23rd matinee.
Rehearsal dates: October 18 at 7 p.m. then every following Monday and Friday night – 7 to 10 p.m. and Sunday afternoons 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Cormack Hall, St. Peter’s Church
Please note that St. Peter’s Players run entirely by volunteers which includes production team, cast and crew.
Character List: 9m, 10f. Please note we are looking to cast actors/actresses whom are 18+
VELMA KELLY: 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: 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.
FRED CASELY: Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
SERGEANT FOGARTY: Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
AMOS HART: 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.
LIZ: Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head.
ANNIE: Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know.”
JUNE: Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
HUNYAK: Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty.” Which follows her to her grave.
MONA: Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences.”
MARTIN HARRISON: Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.
MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: 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: 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: 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.
GO-TO-HELL-KITTY: Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”
HARRY: Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.
AARON: Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.
JUDGE: Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.
COURT CLERK: Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God.”