FRED EBB & BOB FOSSEE
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Script adaptation by David Thompson
Alissa Hall & David Bryant
April 5-28, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 PM, Sundays: 2:00 PM
at the MTS Center for Theatre
Tickets go on sale
March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
Performance Dates & Times
- Fri, Apr 5th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
- Sat, Apr 6th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
- Sun, Apr 7th, 2019 @ 2:00pm
- Fri, Apr 12th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
- Sat, Apr 13th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
- Sun, Apr 14th, 2019 @ 2:00pm
- Fri, Apr 19th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
- Sat, Apr 20th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
- Sun, Apr 21st, 2019 @ 2:00pm
- Fri, Apr 26th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
- Sat, Apr 27th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
- Sun, Apr 28th, 2019 @ 2:00pm
About the Show
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine 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. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
NOMINEE! 1975 Tony® Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score
WINNER! 1997 Tony® Award, Best Revival of a Musical
Chicago Audition Details
January 25-27, 2019
(by appointment only)
at the MTS Center for Theatre
6320 Domingo Rd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Friday, January 25 at 6:00pm or
Saturday, January 26 at 9:00am
(By appointment only)
Vocal auditions will be by appointment only and should be no more than 32 bars/one minute in length. Please choose an appropriate song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided, but you are free to bring your own or play for yourself. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Please be prepared to state vocal range (high & low note) if possible. No recorded tracks, please.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
(For those asked to attend post-vocal audition)
Bring jazz and/or character shoes to dance auditions if you have them. Dress comfortably in clothing that allows you to move.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
(For those asked to attend post-dance auditions)
Callback audition schedule will be provided when callbacks are announced. Please be keep your time available during the morning and early afternoon.
Scripts are available from MTS (for 2 days, with a $25 deposit) in order to become more familiar with the show. It is highly recommended that those interested in auditioning read the script or become familiar with the show prior to auditioning.
Auditions and all rehearsals/performances will be held at the MTS Center for Theatre Black Box, 6320-B Domingo NE (east of San Pedro, between Central & Copper).
April 5th – 28th. Performances will be at the MTS Black Box located at the Center for Theatre. They are scheduled at 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Community Service Night Performance is Thursday, April 4th.
Please note: No conflicts are allowed for any performances or during tech week (March 31st – April 4th). There is also a possibility of adding performances during the four-week run on Thursdays (April 18 and 25th).
Rehearsals will generally be Sundays 5:30-9:30pm and Monday through Thursday 6:30-9:30pm. A rehearsal schedule will be distributed after the show is cast and all conflicts have been submitted. All rehearsal conflicts must be provided to the stage manager prior to the first read through on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30pm. Additional conflicts may not be allowed. There may be some dance rehearsals on Saturdays. There are mandatory photo shoots on Saturdays, February 23 and March 9 (times TBA).
We encourage ALL ETHNICITIES to audition
Velma Kelly: Female, 25-40 (Lead, Range: Alto, F3-D5)
Vaudeville 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 (Lead, Range: Soprano, A3-B5)
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 (Supporting, Range: Tenor, C3-G4 )
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: Gender neutral, 30-50 (Supporting, Range: Mezzo, F3-A5 )
Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption, she accepts bribes for favors.
Billy Flynn: Male, 35-55 (Supporting, Range: Baritone, Bb2-E4)
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: Gender neutral, 25-55 (Supporting, 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.
Master of Ceremonies: Male, 25-45 (Ensemble, Range: Baritone Bb2-Eb4)
Engages the audience and moves the story forward with ongoing narrations in both acts.
Fred Casely: Male, 25-50 (Ensemble & Featured jazz/tap dancer, Range: Baritone, A2-D4)
Roxie’s lover, murdered for trying to leave Roxie. Reoccurs throughout both acts, including in her dreams.
Sergeant Fogarty / Judge: Male, 25-55 (Ensemble, Range: Bass F2-C4)
Assigned to Roxie’s case, he manages to get Roxie to confess in act 1. Acts as judge during Roxie’s trial in act 2.
Harry / Clerk: Male, 30-55 (Ensemble, Range: Tenor, C3-G4)
Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with two women behind her back in Act 1. Clerk for the court in Act 2, swears people in.
Aaron / Martin Harrison: Male, 25-55 (Ensemble & Featured ballet/partner dancer;
Range: Baritone, Bb2-D4)
Aaron is a court appointed lawyer for Hunyak, he tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial. Harrison is chicago’s district attorney, present at Roxie’s trial.
Liz / Foreman: Female, 18-45 (Ensemble & Featured dancer, Range: Soprano A3-E5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head. Foreman of the jury in Act 2.
Annie: Female, 18-45 (Ensemble & Featured dancer, Range: Mezzo F3-C#5)
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: Female, 18-45 (Ensemble & Featured dancer, Range: Alto D3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milkman, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
Hunyak: Female, 25-45 (Ensemble & Featured ballet/pointe dancer, Mezzo F3-Bb4)
Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty,” which follows her to her grave.
Mona: Female, 18-45 (Ensemble & Featured dancer, Range: Mezzo F3-C#5)
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.”
Go-To-Hell-Kitty: Female, 21-40 (Ensemble, Range: Soprano A3-E5)
Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with two other women.. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”