MainStage Irving-Las Colinas

MainStage A CHORUS LINE Auditions

A CHORUS LINE AUDITIONS

Broadway's 1975 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning Musical 

Directed by Original Broadway Cast Member Michael Serrecchia
Musical direction by Scott Eckert
Choreography by Megan Kelly Bates

Auditions:
Saturday, July 20 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Sunday, July 21 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

At the Irving Arts Center (3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving) in the Carpenter Hall rehearsal room.

Auditions will begin with a dance call promptly at the start time(s) listed above. A cut will be made following the dance call. Those asked to stay should have 32 bars of a standard musical theatre song prepared and may be asked to cold-read from the script. Please arrive with a headshot and resume and be prepared to dance.

Performances:
November 1,2,3 and November 7,8,9, 2019 at the Irving Arts Center.
All evening performances 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees 2:30 PM

About the Show:
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Discomfort opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogeneous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. Based on real Broadway dancers’ stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.

Character Breakdown:
FEATURED MEN:

ZACH: Early 30s-Mid 40s, Male. The director and choreographer of the show.

LARRY: Mid-late 20s, Male. Zach’s assistant. An experienced dancer with authority.

ALAN DELUCA: 30, Male. Baritone. From the Bronx. Street tough, macho, newly married to Kristine.

BOBBY MILLS: 25, Male. Baritone. Flamboyant, funny and witty. Very sharp-tongued. Covers everything over with a joke, had a very hard childhood. From upstate New York.

DON KERR: 26, Male. Baritone. Ladies man, married, into cars, money, and women. Hedonist, cool, flirt, very sure of himself. All American guy, Cocky, worked with Zach before. From Kansas City.

GREGORY GARDENER: 32, Male. Baritone. Over sexed, over drugged, done it all before. Gay. Very conscious of how he looks and appears to others. Quite a smart-­alec and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York.  

MARK ANTHONY: 20, Male. Tenor. Optimistic, first timer, naive but charming. Great dancer and all American kid. Hopeful and fresh, obsessed with sex. Very young from Arizona.

MIKE COSTA: 24, Male. Tenor. Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself, but likeable. A tap dancer who worked with Zach before. Experienced and flirts with the girls. From New Jersey.

PAUL SAN MARCO: 28, Male. Baritone. Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing. Is only now starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. From Spanish Harlem, New York. Friends with Diana.

RICHIE WALTERS: 27, Male. Tenor. From Missouri. African-­American, strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool and funny. Very likeable and laid back.

FEATURED WOMEN:

BEBE BENZENHEIMER: 26, Female. Alto. From Boston. Very insecure about her looks and very funny as a cover for her insecurities. Feels a little excluded but just wants to be liked.

CASSIE FERGUSON: 31, Female. Soprano. Older Dancer. Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer. Very strong dancer. Shy & kind-hearted. Previously had a relationship with Zach.

CONNIE WONG: 32, Female. Alto. Experienced dancer. SHORT. Married. A bit of a mother hen with a great sense of humor. Born in Chinatown, Lower East Side, New York.

DIANA MORALES: 27, Female. Alto. Streetwise, a little bit tough, an eternal optimist and starry-eyed. A determined, athletic dancer from the Bronx.

JUDY TURNER: 28, Female. Mezzo. Funny, gawky, nervous, scatterbrain. Warm and hopeful. Very awkward, except when dancing.

KRISTINE URICH: 22, Female. Mezzo. Wide-­?eyed, naive. Very nervous when not dancing. Married to Al.

MAGGIE WINSLOW: 25, Female. Soprano. A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Fairly experienced dancer from California.

SHEILA BRYANT: 29, Female. Alto. Oldest dancer on the line. Brassy, sexy, bitchy and sophisticated. One of the more popular dancers, very funny.

VALERIE CLARK: 25, Female. Mezzo. Sexy, sassy, funny & foul-­mouthed. A brazen, direct, attention seeker from Vermont.

CUT  DANCERS:
(4 Males and 3 Females 18-­35 who will understudy and sing throughout the show.)

BUTCH BARTON: Male. From Oklahoma, and has a bit of an attitude. He is unable to correct his mistake in the first boys' combination.

FRANK: Male. He continually looks at his feet while dancing.

TOM TUCKER: From Memphis. He does not speak, but is seen mouthing the counts during both combinations.

ROY: He has only had one year of ballet training and continually brings his arms on the wrong downbeat.

TRICIA: From Columbia, SC. She has been with a touring company but not in a Broadway show before. She dances the ballet combination too big and even crosses in front of Sheila at one point. Tricia is the only cut dancer with a vocal solo in "I Hope I Get It."

VICKI VICKERS: A sexy California-blonde type. She has not had any ballet training nor done any Broadway shows. She is only able to get through the jazz combination with Larry demonstrating in front of the group.

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

MainStage is a non-union theatre that offers actors a gas allowance.

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas supports the City of Irving's efforts to improve the quality of life for its citizens by providing:

  • Quality theatre to the Irving Community through the organization of qualified individuals.
  • Affordable theatre to the Irving Community as a result of MILC's all-volunteer organization.
  • Entertaining theatre to the Irving Community through careful selection of material presented.
  • Opportunities for involvement by the community in all areas of theatrical production through open auditions, mentoring, special project support, and formal classes.
  • The Irving Community, with the benefit of top local volunteer and professional expertise in all areas of theatrical production and arts management through the ability to involve participants from many disciplines.

For any questions or concerns, please contact MainStage with the information below:

www.IrvingTheatre.org | 972-594-6104 | [email protected]

Location: 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving

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07/21/2019
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