Weds., Sept. 26 and 28, 3:30 to 6 pm
The Academy of The Company Theatre (A.C.T.) Conservatory announces auditions for teen actors ages 13 to 18 for the musical theatre sensation A Chorus Line, on Wednesday, September 26 and Friday, September 28, 3:30 to 6 pm at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Actors must attend both audition days. The production is directed by Jordie Saucerman, with music direction by Melissa Carubia and choreography by Sally Forrest.
From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, A Chorus Line! Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. The iconic score features such classics as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It” and more. A Chorus Line brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz and is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Contains adult content.
Audition candidates should bring a headshot, arrive dressed for movement, and be prepared to read from the script, available on site. Prepare to sing 32 bars of a song in a similar musical style, songs from A Chorus Line are acceptable. Sheet music must be supplied for the accompanist. A resume is helpful but not required. A $20 non-refundable audition fee is due upon arrival.
Tuition for A Chorus Line classes and production is $425 per student, some financial assistance is available. Tuition is due after casting is announced. A completed emergency form must accompany audition candidates, available here.
Rehearsals begin the week of October 1, details to be announced at auditions. Additional rehearsal commitment is required during production week. Attendance at auditions does not ensure casting.
Performances of A Chorus Line are held on January 25, 26 and 27, 2019. Tickets are available at companytheatre.com.
Zach: The director and choreographer of the show.
Larry/Lori: Zach’s assistant.
Alan Deluca: Male. Baritone. From the Bronx. Street tough, macho, newly married to Kristine.
Bebe Benzenheimer: Female. Alto. From Boston. Very insecure about her looks, very funny which is a cover for her insecurities. Feels a little excluded but just wants to be liked.
Bobby Mills: Male. Baritone. Flamboyant, funny, bitchy and witty. Very sharp-tongued. Covers everything over with a joke, had a very hard childhood. From upstate New York.
Cassie Ferguson: 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: 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: Female. Alto. Streetwise, a little bit tough, eternal optimist and starry-eyed. A determined athletic dancer from the Bronx.
Don Kerr: Male. Baritone. Ladies’ man, married, into cars, money, and women. Hedonist, cool, flirts with Maggie, very sure of himself. All American guy, Cocky, worked with Zach before. From Kansas City.
Gregory Gardener: Male. Baritone. Done it all before. Gay. Very conscious of how he looks and appears to others. Quite a smart aleck and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York.
Judy Turner: Female. Mezzo. Funny, gawky, nervous, scatterbrain. Warm and hopeful. Very awkward except when dancing.
Kristine Urich: Female. Mezzo. wide-eyed, naive. Very nervous when not dancing. Married to Al.
Maggie Winslow: Female. Soprano. A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. A fairly experienced dancer from California.
Mark Anthony: 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: Male. Tenor. Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself BUT likable. Tap dancer who worked with Zach before. Experienced and flirts with the girls. From New Jersey.
Paul San Marco: Male. Baritone. Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing. He 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: Male. Tenor. From Missouri. African-American, strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool and funny. Very likable and laid back.
Sheila Bryant: Female. Alto. Oldest dancer on the line. Brassy, sexy, bitchy and sophisticated. One of the more popular dancers, very funny.
Valerie Clark: Female. Mezzo. Sexy, sassy, funny foul-mouthed. A brazen, direct, attention seeker from Vermont.
Cut Dancers: 4 Males and 3 Females; sing throughout the show.
Lois — ballerina; non-speaking
Frank — headband boy; non-speaking
Butch — non-speaking
Roy — wrong-arm boy
Tom — counts with his mouth; non-speaking
Founded in 1987, the Academy of the Company Theatre (A.C.T.) builds creativity and self-confidence in students through the performing and visual arts in a challenging, fun, and supportive environment. A.C.T. provides education in the performing arts through productions, classes, and workshops, including four elaborate youth and teen musicals and one teen play annually, featuring gorgeous costumes, grand sets, and live orchestras. A.C.T.’s educational classes (formerly known as Studio One) enrich the lives of both children and adults year-round. A faculty of established teacher/artists educate, nurture and encourage proper technical development in voice, acting, movement and music, leading students to empowered, positive experiences.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email ACT@companytheatre.com. For more information about A.C.T. or The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.