Vocal Auditions: Monday 4th & Wednesday 6th June from 7.30pm
Dance Audition: Sunday 10th June – 3.30-5.00pm
Callbacks: 6pm onwards (as required)
Character descriptions and requirements
Roxie Hart: Age 20-35. (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4) Innocent, sexy, desperate, selfish. Roxie is not very bright and never thinks about the consequences of her actions before she says or does things. Every move is selfish, every idea foolish and ill-considered, and yet she remains strangely sympathetic because we know her selfishness is not malicious; but childish. All Roxie cares about is getting into Vaudeville. Needs to be a strong actress, singer and dancer
Velma Kelly: Age 25-45. (Range: Alto, E3-D5) Sarcastic, sexy, tough, funny. Velma is a former vaudeville performer who also serves as the hostess. She often talks directly to the audience. She killed her husband and her sister after finding them together. Used to being the “headliner” she learns to hold her tongue and make nice to save her vaudeville career. Needs to be a strong actress, singer and dancer.
Billy Flynn: Age 35+. (Range: Baritone, Bb2-G4) Sexy, persuasive, manipulative, masculine. Billy is a suave, educated lawyer who can persuade anyone to do anything. Billy will take any case as long as it is sure to put money in his pocket. Billy is a lot like a Hollywood Agent. Needs to be a strong actor / strong vocals / dancer.
Amos Hart: Age 30+ (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4) Charming, funny, vulnerable, timid man. Amos is an average guy, not very good looking, not very smart. Manipulated easily, Amos is the only character in Chicago whose motives are entirely pure, never selfish and he’s the only character who really loses ultimately. Strong character actor / strong vocals
Matron “Mama” Morton: Age 35+. (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4) Sexy, funny, powerful and tough. The matron of the Cook County Jail who believes that all favours she gives should be reciprocated or paid for. Needs to be strong character actor, strong vocals – Belt
Mary Sunshine: Any age ( Male or Female). (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5) Soprano or counter tenor who can sing legitimately up to a high B flat projects image of a good natured talk show hostess but is actually a high powered gossip columnist. Must have good comedic timing and presence.
Hunyak: Accused of chopping off her husband’s head. She is actually innocent (one of the only ones), but because she only speaks Hungarian and refuses to plead guilty, she is found guilty and hanged. **This is a challenging role as all her lines are in Hungarian. Would like this actress to have a strong background ballet.
Liz: (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) Killed her husband with a shotgun because he “popped” his gum. Strong vocals / Dancer
Annie: (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) Found out her husband had several wives and killed him with Arsenic. Strong vocals / Dancer
June: (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) Killed her husband with a carving knife after he found out she cheated on him. Strong vocals / Dancer
Mona: (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) Killed her boyfriend after she found out he was sleeping around. Strong vocals / Dancer
Go-to-Hell Kitty: (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) Kills her boyfriend in her apartment after coming home and finding him with two girls. She is wealthy but crazy
Male Ensemble x 4: Must be good singers and movers to fill the following roles:
– Fred Casely
– Sgt Fogerty
– Clerk etc
Premiering in 1975 and the hit of the 1997 Broadway season in a production that originated at City Center’s Encore! series, CHICAGO won six Tony Awards including Best Revival and later, the Academy Award as Best Picture of the Year.
In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been dumped 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.
Suburb & state: Doncaster East, Victoria
Contact info www.phoenixtheatrecompany.org
Company Name: Phoenix Theatre Company Inc