AUDITIONS Chicago THE MUSICAL Lubbock Community Theatre 3101 35th Street Monday, July 11th
Chicago THE MUSICAL
Lubbock Community Theatre
3101 35th Street
Monday, July 11th – Wednesday, July 13th
6 – 9pm
After being arrested for murdering her lover, Roxie is smitten with the attention and notoriety she receives in the press. Her pursuit of an acquittal now leads to an unrelenting desire for fame on the vaudeville stage.
Vaudeville performer who resides in Cook County Jail after murdering her cheating husband and sister. Used to being the “main attraction,” Velma fiercely competes with up and coming rival superstar Roxie for the attention of the press and to preserve her celebrity status.
Charming, suave and a master of manipulation, Billy is a lawyer who makes celebrities of his clients in order to sway public opinion—a perk that Roxie takes full advantage of. With a perfect track record in the courtroom, Billy will take on any case as long as it means putting money in his pocket.
The tough, sassy, corrupt warden of the Cook County Jail, “Mama” treats her inmates like family and would do anything for them—as long as she gets something in return. Mama solicits bribes for favors, anything from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Mama, Mama’s good to you.”
An auto-mechanic and the hapless husband of Roxie, Amos lies for her and tries to take the blame for her crime until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Somewhat simple-minded and innocent, Amos remains steadfast and loyal to Roxie, even though his help (and even his presence) is hardly acknowledged.
A sappy tabloid columnist for the Evening Star. Mary believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches this belief. At the end of the musical, Mary’s own secret is exposed.
In addition to the specific characters outlined below, Ensemble members will play various roles throughout–Reporters, Doctor, Fan Dancers, Foreman of the Jury, Masters of Ceremony, Roxie’s Boys, etc. All ensemble members need to be strong singers and dancers.
11 (Monday) 6:00 pm - 13 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm