july, 2022

11jul(jul 11)6:00 pm13(jul 13)9:00 pmAUDITIONS | Chicago THE MUSICAL @ Lubbock Community Theatre @ 6pm

Event Details

AUDITIONS
Chicago THE MUSICAL
Lubbock Community Theatre
3101 35th Street

Monday, July 11th – Wednesday, July 13th
6 – 9pm

Directed by Heather May
Choreography by Tamara Klotzman
Performance dates are Sept 2, 3, 4th, & 9. 10. 11th.
Those interested in auditioning must fill out this google form and will be assigned a date/time. Dance auditions will happen on Sunday.
Auditions will be compiled of cold readings, dance, and singing. Please feel free to bring a monologue if desired.
Bring 16 bars of music prepared with recorded music. An accompanist is available upon request.
LCT is focused on providing an inclusive space for all and is looking for artists of all genders, races, and abilities.
Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy and lustful superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight– though instead of onstage, they’re mugging for the flashbulb of the newspaper reporters. With catchy, sexy music and timeless lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a funny, intelligent, and utterly engaging book by Kander and Bob Fosse, Chicago is a musical spectacular that is as addictive as gossip rags and as unforgettable as any trial of the century.
Roles Available:
ROXIE HART: Female (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4); Very strong dancer, singer, actor
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.
VELMA KELLY: Female (Range: Alto, E3-D5); Very strong dancer, singer, actor
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.
BILLY FLYNN: Male (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4); Strong actor and singer
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.
MATRON “MAMA” MORTON: Female (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4); strong actor and singer
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.”
AMOS HART: Male (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4); strong actor and singer
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.
MARY SUNSHINE: “Female”—played by a Male in drag (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5); strong singer and actor
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.
THE ENSEMBLE:
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.
For more information please email [email protected]

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Time

11 (Monday) 6:00 pm - 13 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm

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