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Uptown Players announces auditions for the musical A Chorus Line, which runs February 2-4, 2018 at theMoody Performance Hall. 

Make AUDITION APPOINTEMENT HERE AFTER READING BELOW

A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr and Nicholas Dante) is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre as it takes the audience through the final grueling audition for a new Broadway musical.
 
The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are four LOA/LORT principal equity contracts available for this production. The production is under the direction of Jeremy Dumont, with Musical Direction by Isaac Leaverton.

Zach: Male. The director and choreographer of the show for which the dancers are auditioning. He is a stage veteran and thus can be curt and harsh, but he is revealed to be a caring and empathetic man who truly grows to care about these dancers. Non-singing, but should have movement ability, as he demonstrates a few dance moves.

Larry: Male. Tenor. Zach’s assistant who teaches and demonstrates the audition dances. Needs to be an incredible dancer, as he is the standard to which all of the auditioning dancers are held. Should read 25+.

Al Deluca: Male. Baritone. Age 30. From the Bronx. Street tough, macho, and newly married to Kristine; always looking out for Kristine. A strong singer in contrast to the non-singing Kristine in “Sing.”

Bobby Mills: Male. Baritone. Age 25. Flamboyant, funny, bitchy, and witty. Very sharp tongued. Covers everything over with a joke; had a very hard childhood. From upstate New York.

Don Kerr: Male. Baritone. Age 28. Ladies’ man, married, and into cars, money, and women. Very sure of himself. All American guy. He has worked with Zach before. From Kansas City.

Gregory Gardener: Male. Baritone. Age 32. Sassy, Jewish, gay man. Done it all before. Very conscious of how he looks and appears to others. Quite a smart-ass and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York.

Mark Anthony: Male. Tenor. Age 20 Optimistic; first-timer; naïve but charming. Great dancer and All-American kid. Obsessed with sex.

Mike Costa: Male. Tenor. Age 24 Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself, but likeable. Tap dancer who worked with Zach before. Experienced; flirtatious. From New Jersey. Must be able to tap.  Sings “I Can Do That”

Paul San Marco: Male. Baritone. Age 27. Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing; only now starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. From Spanish Harlem, New York. Friends with Diana. Delivers a beautiful, raw and vulnerable monologue about coming out to his parents.

Richie Walters: Male. Tenor. Age 27. From Missouri. African-American; strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool and very funny. Likeable and laid back.

Bebe Benzenheimer: Female. Mezzo. Age 22. Very insecure about her looks and tries to be funny to cover her insecurities. Feels a little excluded but just wants to be liked. She is quiet, vulnerable and kind. Sings in “At the Ballet.”

Cassie Ferguson: Female. Mezzo belt. One of the older women. Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer. She is having to humble herself to audition for the chorus again with younger and less experienced dancers. Previously had a relationship with Zach and it did not end well. Seeking a true triple threat performer, as she sings the iconic “The Music and the Mirror.”

Connie Wong: Female. Alto. Experienced dancer. Married. Petite. A bit of a mother hen with a great sense of humor. Born in Chinatown, New York. Should believably play 4’10’’.

Diana Morales: Female. Mezzo belt. A streetwise Latina who is a little bit tough, and eternal optimist. A determined and athletic dancer from the Bronx. Sings “Nothing,” in which she reveals herself to be funny, charming, and vulnerable. Also sings the lead in “What I Did for Love.”

Judy Turner: Female. Mezzo. Age 26 Funny, gawky, nervous. Warm and hopeful. Very awkward except when dancing.

Kristine Urich: Female. Age 23. Al’s scatter-brained wife who can’t sing. She is awkward, anxious and hilarious. She “speaks” the song “Sing,” but does sing in the ensemble numbers of the show.

Maggie Winslow: Female. Mezzo. Age 25. A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Fairly experienced dancer from California. Seeking an incredibly warm singer with a mix belt up to E natural for the soaring climax of “At the Ballet.”

Sheila Bryant: Female. Alto. Oldest dancer on the line. Confident, brassy, sexy, bitchy, and sophisticated. One of the more popular dancers; humorous. Sings in “At the Ballet.”

Val Clark: Female. Mezzo belt. Sexy, sassy, funny. Age 25. A foul-mouthed but excellent dancer who couldn’t get performing jobs because of her looks until she had plastic surgery. A brazen, direct, attention-seeker from Vermont. Sings the infamous “Dance 10, Looks 3.”

Cut dancers: 4 males and 3 females who perform in the opening number and sing off-stage as needed.

Dance auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, October 22 from 430pm to 10pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219. For the audition, you will be taught a combination that reflects ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre dance styles. For an audition appointment, fill out the online request HERE or call 214-219-2718. A headshot and resume are required at auditions. Callbacks for vocals will take place on Monday, October 23 from 7pm to 10pm. Following the dance call, those that are called back will be scheduled for a vocal callback time. Full callbacks will take place on Tuesday, October 24 at 7pm.

Rehearsals will begin the week of January 8, 2018 and will take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, leading up to performance week. The production runs February 2-4, 2018 at the Moody Performance Hall. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.



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