Auditions
Ages: 18 & older

Presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company
www.tamswitmark.com

A Chorus Line

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by
Michael Bennett
Book  by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.

pending secured license

A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American musical theatre - the chorus dancers. These valiant, over-dedicated, underpaid, highly-trained performers back up the stars (and often make them look more talented than they are). Even more, A Chorus Line is a celebration of the American musical itself.

The show focuses on a cattle-call audition for a new Broadway musical. Zach, the talented director/choreographer, and his assistant, Larry, put 17 dancers through an extraordinary audition. Among those auditioning is Zach's former love, Cassie, who has returned to New York City after a brief (and less than stellar) attempt at fame in Hollywood. Filled with now-classic songs, including I Can Do That, Nothing and What I Did For Love, A Chorus Line is a loving tribute to what being a Broadway gypsy dancer is all about.

Director /
Choreographer
Anjee Norgaard‑Gallia
Musical Director
Nicolas Perez

Auditions will be held on

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.

Callbacks by Invitation Only on

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

at the

Community Playhouse
601 Tennent Ave.
Pinole, CA

[Directions]

Director/
Choreographer:
Anjee Norgaard‑Gallia
Musical Director:
Nicolas Perez
For additional information about the show or the auditions,
email the director by clicking
or phone: 510‑334‑1414

No Appointment Needed

  • Download the audition application, complete and return via email
    • Fill out the first three pages of the form.
      This is a fillable pdf that may be edited in your pdf viewer.
    • Pay particular attention to including all of your conflicts on the third page
    • Email info.pinoleplayers@gmail.com, attaching:
      • the completed application form
      • your resume or the list of your performing experience
      • a headshot
    • If you have difficulty with downloading, application forms will be available at the audition. If you have difficulty with emailing, you may bring the completed materials to the audition. Arrive early if you are completing the application then.
  • Auditioners will be seen in the order of their arrival
  • Vocal audition
    • Sing 16-32 bars (no more than two minutes), up‑tempo or ballad, from a Broadway show
    • Bring sheet music IN YOUR KEY
    • An accompanist will be provided.
    • NO CD or MP3 backing tracks. No a capella
  • Dance audition
    • A jazz combination will be taught at the audition
    • Dress for dance, or bring quick-change movement clothing
    • Bring jazz shoes, if you have them
  • Cold readings from the script, time permitting.
    • See the Character Descriptions Below
  • All auditioners will be notified via email if they are invited to the Callbacks.
    Some roles may be cast directly from the audition.
    If you do not receive a Call Back invitation, it does NOT mean you will not be cast.

Auditions are by appointment.

Appointments for 30 minute audition slots will be assigned in the order they are received, beginning each day at the times above.

If you have time constraints, include them and we will attempt to accommodate you.

Please include:
  • Name, phone number and email address
  • Preferred Audition Date - March 3 or 4
  • Attach Resume and Headshot files,
    if available

If there are problems with the link, send an email to: pa-clark@comcast.net with the requested info.

You will be notified of your audition time by email.

Bring a completed Audition Form to the audition.

If you are unable to print the form, copies will be available at the audition. Please arrive early to complete an Audition Form before your appointment time.

Callbacks

  • Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • By invitation ONLY.
  • Additional materials will be made available on the website before the callbacks, including
    • Acting selections (sides) from the script
    • Vocal selections from the score

Some roles may be cast directly from the audition.
If you do not receive a Call Back invitation,
it does NOT mean you will not be cast.

The cast list will be posted here no later than June 1, 2019.

Rehearsals

  • There will be a cast vocal workshop on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rehearsals begin Monday, August 5, 2019
  • The first rehearsal will be a Pinole Players policy and procedures discussion, followed by a read‑thru
  • Rehearsals are Monday‑Thursday, 7:30‑10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday rehearsals will be scheduled as needed
    • Possible Dates: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/8, 9/15
  • Music rehearsals at the Community Playhouse
  • Dance/staging rehearsals at
    Anjee's Dance Etc.,
    660 Tennent Ave, Pinole
  • Tech Week - Sunday, September 29 - Friday, October 4, 2019

Be sure to fill out the rehearsal conflict page in the Audition Form.

Performances
pending secured license Saturdays, October 5, 12, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, October 6, 13, 2019 - 2 p.m.
in the new
Pinole Valley High School Performing Arts Center
2900 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole

For additional information, email the producer, Patti Clark, by clicking
pa-clark@comcast.net
or Leave a message at 510-724-9844
CHARACTERS
Character Name Voice Type Description and character requirements Solos or parts
Al Baritone Al is married to Kristine. He is aggressive, yet humorous, and very protective of his wife. Needs to have good comic timing and ability with Bronx accent. Sing
Bebe Alto Bebe is a Jewish modern dancer, down to earth, quiet and strong in will. Lacks self-esteem, Mother told her she was unattractive. Needs to look ex-ballet. Speaks about having only recently arrived in New York (Broadway), thus would be younger. At The Ballet
Bobby Baritone Bobby is flamboyant, extremely funny, and clever. Picked on at school for being different and gay. Describes himself as strange. Classified as weird at school. Tells his story as humorous vignettes. Smooth with dialogue. N/A
Cassie Soprano Cassie is an outstanding dancer with star quality who has experienced great disappointments. She had an affair with Zach. Was a chorus dancer moved on to major roles and now can't get work. Needs to be a good all-arounder, solo dance, solo singing and character actress with great emotion. Needs to match Zach in age as couple. Script mentions she is 32 although this is flexible pending cast overall age. The Music and the Mirror, What I Did For Love
Connie Alto Connie is a bright, happy, outgoing girl. Asian woman, but can be played by another race or Caucasian person. Must be the shortest in the show. Montage Hello12
Diana Alto Diana is an energetic, humorous Puerto Rican woman who speaks from the heart. Quite a forceful personality. She is a friend of Paul. Needs to be good with accents and emotion in song. Nothing
Don Baritone Don is a classic all-American young man, a jock. He is married and has been in the business for years. Montage Mother
Greg Baritone Greg is a gay man who is camp. Quite arrogant and overly confident. Very confident in his sexuality. Strong presence. Speaks with clarity and polished grammar reflecting his upbringing. Confident singing about erections and his sexuality. Montage part 4
Kristine Mezzo Kristine is married to Al. She is happy, well-adjusted, and sexy, but she can't sing. Needs to have great comic timing and will need to be a physical match to Al. Sing
Maggie Mezzo Maggie is an attractive sweet dreamer, with some old family issues that still affect her life. Unhappy family upbringing. Needs to look like she once did ballet. Move gracefully, quite feminine. Non-aggressive, likeable character. At The Ballet
Mark Tenor Mark is an optimistic newcomer to Broadway who is thrilled to be considered for the chorus. He is naive, charming, all-American, and obsessed with sex. Bit of a class clown. Needs to be confident with confronting sexual dialogue, good storyteller. Montage Hello 12
Mike Tenor Mike is an Italian tap dancer, who used to get teased. He is very straight and a bundle of energy. Needs to be very well, confident performer with big stage presence. Then needs to be able to pull all that presence back in. I Can Do That
Paul Baritone Paul is shy, introverted, and Puerto Rican. He is a friend of Diana. Has a large monologue about his parents discovering he is gay. Very emotional role. Extremely good character actor not afraid to put themselves wholly into the role. I Hope I Get It (Reprise)
Richie Tenor Richie is a high energy, proud, good natured black young man. (May be played by another race or Caucasian actor.) Generally moves well with lots of energy. Montage part 4
Sheila Alto Sheila is a gorgeous, somewhat older, been-around-the-block dancer and comic actress. Uses sarcasm very well. Quite sassy with Zach. Then reveals more about herself in the song At The Ballet. Needs to look ex ballet. At The Ballet
Val Alto Val is a sexy, sassy, funny, foul-mouthed woman with a big belt voice and a persona to match. Needs to meet physical criteria of having a well put-together body (as outlined in the song!). Very physically confident performer, comfortable drawing attention to her body. Needs to be comfortable with swearing dialogue. Dance 10, Looks 3
Zach Non-singing Zach is an ex dancer who is the Director of the show. He is a perfectionist. He had an affair with Cassie. He speaks instructions from the darkness of the audience, seems quite business-like and to the point, at times rude. Needs strong commanding voice. Cassie softens him. The audience need to believe that Cassie would have been with him in the past. Does tell the cast dance instructions, so would need to convince he had dance experience. If actor has dance ability this MAY be utilized in Cassie's solo. N/A
Larry Non-singing Larry is Zach’s Assistant. He is an authoritative no-nonsense leader. He will need to be able to move well and show some steps to the cast. Will need a good understanding of music to vocally time dance steps to music. Needs to look like an ex dancer. N/A
Cut Dancers Various These named parts (Tricia, Vicki, Lois, Frank, Butch, Roy, Tom) are referred to in dialogue and some have lines here or there. They are subsequently cut from first round of dance. Need some dance skill and will return for Finale. N/A
Pit Singers Various Do not appear onstage and will work solely as vocal support in the pit. N/A
Contact us for comments, additions and corrections
Pinole Community Playhouse, 601 Tennent Ave., Pinole, CA 94564 - 510‑724‑9844
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