Chicago

Director- David C. Morgan 

Assistant Director- Dana Harris

Vocal Director- Dylan Harris

Choreographer- Patricia Ferris

April 13-16 2023

 

 

CHICAGO AUDITION INFORMATION

It's time to RAZZLE DAZZLE the BBCHS community with the 2023 IHSMTA Submitted Spring Musical- CHICAGO! Auditions are open for any currently enrolled BBCHS students. Continue reading below for all the audition materials you'll need!

OPTIONAL MOVIE NIGHT:

Monday January 9th

We will be having an optional movie night where we watch a version of Chicago before we begin the audition process. This will help those auditioning to be more familiar with the material. 

INITIAL VOCAL AUDITIONS:

Tuesday January 10th

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All those auditioning for Chicago will be able to choose ONE of the 4 Initial audition selections listed below. Sheet music can be found HERE. Rehearsal accompaniment tracks will be added to that folder at a later date. This audition will also include a dance audition: information coming at a later date. 

Audition Selection 1: All That Jazz m.5-21

Audition Selection 2: Nowadays m.45-68

Audition Selection 3: Mister Cellophane m. 37-52

Audition Selection 4: Razzle Dazzle m.5-28

INITIAL DANCE AUDITIONS:

Wednesday January 11th

Our choreographer will be teaching a dance selection from the show to everyone who is auditioning. 

GROUP VOCAL CALLBACKS:

Thursday January 12th

After the initial round of vocal and dance auditions, we will be calling back female presenting performers for a group vocal callback. Our vocal director will be teaching parts to 2 short vocal selections from the show. This is so the staff can get a feel for how well you can hold a harmony part, and blend in a group vocal scenarioSheet music can be found HERE. Rehearsal accompaniment tracks will be added to that folder at a later date.

Group Callback Warmup: All That Jazz m.5-21

Group Callback 1: All I Care About m.4-15

Group Callback 2: Cell Block Tango m.149-169

LEAD CALLBACKS:

Friday January 13th

 

After the group vocal callback, we will end audition week with the lead callbacks. Callbacks will consist of vocal callbacks and vocal callbacks. there is a possibility of a dance callback as well. Sheet music and script selections can be found HERE. Rehearsal accompaniment tracks will be added to that folder at a later date.

Vocal Selections

Velma Vocal Callback: All That Jazz m.123-end

Roxie Vocal Callback: Roxie m. 42-74

Velma and Roxie Vocal Callback: My Own Best Friend m.6-32

Billy Vocal Callback: All I Care About m.78-92

Amos Vocal Callback: Mister Cellophane m.80-98

Mama Vocal Callback: When You're Good To Mama m.86-106

Mary Sunshine Vocal Callback: Both Reached For The Gun m.143-159

Acting Selections

Amos, Roxie, Male Featured Ensemble: p.9

Cell Block Girls: p.12

Velma, Mama: p.17-18

Velma, Roxie, Mama: p.19-20

Billy, Amos: p.25

Billy, Roxie: p.57

Mary Sunshine, Velma: p.70-70

Velma, Roxie: p.76

CHICAGO CASTING

Leading Players: Will not be doubled with any other roles. 

VELMA KELLY: Female, (Range: Alto, E3-D5): IHSMTA Eligible
Vaudeville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder.

 

ROXIE HART: Female, (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4): IHSMTA Eligible
Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it.

MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: Female, (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4): IHSMTA Eligible
Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Mama, Mama's good to you.”

 

BILLY FLYNN: Male, (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4): IHSMTA Eligible
Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee.

AMOS HART: Male, (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4): IHSMTA Eligible

Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail.

Cell Block Tango Women: May be doubled with Ensemble Roles. 

LIZ: Female, Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head.

ANNIE: Female, (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know.”

 

JUNE: Female, (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.

 

HUNYAK: Female, (Range: Non-Singing Role)
Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty.” Which follows her to her grave.

 

MONA: Female, (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences.”

Ensemble Roles: May be doubled with other roles or Cell Block Women.

Master of Ceremonies: Male, (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

The emcee of all the vaudeville aspects of the show. Sets the tone of each song for the audience. 

FRED CASELY: Male, (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.

SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male, (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.

MARY SUNSHINE: Female, (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5)
Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs.

KITTY: Female, 21-40 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”

JUDGE: Male, (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.

COURT CLERK: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. So help-you God.”

 
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