The CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is holding auditions for A CHORUS LINE on Saturday, October 29 at 1PM and Sunday, October 30 at 10AM. Please wear appropriate dance wear and proper shoes, heels or flats, taps are not necessary. For the vocal audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a Musical Theatre song either from the show or in a similar style. An accompanist will be provided.

Call backs will be held on Sunday, November 6 at 9AM. Rehearsals will start on or around December 1.

 

Performance dates are below. Please bring possible rehearsal and/or performance conflicts to the auditions. The CM Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition. Video submissions will be accepted if you are unable to make either audition date. Please send a video submission of a vocal audition and dance routine along with headshot and resume to achoruslinecmpac@gmail.com by  Sunday, October 30.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

 

Saturday, January 28           8PM

Sunday, January 29             2PM

Wednesday, February 1     2PM

Friday. February 3               8PM

Saturday, February 4          8PM

Sunday, February 5            2PM

Wednesday, February 8  7:30PM

Friday, February 10           8PM

Saturday, February 11       8PM

 

Health & Safety Protocols:

 

For the safety of all performers, staff, and our CM community, all performers and staff must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test or COVID-19 molecular PCR test on a weekly basis. Unvaccinated performers and staff must wear masks or approved face coverings at all rehearsals and performances. Individuals will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of the Pfizer/BioTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or 14 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

 

 

 

 

PLOT:

A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Discomfort opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class, saying “I can do that.” Based on real Broadway dancers’ stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.

 

 

 

 

Production Team:

 

Directors – MELISSA RAPELJE & PATRICK CAMPBELL

 

Choreographer – MELISSA RAPELJE

 

Music Director – MATTHEW W. SURICO

 

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

 

ZACH: The director and choreographer of the show.

DIANA: Streetwise Latina from the Bronx, determined, sensitive. Specifically seeking actor of Latinx descent.

PAUL: Introverted, insecure, but strong dancer from Spanish Harlem, New York. Specifically seeking actor of Latinx descent.

MARK: Uber-optimistic first timer…completely naïve but charming.

VAL: Sexy, sassy, suggestive, and funny. A brazen, direct, attention-seeker.

KRISTINE: Scatter-brained, insecure, awkward, anxious, and hilarious. Married to Al.

AL: From the Bronx, streetwise, tough, and macho, yet sweet & likable. Married to Kristine.

RICHIE: Enthusiastic, cool, and funny. Likable and laid back. Specifically seeking BIPOC actor.

JUDY: Funny, gawky, nervous. Warm and hopeful.

BEBE: Insecure about her looks and tries to be funny to cover her insecurities.

BOBBY: Eccentric, funny, and witty.  Very sharp-tongued attention seeker.

SHEILA: Confident, brassy, sexy, and always “on.”

CASSIE: Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer.

GREG: Sassy, smart, self-assured, very “East Side”

CONNIE: Energetic & feisty.  Ideally no taller than 5’.

MIKE: Determined, sure of himself. Ideally strong Tap & Acrobatic skills.

MAGGIE: A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Sings up to an E natural in  “At the Ballet.”

DON: Ladies’ man, married, and into cars, money, and women.

LARRY/LARA: Zach’s assistant and Dance Captain.

ENSEMBLE– Perform entire opening sequence, “At The Ballet,” & “One.” Off-stage singing. Understudies will come from the ensemble.

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