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Auditions

 

Audition for A Chorus Line April 13th & 14th!

Directed by Ben Raanan                                                         Music Direction by Donna Debreceni

Choreographed by:

Ashley Coffey, Claire Hayes, Jari Majewski Price, Latisha Hardy, Savannah Svoboda

Originally conceived, directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante

Music by Marvin Hamish                    Lyrics by Edward Kleban

 

About the Project: 

Phamaly Theatre Company, Denver’s premiere disability affirmative theatre company, will be holding general

auditions for its summer production, A Chorus Line on April 13th and 14th. This Tony Award winning musical will be

playing at The Kilstrom Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in late summer. Seeking:

  • Disabled local performers of all races, ethnicities, body types, sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • All actors must be vaccinated against the Covid19 Virus or have a medical exemption.

**As Phamaly is a disability-affirmative theatre, all actors who submit for Phamaly must identify as having a disability. Performers are not required to disclose their specific disability or give any information on how they fit the ADA definition. Phamaly takes a non-hierarchal view of disability and there is no such thing as “less disabled” or “more disabled.” If you identify as having a disability, then you are welcome to audition**

Show Synopsis:

Set on the bare stage of a Broadway theater, the musical is centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer, as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

 

Dates:

Rehearsals Dates:

·        Rehearsals occur June 15th – August 1st

·        Tech Rehearsals will be August 2nd – 7th

·        Rehearsals are Tuesdays – Fridays evenings + Saturday Daytime

·        All rehearsals will be in the Metro-Denver Area

·        Performance Dates 

·        Previews: August 8th and 9th

·        Opening: August 10th

·        Closing: August 25th

 

 

Pay Scale:

All principal actors cast will receive a stipend of $1500 for rehearsal + performance.

Actors cast in the dancing ensemble will receive a stipend of $1000 for rehearsal + performance and will be

required to attend only half of the rehearsals

 

Roles to be Cast

Please note that roles in A Chorus Line are open to all disabled actors. Actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, body types, and sexual orientations are encouraged to audition. No prior experience is necessary in order to audition. All dances will be adapted to fit the actor cast.

 

Zach: (he/him) The director running the audition. Has a large ego but cares for the dancers in the show. Wants the Chorus Line to be more than just the backup dancers.

Larry: (He/him) Zach’s assistant. Helps actors learn choreography numbers throughout the show. Unassuming, but fierce.

Don: (he/him, Baritone) A dancer who got his start working at a burlesque club.

Maggie: (She/her, Soprano) A sweet woman who used dance as a way to escape her troubled home life.

Mike: (He/Him, tenor) A young dancer who learned tap when he accompanied his sister to her dance classes.

Connie: (she/her, Alto) A 4’10 dancer who struggles with how her height is perceived as a dancer.

Greg: (He/him, Baritone) A gay Jewish man who realized he was queer during a sexual experience with a woman.

Cassie: (She/Her, Soprano) A previous lover of Zach’s, Cassie’s once promising career has since stalled and she has relegated herself to the chorus line.

Sheila: (She/Her, Alto) An intense dancer who uses sassy humor to cover up her insecurity with her unhappy childhood.

Bobby: (He/Him, Baritone) Sheila’s friend who shares her unbridled sense of humor. Grew up in a very conservative household.

Bebe: (She/Her, Alto) A young dancer whose self confidence is directly correlated to her dancing.

Judy: (She/Her, Mezzo-Soprano) A tall quirky dancer who was devastated when she missed an audition as a child.

Richie: (He/Him, Tenor) An enthusiastic black dancer who found himself directionless after college.

Al: (He/him, Baritone) Kristine’s well meaning but overbearing husband.

Kristine: (She/Her, Mezzo-Soprano) A fantastic dancer married to Al who struggles finding pitches.

Val: (She/Her, Mezzo-Soprano) An excellent dancer who wasn’t booking performance jobs until she got plastic surgery.

Mark: (he/him, Tenor) The youngest dancer of the group, Mark mistakenly self-diagnosed himself with gonorrhea at a young age.

Paul: (He/Him, Baritone) A gay Puerto Rican man who dropped out of childhood due to struggling with his sexuality.

Diana: (she/her, Alto) A Puerto Rican dancer who struggled with being underestimated by her acting teachers.

Vicki, Tricia, Lois, Frank, Butch, Roy, Tom: Part of the dancing ensemble who perform the first and last numbers in the show.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Dates: April 13th & 14th from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Phamaly Offices (3532 Franklin St)

Callback Date: April 20th from 12:00pm – 8:00pm

 

To Schedule an In-Person Audition: 

  • Auditions are by appointment only.
  • To schedule an audition, please contact Production Accessibly Manager AJ Watson at

AWatson@phamaly.org

  • Please specify any disability-related accommodations you may need for the audition.

 

To Send in a Video Audition: 

  • To schedule a video audition, please contact Production Accessibly Manager AJ Watson at

AWatson@phamaly.org  to fill out an online copy of the audition form.

  • Please record audition materials with a traditional actors slate and send it in an unlisted youtube link by April 12th at 12:00am.

 

Audition Materials:

  • Please prepare a 30 – 45 second selection of a song of your choosing in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided, but you are also free to bring in a Karaoke track. If performing with the accompanist, please bring sheet music clearly marked and in the correct key. If using a track, please have it cut to the specific selection.
·        Please prepare a 30 second monologue for the audition. If you would prefer to not prepare a monologue, a brief reading from the script will be provided to cold read.

For general questions about how to get involved with Phamaly as an actor/artist and basic audition information please contact:

AJ Watson, Production Accessibility Manager, by email at awatson@phamaly.org.