A Chorus Line
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
Directed by Thomas J. Kasdorf & Mathew Starika-Jolivet
A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama.
Produced by Middleton Players Theatre at Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol Street,Middleton
Performances: August 8-16, 2014
Performance Times: August 8, 9, 14, 15, & 16 at 7:30pm
August 10 at 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: $25.00 for adults $20.00 for students
Call 608-831-2521 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
(PLEASE NOTE: We will be auditioning for both RENT and A CHORUS LINE at the same audition call. Auditioners are encouraged to audition for both shows, but it is not a requirement. You will be asked to specify if you are auditioning for RENT only or for both RENT and A CHORUS LINE.)
Auditions will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, February 15, 2014 (10am ¡V 10pm)
Sunday, February 16, 2014 (10am ¡V 10pm)
Saturday and Sunday at 12:30pm-2:30pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm (Everyone auditioning for A CHORUS LINE must attend a dance call!) Please come to your dance call in dancewear or comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and shoes suitable for dancing.
Tuesday, February 17, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm
YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE FOR AN AUDITION TIME.
Please contact Chris, our stage manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and please state which day you would like to audition and a general time frame (late morning, early afternoon, etc.) Please also state which DANCE CALL you would like to attend.
All roles for A CHORUS LINE are open. We are seeking 20-30 dancer/singer/actors (must pass for ages 18-35) for a wide range of roles. The ability to sing in a ¡§pop¡¨ musical theatre style and dance training/ability is needed. Actors of diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSION:
If you will be unable to attend one of our general call auditions, you may submit a video audition. For a chorus line, you¡¦re video needs to contain your two songs as described above. The first step is to contact us at email@example.com and request an audition application. You will also need to request instructions for the dance portion of the video. Our choreographer will contact you with those instructions. (You must submit a dance portion on your video to be considered for a role in A CHORUS LINE.)
1.) THE VERY BEST¡XYour video may be the only chance for you to show us what you¡¦ve got! In a regular, in-person audition, you have one shot. With a video, you can take as many ¡§shots¡¨ as you need. Take multiple shots and send us the best one you have.
2.) SOUND BALANCE¡XIt is important that we be able to hear you. Making sure you are not too far away from the camera (or too close to the camera) will help, especially if you are not using a microphone. Also make sure the camera isn¡¦t too close to your piano, otherwise the accompaniment will overpower the sound.
3.) WE NEED TO SEE YOU¡XWhether it¡¦s for the vocal audition or for the dance portion, we need to be able to see you. For you vocal audition, make sure you are centered in the frame. It¡¦s not necessary for us to see you from head to toe, but we¡¦d like to see as much of you as possible, without harming the sound quality. For your dance audition, make sure the camera is set back far enough that you never dance out of frame. For this portion, we do need to see you from head to toe at all times.
4.) SLATE YOURSELF¡XAt the beginning of both sections of the video, please make sure you tell us your name and the show you are auditioning for. (If you are only auditioning for a specific role, please tell us that role.)
WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO:
All submissions must be received by February 13, 2014 to ensure we will be able to view your submission for consideration.
EMAIL¡XIf you are recording your submission digitally, you can send your file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your file needs to be a compatible file type (.mov, .mp4, ,m4v, .mpg, etc.). We have to be able to easily open your video file.
ONLINE¡XYou can post your video on YouTube or a similar site. Simply send us the link.
MAIL¡XIf you are sending us a VHS or DVD, please send it to:
Middleton Players Theatre
c/o A Chorus Line Auditions
P.O. Box 620803
Middleton, WI 53562
Please let us know if you have any other questions. Good Luck! º