Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Chicago!
Please fill out this audition form before auditioning. All auditions will have two components: one 10-minute individual vocal audition and one 90-minute dance call. All actors are required to attend both, even if the character you are auditioning for does not dance. After auditions, we will hold callbacks for specific roles. Just because you are not called back does NOT mean you aren’t being considered for the cast. There are myriad roles in this show, we simply cannot call them all back. The reason we have such a comprehensive audition process is so that we are able to cast people in many of the roles just based on their first audition. Our audition packet, attached below, includes a comprehensive overview of the show and our audition process; we recommend you check it out!
Vocal Auditions: Please sign up for a 10-minute slot below and prepare 32 bars of a song you love—it doesn’t have to be musical theater! We want to see your style and what you feel confident singing. Please bring in sheet music for our accompanist, who will play along with you. Alternatively, please feel free to sing one of these selections from the show (Cell Block Tango for sopranos and altos, Razzle Dazzle for tenors and basses). Plunk tracks and piano backings for practice are provided. Our director, Jordi, might give you some direction and ask you to do it again. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early and text our stage manager Maya McGrory (301 221-2668) when you’ve arrived.
For video auditions, please send in a video recording of a 32-bar selection of your choice and an introduction with your name, year, and preferred pronouns. Video auditions will be accepted via email (to email@example.com) until Saturday, September 30th at midnight. Please submit the audition form before sending your tape.
Dance Calls: Our 90-minute dance call will consist of our choreographer Sadie Pohl leading a warm up and teaching a 45-second combination to a song from the show. The last 10 minutes of the dance call will be devoted to splitting up into smaller groups and performing the choreography. Please come on time in clothes you feel comfortable moving around in! Please sign up for one dance call here.
If you have any access needs that you would like our team to be aware of or any questions or concerns, please contact our producer Ellie Atlee at firstname.lastname@example.org