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AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 A Chorus Line

 Audition on Hilton Head

Auditions for “A CHORUS LINE,” the Arts Center's Spring musical production are on Saturday, December 15 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM & 3:30PM – 6:30PM. The production will be directed by Casey Colgan, well known to the Arts Center for directing “Mary Poppins” and “Mamma Mia” among others. 

Auditions are on Saturday, December 15 from 10am-2pm and 3:30pm-6:30pm by appointment only.

Rehearsals for “A CHORUS LINE” begin on April 9, and performances run from May 1-June 2, 2019. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Audition will begin with dancing first. Please bring character shoes and wear clothing that shows your figure. Prepare a song either from the show or in the style of the show.

Bring a headshot and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.  
 

Plot Summary:

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 in this nine-time Tony Award winner.

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 only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - All Roles Are Available:

ZACH - Male, 30s-40s. Brilliant, driven director-choreographer; still a strong dancer. Commanding speaking voice and personality; incisive, curious, in control.

LARRY - Male, 20s. Zach’s assistant. Authoritative presence; a beautiful, polished dancer.

DON - Male, 26. Married dancer with kids. Handsome and athletic; from the Midwest.

MAGGIE - Female, 25. Sweet, pretty girl-next-door from California. Sensitive, lyrical singer with strong high belt for “At the Ballet.”

MIKE - Male, 24. From an Italian family in New Jersey. Engagingly confident; brash and scrappy. Very strong dancer for “I Can Do That” solo; compact build, acrobatics a plus.

CONNIE - Female, 32, Asian. Petite dancer with great energy and a spunky sense of humor.

GREG - Male, 32. Experienced gay, Jewish dancer from the Upper East Side. Stylish and sophisticated, with a dry, jaded sense of humor.

CASSIE - Female, 32. Former featured dancer on Broadway, now auditioning for a chorus job after trying for an acting career in Los Angeles. Lovely, vulnerable actress with a strong voice. Phenomenal dancer for “The Music and the Mirror” solo. Excellent Singer.

SHEILA - Female, 29. Statuesque veteran dancer; her outspoken, caustic sense of humor usually (but not always) masks her fears and insecurities. Strong actress; alto.

BOBBY - Male, 25. Tall, attractive, with an offbeat, eccentric sense of humor. Physically inventive comic actor; from Buffalo.

BEBE - Female, 22. New to New York from Boston; eager to please but insecure. Wry, self-effacing sense of humor. Belt voice.

JUDY - Female, 26. From El Paso, Texas. Kooky, sexy, and a little ditsy but warm and likeable.

RICHIE - Male, 27, African-American. Athletic, high-energy dancer with strong R&B falsetto range.

AL - Male, 30. From the Bronx. Genial and outgoing, with a streetwise edge. Very loving and supportive of his new wife, Kristine. Strong baritenor voice for “Sing!”

KRISTINE - Female, 18-22. Inexperienced and nervous; eager and full of energy. Great comic timing; performs the number “Sing!”

VAL - Female, 27. Open and friendly but ambitious, with a foul mouth and an uninhibited sense of humor. Owes her shapely figure to cosmetic surgery; sings “Dance: 10; Looks: 3.”

MARK - Male, 20. The youngest auditionee, fresh-faced, naive, and eager. Boyishly handsome; strong dancer.

PAUL - Male, 27. Puerto Rican, from Spanish Harlem. Shy and nervous; eventually opens up with the famous monologue about growing up gay and his early experiences in a drag show. Fine dancer, sensitive, honest actor.

DIANA - Female, 27, born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents. Spirited and feisty, with great warmth and love for the theatre. Beautiful singing voice for “Nothing” and “What I Did for Love.”

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