LCT will be holding auditions for A CHORUS LINE on December 17th and December 18th in the Arts Center Theatre located on Level 2 of the Thomaston Opera House beginning at 7:00 pm. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 pm. Roxie Quinn will direct & choreograph the show, with music direction by John Dressel. The show dates are March 30, 31, April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 for a total of 8 performances. There is no intermission during these performances. Rehearsals will begin on January 3rd and continue to be held three times a week from 7 pm-10 pm. Rehearsal days are tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings. In case of inclement weather and cancelled rehearsals, please expect to have rescheduled times.
Auditioners will participate in a group choreography audition promptly at 7pm, and will then be asked to sing individually. Please wear appropriate dance attire and footwear. Sneakers will not be allowed. Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars (about a minute) of a fully memorized musical theater song showcasing the style and vocal range of the character(s) for which they are auditioning. Songs from A CHORUS LINE are allowed. Additional vocalizing may also be a part of the audition to determine vocal range and harmonizing skills. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded accompaniment is permitted.
Plot Summary: Zach is a successful director looking for 8 dancers, 4 men and 4 females, to perform in the chorus line for his new production. After making initial cuts, he is left with 17 dancers of varying degrees of experience. He puts the remaining candidates through a rigorous audition process, asking them to speak on the events that have shaped their lives and what inspired them to dance. A classic Broadway musical that touches on the experiences of the unsung heroes of musical theater; the chorus line.
- Zach – The director and choreographer of the show. He is a stage veteran and thus can be curt and harsh, but he is revealed to be a caring and empathetic man who truly grows to care about these dancers. Non-singing but good dancer.
- Larry – Zach’s assistant who teaches and demonstrates the audition dances. Very strong dancer.
- Al Deluca – From the Bronx. Street tough, macho, and newly married to Kristine. Baritone.
- Bebe Benzenheimer – Very insecure about her looks and uses comedy to compensate. She is quiet, vulnerable, and kind. Mezzo.
- Bobby Mills – Flamboyant, funny, bitchy, and witty. Very sharp tongued. From upstate New York. Baritone.
- Cassie Ferguson – Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer. She previously had a relationship with Zach that did not end well. Triple threat. Sings “The Music and the Mirror.” Mezzo belt.
- Connie Wong – Experienced dancer. Petite. A mother hen with a great sense of humor. Born in Chinatown, New York. Should believably play 4’10”. Alto.
- Diana Morales – A streetwise Latina who is a little bit tough and eternal optimist. A determined and athletic dancer from the Bronx. Sings “Nothing,” in which she reveal herself to be funny, charming, and vulnerable. Mezzo belt.
- Don Kerr – Ladies man, married, and into cars, money, and women. Very sure of himself. All American guy. Cocky because he has worked with Zach before. From Kansas City. Baritone.
- Gregory Gardener - Sassy, Jewish, gay man. Quite smart-alec and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York. Baritone.
- Judy Turner – Funny, gawky, nervous. Warm and hopeful. Ideally a much taller dancer. Mezzo.
- Kristine Urich – Al’s scatter-brained wife who can’t sing. She is awkward, anxious, and hilarious.
- Maggie Winslow – A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Fairly experienced dancer from California. Mezzo.
- Marc Anthony – Optimistic, first timer. Naïve but charming. Great dancer and All-American kid. Obsessed with sex. Tenor.
- Mike Costa – Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself, but likeable. Tap dancer who has worked with Zach before. Experienced. From New Jersey. Tenor.
- Paul San Marco – Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing; only now starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. From Spanish Harlem, New York. Friends with Diana. Delivers a beautiful, raw and vulnerable monologue about coming out to his parents. Baritone.
- Richie Walters – From Missouri. African-American; strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool, and very funny. Tenor.
- Sheila Bryant – Oldest dancer on the line. Confident, brassy, sexy, bitchy, and sophisticated. One of the more popular dancers; humorous. Alto.
- Val Clark – Sexy, sassy, funny. A foul-mouthed but excellent dancer who couldn’t get performing jobs because of her looks until she had plastic surgery. A brazen, direct, attention-seeker from Vermont. Sings “Dance 10, Looks 3.” Mezzo belt.
- Ensemble – Seeking strong dancers to appear in the iconic opening number and will also perform as pit singers.