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Chicago Musical Auditions-Philadelphia, PA - Casting ID # 1551609
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Philadelphia, PA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-14-17
Audition Date 03-10-18 Submission deadline 03-09-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Picture Chicago in the roaring twenties; Roxie Hart, a would be chorus girl, murders her lover then convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap.....until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Sent to prison while awaiting trial Roxie and another Merry Murderess, Velma Kelly, compete for headlines and sympathy of the public through the papers and their smooth talking attorney, Billy Flynn, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune and acquittal. Dream: fame, fortune

Role # 1 Roxie Hart
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal Part: Mezzo. F3--B4
As pretty as she is self-centered, Roxie Hart’s unrelenting search of fame and glory forms the spine of Chicago. Not very bright and never thinking about the consequences of her actions, Roxie makes bad decisions throughout the show – all in the name of public recognition. After she murders her ex-boyfriend, Roxie is sent to prison where she and vaudeville actress Velma Kelly compete for the headlines. Despite being a generally dislikable character, Roxie remains strangely sympathetic to the audience because we understand that her selfishness isn’t malevolent. Rather it is immaturity that propels Roxie’s fall from integrity. Above all, Roxie Hart is a character that embodies the corruption that fame can bestow upon a person. A strong singing voice and dancing ability is required for this character.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 2 Velma Kelly
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Vocal Part: Alto. E3--D5
Tough, sexy, and sarcastic, Velma Kelly is a vaudeville performer who resides in Cook County Jail after she murdered her cheating husband and sister. Used to being the main attraction, Velma fiercely competes with up and coming rival superstar Roxie for the attention of the press and to preserve her celebrity status. Ultimately, she is forced to compromise, becoming half of a duet with Roxie to save her vaudeville career. In Brechtian style, Velma often breaks the fourth wall and addresses the audience directly to explain certain events within the show. Must be a strong singer and dancer.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Billy Flynn
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Vocal Part: Baritone. Bb2--G4
Suave, educated, and very manipulative, Billy Flynn is a lawyer who makes celebrities of his clients in order to gain them sympathy from the media and sway the public’s opinion – a perk that Roxie tries to take advantage of. Both Velma and Roxie hire Flynn to represent their cases and use him as their claim to fame. Flynn, however, doesn’t mind this one bit. With a perfect track record under his belt and good looks and charm to
boot, Billy will take on any case as long as it means putting money in his pocket. Must be a strong singer and move well.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Matron Mama Morton
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Vocal Part: Alto. F#3--Bb4
The tough, sassy warden of the Cook County Jail, Mama treats the inmates under her watch like family and would do anything for them – so long as she gets something else in return. Reciprocity is her motto. Mama’s philosophy represents much of what is wrong with the justice system. A strong voice is required for this character.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Amos Hart
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Vocal Part: Baritone. C#3--F#4
An auto-mechanic and the hapless husband of Roxie, Amos, though not very good looking and not very smart, is a lovable and good natured man. He is the only character in the show whose motives are pure of heart and never selfish. Despite this, he’s also the only character who really loses out in the end. A victim of his own innocence, Amos represents the average man who pushes hard to do the right thing, but never gets any recognition for it. Must be a strong singer and move well.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Mary Sunshine
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Vocal Part: Soprano. B3--A4
GoodA sappy, soppy tabloid columnist who relies more on emotion than thought when it comes to writing her stories, Mary Sunshine is a person who believes that no matter what horrible atrocities a person has committed, somehow there must be a little bit of good in them. Billy takes advantage of Mary Sunshine’s overly emotionality and status as a prominent media analyst to present Roxie in a favorable light. This character is usually played by a man in drag. Falsetto.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Master of Ceremonies
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A character that appears throughout the show to introduce the various acts. Existing outside the events of the play, the M.C. speaks to the audience directly and often provides insight into the characters or situations. Must have a strong speaking ability and be able to command a strong stage presence.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Fred Casely
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Roxie’s boyfriend at the beginning of the show, Fred Casely sleeps with, and is promptly murdered by Roxie after he walks out on her. Appears in flashbacks reenacting the incident.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 9 Sergeant Fograty
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A police sergeant who investigates the murder of Fred Casely and interrogates Amos.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Liz
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One of the merry murderesses of Cook County Jail. Shoots her husband with a shotgun because he popped his gum too loudly. MezzoOne


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Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 11 Annie
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One of the merry murderesses of Cook County Jail. Found out her boyfriend had married several wives behind her back and poisoned him with arsenic. MezzoOne


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Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 12 June
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One of the merry murderesses of Cook County Jail. Stabbed her husband with a carving knife after he accused her of cheating on him. Mezzo


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Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 13 Hunyak
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One of the merry murderesses of Cook County Jail. Accused of chopping off her husband’s head, Hunyak, unlike her fellow inmates, is actually innocent. However, she is found guilty regardless due to her inability to speak English and her refusal to plead guilty to her crime. Her execution illustrates the corruption of the justice system. Speaks Hungarian. Ballet skills required. Mezzo


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Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 14 Mona
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One of the merry murderesses of Cook County Jail. Kills her boyfriend after finding outhe was sleeping around. Mezzo


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Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 15 Go-To-Hell Kitty
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A wealthy woman who inherited her parents’ money, Kitty kills her boyfriend, Harry, in her apartment after finding him sleeping with two other girls. Going crazy after the murder, she becomes quite vicious and uses the oft repeated phrase go to hell to those addressing her. Her story takes the attention of the press off of Roxie temporarily. Mezzo


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Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 16 Harry
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Boyfriend of Go-to-Hell Kitty. He is murdered by Kitty after she catches sleeping with two other girls.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 35

Role # 17 Aaron
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Hunyak’s lawyer. Impatient, he is fed up with his client’s inability to speak English.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 Martin Harrison
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Chicago’s District Attorney. Present at Roxie’s trial.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 Court Clerk
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A mild mannered court clerk. Poor courtroom conduct. Present at Roxie’s trial.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 20 The Judge
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His honor. Present at Roxie’s trial.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Ensemble
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We need both male and female ensemble members. We are looking for both singers and dancers – especially dancers. We will be casting both a vocal and dance ensemble. Some ensemble members may have lines. Roles in the ensemble include news reporters, policemen, inmates, tailors, shoe shiners, and other citizens of Chicago in the roaring twenties.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 60