PEREGRINE THEATRE ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES
AUDITIONS FOR THE KANDER & EBB MUSICAL “CHICAGO”
Provincetown, MA – March 30th 2017 – Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will hold auditions in Boston and New York City in April for Chicago directed and choreographed by Kyle Pleasant and their 2017 summer season. Rehearsals begin in NYC June 5th – 16th and then in Provincetown June 20th – July 3rd. Production dates are July 5th – September 2nd.
Boston auditions will take place April 8th – 9th at The Boston Conservatory, 31 Hemenway Street Boston, Ma 02215 in room T001. Saturday April 8th will begin with a principal call (by appointment) from 9:00am – 1:00pm; Women open dance call from 2:00pm – 4pm; Men open dance call from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Callbacks will take place the following day, April 9th at 10am for ensemble callbacks and 3pm for principal callbacks in room T301. Please use the main entrance and check in with the audition monitor in the lobby.
New York auditions will take place April 15th - 16th at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue 16th Floor New York, NY 10018. Saturday April 15th will begin with principal call (by appointment) from 9am – 4pm; Women open dance call 4pm; Men open dance call 7:00pm. Callbacks will take place the following day, April 16th at 10am for ensemble callbacks and 1pm for principal callbacks.
Principal auditions are in 5-minute time slots by appointment. Please email your headshot and resume to PeregrineTheatre@gmail.com and request your preferred time and city (Boston or New York) for principal auditions, or secure a spot at the open dance call. Please bring a headshot/resume to the audition. Those auditioning should prepare a song in the style of the show or a song from the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. For ensemble dance call: please wear black dance attire that show line and appropriate dance shoes. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Actors with local Cape Cod housing are strongly encouraged to attend.
Those cast in our season will be joining ‘The Lab at Peregrine Theatre’. Each cast member will participate in a weekly workshop or class specifically geared towards a career-oriented professional ensemble. Our vibrant community in Provincetown is unique in that we have to our advantage a multitude of local & visiting professionals in the arts who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with those seeking a career in the entertainment industry. Our 2017 ensemble will perform in professional quality productions while continuing their education throughout the season in a working theater environment. Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will provide housing to those in the program who are not local to Cape Cod.
SEEKING ACTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
VELMA KELLY: Female, 18-40 (Range: Alto, E3-D5)
Vaudville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder.
ROXIE HART: Female, 18-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4)
Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it.
MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: Female, 20-50 (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4)
Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Moma, Moma’s good to you.”
BILLY FLYNN: Male, 20-50 (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4)
Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee.
MARY SUNSHINE: Male playing Female, 20-30 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5)
Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs.
AMOS HART: Male, 18-50 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4)
Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail.
FRED CASELY: Male, 18-30 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male, 18-30 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
LIZ: Female, 18-30(Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head.
ANNIE: Female, 18-30 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know.”
JUNE: Female, 18-30 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
HUNYAK: Female, 18-30 (Range: Non-Singing Role)
Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty.” Which follows her to her grave. Ballet technique on pointe preferred.
MONA: Female, 18-30 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences.”
MARTIN HARRISON: Male, 18-30 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.
GO-TO-HELL-KITTY: Female, 18-30 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”
HARRY: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.
AARON: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.
JUDGE: Male, 40-65 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.
COURT CLERK: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God.”
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Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
The following personnel will be in attendance at the auditions. In Boston: Kyle Pleasant, Director/Choreographer; Ben Berry, Artistic Director; Tessa Bry Taylor, Co-Founder/Education Director. In New York City: Kyle Pleasant, Director/Choreographer; Adam Berry, Executive Director; Ben Berry, Artistic Director.
For any questions regarding auditions please contact Peregrine Theatre Ensemble at PeregrineTheatre@gmail.com. To learn more about Peregrine Theatre Ensemble please visit www.PeregrineTheatre.com.