Audition Information for A Chorus Line
NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE'S RALEIGH AUDITIONS FOR
A CHORUS LINE
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
Creative team for North Carolina Theatre's production:
Artistic Director: Casey Hushion
Director/Choreographer: Mitzi Hamilton
SEEKING TO CAST: Strong male and female dancers who sing. Must be age 18 or older in appearance, any ethnicity. All performers age 18 and older are compensated.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 11th with dance starting at 5:30pm prompt. No appointments will be taken for these auditions; performers must arrive dressed in dance clothes (males – soft soled dance shoes; females soft soles dance shoes and please also bring ladies character shoes if owned.) NO TAP.
AUDITION LOCATION: NC Theatre Studios/Conservatory for the Performing Arts. 3043 Barrow Drive, Raleigh NC, 27616.
PROCEDURE: Sign in at desk and hand in photo and resume stapled together then wait for all to be called in. All dancers will go in at 5:30pm to be taught a jazz and a ballet combo from A CHORUS LINE. Then dancers will perform the choreography in small groups. Dancers who make the dance cut will be asked to sing 16 to 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of – or from – the show. Song selection should show performer's vocal range. ALL AUDITIONING MUST DANCE FIRST AND ALL MUST HAVE PHOTO, RESUME AND SHEET MUSIC. Please note: There is no alternate date for local auditions and no videotaped submissions will be allowed.
REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES: The show begins rehearsal on Monday, September 29th. Show runs October 14th through 19th at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Rehearsals are held at NC Theatre Studios and Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. No conflicts are allowed for rehearsals or performances so please do not audition if there is anything conflicting with these dates. For details on rehearsal and performance dates and times please visit this link: Tentative Rehearsal/Performance Schedule.
Questions should be directed to Carolee Baxter, 919/831-6941 ext. 6945.
NYC AUDITIONS: NYC auditions by invitation only will be held June 17. Details will be released via Breakdown Express.
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