The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for
“A Chorus Line”
A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama.
This production of A Chorus Line will feature a full live orchestra and tailor-made finale costumes.
Auditions will be held on June 28, and June 30, 2022, from 7 pm to 9 pm
Those who have an audition form in hand by 9 pm will be seen. Doors will lock promptly at 9 pm.
Please prepare 16 bars in the style of the show. There will be technology for Bluetooth and aux hookups. No acapella singing will be allowed. No piano or CD players will be available.
Please provide a list of all conflicts starting July 2, through September 2, 2022. The conflict list should be an accurate representation of your availability and is expected to be as complete as possible. This information is used if adding performances is necessary and to schedule rehearsals. If no conflict is listed it is assumed you are available.
Conflicts will not be allowed after August 6, 2022 without approval from the production director.
A rough rehearsal calendar can be found by clicking the link. A Chorus Line Calendar
The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination
Director: Ty Whiting
Choreographer: Sarah Bringhurst
Stage Manager: Tori Hunter
Callback Date: July 2, 2022
First day of rehearsal: July 5, 2022
Range of rehearsal hours: Rehearsal times are blocked in the hours of 6pm to 10pm.
First preview: September 1, 2022
Opening: September 2, 2022
Closing: September 17, 2022
Days/times of planned performances: Thursday through Friday, 7pm
Saturday Matinee – September 10, 2022
DISCLOSURES (check all that apply):
☐ There is a possibility that the production will be extended through ___________________.
⬣ Costumes will be supplied by the production. The finale costume will be provided. Other costumes will come from the talent’s wardrobe.
⬣ Actors will be expected to help build and strike the set.
☐ There will be understudies for this production.
☐ There will be pay for this production in the amount of ____________________________.
⬣ This production contains sexual content.
☐ This production contains nudity.
☐ This production contains violence.
☐ This production contains culturally sensitive content.
☐ This production is accessible to actors who use a mobility device.
☐ This production will have a nontraditional audience seating arrangement.
⬣ This production will have a designated day off of Sunday.
Casting Authority: The Production Team with Artistic Director Approval.
Who is in the Audition Room: Director, Music Director, Choreographer.
Who is at Callbacks: Artistic Management and The Production Team.
A full copy of the script is available if needed.
Portions of this audition may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.
CHARACTERS (Ages, if listed, are not necessarily the age of the actor auditioning.)
Zach — Director/Choreographer
Larry — Zach’s assistant
Cassie (no number) – Range: A3-C#5 (opt. D#5)
Sheila (152) – Range: G3-Bb4 (opt. E3)
Val (179) – Range: G#3-C#5
Diana (2) – Range: G3-C#5 (opt. F#5)
Judy (23) – Range: G#3-C#5 (opt. E5)
Kristine (10) – Range: Cb4-Eb5
Maggie (9) – Range: A3-E5 (opt. A5)
Bebe (37) – Range: F#3-C#5
Connie (149) – Range: C4-D5
Mike (81) – Range: F3-G#4
Richie (44) – Range: D3-A4 (opt. C#5 & E5)
Don (5) – Range: D3-F#4
Paul (45) – Range: C#3-F#4
Mark (63) – Range: E3-G#4
Greg (67) – Range: D3-E4
Bobby (84) – Range: Eb3-C4
Al (17) – Range: E3-G#4
Vicki (60) – Range: C4-Eb5 (opt. B3)
Tricia (131) – Range: Bb3-Db5
Lois (53) — ballerina; non-speaking. Range: C4-Eb5 (opt. B3)
Frank (59) — headband boy; non-speaking. Range: C3-Eb4 (opt. B2)
Butch (14) — non-speaking. Range: C3-Eb4 (opt. B2)
Roy (36) — wrong-arm boy. Range: C3-Eb4 (opt. B2)
Tom (40) — counts with his mouth; non-speaking. Range: C3-Eb4 (opt. B2)
*Singers/Dancers used in large ensemble numbers, as Offstage Singers and as Understudies.