by Georgetown Palace Theatre
Mar. 14 - Mar. 17 (2015)
Set in Chicago during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. Roxie’s a very quick learner and has plans of her own to gain fame. Music by Kander and Ebb, book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, this is the second longest running show on Broadway.
Note from the director: this is a small cast show with a maximum number of 19 though we can cast as few as 15. This is a very strong dance/vocal show.
Vocal auditions are Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm and
Sunday, March 15 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Dance Auditions are March 16 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Call backs by invitation only are March 17th, time to be announced
(Callbacks are posted on the Palace website the evening of March 16th after the dance auditions)
Vocal Auditions: The songs and measures we are interested in hearing are posted by part at the end of this announcement. If you are auditioning for more than one specific part it is recommended you have prepared the selections for those parts. The Chicago character breakdown can be seen by clicking here.
Auditions are scheduled on-line via the Palace website. You’ll fill out the audition form, conflict calendar, and sign up for a time.
You'll receive an email confirming your appointment. If you’re unable to attend any of the audition times, please send us an email and we’ll work with you to schedule an alternative time.
Please email a headshot and resume to: productions [AT] georgetownpalace.com
Rehearsals: Rehearsals are typically held Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and Saturdays in the afternoon (noon, one or two pm to four or five.)
Background checks: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace's expense. If you are cast, you'll receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is 501c3 Non-profit organization. There is no compensation for any of the actors.
We practice color blind casting, so all ages, abilities, gender and ethnicities are encouraged to participate.
If you have any questions, please email productions [AT] georgetownpalace.com
If you are auditioning for more than one specific part it is recommended you have prepared the selections for those parts.