AUDITION INFO FOR A CHORUS LINE
Familiarize yourself with the musical.
NOTE: MOST content you find online will NOT be edited/cleaned up for language and content. Our production will.
We highly recommend that you read the musical first, and familiarize yourself with the entire score.
You may also watch a recording or clips of a stage production, or the 1985 film.
However, if you do watch a production, please only refer to it in terms of understanding the storyline - do not copy what you see other actors doing. Please concentrate on only learning what the story is about and familiarizing yourself with the characters and songs.
Again, be warned that anything you see online is going to be the more mature Broadway version of the script/songs. We are using the more family friendly "high school version" of the script.
Your audition appointment will last approximately 10-15 minutes and appointments are booked closely together, so please make every effort to arrive on time (i.e., early!)
Here is what you should prepare for your audition:
Once you're familiar with the show, choose 1-2 different characters that you feel you are right for or who you feel excited about the challenge of playing. (For character descriptions, go HERE.)
Prepare at least 16 bars of a song they sing in the show (be sure to include the most difficult part of the song.) You will be singing this acapella which means no accompaniment. Please prepare the song in the original key.
All of this music can be found online. If you are having difficulty, send us an email.
You are permitted to bring a copy of your sheet music or lyrics into the room, but we would really prefer you to be memorized!
It's very, very important that you make bold, exciting choices and give the character a strong personality - that is much more important to us than having you sing perfectly! We can usually change the key of the song for the right actor. We want to see you act!
Go to the following link, and choose 1-2 characters to prepare sides for.
Some roles do not have enough dialogue to warrant an audition piece. Select a side for another character but be sure to identify on your audition form which role(s) you are interested in.
NOTE: We will be using a cleaner version of the script. These sides are not edited, so if a parent would like to scan first to make some language edits, feel free.
We will be learning a combination from the show together as a group. This will be from 4-6pm at the rehearsal space.
Dress to dance.
Bring plenty of water.
Please don't sweat this part too much... we need dancers of all levels. We are also here to teach you to become even better dancers over the next 11 weeks! Just do your best and have a great attitude.
When you get dressed and do your hair, try to match the persona of your character. It really helps! This does not mean you should come in full costume (a suggestion of the character is the more professional route).
Wear shoes you can move in, we might ask you to dance.
Auditions are competitive and roles are limited. Knowledge of the music and the show is required. Show us what role you deserve.
We are looking to see you act a character through song and dance, as well as your musical proficiency and competency.
Be familiar with the style of the show and make clear choices.
Please do not merely imitate other actor's performances.
The key to comedy is timing, being in the moment and making fresh choices!
Break a leg! We are rooting for you.