Winter 2022, CHICAGO (TEENS), Auditions!
We are beyond thrilled to announce our ALL TEEN production of CHICAGO!!
We can only see a limited amount of actors due to time restrictions and space. Register ASAP to guarantee a spot.
CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards and a Grammy.
In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. In prison, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Come and be a part of NESPA'S biggest production yet! We are hiring a professional choreographer to teach the actors Fosse's original choreography.
American dancer, choreographer for the musical stage and screen, writer, and director Bob Fosse was perhaps the most influential figure in the field of jazz dance in the twentieth century. Enormously creative, inspired, driven, strong-willed, tireless, and ruthless, Fosse forged an uncompromising modern style – characterized by finger-snapping, tilted bowler hats, net stockings, splayed gloved fingers, turned-in knees and toes, and shoulder rolls.
This is going to be an incredible learning experience for our teen actors and we are excited to give them an opportunity to work on more complex material.
Please familiarize yourself with the show before signing up for auditions. We are performing the teen version of the show which incorporates the following changes from the original-
(1) Removal of adult language and overtly sexual references. Costumes will be appropriate for young actors.
(2) Removal of "Class" and "A Bit of Good"
(3) Transposed keys to better accommodate teen voices
We hope that you will be as excited as we are to challenge our teen performers. Here are the show details-
Auditions- Sunday, January 2nd from 3pm-7pm. Auditions will consist of learning a dance combo and singing 16 bars from the show. Actors should familiarize themselves with "All that Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle". All actors will stay for the entire audition time.
Callbacks- Monday, January 3rd from 5-8pm. Actors will receive an email Sunday evening if they are being called back.
All cast Rehearsals- Sunday, January 9th- March 27th from 4-7pm. Leads will be called to additional choreography rehearsals depending on availability.
Dress/Tech rehearsal- Set in- Sunday, April 3rd. at 9am. Actors in at 2pm. Rehearsals will be 6-8:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday, April 7th @ 7pm
Friday, April 8th @ 7pm
Saturday, April 9th @ noon and 3pm.
Sunday, April 10th @ noon and 3pm.
Rehearsal will be held at the NESPA studio. Dress/Tech week rehearsals will be at the Peabody Black Box. If cast, the show fee is $445.00. Casting will go out on January 4th.