Audition sign-ups for JMT's 2018 production of Chicago are now available:
Please use the following link to sign up for an audition time slot:
General auditions will be held on Sunday, December 3rd from 1pm-6pm, and dancing auditions for Roxy, Velma, Billy, the Merry Murderesses and other dancers will be held on Monday, December 4th from 7pm-10pm at Beth Sholom Synagogue 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. Callbacks will be held Tuesday, December 5th by invitation only. This is a unpaid, non-union volunteer performance opportunity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com, with any questions.
VELMA KELLY: Female, 25-40 (Range: Alto, E3-D5)
Vaudville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder. Belter. Exceptionally strong singer/ dancer/actress
ROXIE HART: Female, 20-40 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4)
Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it. Belter. Exceptionally strong singer/dancer/actress
FRED CASELY: Male, 30-50 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
AMOS HART: Male, 30-50 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4)
Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail. Mild-mannered milktoast kind of guy. Great solo. No dancing
LIZ: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head. Solo monologue. Excellent dancer
ANNIE: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know.” Solo monologue. Excellent dancer
JUNE: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times. Solo monologue. Excellent dancer
HUNYAK: Female, 25-45 (Range: Non-Singing Role)
Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty.” Which follows her to her grave. Solo monologue in Hungarian. Excellent dancer
MONA: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences.” Solo monologue. Excellent dancer
MARTIN HARRISON: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.
MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: Female, 30-60 (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4)
Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Mama, Mama’s good to you.” Big belt. Great solo. No dancing
BILLY FLYNN: Male, 35-60 (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4)
Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee. Good-looking, suave, smooth talker. Singer/actor. Ideally can dance too but will audition non-dancers.
MARY SUNSHINE: Male, cross dresses as a woman, 25-55 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5)
Matronly sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs. Sings as counter tenor. Dressed as a woman throughout until the end of the show when she is revealed as a he. Needs to be believable as a woman in both singing and speaking
GO-TO-HELL-KITTY: Female, 21-40 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Steals the spotlight when she murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”
HARRY: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.
AARON: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.
JUDGE: Male, 40-65 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.
COURT CLERK: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God.”