Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the first show of their Main Stage season, A Chorus Line, Monday August 14, and Tuesday August 15 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed and choreographed by Kendra Goehring, runs September 29 through October 6 at Historic Thalian Hall.
Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME.
Callbacks will be Wednesday August 16 at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from a provided script, sing from the show, and attend a dance call. Please arrive in clothing and footwear suited for dance.
Actors of all ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available.
Please note: While this is a dance heavy show, vocals and acting are equally important. TACT is also a community theatre. We encourage all performers of different skill levels and talents to audition! People new to Thalian Association are always welcome!
ZACH (Male). The director and choreographer of the show for which the dancers are auditioning. He is a stage veteran and thus can be curt and harsh, but he is revealed to be a caring and empathetic man who truly grows to care about these dancers. Should have movement ability, as he demonstrates a few dance moves.
LARRY or LAURIE (Male/Female). Zach’s assistant who teaches and demonstrates the audition dances. Needs to be an incredible dancer, as he/she is the standard to which all of the auditioning dancers are held.
AL DELUCA (Male). Baritone. From the Bronx. Street tough, macho, and newly married to Kristine; very protective. Seeking a strong singer, as he is the contrast to the non-singing Kristine in “Sing.”
BEBE BENZENHEIME (Female). Mezzo. Very insecure about her looks and tries to be funny to cover her insecurities. Feels a little excluded but just wants to be liked. She is quiet, vulnerable and kind. Sings the middle harmony in “At the Ballet.”
BOBBY MILLS (Male). Baritone. Flamboyant, funny, bitchy, and witty. Very sharp tongued. Covers everything over with a joke; had a very hard childhood. From upstate New York.
CASSIE FERGUSON (Female). Mezzo belt. Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer. She is having to humble herself to audition for the chorus again with younger and less experienced dancers. Previously had a relationship with Zach and it did not end well. Seeking a true triple threat performer, as she sings the iconic “The Music and the Mirror.”
CONNIE (Female). Alto. Experienced dancer. A bit of a mother hen with a great sense of humor. Should believably play 4’10’’. Played by an Asian actress.
DIANA MORALES (Female). Mezzo belt. A streetwise Latina who is a little bit tough, and eternal optimist. A determined and athletic dancer from the Bronx. Sings “Nothing,” in which she reveals herself to be funny, charming, and vulnerable.
DON KERR (Male). Baritone. Ladies’ man, married, and into cars, money, and women. Very sure of himself. All American guy. Cocky because he has worked with Zach before. From Kansas City.
GREGORY GARDENER (Male). Baritone. Sassy, Jewish. Quite a smart-ass and has worked with Zach before. Very East Side New York.
JUDY TURNER (Female). Mezzo. Funny, gawky, nervous. Warm and hopeful. Very awkward except when she dances.
KRISTINE URICH (Female). Al’s scatter-brained wife who can’t sing. She is awkward, anxious and hilarious. She “speaks” the song “Sing,” but does sing in the ensemble numbers of the show.
MAGGIE WINSLOW (Female). Mezzo. A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Fairly experienced dancer from California. Seeking an incredibly warm singer with a mix belt up to E natural for the soaring climax of “At the Ballet.”
MARK ANTHONY (Male): Tenor. Optimistic; first-timer; naïve but charming. Great dancer and All American kid. Hormonally charged.
MIKE COSTA (Male): Tenor. Quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself, but likeable. dancer who has worked with Zach before. Experienced; flirtatious. From New Jersey. Must be able to dance.
PAUL SAN MARCO (Male). Baritone. Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing; only now starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. From Spanish Harlem, New York. Friends with Diana. Delivers a beautiful, raw and vulnerable monologue about coming out to his parents.
RICHIE WALTERS (Male): Tenor. From Missouri. Black; strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool and very funny. Likeable and laid back.
SHEILA BRYANT (Female): Alto. Oldest dancer on the line. Confident, brassy, sexy, bitchy, and sophisticated. One of the more popular dancers; humorous. Sings the low harmony in “At the Ballet.”
VAL CLARK (Female): Mezzo belt. Sexy, sassy, funny. A foul-mouthed but excellent dancer who couldn’t get performing jobs because of her looks until she had plastic surgery. A brazen, direct, attention-seeker from Vermont. Sings the infamous “Dance 10-Looks 3” in the HS production called “This and That”.
TRICIA: A dancer who prays for a job.
VICKI: A dancer who’s never studied ballet.
LOIS: A dancer who exceeds in ballet.
ROY: A dancer who can’t seem to get the right arms for the dance.
BUTCH: A dancer who gives attitude in the audition.
TOM: A dancer who is also an all-American jock
FRANK: A dancer who keeps looking at his feet.
The cut dancers also dance the opening number, I Hope I Get It, the finale, One, and will continue to be used throughout the group numbers.