Our 91st Season !
Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott
November 7, 8, 9, 15, & 16 at 7:30 pm
November 10 & 17 at 2:30 pm
Frederick Knott's thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her sightless world, and the crooks signal each other with light through the Venetian blinds.
Ghost Light Series
Every Brilliant Thing
by Duncan Macmillian with Jonny Donahoe
November 22 & 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
November 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
You are 6 years old. Mom is in hospital. Dad says she has "done something stupid." She finds it hard to be happy, hard to find a reason to live, so you start making a list of everything that is brilliant about the world:
Kung Fu movies
laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
You leave it on her pillow. You know she has read it as she has corrected your spelling. Soon the list takes on a life of it's own. this is a play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
MUSIC by John Kander, LYRICS by Fred Ebb, BOOK by Ebb and Bob Fosse
DIRECTOR: Shelby Coleman
STAGE MANAGER and ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Taylor Boes
MUSICAL DIRECTION: Rafael McDaniel
CHOREOGRAPHY: Jarel Waters
January 16, 17, 18, 24, and 25 @ 7:30pm
January 19 and 26 @ 2:30pm
November 11 and 12 from 7pm – 10pm
Please prepare to stay for the duration of auditions. If you must leave early, please notify the Stage Manager in advance.
FLINT COMMUNITY PLAYERS
2462 S. Ballenger Hwy
Flint, MI 48507
Main Office: (810) 235-6963
Box Office: (810) 441-9302
QUESTIONS ABOUT AUDITIONS?
Please contact Stage Manager/Assistant Director, Taylor Boes, with any questions or concerns regarding auditions.
Phone Number: (810) 513 – 6386
Email Address: email@example.com
Chicago is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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WHAT and HOW TO PREPARE
After all individuals have auditioned, there will be a group dance call. Please dress to move. Closed toe shoes are a must.
Video submissions will be accepted no later than 5pm on NOVEMBER 12th, 2019. In the subject line, please include your first and last name, followed by CHICAGO Audition VS (video submission).
The second-longest running musical on Broadway, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight—though instead of onstage, they’re mugging for the flashbulb of the newspaper reporters. With catchy, sexy music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and an intelligent, engaging book by Kander and Bob Fosse, Chicago is a musical spectacular.
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ROXIE HART: Female (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4)
After being arrested for murdering her lover, Roxie is smitten with the attention and notoriety she receives in the press. Her pursuit of an acquittal now leads to an unrelenting desire for fame on the vaudeville stage.
VELMA KELLY: Female (Range: Alto, E3-D5)
Vaudeville performer who resides in Cook County Jail after murdering her cheating husband and sister. Used to being the “main attraction,” Velma fiercely competes with up and coming rival superstar Roxie for the attention of the press and to preserve her celebrity status.
BILLY FLYNN: Male (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4)
Charming, suave and a master of manipulation, Billy is a lawyer who makes celebrities of his clients in order to sway public opinion—a perk that Roxie takes full advantage of. With a perfect track record in the courtroom, Billy will take on any case as long as it means putting money in his pocket.
MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: Female (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4)
The tough, sassy, corrupt warden of the Cook County Jail, “Mama” treats her inmates like family and would do anything for them—as long as she gets something in return. Mama solicits bribes for favors, anything from laundry service to making calls to lawyers.
AMOS HART: Male (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4)
An auto-mechanic and the hapless husband of Roxie, Amos lies for her and tries to take the blame for her crime until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Somewhat simple-minded and innocent, Amos remains steadfast and loyal to Roxie, even though his help (and even his presence) is hardly acknowledged.
MARY SUNSHINE: Female (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5)
A sappy tabloid columnist for the Evening Star. Mary believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches this belief.
In addition to the specific characters outlined below, Ensemble members will play various roles throughout--Reporters, Doctor, Foreman of the Jury, Masters of Ceremony, etc.
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LIZ: Female, (Range: A3-C#5)
One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Liz is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head.
ANNIE: Female, (Range: A3-C#5)
One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Poisons her lover after finding out he already has six wives.
JUNE: Female, (Range: A3-C#5)
One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of an affair with the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
HUNYAK: Female, (speaking)
One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase “Not Guilty,” which follows her to her grave.
MONA: Female, (Range: A3-C#5)
One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs.
FRED CASELY: Male, (speaking)
Roxie’s short-lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male, (speaking)
Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
GO-TO-HELL-KITTY: Female (speaking)
Steals the spotlight when she murders her husband along with three other women. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”
HARRY: Male (speaking)
Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.
AARON: Male or Female (speaking)
Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. Tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.
JUDGE: Male or Female (speaking)
Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.
MARTIN HARRISON: Male (speaking)
Chicago’s District Attorney, the prosecuting attorney in Roxie’s trial.
COURT CLERK: Male or Female (speaking)
Swears people in with their hand on the bible.
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