Note: The entire cast is trying out for the “chorus line”. Therefore, all actors must have dance skills. We will be looking for actors that have dance skills in different genres of dance: jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop and will feature those specific skills. Also, since there are “cut” dancers at the beginning of the show, we may decide to double cast – giving everyone an opportunity to be a part of the “chorus”.  In addition we may cast a girl for a role that is traditionally done by a boy.

In addition to being good dancers, most cast members (with the exception of a couple non-singing soloist parts), have solos sprinkled throughout the show.

  • Male/Baritone OR Female/Alto

    Al is married to Kristine. He is aggressive yet humorous, and very protective of his wife. Needs to have good comic timing and ability with Bronx accent. Must be a strong actor and singer. If we go with a female actress, they will be Kristine’s friend.

    Song: Sing

  • Female/Alto

    Bebe is a Jewish modern dancer, down to earth, quiet and strong in will. Lacks self esteem, Mother always told her she was unattractive. Must be a strong actress and singer. A plus if actress can do ballet.

    Songs: At the Ballet and Montage, Part 1: Hello Twelve

  • Male/Baritone

    Bobby is a flamboyant, extremely funny and clever. Picked on at school for being different and gay. Describes himself as strange. Classed as weird in school. Tells his story as humorous vignettes. Smooth with dialogue. Must be a strong actor who can pantomime. 

  • Female/Soprano

    Cassie is an outstanding dancer with star quality who has experienced great disappointments. She used to have an affair with Zach. Was a chorus dancer moved on to major roles and now can’t get work. Needs to be a strong character actress with great emotion that is also a strong singer and dancer. 

    Song: The Music and the Mirror

  • Female/Alto

    Connie a bright happy outgoing girl. Asian woman, but can be played by another race or Caucasian person. Must be short and a strong actress/singer.

    Song: Montage Part 1: Hello Twelve

  • Female/Alto

    Diana is an energetic, humourous Puerto Rican woman who speaks from the heart. Quite a forceful personality. She is a friend of Paul. Needs to be good with accents and emotion in song. Need a strong actress/singer.

    Songs: Montage, Part 2: Nothing AND Kiss Today Goodbye

  • Male/Baritone OR Female/Alto

    Don is a classic all-American young man (or woman), a jock. He/She is married and been in the business for years.

  • Male/Baritone

    Greg is a gay man who is quite arrogant and overly confident. He is confident in his sexuality. Strong presence speaks with clarity and polished grammar reflecting his upbringing.

    Song: Montage, Part 4

  • Female/Mezzo

    Judy is nervous, scatterbrained, gawky, warm and hopeful. Could be played as a slight “dumb blonde”. Not a baby voiced way though. Must be a strong actress/singer.

    Songs: …And…; Montage Part 3: Mother; and Montage Part 4

  • Female/Non-Singing (sort of – has a large song about not being able to Sing)

    Kristine is married to Al. She is happy, well adjusted, and sexy – but she apparently can’t sing. Needs to have great comic timing and will need to match Al. She needs to be able to pull off “not being able to sing” (So – either someone who really isn’t a strong singer or someone who can play at being a bad singer.)

    Song: Sing

  • Female/Non-Singing Role

    Lori is Zach’s assistant. She is an authoritative no-nonsense leader. She will need to be able to move well and show some steps to the cast. Will need a good understanding of music to vocally time dance steps to music. Must be a strong actress and preferably a strong dancer. Note: Lori will still participate in the songs – just no solos.

  • Female/Mezzo

    Maggie is an attractive sweet dreamer, with some old family issues that still affect her life. Unhappy family upbringing. Must move gracefully and be quite feminine. Must play a non-aggressive likeable character. Must be a strong singer and dancer, preferably with ballet skills. 

    Song: At the Ballet

  • Male/Tenor

    Mike is an Italian tap dancer, who used to get teased. He is very straight and a bundle of energy. Needs to be very confident performer with big stage presence. Must be a strong singer and be able to tap dance along with being a strong actor.

    Song: I Can Do That

  • Male/Baritone

    Paul is shy, introverted and Puerto Rican. He is a friend of Diana. He has a HUGE monologue about his parents discovering he is gay. Very emotional role. Extremely good character actor who is not afraid to put themselves wholly in to the role. Must be a very strong actor.

  • Male/Tenor

    Richie is a high energy, proud, good natured young man. Must be a strong actor and singer.

    Songs: …And… and Montage Part 4

  • Female/Alto

    Sheila is a gorgeous somewhat older, been-around-the-block dancer and comic actress. Uses sarcasm very well and is quite sassy with Zach. Needs to be a strong actress/singer/dancer (preferably ballet).

    Song: At the Ballet

  • Female/Alto

    Val is a sexy, sassy, funny, foul mothed woman with a big belt voice and a persona to match. Needs to meet physical criteria of having a well put together body. Very physically confident performer comfortable drawing attention to the body. Needs to be a strong actress/singer.

    Songs: … And … and Dance 10, Looks 3

  • Male/Non-singing (but must be a commanding voice!)

    Zach is an ex dancer who is the Director of the show. He is a perfectionist. He used to have an affair with Cassie. He speaks instructions from the darkness of the audience, seems quite business like and to the point, at times being rude. Needs to have a strong, commanding voice. Must believe he has dance skills (or actually does have dance skills). Strong actor. Preference to a strong actor AND dancer.

  • Named parts: Tricia, Vicki, Frank, Roy

    Must be able to sing and act and be “ok” dancers. Will also sing backstage during the “all” parts. Strongly considering double casting.