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Final Cast

Velma Kelly – Madeleine Wolfenbarger

Roxie Hart – Casey Majors

Billy Flynn – Benjamin “Papa” Hatmaker

Matron “Mama” Morton – Lillian Schweitzer

Mary Sunshine – Elizabeth Hethmon

Amos Hart – Jake “The Yount” Yount

Mona – Lauren Dryzer

Kitty – Gwyneth Doppelt

Annie – Lily Grace Thome

June – Madeline Pappano

Hunyak – Hannah Duncan

Liz – Tatum Mullins

Judge – Peyton Austin

Court Clerk – Damon Rodefer

Fred Casely – John Nadrous

Seargent Fogarty – Johnny Wilkes

Aaron – Cisco Soto

Martin Harrison – Sebastian Soto

Harry (Juror) – Britt Lamson

1st Reporter – Whitney Flautt – Dance Captain

2nd Reporter – Maggie Comer

3rd Reporter – Divya Venkatesh

Lead Dancers: (Reached for the Gun and Me and My Baby)

Jade Anderson

Maggie Comer

Hannah Duncan

Whitney Flautt – Dance Captain

Caroline Powell

Jamie Sharp

Lily Grace Thome

Divya Venkatesh

Ensemble/Jurors:

Holly Batey

Veronica Cain

Sean Conley

Kyra Green

Chelsea Henderson

Bekka Range

Maggie Tipton

Roxy song: Peyton, Damon, John, Johnny, Cisco, Sebastian, Britt, Sean (8)

plus female: Tatum, Bekka, Chelsea, Lauren, Maddie P, Veronica, Holly, Maggie T (8)

Cast

Velma Kelly – Madeleine Wolfenbarger

Roxie Hart – Casey Majors

Billy Flynn – Benjamin “Papa” Hatmaker

Matron “Mama” Morton – Lillian Schweitzer

Mary Sunshine – Elizabeth Hethmon

Amos Hart – Jake “The Yount” Yount

Mona – Lauren Dryzer

Kitty – Gwyneth Doppelt

Annie – Lily Grace Thome

June – Madeline Pappano

Hunyak – Hannah Duncan

Liz – Tatum Mullins

Judge – Peyton Austin

Court Clerk – Damon Rodefer

Fred Casely – John Nadrous

Seargent Fogarty – Johnny Wilkes

Aaron – Cisco Soto

Martin Harrison – Sebastian Soto

Harry (Juror) – Britt Lamson

1st Reporter – Whitney Flautt – Dance Captain

2nd Reporter – Maggie Comer

3rd Reporter – Divya Venkatesh

Lead Dancers: (Reached for the Gun and Me and My Baby)

Jade Anderson

Maggie Comer

Hannah Duncan

Whitney Flautt – Dance Captain

Caroline Powell

Jamie Sharp

Lily Grace Thome

Divya Venkatesh

Ensemble/Jurors:

Holly Batey

Veronica Cain

Sean Conley

Kyra Green

Chelsea Henderson

Bekka Range

Maggie Tipton

Roxy song: Peyton, Damon, John, Johnny, Cisco, Sebastian, Britt, Sean (8)

plus female: Tatum, Bekka, Chelsea, Lauren, Maddie P, Veronica, Holly, Maggie T (8)

This week…

Sunday – Velma and Roxie only!
Monday – 2:30-4:30 – Full cast script read through – Bishop Center
Tuesday – 4:00-6:00 – Velma, Roxie, Fred, Amos, Fogerty, Matron (Mama) – Bishop Center
Wednesday – 4:00-6:00 – Velma, Roxie, Billy, Tango girls (6 murderesses) – Bishop Center
Thursday – 4:00- 4:45 – Choreography review (without Kim) – Bishop Center
4:45-6:00 – Full cast – Music – choir room

Reminders, etc.

Hello,

Three things….

1. Scripts are available in the bookstore. Please pick one up after casting is finalized.

2. Please come to rehearsal tomorrow unless you are out of town.

3. Sometimes, you forget to clearly express things that time has led you to take for granted. One of those things has to do with conflicts. I am writing to clarify what’s needed to be successful in a show. You may know it or it may be new to you. Putting a show together is a privilege. To earn that privilege, it requires a trade, and that trade is 90% made up of time. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of conflicts that we were given when we asked. I trust that no one is being selfish or is trying to harm the show, so I take responsibility for now ensuring that communication is as clear as possible. I think what we got was the result of a lack of clear instruction. Before we get deeper into the show and before the semester officially begins, you need greater clarity from me.

Here’s the philosophy. When you try out for a show, you make yourself available for rehearsal. Our rehearsals are pretty much Monday-Thursday from 4-6:30 (at the latest) and Sundays 1-4. With Fridays and Saturdays and days you’re not called, do what will. We’ll take a few all-school days off, as well as fall break. But to earn that and the good show we want to deliver, we have to put a lot of personal stuff aside for a few months. I understand college visits and religious obligations. Beyond those, we really need the cast to reexamine their other activities. What can be postponed? What can be rescheduled? More than you may imagine. These are not easy conversations, but they are mature ones.

In an outside show, you might be limited to one or two excused absences. In this case, I’d like to try to limit it to five. And that still is a *lot*. In general, schedules will go out a week or two in advance, so you’ll have some time to see when you might be free.

Five doesn’t mean you should take five if you don’t need them!

This is a very demanding show. The level of dance and the precision of the required performances cannot be pulled off with as many absences as many are planning on.

It is a wonderful and tempting thing to try to be well-liked by telling people they can have it all. It would also be irresponsible of me in this case. To make the show as good as possible, to leave time for your studies, and to create the needed room for health and family, it can be important to make choices. Tough. But important.

This may not be the time to take on the responsibility of a show for you. You may look at your obligations and decide that one of them — or the collection of them — has greater value to you right now. Let us know that. There will always be more shows in your life. In terms of future casting, I actually admire someone who chooses wisely, even if that may not be the show I’m directing.

Please look at your conflicts, think about your schedule and the rest of the show, and let’s see if we can make the healthiest choices possible.

Sincerely,
Patrick McCray

Week of August 7 schedule.

IMPORTANT!

We cannot go forward with casting until we get all conflicts. Please send them to charltonx. In the subject line, please put your name and “Chicago conflicts.”

Email that even if you have no conflicts.

We need these in by Tuesday the 8th, 7:00pm. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 8 – 10:00-12:30pm – “Mama” and “Class” – Mama and Velma

Wednesday, August 9 – 3:00-5:00pm – “Mister Cellophane” – Amos

Thursday, August 10 – 10:00-12:00noon – “My Own Best Friend”,”I Know A Girl” and “Me and My Baby” – Velma and Roxie – 10:45 – add all male chorus (all men in the show) and all women

Friday, August 11 – 9:00-11:00am –“Nowadays” – Roxie and Velma

Sunday, August 13 – 2:00-4:00pm – TBA

Best,PMc

This week

We are rehearsing this week! The times vary, and we’ll use the chorus room as a home base before deciding to stay there or move on.

These are the times this week….

Monday Aug. 7 4-630 dance checks, ensemble casting
Tuesday Aug. 8 10 am – 12:30 TBA
Wednesday, Aug 9 3-5 pm TBA
Thursday, Aug 10 10 am-12 TBA
Friday, Aug 11 10-12:30 TBA

More news to come!

Heads up, Chicago!

On August 7, 4pm, please come to the Bishop Center auditorium. Please wear clothes that are easy to move in. Our choreographer will be meeting you and drilling some basics, as well as choosing the ensemble based on what she sees. Please, also, bring a final and detailed list of any rehearsal conflicts.

Remember, if there’s not a place for you in the ensemble, you’re still eagerly encouraged to participate in putting the production together. It’s an exciting opportunity, and we need you!

Things will run no later than 6:30pm. Thank you!

Best,
Mr. McCray

CHICAGO

Chicago the Muscial
Preliminary Cast List

Velma Kelly – Madeleine Wolfenbarger
Roxie Hart – Casey Majors
Billy Flynn – Benjamin Hatmaker
Matron “Mama” Morton – Lillian Schweitzer
Mary Sunshine – Elizabeth Hethmon
Amos Hart – Jake Yount
Mona – Lauren Dryzer
Kitty – Gwyneth Doppelt
Annie – Lily Grace Thome
June – Madeline Pappano
Hunyak – Hannah Duncan
Liz – Tatum Mullins
Judge – Peyton Austin
Court Clerk – Damon Rodefer
Fred Casely – John Nadrous

THE CASTING OF THE FOLLOWING IS TO BE DETERMINED. PLEASE SEE BELOW:
Other male show members: Other female show members:
Luke Bibee Holly Batey Jamie Sharp
Sean Conley Veronica Cain Jade Anderson
Gant Dunaway Maggie Comer
Britt Lamson Addie Dewhirst
Cisco Soto Whitney Flautt
Sebastian Soto Kyra Green
Johnny Wilkes Chelsea Henderson
Caroline Powell
Bekka Range
Maggie Tipton
Divya Venkatesh
Sasa Willems

Toward the end of July, we will post about early August rehearsals to happen at Webb. Please write to charltonx if you will not be in town the first two weeks of August.

There, everyone will fill out forms that detail any trips or appointments that might keep them from coming to rehearsals, Sundays-Fridays, through the end of October. We may need to rehearse on Saturdays, although we try to minimize those as much as possible.

There, a choreographer will audition the cast members who are still to be determined and select a final list of performers from those who attend.

The show only has so many parts, and both dance skill and availability to rehearse will factor in to our decisions (and this goes for the whole cast). If a part is not available for you, we would still love to have you be a part of it as the crew. Like with DRACULA, the crew will be involved with prop and set design and decoration during rehearsals. If you think this is not possible for you, you will have the opportunity to let the director know in August.

Have a great vacation!

Best,
Patrick McCray

Patrick McCray
charltonx

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agenda

4:10-4:15 Intro

4:15-4:30 curtain call

4:30-4:45 restage Mina scene

4:45-5:00 look at fight scene

5:00-5:15 LOOK AT SOUND AND LIGHTS