Overview

Pay Rate: Stipend: $500
Audition Date and Time: July 10th and July 11th at Stage the 773 Theater 1225 W. Belmont Ave 3 PM to 8 PM
Audition Location: 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
Contact Person Email: revchiplay@gmail.com

Revolution Chicago is a lighthearted the story about how a modern genre of music, House Music grew out from the streets of Chicago into a worldwide lifestyle.  Even though the trials and tribulations are central as to how the genre came to be, there is a comic twist along the way.
We are seeking actors of all ethnic backgrounds and if you have great comic timing and physical comedy skills that’s a plus.   The Chicago music scene is already talking about the play.   The Music score is by Grammy Nominee Mickey Oliver and Lidell Townsell.

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals: July 15th-August 31st
Tech: September 3rd-September 4th
Previews: September 4th-  5th
Opening Night: September 6th
Performances: September 6th-October 6th (Thursday-Sunday)
Possible Extension: October 31st-November 3rd (Thursday-Sunday)
Character Type/Restrictions:
Character Type/Restrictions:
White males 20s-30s
Hispanic males, 20s
African American males, 20s
White females, 20s-30s
African American Females 20s
Philippine Female 20s
We strongly encourage performers of all ethnicities, and abilities to submit. We are casting 15 actors.  Some will be doubling.
Character Breakdown:

Mickey Oliver: A white Man in his 20s – Mickey, is a modern day Jack Benny.   He’s clever, witty, confident, and extremely cheap.  He’s always on attack with his crazy jokes, and at times he can’t help himself.  He enjoys being the life of the party.
Erna: A Philippine Woman in her 20s – Erna an English teacher, is Mickey’s significant other is amazingly devoted to Mickey.  She deeply feels Mickey’s energy especially when he is doing healings, which takes her time traveling to the present and back in time on several occasions.
Bum: A man in his 30s – There is more to his looks than meets the eye, although looking at him you would never know.  He is a bum just because and enjoys saying off the wall comments.  Money is of no matter, as it’s more to do with entertaining himself.

Doctor Smart: A white Man in his 50s – The Doc is an exuberant, eccentric man who is quite forgetful to the point of as soon as he finishes a sentence he forgot what he said.  He’s generally a warm and happy person.  He may be losing his mind, but never his passion for people.

Shanna Jae: An African American Woman in her 20s – Shanna is going to school to be a doctor.  She is a simple girl who’s passion is to being a professional singer one day.

Lidell Townsell: An African American Man in his 20s – Lidell is fluid at playing the piano.  As a gifted musician, he’s already begun to compose songs and has an uncanny funny side to where sometimes he responds to questions by playing a chord on his keyboard.  Sometimes he takes this keyboard with him because of his passion to be the best.

Juan Tovar: A Mexican Man in his 20s – Juan is a fan of music.  He knows his music, keeps on top of the up and coming trends and like Benji passes records onto the Chicago DJs to help drive sales to his record shop.  Juan is easy going, intelligent and chimes in on Mickey’s crazy humor.

Benji Espinosa: A Mexican Man in his 20s – Benji is a passionate man when it comes to music.  He’s taken to the new sound of House Music and has put on his shoulders to the point of where he is determined to spread the word about this new sound. When DJs see Benji, they immediately ask what’s new and hot.

Lee Michaels: An African American Man in his 30s – Lee is a happy, optimistic, creative person who likes to be in charge. He has a way about him that people tend to gravitate towards.  Lee is open minded and lets his intuition lead the way.

Marco Spoon: An African American Man in his 20s – Marco is blessed with a great radio voice and is a good assistant to Lee.  As the Music Director he’s got a lot of common sense and is a good counterpart to Lee.

Mickey Mom’s: A white Woman in her 40s – She is a woman in her 40s, a piano teacher, voice coach and great mother.  At first she doesn’t understand Mickey’s new DJ career but goes along with it always offering her motherly guidance which can be helpful or not.

Juan Tovar: A Mexican Man in his 20s – Juan is a fan of music.  He knows his music, keeps on top of the up and coming trends and like Benji passes records onto the Chicago DJs to help drive sales to his record shop.  Juan is easy going, intelligent and chimes in on Mickey’s crazy humor.

Nurse: A White Woman in her 20s – An attractive female in her 20s.  She actually likes the crazy Doctor’s personality and that’s why she works for him. She is happy go lucky, and goes along with the Doctors antics, even to the point where she chimes in to make things even crazier.

Larry: A White Man in his 30s – Larry: A White Man in his 30s – Larry is a very untidy guy who will do whatever it takes and even goes beyond to get over on someone.  He’s clever intelligent and shrewd.

Mary Sterling, Maintenance Girls: Woman in her 20s – The two maintenance girls are 2 of a kind and are as forgetful as can be. Even though they come off unintelligent, there might be a hint of sarcasm going on.  Happy go lucky, always smiling, they are dedicated to their job.

Sherry Sterling, Maintenance Girls: Woman in her 20s – The two maintenance girls are 2 of a kind and are as forgetful as can be. Even though they come off unintelligent, there might be a hint of sarcasm going on.  Happy go lucky, always smiling, they are dedicated to their job.

Curtis McClain: An African American man in his 20s – Curtis works for the post office and is the singer on one of the all time great House Records, Move Your Body.  He’s easy going and has a great sense of humor.  He likes to make off the cuff type of comments and to the point that Mickey encourages him to keep it going.

Steve Dahl: A white Man in his 20s – Steve is a Radio Jock with an ego and knows that he’s one of the best at his job.  He holds a grudge towards a radio station that fired him and wants revenge.  He enjoys being known as the man that killed disco.

Janet Dahl: A White Woman in her 20s – Janet is a woman in her 20s and who’s a sounding board for her husband.  She tries to be the voice of reason and is a good wife to Steve.

Sami: A Black & White Shih Tzu – Sami, a black and white Shih Tzu who is friendly, loves all and is the ideal family dog.

Police Hound:  A Black and White Shih Tzu – Makes her entrance during the play within the play.

Daisy: An African American Woman in her 20s – Daisy, is Lee’s secretary and is a loyal and hard working employee.  She’s generally pleasant and follows Lee’s direction when called upon.

Lou Bertau: A white Man in his 30s – Lou, a Major league baseball radio broadcaster who does everything by the book. Mickey’s antics and quit witted humor wear on him to the point he loses control of his emotions.

Judge: A Man in his 50s – The Judge is arrogant, tough, short tempered and eccentric who enjoys throwing his weight around.

Judge’s Assistant: A Man in his 20s – The Judge’s assistant is a cheerful man who is loyal only to the point of where he knows what’s good for him.  He moonlights as a construction worker.

Hospital Doctor:  A Man in his 40s – A man who looks like a typical Doctor.  He has a sense of humor and is serious about his profession and is willing to bend the rules if need be.

Hospital Orderly: An African American Man in his 20s – A man who is new to his profession.  He’s a lively spirit with a great sense of humor and is popular in his work place.

Telegram Boy: A boy in his late teens to early 20s – An eccentric boy who shoots off silly responses to try and receive bigger tips in his trade as a Telegram Boy.  He’s persistent, determined and focused on his job and of conning money out of Mickey.

Warehouse Waitress:  A Woman in her 20s – She’s bold, pushy and doesn’t let people push her around.

Howard the ceiling fan guy:  A man in his 30s – Howard gets agitated easily and is eccentric.

Detective Regundique:  A Woman in her 20s – The Detective works under cover and dresses down for her job.  She is a simple person who you would never know is a policewoman.

Police Suspect: A Man in his 30s – He is well dressed and you wouldn’t think he would be one who would commit a crime.  He seems like a professional person but inside he gets agitated when he is pressed for clarification on his actions.

2 Warehouse Dancers – Women in their 20s – They are typical go go dancers.  They are not flashy and just blend in with the scene.

Warehouse singer:  A man in his 30s – The Warehouse singer is a typical performer not flashy as he blends into the scene.

Narrator:  A Man in his 30s – A typical Television Announcer.  He’s colorful & smooth.
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Time Commitment:

Rehearsals: July 15th-August 31st
Tech: September 3rd-September 4th
Previews: September 4th - 5th
Opening Night: September 6th
Performances: September 6th-October 6th (Thursday-Sunday)
Possible Extension: October 31st-November 3rd (Thursday-Sunday)

Character Type/Restrictions:

We are looking for A Philippine female 20s, Hispanic Males and females, African American Males and females, and White Males and females.

To apply for this job email your details to revchiplay@gmail.com