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Auditions for The Chameleon Theatre Circle

The Chameleon Theatre Circle announces auditions for the musical Side Show!

Auditions will take place on Saturday, November 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, November 20 from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337. Callbacks will take place on Monday, November 28 at the same location.

Auditions are by appointment only. To register, email Andrew Troth at andrew@chameleontheatre.org, specifying your preferred day and any time preferences, and you will be assigned an audition time. Please include a phone number in your email.

Actors should prepare approximately one verse and one chorus of a song (not from Side Show) that is a dialogue sung between two characters. The gender of the characters does not matter. The director is also interested in seeing any "stupid human tricks", including acrobatic, juggling, or cirque skills, that can be performed with little to no props. These skills are not required.

Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. All roles are available. Actors/dancers/singers ages 18 and up, of all varieties and experience levels, are welcome and encouraged to audition. Actors must audition individually.

$50 stipend paid.

All performances will take place at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337.

About the show:

Side Show (2014 Broadway Revival)
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
​Music by Henry Krieger
Additional Book Material by Bill Condon
Directed by Avian Jangula

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! See Siamese twins go from penniless freak show performers to vaudeville stars! Based on the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show offers a complex look at love, race, and societal expectations in 1930s America through the eyes of its most marginalized outcasts. One plus one equals three in this heartfelt musical about what it means to always have someone by your side.

Roles:

Non-Doubling Roles:

Daisy Hilton (F, 18-30): The more outgoing and flirtatious twin, Daisy dreams of one day being famous.

Violet Hilton (F, 18-30): The quieter and gentler twin, Violet dreams of settling down and having a family.

Terry Conner (M, 25-40): A failed impresario looking for the act that will bring him back into the circuit. Daisy's love interest.

Buddy Foster (M, 18-30): A young man seeking stardom while trying to hide his homosexuality. Violet's love interest.

Jake (M, 20’s-40’s): "The Cannibal King", an African-American man tasked with protecting the twins while repressing his love for Violet.

Sir (M, 40+): The twins’ legal guardian who exploits them for money. The barker for the freak show. (British accent required.)

Doubling Roles:
All ensemble members will play members of the freak show and various other roles.

Named Ensemble Roles: Houdini, Auntie, Ray, Tod Browning

Rehearsal Schedule: Up to 5 times a week starting in late January.

Performances: March 31 to April 23, 2017 (14 total).

Questions? Contact Andrew at andrew@chameleontheatre.org!