02-19-12 – Indianapolis, IN>Chicago, IL –
ABOUT THE SHOW Musical Chairs is the story of a writer (Joe Preston) who has written a new play opening off Broadway. The characters of the musical are Joe, his still friendly former wife Valerie (a now famous west coast actress), the show producer Matty, and 12 audience members who come to see the play. Each of the “character audience members” has their own story and background which is revealed and explored in dialogue and songs. For the vast majority of the show, most characters are “seated” facing the actual audience. They “step forward” for various musical numbers and for some entrances and exits. The “audience characters” sit in chairs looking at the actual audience, as if the play they are watching is over the heads of the real audience.
All these audience characters stay on stage for most of both acts and have lines throughout both acts. This means that the full cast will be needed for most rehearsals involving dialog or staging. Much in the style of Putnam County Spelling Bee, or A Chorus Line, as each of these characters sings, the other members of the cast act as backup singers for some of the songs. Thus, each cast member has the potential to sing a solo, duet or in a trio, AND in other numbers. — Submit Yourself To This Role Now: Live Event