The Tremper Theatre Program produces four full-length theatrical productions per academic year. Any Student within KUSD is able to audition. Tremper's annual musical is cast through the KUSD Theatre Arts Program auditions. Please contact the Tremper Theatre office at 262-359-2163 with any questions.

Upcoming Auditions

Chicago: High School Edition


Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, and John Kander

Performance Dates: March 21, 23-24, 28-30
Performance Location: Tremper Auditorium
Synopsis: In Roaring Twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Facing conviction and death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream:" fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Audition Dates: December 10th and 11th (Vocal Auditions); December 12th (Dance Auditions)
Audition Location: Vocal Auditions in Room 229; Dance Auditions TBA
Audition Details: For the vocal auditions, students should prepare a comedic monologue that is shorter than two minutes. They should also prepare a song from musical theatre that is approximately 50 measures, or two versus. Auditionees will be singing a capella. The song chosen should display the vocal range of the auditionee. Auditionees may choose the monologues below, or they may find another monologue if they choose. Details about the dance audition will be provided at the vocal audition.
Female Audition Monologues Male Audition Monologues
VELMA KELLY: Female, 25-40 (Range: Alto, E3-D5) - Vaudeville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder.
ROXIE HART: Female, 20-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4) - Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it.
FRED CASELY: Male, 30-50 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) - Roxie's short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) - Assigned to Roxie's case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
AMOS HART: Male, 30-50 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4) - Roxie's faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail.
LIZ: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) - Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband's head.
ANNIE: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) - Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder's her lover after finding out he already has six wives. "One of those Mormons, ya' know."
JUNE: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) - Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
HUNYAK: Female, 25-45 (Range: Non-Singing Role) - Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, "Not Guilty." Which follows her to her grave.
MONA: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) - Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was "artistic differences."
MARTIN HARRISON: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) - Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.
MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: Female, 30-50 (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4) - Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. "When you're good to Moma, Moma's good to you."
BILLY FLYNN: Male, 35-50 (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4) - Established lawyer who hasn't lost a woman's case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee.
MARY SUNSHINE: Female, 25-55 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5) - Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs.
GO-TO-HELL-KITTY: Female, 21-40 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5) - Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled "Lake Shore Drive Massacre."
HARRY: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) - Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.
AARON: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) - Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.
JUDGE: Male, 40-65 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) - Judge overseeing Roxie's Trial.
COURT CLERK: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) - Swears people in with their hand on the bible. "Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God."
Rehearsal Information: Rehearsals will officially begin in January. There will be some dance workshops over Winter Break, but otherwise, there are currently no other planned rehearsals. Rehearsals typically run from 3:30 until 7:00, with technical rehearsals/rehearsals with the orchestra running longer. There will be one Saturday rehearsal during this period, which will occur on March 16th, otherwise, there are no traditional weekend rehearsals. A complete rehearsal calendar will be shared through KUSD Google Drive once the cast list is posted. The calendar will also appear on this website once rehearsals have begun. Cast members are not permitted to miss more than three rehearsals, unless absences were already scheduled, so please list all conflicts on your audition form.