George M!

Directed by Nedra Bloom


  • Sunday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 28, at 6:30 p.m.

Auditions are open call, no advance registration required. A link to the audition form is at left. All auditions will be at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, Chickasaw, AL 36611. Call backs, if necessary, will be scheduled in the two weeks after auditions.


  • Dance—Sunday afternoons, beginning March 12
  • Music—Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., beginning March 20
  • Blocking —In conjunction with other rehearsals on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays

Not everyone will need to attend all three rehearsals each week.

Beginning April 16, expect 4 rehearsals a week—dance on Sunday afternoon, music and staging on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 6:30. Again, not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.

Other Key Dates

  • Sitzprobe—Saturday morning, May 6
  • Dress/Tech—Sunday, May 7, through Thursday, May 11
  • Performances—Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 28—Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
  • April 4 through April 10—Off for Easter

Auditions–How to Prepare and What to Expect

  • Arrive by 6:30 if possible; expect to stay till about 8:00
  • Fill out the audition form ahead of time or at the theatre
  • Please note conflicts you are aware of (for example, travel plans and work conflicts)
  • After everyone has signed in, everyone will go to dance auditions
  • If you have tap shoes, please bring them
  • One by one, individuals will be called to the auditorium for vocal auditions.
    Please prepare 16 bars of two different types of song.
    Please bring sheet music, preferably in a binder that will open flat for the pianist

The Show

George M! is a biography of George M. Cohan, who helped  transform Broadway from vaudeville to the musical theatre of the 20th  century.

Key Characters

George M. Cohan (Tenor)
Brash young man, the child of vaudeville performers, who is determined to make a name for himself and his family on Broadway; the story follows his life from his birth to his last Broadway show

Jerry Cohan (Baritone)
George’s father, a song and dance man

Nellie Cohan (Soprano)
George’s mother, also part of the song-and-dance act

Josie Cohan (Alto)
George’s sister, the fourth member of the family vaudeville act

Ethel Levey (Mezzo)
George’s first wife; she performs with the Cohan family

Agnes Nolan (Alto)
George’s second wife; she performs in his shows

Fay Templeton (Soprano)
A singer; a Broadway star

Sam Harris
George’s business partner

Many other characters, including several children, plus ensembles of singers and dancers.


Contact Nedra Bloom at