With the creation of Chrysalis, we wanted to create a theatre program like no other. Our casting policy reflects this goal. When we cast a show, we look deeper than the external image each performer shows us. We recognize that the way a person auditions is not always an accurate representation of his talent level. For that reason, what we attempt to do in the casting process is to learn a little bit about how each student is wired. We look more at the personality and raw talent in a person than we do at the perfectly prepared minute of audition material.
We see the chorus as a training ground for lead performers. Some people consider the chorus to be a place for those who aren't good enough for lead roles. But what would Broadway shows be without the incredible dancing and vocals of the chorus? The best shows are the ones with strong talent throughout every role in the cast. Towards that end, every student will receive the same hands-on, detailed instruction and opportunities to learn; whether they are a lead or a chorus member.