Xanadu
by Tex-Arts

Nov. 17

Auditions for a role in Xanadu with Tex-Arts on Nov 17.

Audition Notice:  TexARTS Professional Series 

Xanadu

 

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, welcomes members of the Actors’ Equity Association and non-union performers to audition for the upcoming production of XANADU, written by Douglas Carter Bean, with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.

TexARTS Professional Series Production
Austin, TX

 

Audition Location
: TexARTS, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 by appointment

Callbacks on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, 6 pm - 10 pm

Director: Jarret Mallon

Musical Director: Lynn Koenning

 

Other Dates

First Rehearsal:  January 28, 2019.

Performances: February 15-March 3, 2019 Shows at 7:30 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays. 

Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings and during the daytime on weekends at TexARTS in Lakeway. The show will perform at the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734

 Contract: Some SPT1 Equity Contracts Available

Seeking members of Actors’ Equity and nonunion actors. Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. Casting all oles. 

 All actors must be strong actors/singers with skilled comedic timing and pop/rock style vocals.

 

Character Breakdown 

 

KIRA, 18-Mid 30’s; pop singer with soprano notes, range: G3 A5; an ingénue with a great sense of humor; Kira is beautiful and adventurous; she is determined to help Sonny find his inspiration; a great singer who moves very well and has a facility for accents; experience with roller-skating a big plus; this character is on skates for most of the show.

 

SONNY, 18-Mid 30’s; pop tenor with rock sound, Range: B3 C6; a leading man with comedic chops and a great rock voice; Sonny is a frustrated artist who has lost his way; he is passionate, energetic, and lovably naïve; experience with roller-skating a plus; this character is on skates for a few musical numbers.

 

DANNY MAGUIRE, 50+; tenor with jazz/swing sensibility, range A3 C6; an old-school song and dance man who is equally convincing as a hard-nosed businessman and jazz musician; Danny has lost touch with his artistic spirit but finds it again with Kira and Sonny s help; strong comedic instincts are needed to take on other small roles. Will be required to dance, as well as skate in one number.

 

MELPOMENE 30+; mezzo with belt, range: G3 A5; a versatile actress with a great belt and strong comedic chops; Melpomene is the villain of the piece and loves every minute of it; great stage presence and a quick wit are required, as this actress will play additional small roles; will be required to dance, as well as skate in one number.

 

CALLIOPE 30+; mezzo with belt, range: G3 A5; a strong comedic actress with a great voice; Calliope is Melpomene’s not-so-bright sidekick. Inventive comedic instincts are a must, as this actress will play additional small roles; will be required to dance, as well as skate in one number.

 

THALIA 20’s – 30’s; One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of comedy. Actor doublings include: Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer, and Cyclops. Pop/rock voice and great musicality needed; dancer with very strong comedic ability; tap dancing, and clowning all pluses; roller skating is a must.

 

EUTERPE 20’s – 30’s; One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, and Thetis. Pop/rock voice and great musicality needed; dancer with very strong comedic ability; tap dancing, and clowning all pluses; roller skating is a must.

 

ERATO 20’s – 30’s; One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of lyrics and erotica. As Eros, she is responsible for shooting Kira with the arrow of love brought on by Melpomene and Calliope's spell. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, and Hera. Pop/rock voice and great musicality needed; dancer with very strong comedic ability; tap dancing, and clowning all pluses; roller skating is a must.

 

TERPSICORE 20’s – 30’s; One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of dance. As Hermes, the messenger of the gods, he is deeply masculine in voice but sassy and flippant in attitude. Actor doublings include: Siren, Tubes Singer, Hermes, and Centaur. Pop/rock voice and great musicality needed; dancer with very strong comedic ability; tap dancing, and clowning all pluses; roller skating is a must.

 

 

Preparation

Please prepare two, 16-32 bar cuts of a pop song, one up tempo and one ballad. Please also bring accompaniment music, resume and headshot.  AEA members should bring proof of Equity membership. EMC actors will also be seen. Nonunion actors are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Actors should be 18 years.

 

Email employment@tex-arts.org with subject line “Xanadu-Appointment Request;” attach headshot/resume in PDF/Word format with preferred time.  

 

Auditions will be held at TexARTS: 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734.