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XANADU Auditions


  • Centennial Station Arts Center 121 S Centennial St High Point, NC United States (map)
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Auditions: Centennial Station Arts Center (121 South Centennial St. High Point, NC 27260)
Friday, May 17 @ 7:00 pm (sign in at 6:30)
Saturday, May 18 @ 12:00 pm (sign in 11:30)
Callbacks (by invitation) - Sunday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Those unable to attend auditions in person may send a video audition to hpct.info@gmail.com by May 17 at 7:00pm.

Ages 13-19

Rehearsals begin May 20
Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:30

Performances: July 19-21, 2019 at Trinity High School
Friday, July 19 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 20 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 21 @ 2:00 PM

Directed by Breayan Sedano-Roman & Jack Price
Choreographed by Cassie Miller
Music Directed by Nick Helms

BOOK BY Douglas Carter Beane
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Jeff Lynne & John Farrar

Please prepare a 30-60 second, memorized musical selection in the style of the show. An accompanist will be available so please provide your own sheet music in the correct key. A CD player will be available for those using a track but it is not preferred. A capella auditions are strongly discouraged.

There will be a general dance audition so please have comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.

SUMMARY
Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California. in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Kira (Clio)
The youngest of Zeus's daughters and the muses. Falls in love with Sonny. Pretty. Adventurous. Honest and determined. Muse of history and the leader of the muses.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Sonny Malone
A self-critical and depressed, mortal, chalk artist who falls in love with Kira. Handsome, but not particularly smart. He embodies 1980s pop culture and is very much a California dreamer.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3

Danny Maguire (Zeus)
The hard-nosed "all work and no play" businessman who owns the theater he once built for his love, Kira. Used to be a budding artist like Sonny, but has since let money and greed consume him.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: A3

Calliope (Aphrodite)
Kira's older sister and fellow muse. She is jealous of Kira and as Melpomene's sidekick, plots with her for Kira's downfall. The Muse of epics.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Melpomene (Medusa)
Kira's oldest sister. Mother of the Sirens. She is jealous that Kira is the leader of the muses rather than herself, and therefore creates the plot for her downfall. Muse of tragedy.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Thalia
One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of comedy.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: C4

Euterpe
One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Erato
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.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: G3

Terpsicore
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.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: C4

Ensemble

Earlier Event: May 2
AIDA