Auditions
Ages: 18 & older

Produced by special arrangements with
Music Theatre International (MTI)
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com
Book  by Douglas Carter Beene
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film
with a screenplay by
Richard Danus & Marc Rubel

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! Her quest is 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, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

This campy, loving homage to the 80s is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches, while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes will lift them out of their seats. You'll want to keep the music in your head and XANADU in your heart... forever.

Auditions will be held on

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Callbacks by Invitation Only on

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

at the

Community Playhouse
601 Tennent Ave.
Pinole, CA

[Directions]

Directed by G. A. Klein

Vocal Director: G. A. Klein
Choreographer: Anjee Norgaard‑Gallia
Assistant Director: Jennifer Jackson
For additional information about the show or the auditions,
email the director by clicking
or phone: 510‑334‑1414

Audition Process

Auditions are by appointment.

Appointments for 30 minute audition slots will be assigned in the order they are received, beginning each day at the times above.

If you have time constraints, include them and we will attempt to accommodate you.

Click to Schedule an Appointment
Please include:
  • Name, phone number and email address
  • Preferred Audition Date - March 3 or 4
  • Attach Resume and Headshot files,
    if available

If there are problems with the link, send an email to: pa-clark@comcast.net with the requested info.

You will be notified of your audition time by email.

Bring a completed Audition Form to the audition.

If you are unable to print the form, copies will be available at the audition. Please arrive early to complete an Audition Form before your appointment time.

Callbacks

Some roles may be cast directly from the audition.
If you do not receive a Call Back invitation,
it does NOT mean you will not be cast.

Rehearsals

Be sure to fill out the rehearsal conflict page in the Audition Form.

Performances
September 28 - October 20, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinees (October 7 & 14) - 2 p.m.

For other inquiries call 510‑724‑9844

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CHARACTERS
NameGenderAgeVocal
Range
Description
Clio/KiraF20-30Soprano/
Mezzo
Muse of History, and leader of the Muses. She comes to Earth as Kira to help the mortal, Sonny Malone, in hopes of fulfilling Zeus' prophecy, "that one day she will inspire a creation so wondrous that she will be granted the gift of Xanadu." She falls in love with Sonny, an act forbidden by the gods, and, in turn, endures the wrath of her father, Zeus. The actor playing Clio/Kira spends almost the entire show in roller skates. Soprano/Mezzo with strong comedic timing.
Sonny MaloneM25-35Tenor/
Baritone
Handsome and very "1980s." He is a struggling artist. When we first meet him, he is working on a mural of the Nine Muses. But his dream is to open "an apex of all the arts" - a roller disco. He falls in love with Clio, disguised as Kira, as she attempts to inspire his art. Tenor/Baritone, with good comic timing and leading man looks. Must move well in roller skates.
Danny Maguire/
Zeus
M45+Baritone This very professional, very successful businessman is a former clarinet player, who gave up his dreams to become a real estate mogul. He was once in love with a Southern belle named Kitty (Clio in disguise), who left him when he refused to open the Xanadu, a theater he had built for her. Baritone with strong acting chops.
MelpomeneF35+Mezzo/
Alto Belter
Muse of Tragedy. As the eldest of the Muses, she resents that Zeus made Clio - and not her - leader of the Muses. She takes revenge on Clio with a curse to make her fall in love with the mortal Sonny, and so, be condemned to eternal damnation in the netherworld. Strong Mezzo/Alto Belter.
CalliopeF35+Mezzo Belter Muse of Epics. Quirky sidekick to Melpomene. Strong Mezzo Belter.
Ensemble3M,3F18+Various The ensemble must be quadruple threats, as they portray every other character in this show. They must be strong dancers, strong singers, easily handling harmonies, strong actors, able to play multiple small but EXTREMELY important character roles, and be able to roller skate (or willing to learn). All in all, a very busy ensemble.
Contact us for comments, additions and corrections
Pinole Community Playhouse, 601 Tennent Ave., Pinole, CA 94564 - 510‑724‑9844
Pinole Community Players is a licensed 501(c)(3) organization and accepts tax deductible donations