Auditions: Xanadu (Jan 14th)

Audition date: January 14th at 6:00pm
Show dates: May 17th-20th and 25th-26th

Director Beth Perkins, Choreographer Susie Dodge, Musical Director Jill Dillingham, Assistant Director Eythan Robertson. Book by Douglas Carter Beane Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.

Auditions will be held at AMP on Sunday January 14th beginning at 6 PM. If you cannot audition at that time please e-mail the Director, Beth Perkins, at beth4828@yahoo.com to set up an audition prior to that date. Please be prepared to sing 1 minute of your song (can be from the show) of choice and to read an excerpt from the script. Some dancing also required at auditions. Please note that there may be some roller skating but not for all parts. If you want to skate at auditions, please feel free! This show will be lots of fun with tons of 80s music and energy! Can’t wait to see you there!

Show Synopsis

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
Age: 18 to 25
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
Age: 20 to 30
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
Age: 50 to 70
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
Age: 30 to 60
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
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Thalia
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of comedy. Actor doublings include: Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer, and Cyclops.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: C4

Euterpe
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, and Thetis.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
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. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, and Hera.
Gender: Female

Thalia
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of comedy. Actor doublings include: Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer, and Cyclops.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: C4

Euterpe
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, and Thetis.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
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. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, and Hera.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
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. Actor doublings include: Siren, Tubes Singer, Hermes, and Centaur.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: C4

Ensemble: ages 15 and up