Auditions

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Summer Season

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CLO Cabaret

CLO CABARET

Auditions: Where Stars Shine!  

 

WHAT:  Auditions for XANADU. Book by Douglas Carter Beane; Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar. Directed by Kate Galvin. Music Direction by Isaac Harlan. Choreography by Mark Burrell.

The production will begin rehearsals on Monday, September 25. Performances at the CLO Cabaret will run from Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Sunday, December 17, 2017. Possible extension through Sunday, January 7, 2018.

WHERE:  Auditions will be held at the CLO Cabaret/Cabaret at Theater Square

WHEN:  Auditions: Monday, July 24, 2017

  • Audition Appointments: 9a – 1p, 2p – 5p
  • Callbacks: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Time TBD.

SEEKING:

A company of five actors and two musician-actors will play all of the roles in XANADU. See below for casting breakdown. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit for all roles.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All parts will be on AEA SPT contract.
  • EMC and non-union members who meet the requested role requirements may audition.
  • No housing, transportation or per diem for out-of-area performers 
  • If you are unable to make auditions, we do accept video submissions. The due date for video submissions is Monday, July 17th. Please email CabaretAuditions@pittsburghclo.org for video submission requirements.

CASTING BREAKDOWN:

Female 1: Plays Clio/Kira

20-30

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.

 

Male 1: Plays Sonny Malone and others

20 – 30

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.

 

Male 2: Plays Danny Maguire and others

50 – 70

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.

 

Female 2: Plays Melpomene and others

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. 

 

Female 3: Plays Calliope and others

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. 

 

BAND MEMBERS to play Back-up Singers/Muses/Sirens/etc.

Male or Female actor/singer/musicians with a good ear for harmony and strong musical skills. Pop/Rock sensibility is a must. Instruments needed include drums, keys and guitar. Actors who double on keys and guitar strongly encouraged to submit. Will sing back up on many numbers and may have some small speaking parts.

 

REQUIREMENTS/PREPARATION:

Auditions on Monday, July 24th will consist of individual appointments and, for selected auditioners, a group dance call.

Please bring/prepare:

  • A head shot and resume, stapled together
  • A completed Audition Application
    • Audition Applications are available HERE. Paper copies will also be available on the day of auditions
  • Sheet music for your audition song selection(s)
  • Comfortable movement clothes
  • Appropriate dance shoes (including heeled character shoes for women)
  • Band candidates: Please bring the instrument of your choice.

KIRA/CLIO, SONNY, MELPOMENE, CALLIOPE, and BAND candidates should prepare:

  • A 32 bar selection of an 80’s pop song
  • Band candidates should accompany themselves.

KIRA/CLIO, SONNY, MELPOMENE, CALLIOPE, and DANNY candidates should prepare:

  • A 16 bar selection of a comedic song

DANNY candidates should prepare:

  • A 32 bar selection of a jazz standard

 

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS:

Please email CabaretAuditions@pittsburghclo.org to make an audition appointment.

Please provide:

  • Your full name
  • Your preferred phone number
  • Your requested audition time (please provide availability in at least 30-minute increments).
    • Auditions will be held from 9a – 1p and 2 – 5p on Monday, July 24th.

Remember:

  • Please keep 5 – 7p open on Monday, July 24th, as you may be asked to participate in a group dance call.
  • Please be prepared to clear your schedule on Tuesday, July 25th for callbacks

You will receive a response within 2 business days. Please check your email for your confirmed audition time. 

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