Auditions for Xanadu!
We’re very excited to announce that auditions for Xanadu are scheduled for the end of March at the Coolum Civic Centre, Park Street, Coolum Beach on Saturday 28th March at 1pm – 5pm (leads), and Monday 30th March, 7.30pm – 9.30pm (ensemble).
Here’s a brief rundown of the characters and other important info that you need to know.
Kira (Clio) – special requirement – must be confident on roller skates – she’s on them for 90% of the show
The youngest of Zeus’s daughters and the muses. Pretty, adventurous, honest and determined, she falls in love with Sonny.
Female Age: 20 to 35
Sonny Malone – special requirement – must be able to roller skate (two scenes) but needs to act like he can’t
A self-critical and depressed mortal, Sonny’s a 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.
Male Age: 20 to 40
Danny Maguire (Zeus)
The hard-nosed ‘all work and no play’ businessman who owns the theatre he once built for his love, who looked like Kira. Used to be a budding artist like Sonny, but has since let money and greed consume him.
Male Age: 40 to 70
Calliope (Aphrodite) – character actress with excellent comic timing. She’s a villain!
Kira’s older sister and fellow muse. She is jealous of Kira and plots with Melpomene, to bring about Kira’s downfall.
Female Age: 35 to 50
Melpomene (Medusa) Villain. Instigator of evil!
Kira’s oldest sister and mother of the Sirens. She is jealous that Kira is the leader of the muses and creates the plot for her downfall.
Female Age: 40 to 60
Thalia – special requirement – must performs a solo tap dance in one scene
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Actor doublings include: Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer and Cyclops.
Male or Female Age: 20 to 35
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, and Thetis.
Female Age: 25 to 40
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. As Eros, she is responsible for shooting Kira with the arrow of love containing Melpomene and Calliope’s spell. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, and Hera.
Female Age: 25 to 45
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. As Hermes, the messenger of the gods, is deeply masculine in voice but sassy and flippant in attitude. Actor doublings include: Siren, Tubes Singer, Hermes, and Centaur.
Male Age: 25 to 45
Six multi-talented dancer / singers / skaters, male or female to play Muses and Sirens
Any age, not all need to be able to skate