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Xanadu

30 Mar, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

XanaduPresented by the Koorliny Arts Centre and Kwinana Industries Council

Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Book by Douglas Carter Beane

Producer: Koorliny Arts Centre
Director: Ryan Taaffe
Musical Director: Kate McIntosh
Choreographer: Hillary Readings
Production Manager: Jon Lambert

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980. Kira is on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco. But, when Kia falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. Xanadu’s catchy score includes ‘Magic’, ‘Suddenly’, ‘Evil Woman’ and ‘Xanadu’.

Performance Dates: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd August 2014
Performance Venue: Main Theatre, Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana
Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals will be scheduled for Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday nights. All cast may not be required at every rehearsal, but you must be available if you are called. One off absences on these days can be worked around and should not prevent anyone from auditioning.

Rehearsals will commence on Tuesday, 15th April 2014.
AUDITION INFORMATION
Auditions will be on Sunday, 30th March 2014 at Koorliny Arts Centre. All auditionees are required to make an audition booking by contacting Kate McIntosh by email at kate@koorliny.com.au. Any queries can also be directed to this email.

The audition will consist of a group movement audition at the start of each session and individual auditions immediately after. Audition sessions/groups will be held at the following times: 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2.00pm, 3:15pm, and 5.00pm. If you are unable to make the audition day, we may be able to see you on another day.

You will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your session to fill in forms and have your photo taken.

It is strongly advised that you research your character prior to the audition, and incorporate this into the acting and vocal sections of your audition. An understanding of this type of comedy is an advantage.

Acting Audition
• Audition scripts will be available on the day.
• We will provide a partner to work with where necessary.

Singing Audition
• All auditionees must audition with the songs specified below. Please do not come to your audition with any song other that what has been specified.
• Songs must be sung in the correct key; the MD will accompany you for your audition. Please do not sing a capella, or request that the song be transposed.

Dancing/Movement Audition
• Please wear clothes and footwear suitable for moving.
• Please bring rollerskates if you have them already.
• Please bring tap shoes if you have them and can tap. Not being able to tap should not prevent anyone from auditioning.
• If you are able to skate, we would love to see it at your audition; however, it is not a requirement of your audition that you know how to rollerskate. Skating will be taught to successful auditionees during the rehearsal period. We do not take financial responsibility for any equipment purchased solely for your audition.

Notes & Tips for Auditionees
• Acting and singing auditions will be held together; dancing auditions will be held separately as a group at the start of each audition session.
• Dress appropriately in something that you can move, sing and act in.
• Do not be afraid to seek clarification of any instruction that you do not understand.
• Please let the audition panel know if you are sick at your audition; we make allowances for illness.
• Be punctual and if you are running late, kindly text Ryan Taaffe on 0425 445 986.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

KIRA/CLIO (Female)
Character: The youngest of Zeus’s daughters and the muses, who falls in love with Sonny. Pretty and adventurous, Kira speaks with a fake Australian accent for most of the show. Strong comedic skills required.
Dance: Dances/moves well. Skates for most of the show.
Vocal type: Mezzo belt.
Audition Song: ‘Magic’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LugE4lq3ao&list=UUe3otskDcJMqK2-ssswGs1A

CALLIOPE/APHRODITE (Female)
Character: Kira’s jealous sister and fellow muse who plots against her.
Dance: Some dance/movement. No skating required.
Vocal type: Strong mezzo belt.
Audition Song: ‘Evil Woman’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOA2djD39hk

MELPOMENE/MEDUSA (Female)
Character: Kira’s oldest sister, who creates the plot for Kira’s downfall out of jealousy.
Dance: Some dance/movement. No skating required.
Vocal type: Strong mezzo belt.
Audition Song: ‘Evil Woman’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOA2djD39hk

ERATO (Female) (Plays multiple roles as Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, Hera)
Character: Kira’s sister. Muse of poetry and mime. Doubles in other roles.
Dance: Dances/moves well. Skating required in show.
Vocal type: Mezzo with strong belt.
Audition Song: ‘Magic’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LugE4lq3ao&list=UUe3otskDcJMqK2-ssswGs1A

OR

‘Evil Woman’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOA2djD39hk

EUTERPE (Female) (Plays multiple roles as Siren, Andrews Sister, Thetis)
Character: Kira’s sister. Muse of Music. Doubles in other roles.
Dance: Dances/moves well. Skating required in show.
Vocal type: Soprano with strong belt.
Audition Song: ‘Magic’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LugE4lq3ao&list=UUe3otskDcJMqK2-ssswGs1A

OR

‘Evil Woman’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOA2djD39hk

DANNY MCGUIRE (Male) (Doubles as Zeus, King of all the Greek Gods)
Character: Hard-nosed business man and owner of Xanadu night theatre. Good comedic skills needed.
Age: Older man. Character age 50 plus.
Dance: Moves well. Skating not required. Tap is a plus, but not essential.
Vocal type: Baritone.
Audition Song: ‘Whenever You’re Away From Me’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c7NmDXK3lM

SONNY MALONE (Male)
Character: A self-critical chalk artist who falls in love with Kira (Cleo). A handsome hunk and California surfer dude. Very 80′s. Strong comedic skills required.
Dance: Some dance/movement. Skates for some of the show.
Vocal type: Tenor/Baritone.
Audition Song: ‘Don’t Walk Away’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohxtMVCZdro

TERPSICORE (Male) (Plays multiple roles as Siren, Tubes Singer, Hermes, Centaur)
Character: Mostly plays one of Kira’s sisters, but also other characters listed above.
Dance: Strong dancer. Skating required in show. Tap is a plus, but not essential.
Vocal type: Baritone with some falsetto.
Audition Song: ‘Don’t Walk Away’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohxtMVCZdro

OR

‘Whenever You’re Away From Me’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c7NmDXK3lM

THALIA (Male) (Plays multiple roles as Siren, Tubes Singer, Young Danny, Cyclops)
Character: Mostly plays one of Kira’s sisters, but also other characters listed above.
Dance: Strong dancer. Skating required in show. Tap is a plus, but not essential.
Vocal type: Tenor with some falsetto.
Audition Song: ‘Don’t Walk Away’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohxtMVCZdro

OR

‘Whenever You’re Away From Me’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c7NmDXK3lM

PIT SINGERS x 3 (Male/Female)
Dance: n/a. No skating required in show.
Vocal type: Any
Audition Song: Any of the audition songs listed in the character descriptions above. Please listen to all of them and choose the song that best shows off your voice.

Details

Date:
30 Mar, 2014
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Koorliny Arts Centre
Phone:
94677118
Email:
admin@koorliny.com.au
Website:
http://koorliny.com.au

Venue

Koorliny Arts Centre
Sulphur Road
Kwinana, WA 6167 Australia
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Phone:
9467 7118
Website:
http://koorliny.com.au/