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CATS - White Plains Performing Arts Center Auditions

Posted: October 5, 2011

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CATS– Equity Performer Auditions in White Plains NY
White Plains Performing Arts Center LOA (approval/salary level pending)
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: T.S. Eliot
Producing Artistic Dir / Stage Dir: Jeremy Quinn
Mus Dir: Kurt Kelley
Choreo: Greg Baccarini
1st reh: 11/14/11. Rehearses M-F from 6-10 PM, Sa 11/19 and 12/3 (10–6). Thanksgiving weekend (11/23-11/27) off. Runs 12/9-12/18 (4 perfs/week) and 12/28-12/30 (6 perfs).
Equity Performer Auditions / Principal and Chorus Singers by

APPOINTMENT:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011White Plains Performing Arts Center
10 AM – 6 PM11 City Place, 3rd Floor
Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30White Plains NY 10601
(Right next to the movie theatre. Directions:www.wppac.com)
For a 5-minute

appointment(for 10/19 only) e-mail Jeremy Quinn atjeremy@wppac.com(or call 914/328-1600, x16 (M-F, 11-6) from 10/5 to 10/14). E-mail is preferred. Include name, phone #, approximate time you’d like to audition and union status. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.
Call is for those who wish to be considered as singers first. Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song that shows range and acting ability. Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided, but may not transpose. No a cappella singing or singing to playback. No dancing at this call.
Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.


Equity Performer Auditions / Principal and Chorus Dancers:
Thursday, October 20, 2011White Plains Performing Arts Center
10 AM – 1:30 PM – Female dancers11 City Place, 3rd Floor
2:30 PM – 6 PM – Male dancers White Plains NY 10601
Doors open at 9 AM. (Right next to the movie theatre. Directions:www.wppac.com)
No appointment necessary. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Call is for those who wish to be considered as dancers first. Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call for your gender begins. Bring form-fitting dance attire that shows your body, and bring appropriate dance footwear (no heels or street shoes; bare feet are acceptable, if necessary). No singing at this call.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.


OPEN Auditions (Equity and non-) by

APPOINTMENT:Monday, 10/17/11, 6-10 PM at WPPAC. See appointment-making & preparation instructions above. Please be prepared to dance at this call, if asked.

Callbacks:10/24, 6-10 PM. Dancers who are called back will be expected to sing 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song that shows range and acting ability. Singers who are called back will be expected to dance. For dance callbacks, bring appropriate dance attire and shoes.

Seeking (all roles and chorus positions are available; all are adults):

Theatre’s casting note:“Because of the short, intense rehearsal schedule, we are seeking real triple-threats – strong dancer/singer/actors, especially those who have done the show before. There are also roles available FOR STRONG SINGERS with minimal to no dance required … Most dancers in the show sing up to a G, but there are a few exceptions.”

Alonzo:
Male. Strong, sensual tomcat. Seeking tall, excellent dancer who sings. Good with lifts.

Bombalurina:
Female. Sexy, brassy. Seeking tall, woman with great body. Strong belt, low G to mid-range C#. Sings “Macavity”. Must dance well. Triple threat.

Bustopher Jones / Gus / Growltiger:
Male. “Opera, Theatrical Cat.” Strong tenor. Two-octave range to Bb. Transforms from elderly to young actor/opera singer in his prime. Must have strong comedic timing. Dance minimal.

Cassandra:
Female. “The striking Abyssinian” or “Siamese cat.” Long, sleek and proud. Excellent dancer with beautiful, lithe body. Tall.

Coricopat:
Male. Tantomile’s male twin. Part for an excellent dancer who sings.

Demeter:
Female. Average to tall. Sexy with great body. Sings “Macavity” with Bombalurina. Strong belt, low G to mid-range C. Excellent dancer. True triple threat.

Grizabella:
Female. “The Glamour Cat.” Actress should be able to play 40s, but all age ranges are encouraged to audition. Sings “Memory.” Excellent voice. Strong belt, low F# to Eb. Strong actress. Must be able to move well.

Jellylorum / Griddlebone:
Female, 20s-40s.The “Opera Cat.” Legit soprano, low B to high C. Must move well.

Jennyanydots:
Female, 30s-40s. “The Gumbie Cat.” Part for a character actress who taps and moves well. All body types. Low G to mid-range C#.

Mistoffelees:
Male. “The Magical, Conjuring Cat.” Short to average height. Young and playful. Role for an outstanding dancer with strong ballet. Must have excellent, solid turns.

Mungojerrie:
Male. Lovable juvenile delinquent. Role for an excellent dancer/singer (tenor) with lots of energy. Physical comedy a plus. Triple threat.

Munkustrap:
Male. Narrator. Role for a strapping man with good body and commanding presence. Average height to tall. Baritone with two-octave range up to G. Must move well. Dance a plus.

Old Deuteronomy:
Male. Regal. Gentle, large, robust. Strong baritone with range to G. Dance minimal to none.

Plato / Macavity:
Male. Strong, Sexy athletic. Tall and strapping. Performer must be able to play the villain (Macavity). Excellent dancer who is good with lifts. Tumbling a plus.

Pouncival:
Male. The innocent but playful young male kitten. Short. Excellent dancer.

Rum Tum Tugger:
Male. “Rock ‘n’ roll” cat. All types from young Elvis to David Lee Roth to Freddy Mercury etc. Must move well. Bring a rock song to audition.

Rumpleteazer:
Female. Mungojerrie’s partner in crime. Short and spunky. Part for an excellent dancer/singer with lots of energy. Acrobatics a plus, but not necessary. Triple threat.

Sillabub:
Female. The innocent young female kitten. Childlike. Part for a petite dancer/singer. Must sing well. Should have a pure innocent vocal quality. Sings part of “Memory.”

Skimbleshanks:
Male. “The Railway Cat.” Part for a quirky character actor plus singer/dancer. Physical comedy a plus. Tenor. Triple threat.

Tantomile:
Female. Coricopat’s female twin. Part for an excellent dancer who sings.

Tumblebrutus:
Male. Average to short in height. Part for an excellent dancer who sings. Great lifter and tumbler.

Victoria:
Female. “The White Cat.” Part for an outstanding, petite dancer with excellent ballet training and strong/high extension. Should be able to play a combination of young and sexy. Singing a plus, but not necessary.


Theatre’s statement: “NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. ALL ETHNIC TYPES WELCOME.”



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