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Xanadu

About Xanadu

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

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.

PRINCIPALS

KIRA (CLIO) Female, 18-25 yrs old // Soprano
The youngest of Zeus’s daughters and the muses. Falls in love with Sonny.

SONNY MALONE Male, 20-30 yrs old // Tenor
A self-critical and depressed, mortal, chalk artist who falls in love with Kira. Handsome, but not particularly smart.

DANNY MAGUIRE (ZEUS) Male, 40+ yrs old // Baritone
The hard-nosed “all work and no play” businessman who owns the theater he
once built for his love, Kira.

CALLIOPE (APHRODITE) Female, 30-60 yrs old // Mezzo
Kira’s older sister and fellow muse. She is jealous of Kira and as Melpomene’s
sidekick, plots with her for Kira’s downfall.

MELPOMENE (MEDUSA) Female, 40-60 yrs old // Mezzo
Kira’s oldest sister. Mother of the Sirens.

MUSES
ERATO Female, 25-45 yrs old // Mezzo
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of lyrics and erotica. Actor doublings include: Andrews Sister and Hera.

EUTERPE Female, 20-35 yrs old // Mezzo
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Andrews Sister, and Thetis.

TERPSICORE Male, 25-40 yrs old // Baritone (can also be female if required)
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of dance. Actor doublings include: Hermes

THALIA Male, 20-35 yrs old // Baritone (can also be female if required)
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of comedy. Actor doublings include: Young Danny.

Ensemble
A variety of roles including- Sirens, Tubes Singers, Cyclops, Centaur, Eros and Greek Chorus.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS: xanaduauditions@gmail.com
www.phoenixensemble.com.au

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?
REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS: xanaduauditions@gmail.com
www.phoenixensemble.com.au

1. CHECK THE XANADU CALENDAR
Please check the XANADU Calendar for conflicts. Some absence in rehearsals can be accommodated but this must be recorded on your audition form to allow us to prepare rehearsal schedules productively. Please discuss any concerns with us when you book your audition.
2. BOOK YOUR AUDITION
Email your name, mobile number and the role/s you wish to audition for to xanaduauditions@gmail.com.
All auditionees must register. We will then email you an appointment time.
Ensemble auditions will have their registration confirmed.
3. CHECK IMPORTANT DATES, TIMES & VENUES
ENSEMBLE AUDITION – GROUP
Pavillion Theatre, Beenleigh Showgrounds, James Street, Beenleigh
SUNDAY, 22 October, 2017 | starts @ 9am.
PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS – 15 MINUTE INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS
Pavillion Theatre, Beenleigh Showgrounds, James Street, Beenleigh
SUNDAY, 22 October, 2017 | from 11am
MONDAY, 23 October, 2017 | from 7.30pm (if required)
CALLBACKS
Pavillion Theatre, Beenleigh Showgrounds, James Street, Beenleigh
MONDAY, 23 October, 2017 (if required)
REHEARSALS
Rehearsals start Wednesday October 25 and continue every Monday & Wednesday (7.30 – 10pm) and Sunday (1pm –
6pm) until performances. There will be a mandatory working-bee on Saturday January 20th (but don’t worry, it will be fun!)
CHRISTMAS BREAK – last rehearsal is SUNDAY DEC 17th. Rehearsals resume WEDNESDAY JAN 3rd.
PERFORMANCE CALENDAR
Friday February 2 – 7.30pm [opening night]
Saturday February 3 – 7.30pm
Friday February 9 – 7.30pm
Saturday February 10 – 2.00pm
Saturday February 10 – 7.30pm
Friday February 16 – 7.30pm
Saturday February 17 – 7.30pm
Friday February 23 – 7.30pm
Saturday February 24 – 7.30pm [closing night]

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Starts
Sunday 22 October, 2017
Ends
Monday 23 October, 2017
Venue
Pavillion Theatre
Venue Address
Beenleigh Showgrounds, James Street
Location

Queensland, Beenleigh

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