Calling all performers: ‘Xanadu’ auditions!

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The City of Buena Park’s Fine Art Division, in association with Palmer Productions, is proud to present “Xanadu” as this season’s production for Civic Theatre Under the Stars at The Plaza at Ehlers Event Center. Auditions will be held in North Hollywood on April 14 and Buena Park on April 15. Please email a resume and headshot to Director Alan Palmer at berlique@sbcglobal.net to schedule an appointment.

Actors, singers, dancers and skaters are being sought for the production. If you have roller skates, please bring them to the audition. Please prepare pop musical or pop song best 24 bars.

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.

Rehearsals and performances

Rehearsals begin Monday, April 23 and will continue every Monday until Tech Week (Aug. 6-9). Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings Aug. 10-25. Tech Week and performances will be held at Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Ave., Buena Park. Rehearsals will be held in North Hollywood. Pay is $50 per performance, six performances total.

Roles (all roles are open to all ethnicities):

Kira (Clio) (Lead): Female, 18-25. The youngest of Zeus’ daughters and the muses. Falls in love with Sonny. Pretty. Adventurous. Honest and determined. Muse of history and the leader of the muses. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: G3. Must roller skate.

Sonny Malone (Lead): Male, 20-30. A self-critical and depressed, mortal 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. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: B3. Must roller skate.

Danny Maguire (Zeus) (Lead): Male, 40-60. The hard-nosed “all work and no play” businessman who owns the theater he once built for his love, Kira. Used to be a buddy artist like Sonny, but has since let money and greed consume him. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Calliope (Aphrodite) (Supporting): Female, 25-60. Kira’s older sister and fellow muse. She is jealous of Kira and as Melpomene’s sidekick, plots with her for Kira’s downfall. The Muse of epics. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: G3.

Melpomene (Medusa) (Supporting): Female, 35-60. Kira’s older sister. Mother of the Sirens. She is jealous that Kira is the leader of the muses rather than herself, and therefore creates the plot for her downfall. Muse of tragedy. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: G3.

Thalia (Supporting): Male, 20-35. One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muses. Muse of comedy. Actor doublings include: Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer, and Cyclops. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: C4. Must roller skate.

Euterpe (Supporting): Female, 20-35. One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muses. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, and Thetis. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: G3. Must roller skate.

Erato (Supporting): Female, 25-45. One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of lyrics and erotica. As Eros, she is responsible for shooting Kira with the arrow of love brought on by Melpomene and Calliope’s spell. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, and Hera. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: G3. Must roller skate.

Terpsicore (Supporting): Male, 25-40. One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of dance. As Hermes, the messenger of the gods, he is deeply masculine in voice but sassy and flippant in attitude. Actor doublings include: Siren, Tubes Singer, Hermes, and Centaur. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: C4. Must roller skate.

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