January 13, 2012

Re: AUDITIONS for The Barn Players production of "Xanadu" coming in February!

For the Barn Players Productions of…

Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Universal Pictures film
Screenplay by Richard Danus & Cari Smulyan

Directed by Guy Gardner
Musical Direction by Mackenzie Zielke
Sunday, February 12th at 7:00pm
Monday, February 13th at 7:00pm
At St. Pius School
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS
Auditions will consist of singing a prepared 32 bar selection of a musical theatre or pop/rock song in the style of the show.  Serious / dramatic songs should be avoided.
Please Provide:  Sheet Music or a backing track (CD player, iPod jack and accompanist will be provided)…no CDs with a vocal track & no ACAPPELLA auditions will be allowed.  Wear proper attire for the dance audition.    Please prepare to demonstrate any tricks or skills.  Time permitting there will be cold readings from the script.
Headshot/Resume (if available)
Invited Callbacks will be held on Sunday, February 19th by appointment.  Following auditions on the 13th, e-mails will be sent confirming your callback and scheduling a callback time.  Please be prepared demonstrate your roller skating abilities at callbacks!  The ability to roller skate IS NOT a requirement for casting in the show.  The cast will be posted by February 20th at noon on The Barn Players website.  All members of the cast will then receive a confirmation email.  If you are auditioning, please make sure to clear your schedule that evening, as callbacks are critical to putting together the strongest ensemble for this ensemble piece. 
Rehearsals will begin February 26th.  Typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday through Thursday nights from 7:00pm– 10:00pm.  Conflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be kept to an absolute minimum during the rehearsal process.  No conflicts will be accepted during dress / tech week (April 15th – 19th)

April 20th – May 6th, 2012
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
All performances take place at…
The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway in Mission, KS
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 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. This 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, and includes, "Magic", "All Over The World", "Suddenly", "I'm Alive", "Evil Woman", "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "Xanadu", to name a few, and is based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.   It's hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired, as one of Broadway's master storytellers, Douglas Carter Beane, weaves a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches, while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift you out of your seat. You'll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever.

KIRA (CLIO) The youngest of the Zeus's daughters and the muses, who falls in love with Sonny. Pretty. Adventurous. Speaks with a fake Australian accent for most of the show.
Female / 18 - 30
SONNY MALONE A self-critical, mortal, chalk artist who falls in love with Kira (Cleo). Handsome.    
Male / 18 - 30
DANNY MAGUIRE (ZEUS) the hard-nosed businessman who owns the Xanadu theater
Male / 50 - 60
MELPOMENE (MEDUSA) Kira's oldest sister, who creates the plot for Kira's downfall out of jealousy.          
Male or Female / 30 - 60
CALLIOPE (APHRODITE) Kira's jealous sister and fellow muse who plots against her
Male or Female / 30 - 60
ERATO (SIREN, ANDREWS SISTER, EROS, HERA) Kira's older sister and fellow muse
Female / 20 - 40
EUTERPE (SIREN, ANDREWS SISTER, THETIS) Kira's older sister and fellow muse 
Female / 20 – 40
TERPSICORE (SIREN, TUBES SINGER, HERMES, CENTAUR) Kira's older sister and fellow muse  
Male / 20 - 40
THALIA (SIREN, YOUNG DANNY, TUBES SINGER, CYCLOPS) Kira's older sister and fellow muse          
Male / 20 – 40

Possible chorus

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization.  Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.
For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of
The Barn Players, at emagnitude@me.com

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