The Aurora Fox Announces Auditions for XANADU
book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Aurora, CO – The Aurora Fox will be holding auditions for XANADU (directed by Ben Dicke with music direction by David Nehls and choreography by Piper Arpan) on Sunday, September 25 from 6-10pm and Monday, September 26, from 7-10 pm. Auditions will be held on the Aurora Fox mainstage. (9900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010). All auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition appointment, actors should call (303) 739-1970. Callbacks will be held October 3rd by invitation only.
Available roles: 1 woman, age 20-30 (Kira), 1 man, age 20-30 (Sunny Malone) and 1 man, age 40-60 (Danny Maguire) as well as 2 male and 4 female chorus members. 2 Equity contracts are available for this show.
All actors must attend a dance call during the first hour of the auditions. We are looking for people who can move. Dancers with less experience and non-dancers will not automatically be cut. Style, flair and a fearless disposition are more important than dance training for this show.
Those who are asked to stay will need to present 32 bars of a comic, pop, late 70’s or early 80’s song. (nothing from a musical, please). No monologue is required. Please bring a resume and headshot and be prepared to show a special skill (roller skating, fire eating, juggling, etc.).
About the show: 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 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.
Rehearsals begin Jan.30, 2012
Performance dates are March 2 – April 1, 2012 on the Aurora Fox main stage.