Xanadu The Musical

Xanadu Auditions

Saturday 6th April at 2pm

Monday 8th April at 7.30pm

We Are Seeking

  • Male and female ADULT performers. Note: due to themes within the show, all cast members must be 18 years old at the start of rehearsals.
  • Ages given in this list are stage ages of characters, not the performer’s actual age. If you require any clarification, please email us.

During the audition session, everyone will learn a dance from the show. Then those auditioning for a principal part will be asked to sing a song (of your own choice, please bring your backing on a USB or on your phone) and read a section from the link below.

Audition Information and Script Excerpts

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.

Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lifts the audience of their seats. You’ll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart… forever.

Principals

KIRA (CLIO) Female, 18-35 yrs old - Soprano

The youngest of Zeus’s daughters and the muses. Falls in love with Sonny. Pretty. Adventurous. Honest and determined. Muse of history and the leader of the muses.

SONNY MALONE Male, 20-40 yrs old - Tenor

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.

DANNY MAGUIRE (ZEUS) Male, 40+ yrs old - Baritone

The hard-nosed “all work and no play” businessman who owns the theatre he once built for his love, Kira. Used to be a budding artist like Sonny, but has since let money and greed consume him.

CALLIOPE (APHRODITE) Female, 30-50 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. The Muse of epics.

MELPOMENE (MEDUSA) Female, 40-50 yrs old - Mezzo

Kira’s oldest 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.

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

One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of dance. As Hermes, the messenger of the gods, he is deeply masculine invoice but sassy and flippant in attitude. Actor doublings include: Hermes

THALIA Male, 20-35 yrs old - Baritone

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.