Xanadu The Musical
AUDITIONS: July 29 & 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: September 25-29, 2019
LOCATION: Joplin Little Theatre; 3008 W 1st St, Joplin, MO 64801
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynn & John Farrar
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery,
Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Sara Murchinson/Dale Smith & Cari Smulyan
Xanadu The Musical Is presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials
are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
All photos belong to James Boone and Just The Mix
Please use the online audition form, available May 1, 2019
It will take you to a JotForm site. You can fill this out on your smart phone, iPad or computer.
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 audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. With a small cast and limited design needs, this is a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres looking to have a bonafide 80s blast. You'll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart... forever.
On AUDITION day, the doors will open at 6:30 pm for you to sign in at the registration table at JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE. You will be given a number and this will be the order for your vocal audition. We will meet shortly at 7:00 pm to meet the production staff and receive instructions.
The audition will begin with you learning choreography from one of the songs in the production as a group. Please, wear comfortable clothing and shoes. ALSO, you will need to bring your own roller skates to auditions. We will not be providing skates for this show. If you need skates, please find someone who can lend you a pair. If you do not bring skates, we will not be able to consider you for any of the skating positions. There are only two female roles and one male role that do not skate.
After the group choreography audition, you will then have your vocal audition. Please come prepared to sing 16 measures of a song that will highlight your singing, do not sing acapella. A pianist will be available for you. Please have your music marked and ready for the accompanist. Your song MUST be sung by memory. DO NOT sing songs from the show. After your vocal audition, you may leave. You MUST fill out an audition form to be able to audition for this production.
These are closed auditions, meaning, only the Xanadu Production Team, Directing Board and JLT Board members are the only people allowed in the audition rooms.
July 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Auditions 1st Night
July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Auditions 2nd Night
August 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - First Full Cast Meeting/Rehearsal (Be ready to dance)
REHEARSALS WILL BE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 6:30-9 PM.
August 23, 2019 - All Songs Memorized
September 6, 2019 - Costume Parade & Photo Shoot
September 13, 2019 - Complete Show Memorized
September 16-24, 2019 - Tech Week (Be prepared for late nights)
September 24, 2019 - Final Dress Rehearsal & Possible Sponsor Showcase Performance
September 25-28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Xanadu The Musical Performances
September 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - Xanadu The Musical Performances
September 29, 2019 @ After the show - Xanadu STRIKE