M&D announces upcoming auditions for Xanadau,
based on the Universal Pictures film.

Sunday, April 25 and Monday, April 26
Callbacks (if needed):
Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30pm
By appointment only.

Auditions will be held at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse
2760 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH

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.

Performance Dates:
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
Thur-Sat at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:30 pm

Stage Direction: Mark Sickler
Music Direction: Mary Bastoni
Choreography: Hannah-Jo Weisberg
Stage Manager: Cindy Sauerwein

Audition Requirements:

  • E-mail c_sauerwein@yahoo.com to schedule your audition. We will email you an audition form to print out and complete.
  • Bring your audition form (and resume if you have one), along with a recent photo OR a head shot.
  • Know your conflicts from May 1 through July 18 to list on the audition sheet. Please be thorough. Some rehearsal conflicts can be scheduled around if we know about them ahead of time.
  • Each audition will consist of a vocal audition immediately followed by a simple dance combination.

 Other Audition Info:

  • Vocal Audition: With the confirmation of your appointment, you will also be sent access to the song you will need to prepare for the vocal audition.
  • Dance Call: All characters in Xanadu dance (and some roller skate) and all those auditioning for a role in Xanadu must take part in the dance call. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Please no baggy clothing and no socks, boots, sandals/flip-flops, or bare feet. While some cast members will be required to roller skate in the show, there will be no roller-skating audition. We have a roller-skating coach who will work with members of the cast during rehearsal. ALL SKATING LEVELS WELCOME
  • Missed appointments, late arrivals, and drop-ins will only be accommodated as space and time allows.
  • Not all roles require callbacks.
  • Actors needed at callbacks will be notified following each audition (or by 10am the day of callbacks). Actors called back will be given additional sides to work on.
  • All actors will be notified of casting results following callbacks.
  • To be considered for casting, M&D will require you to do all possible to limit your exposure to Covid-19. We have set up the strictest of protocols for auditions, rehearsals, and performances.

M&D Playhouse does not discriminate and encourages qualified performers of all ages, ethnicities, body types, genders, and abilities to audition. Age ranges noted can be flexible.  Please feel free to audition for the role you’d most like to play. 

Kira (Clio)
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.
Gender: Female Identifying
Age: 18 to 25

Sonny Malone
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.
Gender: Male Identifying
Age: 20 to 30

Danny Maguire (Zeus)
The hard-nosed “all work and no play” businessman who owns the theater he once built for his love, Kira. Used to be a budding artist like Sonny but has since let money and greed consume him.
Gender: Male Identifying
Age: 50 to 70

Calliope (Aphrodite)-Muse
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.
Gender: Female Identifying
Age: 30 to 60 

Melpomene (Medusa)-Muse
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.
Gender: Female Identifying
Age: 30 to 60

One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of comedy. Actor doublings include: Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer, and Cyclops.
Gender: Male or Female Identifying
Age: 16 to 45

One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, and Thetis.
Gender: Female or Male Identifying
Age: 16 to 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.
Gender: Female or Male Identifying
Age: 16 to 45

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.
Gender: Male or Female Identifying
Age: 16 to 45

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