New York, NY 11101
XANADU – North American Tour
Non-Equity Salary: Min. $750 p/w
Tour Rehearses in NYC.
Producers will provide Actors with travel & housing plus weekly per-diem of $225 while on tour.
Producer: RWS Entertainment Group
Book: Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Music & Lyrics: Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Director: Alan Souza
Choreographer: Maxx Reed
Music Supervisor: Todd Olson
Casting: Binder Casting/
Chad Eric Murnane, CSA
1st Rehearsal in NYC: o/a 8/26/19
Open: o/a 9/27/19
If invited to attend the creative team appointments/callbacks, those will take place in early June.
SYNOPSIS: When Kira, one of the Greek Muses in disguise, sets out to inspire the greatest artist in 1780 Venice, she lands in disco-crazed 1980 Venice Beach instead. There she finds herself helping the struggling artist Sonny achieve his greatest dream: opening the first roller disco. Chaos and campiness abound as their forbidden love, Kira’s jealous sisters, and a clarinetist-turned-businessman help and hinder their mission at every turn. With a cast of roller skating actors, the 1980s cult classic film returns to the stage, with all the chart-topping hits and glittery fun of the original Broadway smash.
Note: For this newly revised 9-person version of XANADU, we're seeking true triple threat performers with strong comedic abilities. Roller skating experience is a huge plus. The musicians will also be in the ensemble, so therefore need to be equally adept as players and singers.
[MUSIC DIRECTOR/ENSEMBLE] Woman, All Ethnicities, All Ages. MUST BE AN EXTREMELY PROFICIENT pianist and a great singer. In addition to playing the Keyboard 1 book during the show and maintaining the Music Supervisor’s vision while on the road, the Music Director will also be in the ensemble of the production. Previous Music Director experience is required and Keyboard Programming experience is a plus.
[KEYBOARD PLAYER/ENSEMBLE] Woman, All Ethnicities, All Ages. MUST BE AN EXTREMELY PROFICIENT pianist and a great singer. In addition to playing Keyboard 2, this track will also be in the ensemble of the production. Keyboard Programming experience is a plus.
[GUITARIST/ENSEMBLE] Woman, All Ethnicities, All Ages. MUST BE AN EXTREMELY PROFICIENT guitarist who reads music and is a great singer. The guitarist doubles on Acoustic and Electric Guitars, and will also be in the ensemble of the production. Previous experience playing in a rock band is a plus.
[DRUMMER/ENSEMBLE] Woman, All Ethnicities, All Ages. MUST BE AN EXTREMELY PROFICIENT drummer who reads music and is a great singer. The drummer will also be in the ensemble
If you want to be considered for any of the musician roles, please email email@example.com with your resume and music reel.
Min. $750 p/w