Compass Rose Theater
Annapolis, MD _
Cats – Open Auditions by Appointment (2 days)
Compass Rose Theater | Annapolis, MD
Founding Artistic Director: Lucinda Merry-Browne
Stage Director: Lucinda Merry-Browne
Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber, text by T.S. Eliot
• A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
1st rehearsal: October 20, 2014. Runs November 14, 2014 – December 21, 2014 (Thursday - Saturday evenings, Saturday and Sunday matinees, select weekday matinees)
Equity and non-Equity performers for various roles in CATS.
Bring a one minute monologue, and prepare 16 bars of two songs, one upbeat and one ballad. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions. Please also wear or bring comfortable dance attire, as all auditioners will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination. There will also be cold readings from the script/songbook.
Asparagus / Gus – The theatre cat. Dramatic, lives in memory. He was once an actor.
Bombalurina – A saucy red female. A principal vocalist and dancer.
Bustopher Jones – A fat cat, a “twenty-five pounder.” Elegant and refined.
Demeter – A very skittish female cat, principal vocalist.
Grizabella – The former Glamour Cat who has lost her sparkle and now only wants to be accepted. Strong vocalist.
Jennyanydots – The old Gumbie cat. Calm, self-possessed. She sits all day and rules the mice and cockroaches at night.
Macavity – A villain, clever, lives in shadow.
Mr. Mistoffelees – A young black tom with magical powers, which he doesn’t fully control. Strong dancer.
Mungojerrie – Half of a pair of notorious cat-burglars, fun loving, feisty.
Munkustrap – The show’s de facto narrator. A black and silver tom, second in command to Old Deuteronomy.
Old Deuteronomy – The lovable patriarch of the Jellicle Tribe. Wise, dignified, elder statesman.
Rumpleteazer – Female half of a pair of notorious cat-burglars, with Mungojerrie.
Rum Tum Tugger – The ladies’ tom. Wild temperament, clownish and serious, sensual.
Skimbleshanks – The railway cat, indispensable to the trains operation, organized, officious.
Victoria – A pure white kitten.”Jellicle Ball begins with her solo dance.
For appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions - please call 443-534-9033. Leave short message or text.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
OPEN Auditions by APPOINTMENT (2 days)
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
4 PM - 8 PM
Monday September 15, 2014
2 PM - 8 PM
Compass Rose Theater
49 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
See breakdown for full preparation instructions.