Friday, March 30th (see below for additional audition dates)
Dance Studio / FAC 136
The Babylon Line – directed by new acting faculty member
Xanadu – directed by Jason Spelbring
General Audition Schedule:
FRIDAY, March 30th 5:00 – 7:00 pm General Auditions
Callback Schedule (Dance Studio, FAC 136):
SATURDAY, March 31st TBD
Everyone will be notified via email if they need to attend callbacks, so be sure you
check it frequently.
If auditions are running ahead of schedule your time may be bumped up.
Performance Dates: September 25-29, 2018; BLACK BOX
Performance Dates: October 5, 6, 10-13, 2018; MORGAN THEATRE
SHOW INFORMATION and CAST BREAKDOWN
THE BABYLON LINE
by Richard Greenberg
THE STORY: Levittown, 1967. It’s the first night of an adult-ed creative writing course in a classroom at the local high school. The teacher, Aaron Port, lives in Greenwich Village and reverse commutes once a week on the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon line. His students are a mixed bag: Frieda Cohen, Anna Cantor, and Midge Braverman, housewives all, embrace each other on arrival, and update their running checklists on each other’s kids, husbands, and lawns. Their opening gambit is to tell Aaron in no uncertain terms that they are only there because French Cooking and Flower Arranging are full. The two men in the class, Jack Hassenpflug and Marc Adams, sit silently at their desks. One final student, Joan Dellamond, rushes in late—but she actually does intend to be there. An aspiring writer troubled by a failing marriage, Joan has little in common with her neighbors. And yet, she does seek connection. Maybe this class will bring her, and Aaron, something that neither quite expects.
CAST: (3 Men, 4 Women)
Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
ABOUT: 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 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.
CAST: (4 men, 5 women)
Danny Maguire/Zeus (M)
Thalia/Siren/Young Danny/80’s Singer/Cyclops (M)
Euterpe/Siren/40’s Singer/Thetis (F)
Erato/Siren, 40’s Singer/Eros/Hera (F)
Terpsicore/Siren/80’s Singer/Hermes/Centaur (M)