RALEIGH AUDITIONS FOR
Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Based on “Old Possom's Book of Practical Cats” By T.S. Eliot”
Director/Choreographer: Richard Stafford
Music Director: Eddy Robinson
Artistic Director: Casey Hushion
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 22nd beginning at 11:00am. All auditioning must pre-register via email or US mail no later than Wednesday, June 19th. Audition will begin with dance call. All will be taught the audition choreography as a group then cuts will follow. Those making the dance cut will be asked to sing. All callbacks will be held the same day.
AUDITION LOCATION: NC Theatre Studios/Conservatory 3043 Barrow Drive, Raleigh NC, 27616.
PROCEDURE: Please email head shot and resume (make subject line: CATS local auditions) to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail head shot and resume to Carolee Baxter, North Carolina Theatre, 1 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. On day of auditions bring dance attire including jazz shoes and also sheet music in your key. Be prepared to sing best 16 bars then more if asked.
SEEKING TO CAST: Strong male and female dancers with ballet and jazz training. Dancers must also sing. Acrobatic ability necessary for some roles. Also seeking a small group of offstage singers. Casting non-Equity and Equity performers. All roles are paid. (AGES 16 AND UP ONLY)
REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES: CATS begins rehearsal on Saturday, September 21st. Show runs October 8th through 13th at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Rehearsals are held at NC Theatre Studios and Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. No conflicts allowed. Local non-Equity cast will TENTATIVELY rehearse as follows:
Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd: Exact hours TBD
Monday, September 23rd through Thursday, September 26th: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday, September 27th: Company day off
Saturday, September 28th & Sunday, September 29th: 7 hours of rehearsal each day; exact hours TBD.
Monday, September 30th through Wednesday, October 2nd: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, October 3rd: Company day off.
Friday, October 4th: Tech rehearsals begin at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. 2:00pm – 5:00pm; 6:30pm – 10:30pm.
Saturday, October 5th & Sunday, October 6th: Noon to 5:00pm; 6:30pm – 11:30pm.
Monday, October 7th: 2:00pm – 5:00pm; 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Tuesday, October 8th: noon – 5:00pm; Opening night. Call time: 6:30pm. Curtain at 7:30pm.
Wednesday, October 9th through Friday, October 11th: Shows at 7:30pm nightly. Call time: 6:30pm.
Saturday, October 12th & Sunday, October 13th: Shows at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Call times: 1:00pm and 6:30pm.
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