Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Auditions in Georgetown for Cats, the musical, December 7 - 9, 2013

Cats Georgetown PalaceGeorgetown Palace Theatre TXThe Georgetown Palace announces auditions for our upcoming production of CATS, with direction and musical direction by Clifford Butler.

The Artistic team is looking for a cast of approximately 24 adult and young adult actors. Actors must be at least 13 years of age to be considered for a role. All types, ethnicities and sizes are encouraged to audition.

Auditions will be held Saturday, December 7th, starting at 2pm, Sunday, December 8th, starting at 7:15pm, and Monday December 9th at 7pm. Callbacks will be held Tuesday, December 10th, starting at 7pm, with a possibility of additional callbacks on Wednesday, December 11th.

There will be some initial rehearsals during December, but the main rehearsal period will not begin until January 6th. Performances will begin February 14th, and close Sunday, March 23rd. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. As this production tends to be very popular, it is also very likely that we will be adding Saturday matinees and possibly Sunday evening performances. All Auditions, Rehearsals, and Performances will be held at the Palace Theatre.

CATS is a very complex and difficult show with a tightly knit ensemble. For that reason, I am very disinclined to accept performance conflicts. However, we are considering the possibility of performing understudies and an offstage chorus, which may allow for some flexibility. If you do have (non-excessive) performance conflicts, please do not be discouraged from auditioning; just be sure to outline those conflicts on your audition form.

Our rehearsals will generally be held Monday through Thursday, from 7-10 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am-5 pm. However, it's possible that we will schedule rehearsals on some Sundays and Fridays as well. So we are asking for everyone's availability for the possible alternative times up front.

The Audition: Auditions on Saturday and Sunday will be vocal only. If you are interested in one of the particular soloists listed, please come prepared to sing the audition sides listed for that character. Even if you are interested in multiple roles, please pick only one set of sides to sing that shows the best of your vocal ability. You will be considered for all appropriate roles. If you are not aiming for a particular role or you are interested in one of the roles below with the default side (side 13 - Jellicle Songs), you can instead bring a song selection of your own that lasts no longer than 1 minute.

On Monday night, you will be taught a dance or dances to be performed in small groups, and there will also be some movement work.

Callbacks will be by invitation only, and consist of singing, dancing, and additional movement.

To schedule an audition, click the links below to fill out the online audition form, and you'll select your audition day at the bottom. You will receive a confirmation email with your date and time. Please download and fill out the conflict calendar, and email it back to us at productions@georgetownpalace.com along with your headshot (or any recent picture). The link is below. It is critical that you let us know all of your conflicts at the auditions. We will be unable to accept conflicts brought to us after casting is done unless they are emergencies.

Online Audition Form

Conflict Calendar

Click to view list of characters, with links to sides

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