JCCT announces auditions for dinner theater show


Jackson County Community Theatre will have auditions for this season’s dinner theater show, “Xanadu,” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 504 N. Walnut St., Seymour.

The Tony Award-nominated musical comedy is based on the cult classic film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly with music by pop-rock legends John Farrar and ELO founding member Jeff Lynne.

The story 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. But when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Roles available include the Seven Muses, who are the seven daughters of Zeus. The age range is 18 to 60s.

Also, two male actors cast for comedic effect with a vocal range of C6 (top) to G3 (bottom) and five other muses who are female actors with a vocal range of A5 (top) to G3 (bottom). Some actors will double as other minor characters.

The humans include Sonny Malone (male, age 20s to 30s, vocal range C6-B3), a handsome chalk artist who embodies 1980s pop culture, and Danny Maguire (male, age 50-70, C6-A3), a hard-nosed businessman who has let money and greed consume him.

For the audition, prepare a song that will showcase your vocal range in the style of the show. A pianist will be available for accompaniment. Music for the song should be provided by the auditioner or recorded accompaniment can be used. Auditioners also will read short scenes from the script.

Those trying out should confirm their availability on show dates and bring a list of dates they will be unable to rehearse. Most rehearsals will be held at a Seymour location. Show dates are Feb. 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25 at The Pines Evergreen Room south of Seymour.

Anyone unable to attend on the audition dates may email [email protected] or call 812-523-5228 to arrange an alternate time.

Paul Angle will be the stage director, Ron Duncan will be the musical director and Katrina Hardwick is the choreographer.

For information, visit jcct.org.

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