If you have always wanted to act on a cruise ship then here is the perfect opportunity. Open auditions for the production of a play called “Cats” are on their way. The show will be performed on the Royal Caribbean Cruise vessels at the sea.
The show is looking for professional singers, dancers and performers to become a part of Cats by filling in particular main roles along with ensemble roles.
The award-winning musical, Cats has been composed by the amazing Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show is actually based upon a book by T.S, Elliot known as “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”. The musical depicts the story of a certain tribe of cats which go by the name of “Jellicles” and revolves around the night on which the cats make “The Jellicle Choice”, that is, they make the sacred decision related to the ascension of a particular cat to the Heaviside Layer who would return to a brand new life. The very first performance of the musical “Cats” took place in 1981. The musical also put up quite a show at Broadway. For 18 years the musical has been running, keeping the crowds enthralled. By 2015, Cats had become a show that has earned the title of the “fourth-longest” running play in the history Broadway. The musical has been performed in numerous countries all around the globe. The show has also been translated into more than 20 unique languages.
About the Musical
The musical is being presented by the Royal Caribbean. The music has been prepared by Andrew Webber which has been produced originally by Cameron Mackintosh. The full duration Broadway musical will be shown along with another show called “Come Fly With Me” which is an original Aerial show. The cast team members will get a chance to be featured on in both of these shows which will take place in a contemporary to-class theatre. The cast will have the power to take the engrossed audience on a unique and exhilarating journey.
The auditions will take place from 6th June 2016 till 10th June 2016.
The location for the auditions is: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave on the 12th Floor in New York 10018 US
Following is the elaborate schedule:
Open Principal Singers: 9:00 AM onwards on 6th June
Agent Principal Singers: 1:00 AM onwards on 6th June (Please contact your agents for details.)
Singer Callbacks: 9:00 AM on 7th June
Dancer Ensemble: 9:00 AM on 8th June
Dancer Callbacks: 9:00 AM on 9th June
All Callbacks: 9:00 AM on 10th June
The auditions will take place from 13th June 2016 till 17th 2016
The location for the auditions is: Pineapple Dance Studios, 7th Langley Street Covent Garden, London UK WC2H 9 JA GB
Open Principal Singers: 9:00 AM onwards on 13th June
Agent Principal Singers: 1:00 AM onwards on 13th June (Please contact your agents for details.)
Singer Callbacks: 9:00 AM on 14th June
Dancer Ensemble: 9:00 AM on 15th June
Dancer Callbacks: 9:00 AM on 16th June
All Callbacks: 9:00 AM on 17th June
Specific Description of Roles
Skimbleshanks is a finicky, immaculate and ordered male cat who has an obsession with cleanliness and punctuality. But despite these habits, this cat has a large heart and is also full of life. The character must possess exceptional dancing skills and should have a high-pitched tenor/baritone. The respective candidate should be capable of being an authoritative character and a brilliant personality. The age of the applicant must be between 25 and 35 years. Maximum height should not exceed 5’10”.
Old Deuteronomy (Male)
This is the leader of the tribe who is loved by all. A mature actor having tremendous tenor/baritone vocals till G-sharp is required to play the character. The applicant should be able to depict an authoritative personality who is full of wisdom because of which other cats look up to him. Despite the dignity, the character should also be able to display warmth, fun and humility. Only small movement will be required. The age should be between 35 and 55 years.
Son of Old Deuteronomy (Male)
In the absence of the Old Deuteronomy, the son will have to take the lead of the tribe. The character will have to sing “The Pekes and the Pollicles” and “Old Deuteronomy”. The particular singer applying for this role must have a superb baritone voice and a commanding personality. The movement skills should also be incredible. The height of the candidate should be ideally over 6 feet and the age should be around 22 year till 35 years.
Mr. Mistoffelees (Male)
This cat is a magician. He has a mischievous yet expansive nature. The candidate should be a phenomenal principal male dancer who has terrific classical dancing techniques and should be to carry out multiple turns within seconds at great ease. It would be huge advantage if the candidate knows a few tricks and has gymnastic skills. Applicant hould have great baritone vocals. The height should be under 5’ 8” ideally and the age should be in the range of 20 till 32 years.
This is a “Gumbie Cat”. She has a motherly and a philanthropist-type well-meaning nature. The actress required for this role should have incredible tap dancing ability, should also have exceptional movement and comedic personality. The age should lying within the range of 25 till 45 years.
Bustopher Jones and Gus (Male)
This particular cat belongs to the posh higher class because of which he is revered by all the other cats. While Gus is a theatrical cat who in spite of being flimsy old cat dreams of becoming a adventurous heroic pirate and dies by fighting. For these two roles, a brilliant singer-cum-actor is required who has superb comedic skills too. Excellent movement skills and a vocal range of tenor/baritone till G-sharp are required. The age should be in the range of 31-55 years.
Rum Tum Tugger (Male)
Tugger is a “rock-star” cat having a wild and rough comedic sexuality. The actor should be charismatic and should have a splendid rock or pop voice along with a strong falsetto. The dancing skills and the presence on stage should be great. He is a tall fellow so the height should be over 5’10” ideally and the age must be 25- 35 years.
She is a pragmatic, caring and loving cat who loves to tell stories. She has to sing “Gus the Theater Cat” alongside Gus. She also appears as “Griddlebone” in the song “The Ballad of Billy McCaw”. The actress should be able to produce soprano with a clear top C note. Extremely remarkable movement skills as well as comedic skills are required. The age should be 25 – 35 years.
She is of the duo members who has to sing “Macavity the Mystery Cat”. The cat is lightly sexual who is also extremely fierce and sentimental when it comes to the protection of her tribe. She is tall and elegant. The applicant should be a fantastic dancer possessing extension and mezzo vocals. The height should be at least 5’8” and the age should be 25 till 35 years.
She is a survivor cat who is still vulnerable. She has been cast out of the tribe. She used to be glamorous once but now her beauty has faded because of her age. She has to sing “Memory”. The vocals of the candidate must be powerful. The actress should be sensational and should have a versatile range of vocals from lower tones to the high belt and E flat. The age should be 35 till 55 years.
Materials to Prepare for the Audition
There are audition materials which needs to be prepared beforehand. The relevant downloadable material can be found at http://royalcaribbeanproductions.com/featured-shows/Cats. Only professional actors should apply and must be in a position to sign a contract which would enable them to stay aboard a ship.