Open Auditions for Royal Caribbean Show “Cats” Coming to London & NYC

05/06/2016

Open auditions are coming to both NYC and London, UK for the on-board production of ‘Cats” to be performed at sea on Royal Caribbean cruise line ships.

The show is seeking experienced performers, singers and dancers to fill specific principal roles as well as ensemble roles in the show.

Royal Caribbean Cruises has auditions coming up for performers who would love to join the cast of “Cats

Cats” is an award winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The original musical is based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.   The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.  The first performance of “Cats” was in 1981 and the musical had a long run on Broadway. “Cats” ran on Broadway for 18 years.  As of 2015, Cats is the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. The show has been performed all around the world and has been translated into over 20 different languages.

Royal Caribbean will be presenting the Award Winning Musical, “CATS”, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh. This full length Broadway musical will be presented alongside “COME FLY WITH ME”, an original production Aerial Show. Cast members will be featured in both of these shows in a state-of-the-art theatre and will take audiences on a unique and exciting journey.

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Auditions for “Cats” in New York, NY
June 06th, 2016 to June 10th, 2016

Pearl Studios New York
500 8th Ave – 12th Floor
New York , NY 10018 US

Dancers, Singer/Dancer, Singers

June 6th – 9:00am Open Principal Singers

1:00pm *Agent Principal Singers Appointments (Contact Your Agent)

June 7th – 9:00am Singer Callbacks

June 8th – 9:00am Dancer Ensemble

June 9th – 9:00am Dancer Callbacks

June 10th – 9:00am All Callbacks

 

Auditions for “Cats” in London
London, UK – June 13th, 2016 to June 17th, 2016

Pineapple Dance Studios
7 Langley Street, Covent Garden
London , UK WC2H 9JA GB

Dancers, Singer/Dancer, Singers

13th June – 9:00am Open Principal Singers

1:00pm *Agent Principal Singers Appointments (Contact Your Agent)

14th June – 9:00am Singer Callbacks

15th June – 9:00am Open Dancer Ensemble

16th June – 9:00am Dancer Callbacks

17th June – 9:00am All Callbacks

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Specific roles being cast:

(Male) – Rum Tum Tugger is the ‘rock-star’ cat, with a wild comedic sexuality. Must be a charismatic performer with a fantastic rock/ pop voice with very strong falsetto, great presence and good dance skills. Playing age 25 – 35. Ideally over 5’ 10” tall.

(Female) – Grizabella is a survivor, but she is vulnerable, and now outcast from the tribe. She was once very glamorous, but with age her beauty is fading. Sings ‘Memory’. An exceptional singer/ actress with sensational, powerful vocals needed. Must possess a wide dynamic vocal range with rich lower tones, and wonderful high belt to E flat. Playing age – 35 – 55.

(Female) – Jellylorum is practical and loving, a storyteller. Sings ‘Gus the Theatre Cat’ with Gus, and appears as ‘Griddlebone’ in ‘The Ballad of Billy McCaw’. For this role we require an excellent soprano with a crystal clear top C. Very good movement and comedy skills. Playing age 25 – 45.

(Male) – Bustopher Jones is a sophisticated and upper class cat, respected by all. Gus is the theatre cat – a fragile old cat who in his dreams becomes a swashbuckling pirate, who fights to his death. A fantastic character actor/ singer with excellent comedic skills to play these two distinct roles. Strong high baritone/ tenor to G sharp and very good movement skills needed. Playing age 31 – 55.

(Male) – Old Deuteronomy is the beloved leader of the tribe. Seeking a mature actor with excellent high baritone/ tenor vocals to G sharp. Must be able to express authority, dignity, wisdom, and humility – also great warmth and fun. Small amount of movement required. Playing age 35 – 55.

(Female) – Jennyanydots is the ‘Gumbie Cat’. Motherly, an Edwardian ‘do-gooder’. For this role we require a character actress and singer who must have strong tap dancing skills. Great comedy skills and good movement needed. Playing age 25 – 45.

(Male) – Mr Mistoffelees is the magician – impish, with an expansive personality. Must be a phenomenal and exciting principal dancer with outstanding classical technique, who can execute multiple turns a la seconde effortlessly. Gymnastic skills and tricks a plus. Good high baritone vocals. Playing age 20 – 32. Ideally under 5’ 8”.

(Male) – The son of Old Deuteronomy, who takes the lead in his absence. Sings ‘Old Deuteronomy’ and ‘The Pekes and the Pollicles’. For this role we require an excellent baritone singer with a commanding presence. Very good movement skills required. Playing age 25 – 35 Ideally over 6’ tall.

(Male) – Skimbleshanks is the railway cat – a fastidious, neat and ordered cat, obsessed with punctuality and cleanliness, yet possessing a big heart and sense of exuberance. An excellent high baritone/ tenor with very strong dance skills required. Must have authority and a bright personality. Playing age 25 – 35 Maximum height 5’ 10”.

Audition Material

(Female)
Bombalurina is one half of the duo who sings ‘Macavity’. Tall and statuesque, a lightly sexual female, who is also a fierce protector of the tribe.
Must be an excellent and experienced dancer with fantastic extension, and also excellent mezzo vocals. Playing age 25 – 35 Minimum height 5’ 8”.

There are audition materials that need to be prepared prior to the open call. Please see this page for all the details and to download all the required audition materials. Please note that auditions are only for professional performers that are at least 18 years of age and able to commit to to a contract that involves living on-board ship.



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