Casting

Royal Caribbean is holding open auditions in New York City and London, England for the company’s production of Cats.  The show is performed at sea on board one of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships that travel the world.  The cruise line is holding auditions for both singers and dancers.

Please see below for the audition dates, locations and the available roles.

New York, NY

January 13th, 2020 to January 17th, 2020

January 13th – 9am – Open Singers
11am – Agent Singers

January 14th – 9am – Singer Callbacks

January 15th – 9am – Dancer Ensemble

January 16th – 9am – Dancer Callbacks

January 17th – 9am – All Callbacks

Contact your Agent for an appointment. Agent/Managers, please submit through Breakdown Services.

Please note, we are in the process of updating the callback material. We suggest you download the material a week prior to the audition.

New York:
Pearl Studios NYC
500 8th Ave, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018

London:

January 20th, 2020 to January 24th, 2020

20th January – 9am – Open Singers
11am – Agent Singers

21st January – 9am – Singer Callbacks

22nd January – 9am – Dancer Ensemble

23rd January – 9am – Dancer Callbacks

24th January – 9am – All Callbacks

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

 

SEEKING:

PRINCIPAL SINGERS
Prior to your audition, you will need to print out and prepare all required audition material applicable to the role for which you are coming in to audition. Please see character breakdown below. Bring audition packet with you to the audition. Also come prepared with your best 16 – 32 bars of a ballad and an up-tempo in contrasting styles, as you may be asked to sing additional material. Vocal styles should include: Pop/Rock, R&B, Contemporary Musical Theatre, and Jazz. Sheet music is required in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Strong acting ability required. Singers will be taught a movement combination and should come prepared with proper dance attire. Vocal versatility is a plus. Singers will also perform in our Signature Production Show.

DANCERS & DANCER/VOCALISTS
Prior to your audition, you will need to print out and prepare all required audition material applicable to the role for which you are coming in to audition. Please see character breakdown and click on the link provided. Bring audition packet with you to the audition. We are casting versatile dancers who are athletic with strong technique in ballet and jazz. Tap dancers and dancers with aerial skills are a plus, however, not required. Be prepared to learn three challenging combinations of contrasting dance styles. You will also want to come prepared with your best 16 – 32 bars of a ballad and an up-tempo in contrasting styles, as you may be asked to sing. Vocal styles should include: Pop/Rock, R&B, Contemporary Musical Theatre, and Jazz. Sheet music is required in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Acting ability required. The following ensemble roles will be cast from this call; Demeter, Syllabub, Rumpleteazer, Cassandra, Tantomile, Victoria, Mungojerrie, Coricopat, Plato/Macavity, Alonzo, Tumblebrutus, Pouncival and Mr. Mistoffelees. Dancers & Dancer/Vocalists will also perform in our Signature Production Show. Tumbling and Aerial background a plus.

Please note that there are audition materials for the roles and they may be found at https://royalcaribbeanentertainment.com/productions/upcoming-auditions/

 

 

CASTING FOLLOWING ROLES:

Please note that there are audition materials for the roles and they may be found at https://royalcaribbeanentertainment.com/productions/upcoming-auditions/

GRIZABELLA (FEATURED SINGER)
Female, playing age 35 – 55.

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 Eb.

OLD DEUTERONOMY (FEATURED SINGER)
Male, playing age 35 – 55.

Old Deuteronomy is the beloved leader of the tribe. Seeking a mature actor with excellent high baritone/tenor vocals to G# with classical sound & vocal warmth. Must be able to express authority, dignity, wisdom, and humility – also great warmth and fun. Small amount of movement required.

JELLYLORUM (FEATURED SINGER)
Female, playing age 25 – 45.

Jellylorum is practical and loving, a storyteller. Sings “Gus the Theatre Cat” with Gus. Strong pop belt voice with the ability to also sing classical 1st. Must have a crystal clear top Db. Very good movement and comedy skills.

GUS (FEATURED SINGER)
Male, playing age 31 – 55.

Gus is the theatre cat – a fragile old cat who reminisces about his days of being an actor. A fantastic character actor/singer role. Strong high baritone/tenor to G# and very good movement skills a plus.

JENNYANYDOTS (FEATURED SINGER)
Female, playing age 25 – 45.

Jennyanydots is the ‘Gumbie Cat’. Motherly, an Edwardian ‘do-gooder’. For this role, we require a character actress and very strong singer (to high Db) who must have strong tap dancing skills. Great comedy skills and good movement needed.

RUM RUM TUGGER (FEATURED SINGER)
Male, playing age 25 – 35.

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, (able to improvise and ad-lib vocally) great presence and good dance skills. Ideally over 5’ 10” tall.

MUNKUSTRAP (FEATURED SINGER)
Male, playing age 25 – 35.

The son of Old Deuteronomy, who takes the lead in his absence. Sings “Old Deuteronomy”. For this role, we require an excellent baritone singer (good float ability in upper range) with a commanding presence. Very good movement skills required. Ideally over 6’ tall.

SKIMBLESHANKS (FEATURED SINGER)
Male, playing age 25 – 35.

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 (exuberant and accurate) with very strong dance skills required. Must have authority and a bright personality. Maximum height 5’ 10”.

BOMBALURINA (FEATURED SINGER)
Female, Playing age 25 – 35.

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. Minimum height 5’ 8”.

MR. MISTOFFELEES (DANCER/VOCALIST – MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL)
Male, Playing age 20 – 32.

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 in à la seconde effortlessly. Gymnastic skills and tricks a plus. Good high baritone vocals. Ideally under 5’8”.

DEMETER (FEATURED SINGER – MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL)
Female, Playing age 21 – 30.

Demeter is one half of the duo who sings ‘Macavity’. A neurotic, but highly intuitive cat. An excellent and experienced dancer with very strong mezzo vocals. Maximum height 5’6”.

MUNGOJERRIE (DANCER/VOCALIST – MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL)
Male, Playing age 20 – 25.

Mungojerrie is one half of a notorious double act. He is cheeky, irreverent, young and full of energy. An outstanding dancer with acrobatic skills, excellent singing voice with bags of personality. Maximum height 5’10”.

RUMPLETEAZER (DANCER/VOCALIST – MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL)
Female, Playing age 20 – 25.

Rumpleteazer is one half of a notorious double act. She is cheeky, irreverent, young and full of energy. An outstanding dancer with acrobatic skills, excellent singing voice with bags of personality. Maximum height 5’6”.

SYLLABUB (DANCER/VOCALIST – MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL)
Female, Playing age 19 – 23.

Young, curious and loves life. An excellent technical dancer. Must have a beautiful clear soprano with a choir boy purity, has solo vocal lines. Maximum height 5’6”.

VICTORIA (DANCER/VOCALIST – MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL)
Female, Playing age 20 – 30.

Victoria is young, uninhibited and inquisitive with a beautiful physique. An outstanding dancer with excellent classical training and technique required. Must have exceptional extension and facility. Maximum height 5’6”.

NAMED ENSEMBLE ROLES (DANCER/VOCALIST – MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL)
Males & Females, Playing age 20 – 30.

Outstanding dancers with excellent ballet/jazz technique and training required. Some require excellent acrobatic skills – please highlight acrobatic skills on resume. All must be very strong vocally as all named ensemble roles will come with various principal understudies. The following ensemble roles will be cast from this call: Coricopat, Plato/Macavity, Alonzo, Pouncival, Tumble Brutus, Cassandra & Tantomile.

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