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Producing theatre requires the talent and hard work of many dedicated people on stage and behind the scenes. We can't mount our shows without performers, stage managers, directors, lighting designers, choreographers, and more! Consider joining us at Big Noise Theatre! Opportunities for performers and production staff are listed below.



July 8 and 9, 7pm-10pm; Callbacks July 11

Big Noise Theatre announces Non-Equity auditions for XANADU! A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world’s first roller disco (yep!) in this glitter explosion based on the 1980 cult film.

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.

Directed by Matt Dominguez
Assistant Directed by Travis Monroe Neese
Music Direction by Justin Kono
Choreographed by Annie Snow

Auditions will be held July 8 and 9, 7pm-10pm at St. Stephens Church, 1280 Prospect Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018. There is a large parking lot at the back of the church for you to park. One of the doors back there will have a sign marking the entrance to our audition space. Callbacks are on July 11 by invitation only.

Big Noise Theatre's ticket policy offers performers two options: traditional comps or a commission on tickets sold. More details available at auditions.

Character Breakdown:

Leader of the Muses. Tasked with helping artist Sonny Malone with inspiring him in his artistic dreams. Excellent comedic timing and very comfortable roller skating necessary.
Vocal range: G3 to A5

Sonny Malone
A street artist down on his luck that Clio/Kira is summoned to inspire. Not the brightest, but sincere and full of heart.
Vocal range: B3 to C6

Danny Maguire
Owner of the old Xanadu Theatre and a strong-headed businessman. He gave up his artistic endeavors for the almighty dollar, but is inspired again by Sonny and Kira. Doubles as Zeus.
Vocal range: A3 to C6

Muse of Tragedy and jealous of her younger sister Kira. Schemes with Calliope to bring Kira down. Bold and broad in comedy needed.
Vocal range: G3 to A5

Muse of Epics and acts as Melpomene's sidekick in her evil undoing of Kira. Bold and broad in comedy needed.
Vocal range: G3 to A5

These tracks are the ensemble of the show with double casting of other roles. They work in unity to help Clio achieve their purpose as inspirations of great art. Although these roles are specified in dialogue as Clio/Kira’s sisters, the muses transcend traditional notions of gender and Big Noise Theatre and the artistic staff invite and encourage any and all performers, regardless of gender, to audition for these roles.

Thalia (Muse of Comedy) Vocal range: C4 to C6
Euterpe (Muse of Music) Vocal range: G3 to A5
Erato (Muse of Lyrics & Erotica) Vocal range: G3 to C6
Terpsicore (Muse of Dance) Vocal range: C4 to C6

Tentative 1st Rehearsal: July 28, 2019
1st Performance: September 20, 2019
Final Performance: October 6, 2019

Material to Prepare: Bring a headshot and resume, if possible. Prepare a 32-bar cut of a 70s/80s hit/disco style song. Ideally show how you can make a bold choice in the same world of the show (See this great resource for song ideas). Please be sure music is taped or in a binder. Bring your book in case you are asked to sing another. A dance call will occur at callbacks (by invitation). No skates required until callbacks.

Do not submit photo/resume via email for consideration; make an audition appointment.

Big Noise Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its staff to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Big Noise Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. No phone calls, please.

All auditions may be recorded on video. Expect to stay for a short time past your chosen time slot.

It is the policy of Big Noise Theatre to accept walk-in auditions.

Watch this space for opportunities to work with Big Noise Theatre on stage and off. We're always looking for talented individuals who enjoy collaborating on bringing top-notch entertainment to our stage.