Season 76 Audition Dates:
|The Addams Family:
July 16 – 18, 2023
August 14 – 15, 2023
|A Sherlock Carol:
September 24 – 26, 2023
|She Loves Me:
October 1 – 3, 2023
|Merrily We Roll Along:
November 5 -7, 2023
November 13 – 14, 2023
November 26 – 28, 2023
Dec 2023 & Jan 2024
If you missed the registration window, please come to the auditions as a walk-in!
On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
CATS, one of the longest-running shows on Broadway, received seven Tony awards including Best Musical. Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 26 countries, has been translated into 10 languages and has been seen by more than 50 million people world-wide.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
Choreographed by Bonni Dichone
Music Directed by Henry McNulty
Directed by Jean Hardie and Jake Schaefer
Margot & Robert Ogden Main Stage
May 10 – June 16, 2024
Wednesday – Saturday* at 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM
*May 25 and June 15 performances at 2:00PM
DANCER AND/OR ACROBAT AUDITIONS
Wednesday, December 6 — 6:30PM at Gonzaga Studios, TDS 103
Wednesday, January 17 — 6:30PM at Gonzaga Studios, TDS 103
ACTOR, DANCER AND/OR SINGER AUDITIONS
Wednesday, January 17 — 6:30PM at Gonzaga Studios, TDS 103
Saturday, January 20 — 12:00PM at Gonzaga Studios, TDS 103
Wednesday, January 24 — 6:30PM at Gonzaga Studios, TDS 103
Sunday, January 28 — 6:30PM at Gonzaga Studios, Dance Annex
Gonzaga Studios, TDS 103 (1108 N Pearl St, Spokane, WA 99202)
Gonzaga Studios, Dance Annex (1110 N Pearl St, Spokane, WA 99202)
- Seeking all ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders for roles.
- Please prepare a 1 minute or less cut from a pop/rock song or musical of similar style. Please bring prepared sheet music or an instrumental track on a device with a 3.5mm audio jack/aux — sheet music preferred. NO PREPARATION NECESSARY IF AUDITIONING AS A DANCER OR ACROBAT ONLY (LIMITED ROLES AVAILABLE).
- Please note — some principal and featured roles double in the chorus
- Roles with asterisks (*) do not require dance skills
Behind his confident and brave facade is an uncertain tom, though he rises to the occasion when Macavity attacks. Baritone. Excellent dancer and acrobat, able to do lifts.
Gus is the theatre cat, a fragile old cat who recounts the glory days of playing the role of the Rumpus Cat. Dramatic character actor/singer. Baritone. May double in the chorus.
Bombalurina is confident, fearless and intuitive. Rarely apart from Demeter. Excellent dancer and singer with a strong Mezzo belt/mix to C.
Bustopher Jones is a sophisticated and upper class cat, respected by all. Comedic character/actor singer. Baritone. May double in the chorus.
Beautiful and elegant. Aloof with the other cats. Mezzo. Excellent dancer, strong ballet technique, great extension. Strong Mezzo. Excellent dancer.
Burdened by a troubled past, Demeter is extremely insecure and skittish. Often the target of Macavity’s attacks due to unspecified history with him. Rarely apart from Bombalurina. Excellent dancer and singer with a strong Mezzo belt/mix to C.
Grizabella the Glamour Cat*
Once very glamorous, Grizabella is vulnerable, but a survivor; now outcast from the clowder. Must possess a wide dynamic vocal range with rich lower darker tones, and wonderful dramatic high belt to E flat. Lyrical movement. Sings “Memory.”
Patient and nurturing, especially when caring for kittens and the elderly. Soprano with a wide range of dramatic timbre, comfortable to high C. Must move well.
The Gumbie cat. Quirky, delightful character actor with great sense of humor. Strong character soprano to high C. Must move very well (requires tap dancing). May double in the chorus.
Macavity is a “monster of depravity,” having committed numerous crimes while always managing to elude the police. Plato is a laconic, lackadaisical cat. Tall and commanding. Baritone. Excellent dancer and acrobat, able to do lifts.
The original conjuring cat, Mr. Mistoffelees is magical, aloof, enigmatic, and quirky; a charismatic showman and strong dancer with classical ballet training (must have turns). Gymnastic skills and tricks a plus. Good high baritone vocals.
Mischievous, energetic cat who always gets into trouble with partner-in-crime, Rumpleteazer. Strong high Baritone to F Sharp. Strong dance and acrobatics technique needed. May double in the chorus.
The son of Old Deuteronomy, Munkustrap is the youthful, attractive prince of the group. Excellent Baritone/Tenor with good dramatic range of timbre between gentle crooning strong declamation to a legit G. Must move very well. Commanding presence.
Old Deuteronomy is the beloved leader of the cats — ageless, soulful and mature. High Baritone/Tenor with strong classical technique, comfortable to A flat. Small amount of movement required.
A young, troublesome, fun-loving kitten. Baritone/Tenor. Excellent dancer who tumbles.
Mischievous, energetic cat who always gets into trouble with partner-in-crime, Mungojerrie. Strong character Mezzo belt/mix to D. Strong dance and acrobatics technique needed. May double in the chorus.
Rum Tum Tugger
Tugger is a rock star — iconoclast, rebel and loves the ladies. Strong pop/rock Baritone with honest gentleness of timbre, low B flat to high B flat in rock style, Falsetto an asset, must dance well, good sense of comedic timing.
The youngest kitten, her innocence and compassion plays an important role in Grizabella’s search for acceptance; idolizes Bombalurina and has a crush on Tugger. Strong head voice, comfortable to F. Excellent dancer.
The Railway cat who works aboard the Night Mail, a British West Coast Main Line train which ran from London to Scotland. Persnickety and fun-loving. A great storyteller. Strong high Baritone with clean light timbre to F Sharp. Strong dance technique needed. May double in the chorus.
The white cat. Beautiful and graceful kitten who is coming of age. Mezzo. Excellent dancer, strong ballet technique, great extension.
Dancers, singers and character actors who move well of all ages and sizes for featured chorus roles (Coricopat, Electra, Etcetera, Exotica, Tantomile, Tumblebrutus, et al.). Acrobatics experience/skills a plus.
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