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Demeter leads the Berlin cast in rehearsals

Behind the scenes, thousands of the world's best performers audition to be in Cats.  The requirements for each role vary a little across different productions.

Berlin 2002 Edit

FEMALE AND MALE WELL TRAINED DANCERS WITH STRONG SINGING ABILITIES ALSO ACROBATS WHO DANCE WELL for the roles of:

BOMBALURINA / DEMETER:

  • Strong Mezzo belt to C, strong dance technique, must be at least 5'6”

RUMPLETEAZER:

  • Strong character Mezzo / belt to D, must have a strong dance technique, no taller than 5'4”

SILLABUB (Jemima)

  • Strong dancer, no taller than 5'4”, strong head voice but must be youthful and very pure in timbre, comfortable to F

CASSANDRA / TANTOMILE / VICTORIA:

  • Very strong dancers with extensive ballet training, ensemble Mezzo (Cassandra must be at least 5'7” tall)

ALONZO / CORICOPAT / PLATO/MACAVITY:

  • Tall, very strong dancer with classical ballet training, ensemble Baritone (Plato / Macavity should be able to do lifts)

MISTOFFELEES / POUNCIVAL:

  • Must have strong classical ballet training, confident show Baritone with range to F, should be no taller than 5'7”

MUNGOJERRIE / SKIMBLESHANKS:

  • Strong high Baritone with clean light timbre to F Sharp, must have very strong dance technique

MUNKUSTRAP:

  • Strong high Baritone with good dramatic range of timbre between gentle crooning strong declamation, comfortable to G, emphasis on voice but also be a good dancer

RUM TUM TUGGER:

  • Strong Rock'n'Roll 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

TUMBLEBRUTUS:

  • Acro / Dancer / Singer capable of performing successive back handsprings, aerials and other acrobatic feats, Baritone

FEMALE / MALE WELL TRAINED SINGERS (STRONG BELT AND CLASSICAL VOICES) for the roles of:

GRIZABELLA:

  • Very accomplished singer with wide dramatic range of vocal timbre, Mezzo with strong belt to E flat

JELLYLORUM / JENNY Fleckenfell:

  • Strong classically trained operatic Soprano capable of a wide range of dramatic timbre, comfortable to high C. (Jenny requires tap dancing)

BUSTOPHER/ASPARAGUS/GROWLTIGER:

  • Strong classically trained operatic high Baritone to B flat comfortably, capable of wide dramatic range of timbre, ability to play "old" an asset.

OLD DEUTERONOMY:

  • Trained high Baritone with strong classical technique, comfortable to A flat, he must be a mature character actor who can portray the qualities of wisdom and warmth.

Singers auditions with appointment only

Please prepare two songs (uptempo / ballad) and please bring your dance clothes

US Tour 5 - 2009Edit

Audition for Dancers: Open call auditions for "Cats"

National tour for the 2009-2010 Season. Paid positions

Auditions being held on April 7, 2009 for the National Tour of "Cats"

These are all Paid Positions. (Salary + Per Diem + Housing + Health insurance)

Seeking dancers for the following roles:

Munkustrap:

  • Male, 5'11" and up, playing age 20s to early 30s, Excellent Baritone/Tenor to a legit G. The prince of the tribe, youthful, attractive. Must move very well.

Mistoffelees:

  • Male, on the shorter side, Excellent Dancer, proficient in Ballet and Jazz. Must have turns in Second (pirouettes à la seconde). Magical, aloof, enigmatic, quirky, loves to show off.

Macavity:

  • Male, 6'0" and up, excellent dancer, tumbler. Tall and commanding. Evil, terrorizes the tribe. Doubles as Plato, a laconic, lackadaisical cat – the opposite of Macavity.

Skimbleshanks:

  • Male, 5'9" and up, strong Tenor, strong dancer. Everyone's favorite uncle. Persnickety, fun-loving, great storyteller.

Mungojerrie:

  • Male, short, strong singer and dancer; tumbling skills a plus. Mischievous, energetic kitten who always gets into trouble with his partner-in-crime, Rumpleteazer.

Rumpleteazer:

  • Female, short, strong dancer and singer w/belt/mix, tumbling skills a plus. Mischievous, energetic kitten who always gets into trouble with her partner-in-crime, Mungojerrie.

Demeter:

  • Female, 5'7"-5'8", strong dancer, strong singer w/ belt/mix to C. Sexy but insecure and skittish, fearful.

Bombalurina:

  • Female, 5'7" and up, strong dancer, strong singer w/ belt to C. Goodtime girl, sexy & outgoing, fearless and fun-loving.

Sillabub:

  • Female, 5'3" and under, strong soprano, must be a strong dancer. Precocious kitten, idolizes Bombalurina & has a crush on Tugger.

Cassandra:

  • Female, 5'7"-5'10", excellent dancer, strong ballet technique, great extension. Poised, well-bred, aloof, and always in beautiful condition.

Alonzo:

  • 5'10"-6'0", excellent ballet technique, good partner. Strong presence, attractive. Emulates Munkustrap but struggles to find his own strength and courage in the face of adversity.

Tumblebrutus:

  • 5'8"-5'9", excellent dancer who tumbles. Juvenile delinquent. A tough kitten, troublemaker.

Victoria:

  • Female, 5'5" and under, excellent ballet technique. Pampered house kitten on the cusp of womanhood, innocent but discovering – and enjoying – her sensuality.

Male and Female Ensemble/Swings:

  • Wide Range of height, but must have an athletic build. Must be proficient in Jazz, Ballet and Tap and able to sing well. Strong tumbling skills a plus.


Age Range - 20 to 39

Gender - Either

Ethnicity - Not specified

Payment Type - Paid

Location - NATIONWIDE


German Tour 2012Edit

German Tour 2012 [1] Excellent dancers with good vocal ability, acrobats with a high level of dance and very good singers with both good belt and classical voices.

DancersEdit

OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS

FEBRUARY 20th SIGN IN AT 10.00

Please bring a CV with a photo

SILLABUB

  • Very good dancer. Young looking and not taller than 5’ 4”. Very good head voice, with clear and youthful tones. Confident to F.

CASSANDRA /TANTOMILE /VICTORIA

  • Strong dancers with good ballet training. (Cassandra: minimum height 5’ 7”).

ALONZO /CORICOPAT /PLATO/MACAVITY

  • Very good dancers. Ensemble baritone (Plato/Macavity: pas de deux with good strength in lifts).

POUNCIVAL

  • Dancer with very good classical ballet training. Confident Baritone to F. Youthful and not too tall.

TUMBLEBRUTUS

  • Acrobat, dancer, singer. Must be able to perform a variety of acrobatics, including a series of flicflacs and saltos.

SKIMBLESHANKS

  • Strong singer (high baritone/tenor), and good dancer. The railway cat, a lover of punctuality and order, he is neat and full of exuberance. Experienced.

BOMBALURINA

  • Sings Macavity. Excellent dancer/singer with a smokey, strong belt. Tall, slinky and very sexy. Playing age: 25 – 30.

DEMETER

  • Bombalurina’s best friend, and sings the other half of the Macavity duet. Excellent dancer/singer. On the one hand neurotic and wild, on the other very intuitive. Minimum height 5’4” Playing age: 20 – 30.

MR. MISTOFFELEES

  • Excellent dancer/singer with fully-trained ballet background – good turns in 2nd. Baritone. Excellent performer and not too tall.

MUNGOJERRIE and RUMPLETEAZER

  • Male-female duo. Strong dancers with acrobatic ability and excellent voices. High baritone for Mungojerrie and high belt for Rumpleteazer. Lots of personality, young, full of energy, impudent and cheeky.

SingersEdit

LEADING ACTORS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

FEBRUARY 21st

Please send your CV with a photo.

GRIZABELLA

  • Strong, experienced singer/actress with high belt (to D flat), sings “Memory”. The one time star among cats has seen better times. She now lives in the gutter and is despised by the other cats. She is vulnerable, but she is also a survivor.

OLD DEUTERONOMY

  • High Baritone/Tenor (to G sharp). Must be able to move. The wise, kind and very old leader of the cats. He has authority and dignity. He should radiate understanding and warmth.

RUM TUM TUGGER

  • The rock star. Should have a strong, raw rock voice, be able to move well, and must have a wild sex appeal – with a sense of humour. Playing age: 25 – 30.

MUNKUSTRAP

  • Excellent singer/actor, who must be able to move. Baritone. In the absence of Old Deuteronomy he is the leader of the cats. He stands out due to his imposing, energetic and courageous manner, and exudes maturity and dignity.

GUS/GROWL TIGER/BUSTOPHER JONES

  • Tenor. Character role. Playing age: 30 – 45. Gus: an old and frail theatre cat. In his dream, Gus becomes Growlitger - a swashbuckling pirate. Range to B flat. Bustopher Jones: a distinguished, aristocratic tomcat. Good living has made him round and plump.

JENNY FLECKENREICH/GUMBIE CAT

  • Strong vocally, must have very good tap. Rather round, with a mothering personality and a sense of humour. Playing age: 25 – 45.

JELLYLORUM

  • Excellent soprano. Must be able to move. Practical, affectionate and maternal. Playing age: 25 – 35.

Dancers and leading actors please prepare a ballad and an up-tempo number, and bring the sheet music.

Auditions will take place at PINEAPPLE DANCE STUDIOS, 7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JA.

Call backs are planned for March 12th and 13th , in Düsseldorf. Rehearsals will start at the beginning of August; the premiere is at the end of September in Cologne and the contracts are running until spring 2013.

US Regional Production 2014[2]Edit

PrincipalsEdit

Bombalurina

  • Female 25-45 “The Bombshell”. Strong high belt. Sings “Macavity” Must dance well. Triple threat.

Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger

  • Male all age ranges- “Opera, Theatrical Cat”. Strong tenor, two-octave range to B flat. Transforms from elderly to young actor/opera singer in his prime. Dance minimal

Demeter

  • Female 18-40 Sings “Macavity” with Bombalurina. Strong high belt. Average to tall. Excellent dancer. Triple threat.

Grizabella –PRE CAST

Jellylorum/Griddlebone

  • 20-50 Female-The “Opera Cat”. Wide range soprano, low G# to High C. dance a plus, but not necessary. Must move well. Age range 20’s-40’s

Jennyanydots

  • Female- 25-50 “The Gumby Cat” Character actress who taps & moves well. All body types, 30’s-40’s. Soprano.

Munkastrap

  • Male 25-40 Narrator. Commanding presence. Average height to tall. Baritone with two octave range up to G. Must move well. Dance a plus.

Old Deuteronomy

  • Male 35-55-Regal, Gentle, large, robust man. Strong Baritone with a two octave range up to G. Dance minimal to none

Rum Tum Tugger

  • Male 25-35 “Rock n Roll” cat. All types from young Elvis to David Lee Roth to Freddy Mercury etc… Must move well. Bring Rock song to audition

Skimbleshanks

  • Male 25-35 “The Railway Cat” Quirky character actor plus singer/dancer. Physical comedy a plus. Tenor. Triple threat.

EnsembleEdit

MALE & FEMALE DANCERS WHO SING

Alonzo

  • Male 18-35 Strong, Sensual Tomcat. Tall, Excellent dancer who sings. Good with lifts.

Cassandra

  • Female 18-35 “The striking Abyssinian” or “Siamese Cat”. Long, sleek & proud. Excellent dancer with beautiful lithe body. Tall. Singing a plus but not necessary.

Coricopat

  • Male 18-30 Tantomile’s Twin. Excellent dancer who sings

Mistoffelees

  • Male 18-35 “The Magical, Conjuring Cat” Outstanding male dancer with strong ballet. Must have excellent solid turns. Short to average height. Young & playful. Singing a plus but not necessary.

Mungojerrie

  • Male 18-30 Lovable juvenile delinquent. Excellent dancer/singer with lots of energy. Physical comedy a plus. Triple threat.

Plato/Macavity

  • Male 20-35 Tall, Strong, Sexy & Athletic. Able to play the villain (Macavity) Excellent dancer who is good with lifts. Tumbling a plus.

Pouncival

  • Male 18-30 The innocent but playful young kitten. Short, Excellent dancer. Understudy to Mistofelees.

Rumpleteazer

  • Female 18-30 Mungojerrie’s partner in crime. Excellent dancer/singer with lots of energy. Short & spunky. Belt. Acro a plus but not necessary. Triple threat.

Sillabub

  • Female 18-25 Precious young female kitten. petite dancer/singer. Soprano. Should have a pure, innocent (childlike) vocal quality.

Tantomile

  • Female 18-35 Coricopat's Twin. Excellent dancer who sings.

Tumblebrutus

  • Male 18-35 Excellent male dancer who sings. Great lifter & tumbler. Average to short in height.

Victoria

  • Female 18-30 “The White Cat” Outstanding, petite female dancer with excellent ballet & strong/high développé. Should be able to play a combination of young & sexy. Singing a plus but not necessary.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Production 2014Edit

Royal Caribbean Cruise Production 2014[3]

BUSTOPHER JONES/ GUS

  • (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.

BOMBALURINA

  • (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”.

GRIZABELLA

  • (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.

JELLYLORUM

  • (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.

JENNYANYDOTS

  • (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.

MR MISTOFFELEES

  • (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”.

MUNKUSTRAP

  • (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.


OLD DEUTERONOMY

  • (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.

RUM TUM TUGGER

  • (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.


SKIMBLESHANKS

  • (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”.


Dancers/Ensemble:

  • seeking versatile dancers who are athletic with strong technique in ballet and jazz and acting abilities. Tap dancers and dancers who have aerial skills a plus, however not required. The following ensemble roles will be cast from this call; Demeter, Sillabub, Rumpleteazer, Cassandra, Tantomile, Victoria, Mungojerrie, Coricopat, Plato/Macavity, Alonzo, Tumblebrutus, Pouncival and Mr. Mistoffelees. [4]


South Korean Tour 2014Edit

2015 tour casting call

2015 Australia/New Zealand Casting Call

Female RolesEdit

Bombalurina / Demeter

  • Vocal: Strong Mezzo belt to C
  • Dance: Strong dance technique.
  • Other: Must be at least 5’6”

Rumpelteazer

  • Vocal: Strong character Mezzo belt to D.
  • Dance: Strong dance technique.
  • Other: No taller than 5’4”

Cassandra / Tantomile / Victoria

  • Vocal: Ensemble Mezzo
  • Dance: Very strong dancers with extensive ballet training.
  • Other: Cassandra must be at least 5’7” tall.

Sillabub

  • Vocal: Strong head voice with youthful, pure timbre. Comfortable to F.
  • Dance: Strong dancer.
  • Other: No taller than 5’4”.

Grizabella

  • Vocal: Very accomplished singer with wide dramatic range of vocal timbre, Mezzo with a strongpop belt from A to E flat.

Jellylorum

  • Vocal: Strong classically trained operatic Soprano capable of a wide range of dramatic timbre, including preferably a good belt voice. Comfortable range to high C.

Jennyanydots

  • Vocal: Strong character soprano to high C.
  • Dance: Requires tap dancing.

Male RolesEdit

Alonzo / Coricopat / Plato/Macavity

  • Vocal: Ensemble Baritone.
  • Dance: Very strong dancers with classical ballet training.
  • Other: Tall. Plato and MacCavity should be able to do lifts.

Mr Mistoffelees / Pouncival

  • Vocal: Confident Baritone with range to F.
  • Dance: Very strong dancers with classical ballet training.
  • Other: Should be no taller than 5’7”.

Mungojerrie / Skimbleshanks

  • Vocal: Strong high Baritone with clear light timbre to F Sharp.
  • Dance: Strong dance technique.

Munkustrap

  • Vocal: Strong high Baritone with good dramatic range of timbre, comfortable to G.
  • Dance: Emphasis on voice but must also be a good dancer.

Rum Tum Tugger

  • Vocal: Strong pop/rock Baritone, honest gentleness of timbre, low B flat to high B flat, Falsetto an asset.
  • Dance: Must dance well.
  • Other: Have a good sense of comedic timing.

Tumblebrutus

  • Vocal: Baritone.
  • Dance: Strong dancer.
  • Other: Capable of performing successive back handsprings, aerials and other acrobatic feats.

Gus / Growltiger

  • Vocal: Strong classically trained operatic high baritone to B flat comfortably, capable of wide dramatic range of timbre.
  • Other: Ability to play ‘old’ an asset.

Old Deuteronomy

  • Vocal: Trained high Baritone with strong classical technique, comfortable to A flat.
  • Other: A mature character actor who can portray the qualities of wisdom and warmth.

Broadway 2016 Edit

Grizabella

Female, ages 35-55, All Ethnicities

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 vocal range with rich lower register and dramatic high belt to Eb; principal.

Old Deuteronomy

Male, ages 35-55, All Ethnicities

the beloved leader of the tribe; a mature actor with a rich legit baritone-G# in addition to a secure lower register; must be able to express authority, dignity, wisdom, and humility, also great warmth and fun; small amount of movement required.

Gus/Bustopher Jones

Male, ages 40-50, All Ethnicities

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. High baritone/tenor to an Ab and additionally a secure lower register; good movement skills needed; principal.

Munkustrap

Male, ages 25-35, All Ethnicities

the son of Old Deuteronomy, who takes the lead in his absence. Sings "Old Deuteronomy' and "The Pekes and the Pollicles;" must be an excellent baritone singer with a commanding presence; very good movement skills required; ideally over 6'0"+; principal.

Rum Tum Tugger

Male, ages 18-35, All Ethnicities

a charismatic and anarchic character, notoriously hard to please and sets himself apart from others by trying to be different; always does the opposite of what is expected of him. Rum Tum Tugger is deviously self-centered and relishes in being so;must have strong dance; funk and street styles a plus; principal.

Mr. Mistoffelees

Male, ages 20-32, All Ethnicities

the magician impish, with an expansive personality; must be a phenomenal and exciting principal dancer with outstanding classical technique as well as contemporary and hip hop familiarity. Gymnastic skills and tricks a plus. Good high baritone vocals, ideally under 5' 8"; principal.

Male Ensemble/Swings

Male, ages 18+, All Ethnicities

strong singers who dance very well; all vocal types. May understudy principal roles and featured ensemble roles.

Female Ensemble/Swings

Female, ages 18+, All Ethnicities

strong singers who dance very well; all vocal types. May understudy principal roles and featured ensemble roles.

Equity Female Ensemble Dancers/Swings

Female, ages 18+, All Ethnicities

very strong dancers with an athletic build. Must excel in all styles of dance and be able to sing well. Strong tumbling skills a plus. May understudy principal roles and featured ensemble roles.

Equity Male Ensemble Dancers/Swings

Male, ages 18+, All Ethnicities

very strong dancers, athletic build. Must excel in all styles of dance and be able to sing well. Strong tumbling skills a plus. May understudy principal roles and featured ensemble roles.

Audition Jan 2017 tour

References Edit

  1. http://uk.music-jobs.com/current/cats-auditions-for-germany-tour-job-24988575
  2. http://www.backstage.com/casting/cats-21990/
  3. http://www.backstage.com/casting/royal-caribbeans-cats-come-fly-with-me-29069/
  4. http://www.pineapple.uk.com/blog/cats-audition-dancers-singerdancer-singers-13-17-june-2016/

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