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"Cats" is ready to pounce into the Historic Savannah Theater!

     The Dreamweavers of West Tennessee is seeking actors/ singers/dancers, choreographers, dance captains, makeup artists, musicians and support crew for our upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, scheduled to open on June 21, 2018.

      Open auditions for all positions are scheduled for

             Friday, April 13th beginning at 7PM and                           

 Saturday, April 14th beginning at 10AM.

   Be early to sign up and plan to stay for the duration of the auditioning process. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that allow you to move/dance on stage if you will be auditioning for a role in the show. Prepare a song of your choice that shows off your vocal range and provide an appropriate instrumental accompaniment. (We have a cd player and a computer for flash/thumb drives).

  

A short dance routine will be taught in order for you to display your dance talents.
If you want to really impress the director, come to the auditions with the following dance step learned. (ignore the irritating young man....he will grow on you or not.....)
Click on this link to youtube:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPzp2xmfLHc


 

 

 

Rehearsals for Cats will be held on M, T & TH from 6:30-9:30 and

Saturdays 10 AM to Noon for dance practice.

 

LIST OF CHARACTERS:

Grizabella  Formerly the “Glamour Cat,” Grizabella has since been rejected from the tribe of Jellicle Cats (for reasons that are unclear), and now lives in the gutter. Her gray and brown coat is matted and ragged, hiding the remains of a stunning black sequined dress. Grizabella is lonely, sad, and vulnerable -- she lurks on the perimeter, watching the other cats dance. When the young kittens approach her, the older cats hiss and bat them away, scratching at Grizabella. It is not until Grizabella collapses in grief, and is finally approached and physically touched by Victoria, that the cats welcome her back into the tribe. She is chosen by Old Deuteronomy to ascend to the Heaviside Layer to be reborn.

Gender Female

Age Range Mature Adult

Part Size Lead

Dancing Non Dancer

Voice Alto High Note E4 Low Note G3

Asparagus (Gus)  An aging cat, Gus has had a storied career as a cat of the theatre: “He has acted with Irving, he has acted with Tree.” Gus suffers from palsy, but his memory is sharp. His most famous role was as Firefrofiddle, or “The Fiend of the Fell.” Gus also played Growltiger, and offers to “do it again,” which he does, supported by Jellylorum playing Griddlebones and the other cats as supporting characters in “Growltiger’s Last Stand.”  

Gender Male

Age Range Mature Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Non Dancer

Voice Baritone High Note A4 Low Note G2

Bombalurina  A saucy red female cat with a white chest and black markings, Bombalurina is flirtatious,sexy and frequently the center of the male cats’ attention. Her particular favorite tom is Rum Tum Tugger, who eagerly returns her flirtations. Though she bitterly rejects Grizabella, the aging exiled “glamour cat” at first, by the end of the show, Bombalurina grows kinder, helping her ascend to the Heaviside Layer. She is a sexy, sensual dancer with a strong, smoky voice.

Gender Female

Age Range Young Adult  Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Mezzo-Soprano High Note A4 Low Note G3

Bustopher Jones  A large, upper-class black-and-white cat who has become a “25-pounder” from so many social luncheons, Bustopher is well-respected, and is known as the “St. James’ Street” cat. He is always well-groomed, and wears a black coat with tails and white spats.

Gender Male

Age Range  Adult ,Mature Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Non Dancer

Voice Baritone High Note A4 Low Note G2

Demeter A beautiful cat with orange, red, black, and gold markings and a white bib. She is skittish around Macavity, the intimidating “mystery cat,” playful and sexy with her friend Bombalurina, and compassionate and kind with the aging, exiled “glamour cat” Grizabella. Demeter is a more reserved cat than Bombalurina, but has a self-possessed independence that makes her stand-out.

Gender Female

Age Range Young Adult, Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Mezzo-Soprano High Note D#5/Eb5 Low Note G3

Jellylorum  An older cat than most of the other female cats, such as the sexy pair Bombalurina and Demeter, Jellylorum often is a mother figure to the younger kittens, but remains playful and full of life. She has a close relationship to Gus, and plays the role of Griddlebone when Gus reenacts “Growltiger’s Last Stand.” She helps Jennyanydots and other older cats keep order, scolding the younger kittens when necessary. She is one of the first cats to accept Grizabella back into the tribe.

Gender Female

Age Range Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Soprano High Note G5 Low Note G#3/Ab3

Jemima/Sillabub

Gender Female

Age Range Young Adult, Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Soprano High Note F5 Low Note G4

Jennyanydots  Also known as the “Gumbie Cat,” Jennyanydots is an orange and white tabby housecat. She has a genuine interest in the other Jellicle cats (even when she scolds the kittens for acting out), as well as the other creatures in her household -- mice, cockroaches, beetles, etc. -- who she puts to work. Jennyanydots is an experienced crocheter, knitter, and tatter, and puts her strict face on when it comes to household chores getting done. Despite her age, she is quick to laugh, bubbly, and full of energy. The actor playing Jennyanydots needs to be a strong tapper.

Gender Female

Age Range Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Mezzo-Soprano High Note C#5/Db5 Low Note G3

Mungojerrie Mungojerrie, an orange, black, and brown tiger cat, is one half of a thieving duo, along with Rumpleteazer. He is a trickster, knocking over expensive vases and stealing things from humans. Mungojerrie is cheeky, youthful, and mischievous, although his antics can irritate the other cats at times. The actor playing Mungojerrie should have acrobatic skills and strong dance training.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult, Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Baritone High Note G4 Low Note B2

Victoria A beautiful, graceful white cat. She is curious and kind; she is the first cat to reach out and touch Grizabella when she asks for it. She participates in a romantic, sensual mating dance with Plato. The role of Victoria requires a strong dancer with ballet training.

Gender Female

Age Range Young Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Spoken

Skimbleshanks The “railway” cat, Skimble is a perky orange tabby who wears a vest and a pocketwatch. Despite being one of the older cats, he has a bright personality, big smile, and is a frequent dancer. Skimble is very proud of his position as the cat aboard the British West Coast Main Line Night Mail train from London to Scotland, and takes his job very seriously.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult, Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice High Note G4 Low Note G2

Rum Tum Tugger A black cat with a ruffof golden fur at his bib, Tugger is a classic “bad boy” with a rock star attitude. He loves being the center of attention, particularly when the female cats are lavishing it on him. While his attitude is exhausting to some of the older cats, the younger cats idolize Tugger. Initially, Tugger considers Grizabella, the aging and exiled “glamour cat,” a threat, but eventually recognizes her struggle and welcomes her back into the group.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult, Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Mover

Voice Baritone High Note F#4/Gb4 Low Note B2

Mr. Mistoffelees Also known as Quaxo, Mr. Mistoffelees is a black and white tuxedo cat, who, when performing his magic, wears an actual tuxedo jacket with crystals and lights. He is the right-hand man to Munkustrap, the Jellicles’ de facto leader, often backing him up. He is mischievous, playful, and youthful, and uses his magical abilities to both entertain and do good -- he manages to bring Old Deuteronomy back after he is kidnapped by Macavity. Mistoffelees has the most difficult choreography in the show.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult, Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Baritone High Note D#4/Eb4 Low Note A2

Munkustrap  Munkustrap, a stunning gray and white tabby, is the default leader when Old Deuteronomy is gone. He is a strong figure, charismatic, courageous, and trustworthy. He often functions as a kind of narrator, opening and closing the show and directing the “Pekes and the Pollicles” fight. Munkustrap is a protector of the younger cats and the tribe as a whole, and enters a vicious fight with Macavity in order to  protect them.

Gender Male

Age Range Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Baritone High Note G4 Low Note B2

Old Deuteronomy A kind, just, soulful and wise leader to the Jellicle cats. While he is “old and tottery,” Old Deuteronomy participates frequently, and is quick to smile and laugh. Although he ignores Grizabella, the aging and exiled “glamour cat,” at first, when she breaks down, he eventually opens up to her and selects her to ascend to the Heaviside Layer. He emanates love and understanding, and is seen as wise and precious to the other cats.

Gender Male

Age Range Adult, Mature Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Non Dancer

Voice Tenor High Note G#4/Ab4 Low Note C3

Rumpleteazer Rumpleteazer, an orange, black, and white calico cat, is one half of a thieving duo, along with Mungojerrie. She is quirky, full of energy, and mischievous, and often appears with the other young kittens, swooning over Rum Tum Tugger. She wears jewels that she has stolen from her human family. The actor playing Rumpleteazer should have acrobatic skills.

Gender Female

Age Range Young Adult

Part Size Supporting

Dancing Dancer

Voice Mezzo-Soprano High Note D#5/Eb5 Low Note G3

Vocal Technique Belting

Macavity Macavity is a mysterious and threatening cat, with the ability to appear and disappear at will. His red, black, and white coat is matted and unkempt. He is a truly villainous character, who tries to kidnap Demeter (who Munkustrap and/or Alonzo save from him) and successfully kidnaps Old Deuteronomy. He is able to escape from confrontation by igniting an electric storm.

Gender Male

Age Range Adult

Part Size Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice Spoken

Rumpus Cat A stylized character with glowing red eyes, a sleek black suit, and a Superman-style “R” on his chest, who appears only in “The Pekes and the Pollicles.” It’s unclear whether the Rumpus Cat is exaggerated, fictionalized, or real, but he intimidates the Pekes and the Pollicles and saves the day in the story. He is a bit of a fool, missing his cues, stumbling over his blocking, and gets very close to kicking Munkustrap. He is often played by Alonzo.

Gender Male

Age Range Adult

Part Size Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice Spoken

Tumblebrutus/Bill Bailey With a distinctive brown patch over one eye, and brown and white patches, Tumblebrutus is a young tom cat -- playful, enthusiastic, and mischievous. The names “Tumblebrutus” and “Bill Bailey” are interchangeable. The actor playing Tumblebrutus should have a strong acrobatic background.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult, Adult

Part Size Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice

Etcetera A pale white, brown, and black tabby, Etcetera is an immature, excitable, and bubbly young kitten. She is obsessed with Rum Tum Tugger, swooning over him at every turn.

Gender Female

Age Range Young Adult

Part Size

Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice

Electra A brown, red, and black tortoiseshell kitten, Electra is quiet, reserved, and mature for her age.

Gender Female

Age Range

Part Size

Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice

Tantomile Tantomile is the female twin of Coricopat, and has striped tabby markings. She may possess certain psychic powers, correctly predicting the appearances of Macavity and Old Deuteronomy. She is quiet, mysterious, and a lithe mover. The actor playing Tantomile should have ballet training.

Gender Female

Age Range Young Adult, Adult

Part Size

Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice

Coricopat  Coricopat is the male twin of Tantomile, and has striped tabby markings. He may possess certain psychic powers, correctly predicting the appearances of Macavity and Old Deuteronomy. He is quiet, mysterious, and a lithe mover.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult

Part Size Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice Baritone

Cassandra  Cassandra is a mysterious, aloof, and stunning brown and white Siamese. She is tall, long-limbed, flexible, and regal. The actor playing Cassandra should have strong ballet training.

Gender Female

Age Range Young Adult,  Adult

Part Size Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice

Carbucketty/Pouncival  A “knockabout” cat -- playful, tumbling and young. Names “Carbucketty” and “Pouncival” are interchangeable.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult

Part Size Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice

Admetus/Plato  A shy ginger and white tom. Does a pas de deux with Victoria, including lifts. The names “Admetus” and “Plato” are interchangeable.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult

Part Size Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice Baritone

Alonzo  A black and white cat, generally second-in-command to Munkustrap. He takes charge in the fight with Macavity, rescuing Demeter.

Gender Male

Age Range Young Adult

Part Size Featured

Dancing Dancer

Voice Baritone

 NOTE: There may be a limited number of positions for other unnamed cats for the show as well as the identified actors above.