Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Open auditions announced for Cats 2017 international tour

Open dance auditions are being held for the 2017 international tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. 

Experienced dancers, aged 21 and over, are invited to register to audition from 9:30 to 12:00 on Monday 15th August at Pineapple Studios in Covent Garden. Auditions will take place between 10:00 and 18:00. 

Auditionees should bring a current CV and headshot along with one musical theatre song which shows your range. Auditionees must be available for rehearsals in London during November and December 2016 and for performances from January 2017. This is a one year contract. The casting call states that "successful auditionees will have the opportunity to travel the world with the musical phenomenon and become part of Cats history".

Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats first returned to the West End in December 2014 reuniting the original creative team - Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Following a second season at the London Palladium last Christmas the production is currently on tour in the UK and recently reopened on Broadway ahead of its 2017 international tour.

Cats received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. Since its world premiere, Cats has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide.

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