Auditions

The Norris Center for the Performing Arts holds open auditions for its self-produced plays and musicals. The Norris operates under a Guest Artist contract with Actors' Equity Association, but performers of any status are welcome to audition.

Audition information for CATS

Janet Renslow, Director/Choreographe
TBD, Musical Director
James Gruessing, Producer

Auditions will be held by appointment only on Monday, March 16 thru Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the beautiful 450 seat Norris Theatre in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.
To schedule an audition time, please call 310.544.0403 x265.

Callbacks will be held by appointment only.

There are two Equity Guest Artist contracts available for the roles of
Jerry, Dave, Malcolm, Ethan, Harold, Georgie, Pam, Jeanette and Vicki.
All roles are open to performers of any union status.

Seeking:

Old Deuteronomy (male – adult cat) Baritone. Non-dancer or Mover. Aged, Wise, Calm, Spiritual. Ancient leader of the cat tribe. WILL NOT NEED TO ATTEND DANCE CALL!

Grizabella (female – adult cat) Mezzo with strong belt. Non-dancer or Mover. Wayward Hussy, Down-trodden, Desperate. Once beautiful, now a lost soul who struggles to maintain some dignity. WILL NOT NEED TO ATTEND DANCE CALL!

Rum Tum Tugger (male – young adult cat) Baritone. Character Dancer. Rock star, Cocky, Flirty, Sexy bad boy type.

Munkustrap (male – young adult cat) Baritone. Character Dancer. Masculine, Serious, Intense, Judgemental, In-charge, he is the young leader of the cat tribe.

Skimbleshanks (male – adult cat) Baritone. Character Dancer. Spunky Character type, Fun-loving, Meticulous, Very animated, he is everyone’s favorite uncle.

Mungojerrie (male – young cat) Baritone. Strong, Athletic Dancer, mischievous, prankster. The naughty but cute juvenile delinquent. Pairs with Rumpleteazer.

Rumpleteazer (female – young cat) Alto. Strong, Athletic Dancer. Mischievous, Prankster, Infectious Giggler. The naughty but cute juvenile delinquent. Pairs with Mungojerrie.

Gus/Growltiger (male – adult cat) Character Voice/Mock Opera Singer. Non-dancer or Mover. Gus: Comedically elderly, Fragile, Sweet. A has-been theater “actor”. Growltiger: Pompous, Virile, “Pirate King” of his ship. (may play Bustopher Jones)

Bustopher Jones (male – adult cat) Character Voice. Non-dancer or Mover. Comedic Aristocrat, Stuffy, Pompous. Loves to flaunt his status. (may play Gus/Growltiger)

Mistoffelees (male – young cat) Chorus or Non-singer. Strong Dancer/Ballet. A Dance Showman, Magical, Mystical, Clever, Impish.

Bombalurina (female – young adult cat) Mezzo. Strong Dancer. Voluptuous Bombshell, Sexy, Confident.

Demeter (female – young cat) Alto. Strong Dancer. Always on edge – from jittery to intensely neurotic. Fears her strong sexual desires.

Jennyanydots (female – adult cat) Mezzo. Good Mover & Character Tap. Comedic, Goofy. The eccentric aunt type. (may play Griddlebone)

Jellylorum (female – adult cat) Soprano. Good Mover or Dancer. Warm, Mothering. Care-taker of Gus. (may play Griddlebone)

Macavity (male – young adult cat) Chorus Singer. Strong Dancer. Menacing, Violent, Intense, Animalistic sexuality.

Sillabub (female - kitten) Sweet Soprano. Strong Dancer. Angelic, Pure. The youngest kitten who is the voice of innocence.

Victoria (female – young cat) Chorus or Non-singer. Strong Dancer/Ballet. Innocent, Curious, Romantic. The sensually budding “teen”.

Alonzo (male – young adult cat) Chorus Singer. Strong Dancer. Young jock, Virile, Animal magnetism, Protective. (may play The Rumpus Cat)

Pouncival (male - kitten) Chorus Singer. Strong Athletic Dancer. Playful, Overly energetic, Curious.

Tumblebrutus (male - kitten) Chorus Singer. Strong Dancer/Gymnast. Athletic, Cocky, Instigates trouble.

Etcetera (female – young cat) Chorus Singer. Strong Dancer. Excitable, Boisterous, Giddy, Spacey.

Coricopat (male – young cat) Chorus Singer. Strong Dancer. Extremely mystical which borders on weird, Angular, Intense, Aloof. Twin with Tantomile.

Tantomile (female – young cat) Chorus Singer. Strong Dancer. Extremely mystical which borders on weird, Angular, Intense, Aloof. Twin with Coricopat.

Cassandra (female – young adult cat) Chorus Singer, Strong Dancer. Sleek, Sophisticated, Poised, Mystical, Proud, Very aloof.

All roles other than the ones noted above will be required to dance. All roles require good singers.

Auditions held by invitation only March 16 and 17, 2015
27570 Norris Center Drive (formerly Crossfield Drive) Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274


You will need to be available both days to dance and sing! Callbacks will be held by appointment on March 18. We will not accept video submissions and we will only be seeing people in the Los Angeles area. There are 3 Equity Guest Artist Contracts available for the show. All roles are open to performers of any union status. Rehearsals begin 3/30/2015. Performances run April 24 – May 8 at the Norris Theatre.


PLEASE CALL 310-544-0403 x265 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.