Tidewater Players is thrilled to announce auditions for our next upcoming production of worldwide sensation CATS
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
based on Old Possom’s Book of Practical Cats by TS Elliott
All roles open.
Ages 15+
directed and choreographed by Bambi Johnson
music direcfion by Chris Rose
stage manager Barbara Hartzell
production manger Mark Briner
Audition Dates:
June 21; 7:00-9:00 PM
June 23; 7:00-9:00 PM
Callbacks (if necessary):
June 24; 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: 121 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace MD 21078
Performance Dates: September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Please prepare 16-32 measures of music in the style of the show. You may sing from the show. Please bring sheet music or instrumental tracks. Be prepared to dance at auditions. (The roles of Old Deuteronomy and Grizabella do not require a dance audition.)
Auditions are first come, first served each night.

Dancers will be given an opportunity to audition for a dance role only with NO VOCAL AUDITION REQUIRED.
Those wishing to be considered for a “dance only” role should come prepared with four to six 8-counts of choreography in the style of the show. Please provide your own recorded music. Following those individual auditions, you will be asked to stay for the group dance audition with everyone who had attended the vocal auditions. Group dance auditions will happen intermittently throughout the evening.

Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical collection of poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical brings together a tribe of Jellicle Cats on a moonlit evening, who must make the “Jellicle choice” to decide which of them will ascend to the mysterious Heaviside Layer to be reborn. Featuring such celebrated standards as the haunting “Memory,” Cats was an international phenomenon and its original production is still the fourth-longest-running show on Broadway that was revived in summer 2016. A magical, moving, and often hilarious glimpse into the lives of others, Cats takes Eliot’s lyrical poetry and puts it into the mouths of a diverse company of singing, dancing felines.
See our AUDITIONS page for more details or contact us with questions

Tidewater Players, The Resident Theatre of Havre de Grace

Tidewater Players has served the city of Havre de Grace since 1979 and since 1984have been performing in our home at the Havre de Grace Opera House (now the Cultural Center at the Opera House) by providing high quality entertainment at affordable prices, as well as youth educational programs and our highly regarded instructional intensive summer camps for many students who have no other artistic venues. We also make it a priority to give back to our community and have raised thousands of dollars for local charities over the years including Movable Feast, The Trevor Project, and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  We value all art from classics to contemporary to original works, and make a conscious attempt to provide a well rounded season that offers something for every interest. But most of all, we at Tidewater Players pride ourselves on maintaining an all-inclusive, safe, and supportive space for all performers, production team members, and volunteers.

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