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Open Auditions

The Kelsey Theatre invites you to . . .

Anyone can audition, you do not have to be a student at MCCC.

NOTE: Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College Campus unless otherwise stated. Check the Kelsey Theatre for room location signs.

All performances will be held at Kelsey Theatre, located on the West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550 unless otherwise stated.


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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Cats'

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S.Eliot
Text by Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe after T.S Eliot

Produced by Playful Theatre Productions

Producers Suzanne Smith and Hilary Leboff

Direction and Choreography by Dani Tucci-Juraga

Musical Direction by Laurie Gougher

Stage Management by Ruth Kresge and Nancy Scharf.


December 4, 2014 7:30pm 

December 7, 2014 2:00pm


December 6, 2014 1:00pm (Pit Singers Only, no dancing required)

Callbacks, as required, are tentatively scheduled for December 7, 6:00pm

Call 267-987-4113 or e-mail ptpauditions@gmail.com.
Audition appointments are very strongly recommended


Be warmed and ready to dance.

Wear tight fit dance clothes and jazz shoes or sneakers.

Tap shoes a plus. 


Auditioners are asked to prepare one complete song in the style of the show and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.


Bring picture and resume if possible.

Rehearsals begin lightly in December and then pick up in January.  Dance rehearsals will be on Saturdays 1-5pm and Sunday 6-9:30pm at Downstage Center Dance Studio in Morrisville, Pa.  Vocal rehearsals will be one-two nights per week, at MCCC Communications Building and/or Downstage Center. 

All roles are open. A summary of available roles is provided below.


We are seeking a total of approximately 20 actors, though cast size and planned doubling will be flexible based on audition results.  In general, adult actors (age 16+) of any age will be considered for all of the principal roles. 

Grizabella: (female)  the former Glamour cat; now an outcast; sings "Memory"; big voice. Belt High Eb Moves. Limited dance.

Old Deuteronomy:  (male) the beloved, old patriarch of the Jellicle cats; big, commanding voice. High G#. Limited dance.

Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger:  (male) actor doubles as Bustopher in Act I and Gus the theatre cat who becomes Growltiger in the Opera. Operatic voice with High Bb. Limited dance.

Jellylorum/Griddlebone:  (female) operatic storyteller with High ‘C’; comedic skills helpful; decent dancer.

Mr. Mistoffelees:  (male) spectacular dancer; magical; usually small; light singer.

Rum Tum Tugger:  (male) funky, sexy, fun tomcat; Elvis-meets-Mick Jagger; charismatic dancer and singer.

Munkustrap:  (male) tribe leader, manly, protector; main narrator. Strong dancer/singer to High G.

Gumbie/Jennyanydots:  (female) Tapper with personality; strong soprano. High C a plus.

Bombalurina:  (female) sexy, leader; sings "Macavity"; strong singer/dancer.

Demeter:  (female) sexy, quirky, skittish; also sings "Macavity"; strong singer /dancer.

Skimbleshanks:  (male) fussy, precise, charming; the Railway cat. Strong singer/ dancer.

Mungojerrie:  (male) mischievous acrobat; young adult cat; good singer and dancer. Usually "Ghengis" in Siamese section.

Rumpleteazer:  (female) Mungojerrie’s partner in crime; similar size to Mungo, acrobatic; good singer and dancer.

Plato/Macavity:  (male) beautiful, athletic dancer with ballet; light singer; fight choreography.

Alanzo/Rumpus Cat: (male) athletic dancer with ballet; light to decent singer; also fight choreography.

Silabub:  (female, sometimes called Jamima) sweet, pretty kitten; clear, young solo voice; sings "Memory" with Griz; strong dancer.

Victoria:  (female) usually the White Cat; solo ballerina kitten; light singer.

Cassandra:  (female) usually the Siamese Cat; sinewy, elegant, mysterious dancer; light singer.

Tumblebrutus:  (male) athletic, acrobatic, featured dancer young adult cat; light singer.

Pouncival: (male) young kitten; usually covers Mistoffelees; strong dance, decent singer.

Coricopat:  (male) young male twin kitten

Tantomile:  (female) young female twin kitten

Carbucketty:  (male) cameo.  Tenor. 

Pit Singers: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone.  No Dancing Required.


Friday, Mar. 13 & 27
Saturdays, Mar. 14, 21 & 28 at 8pm, Mar. 21 at 2pm

Sundays, Mar. 15, 22 & 29 at 2pm   


The show will be performed at Kelsey Theatre, on campus at Mercer County Community College (West Windsor, NJ)




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