Sonny Malone - Male, age 20-30. Young male lead from the beaches of California. He is wide-eyed, full of dreams and can be a bit sensitive; after all, he is an artist! While Sonny may not be the brightest, he is very sincere and earnest.
Kira - Female, 20-25. Greek heroine and loveable, young ingénue. She begins the play as Clio, the youngest and the most idealistic of the Muses. With the addition of leg warmers and an Australian accent, she quickly becomes Kira to help Sonny realize his dreams. She is ambitious, smart and like Sonny, pure of heart.
Danny Maguire - Male, age 40-50. A real estate magnate and owner of the Xanadu theater. This is a wonderful part for a male actor who is adept at playing character roles. He should be a malleable actor who can evolve from being guarded about protecting the theater to becoming partners with Sonny and then betraying him.
The Andrews Sisters - Females, age 20-30. The Andrews Sisters (Maxene, Patty and Laverne) are an exact duplicate of the Andrews Sisters that were famous in the 1940s. Vocal range: Eb-B3.
The Tubes - Gender-any. An iconic, hard-rockin' new-wave band of the 80s. Cast young performers who are fearless and can really rock out. Must be able to dance well.
Melpomene - Female, age 40-50. Muse of Tragedy, is the eldest of the Muses and is most responsible for plotting against Kira.
Calliope - Female. Muse of Epics, is Melpomene's "Wing-Muse." She is equally devious and listens closely to her sister's direction.
Other Muses - Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Terpischore, Thalia and Urania. Each Muse should embody their specific role (i.e. Thalia, Muse of Comedy should have a comedic knack).
Zeus - Male. A big presence; he is after all, the king of the Greek gods.
Hera - Female. Zeus' wife with grand stature and power and known for her comparable status to her husband.
Hermes - Male. Hermes was the god of shepherds, land travel, and literature. More specifically, he was known as a patron of poetry.
Thetis - Female. The Goddess of the Sea who tells the pivotal story of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, which in turn, changes Kira's perspective about really loving Sonny.
Aphrodite - Female. The Goddess of Love.
Sirens - Female. Melpomene's nine alluring daughters, Molpe, Peisonoe, Thelxiepeia have solo lines.
Ensemble - Eros, Cyclops, Centaur, and Medusa. And of course, there is the Greek Chorus, which is the foundation for the world of the play. Each actor has a great responsibility to make the show as diverse and specific as possible. There are lots of fun songs and dances!