Xanadu Jr.

Ages 11-14
Typically this camp is overnight-style; however, due to the current guidelines and regulations, campers will not stay overnight this year.
Camp Dates: July 27-31 at MidAmerica Nazarene University
Performances: July 31-August 2 at MidAmerica Nazarene University
Auditions: Video submissions accepted from May 28-June 4 at noon at campcoordinator@cytkc.org
Callbacks: June 7 at the CYT Studios
 
Xanadu JR. is inspired by the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie that starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Xanadu JR. is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco. (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. There’s lots of room for large disco dance numbers, Xanadu JR. will have your students rolling along (no skates required!) (Courtesy of MTI)

PLEASE NOTE: No cell phones, smart watches, or other electronic/wireless devices will be allowed at camp.
 
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Auditions:

We will hold auditions for those who would like an opportunity for a role, solo, or featured dancer; however, you do NOT need to audition in order to participate in this camp. Students who choose not to audition will be placed in the ensemble. Auditions will be occur via video and submissions will be accepted from May 28 through June 4 at noon. Videos should be sent to campcoordinator@cytkc.org. Students who choose to audition will need to submit the following:
  1. A video containing a performance of a one-minute cut of an audition song of the student’s choice and a performance of one of the selected audition monologues. Audition monologues are available HERE. Please label this video M, name (last,first), song/monologue.
  2. A video containing a performance on the dance audition. The dance auditions will be learned at home via the videos located below. Students will be asked to study the video for their respective camp and then tape themselves doing the routine. Please label this video M, name (last, first), dance.
  3. A completed audition form. The Xanadu Jr. audition form is available HERE.
Callbacks will be held on June 7th at the CYT Studios (6800 W. 153rd St. Suite A). Callbacks will be limited to groups of 10 or fewer. There will also be a list of health guidelines to follow during callbacks.

Dance Audition Videos

Use the videos below to learn the audition dance. Then, tape yourself performing it and submit along with your song/monologue video and audition form!

Character Breakdown:

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!

Current Camps:

Camp: Age: Chapter: Location: Start: End:
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Frozen Kids (July 27th-31st) 8-13 South CYT Studios Jul 27 Jul 31
High School Overnight Camp - Bye Bye Birdie 14-18 Master Class Mid-America Nazarene University Jul 19 Jul 26
Lion King Kids (July 13th-17th) 8-13 South CYT Studios Jul 13 Jul 17
Lion King Kids (July 20th-24th) 8-13 South CYT Studios Jul 20 Jul 24
Middle School Overnight Camp - Xanadu JR 11-14 Master Class Mid-America Nazarene University Jul 27 Aug 01
XTREME - Star Wars: Legends of the Extended Universe 10-16 South CYT Studios Jun 29 Jul 03