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Open Auditions

Roles are open to all. See our production eligibility policy here for details.

Our casting policy can also be found here.

See below for audition details/requirements for each production for which you may audition.


Upcoming Auditions


The Theatre Department is excited to bring the hilarious 80’s rock musical Xanadu to EIU. We have auditions coming up in November, and this information should give you everything you need to know regarding that audition.

Auditions will be Tuesday, November 15th.

On Tuesday, we will have two specific audition calls:

  • A dance call at 5:00 PM which everyone is required to attend
  • Vocal auditions starting at 6:30 PM

You must be participate in both audition calls to be considered for the show.

Dance Call:

This will begin at 5:00, so make sure you arrive a bit early, warm-up, and stretch. You will want to wear comfortable and moveable clothing and shoes. The dance call will be led by guest choreographer from Atlanta, GA., Cindy Reiser.

Vocal Call:

You will prepare a 32-bar cut of a 70’s or 80’s rock song. Please mark your music clearly for the accompanist who will be provided for you. Make sure your music is memorized and that you tell a story through your song.

If you do not have the ability to choose a song, you may sing one of the songs provided below. There is one male song and one female song provided.

The vocal auditions will be held in 5 minute segments. To reserve your 5-minute time slot, please email for a specific time.

Audition Sheet:

Please make sure you complete an audition sheet. You may do that the day of the audition, or you may download the sheet here and fill it out prior to the audition day: Xanadu Audition Form


Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, Nov 16th. If you are invited to the callback, you will receive an email after the auditions on Tuesday. Callbacks will not start until 6:30 PM on November 16th.

The Script:

It would behoove you to read the script prior to auditioning. You can find the script here: ___________________



If you have any questions regarding the audition, please feel free to contact Larry Cox, Jr. at


We will be casting the following characters:


Sonny Malone, Tenor

Clio (Kira), Soprano

Melpomene / Medusa, Mezzo-Soprano

Calliope/Aphrodite, Mezzo-Soprano

Danny Maguire / Zeus, Tenor

Erato, Mezzo-Soprano

Thalia, Tenor

Euterpe, Soprano

Terpsichore, Tenor


2 Swing Roles 1 M and 1 F covering all roles.

Break Legs!                                    


Fool is the preferred cut for Kira. 
The Fall is the preferred cut for Sonny.
Magic should be appropriate for any other roles. 
Fool Accompaniment
Fool Vocal Line
Magic Accompaniment (Sop/Atlo)
Magic Vocal Line (Sop/Alto)
Magic Accompaniment (Tenor/Bari)
Magic Vocal Line (Tenor/Bari)
The Fall Accompaniment (Kira)
The Fall Vocal Line (Kira)
Callback Scores



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Contact Information

Department of Theatre

2080 Doudna Fine Arts Cntr.
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3121

Box Office

(217) 581-3110

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