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Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

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Book by Stephen Cole
Music & Lyrics by Billy Straus
Directed and Choreographed by Douglas Love (

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, South Florida’s focal point of performing arts activity, is remounting their acclaimed production of Rock Odyssey for Miami-Dade county students at the Center, free of charge. High adventure and high comedy are tied together in this rock musical from Emmy award winning composer Billy Straus and Kleban award winning playwright, Stephen Cole. It’s an original spin on Homer’s classic tale that wowed the 2011 5th grade class of Miami-Dade County. (

Audition Dates:
Equity:  March 4 10:00am-5:00pm  
Non-Equity:  March 4 10:00am-5:00pm
Callbacks:  March 5  10:00am-6:00pm 
for appointments call: 786-468-2047 or 786-468-2299.  Equity walk-ins as time permits. 

Location of Auditions:
Peacock Education Center in the Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132  

Two weeks of daytime rehearsal begins: April 29, 2019 (Monday through Saturday)

Two weeks of daytime performances begin: May 13, 2019

Last Performance: May 22, 2019

Venue: The Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132 (
Theater for Young Audiences contract Salary: $512.25/weekly minimum

AUDITION: March 4 and Callbacks: March 5
Actors should prepare 32 bars up temp and ballad.
Bring sheet music in your key (no tracks)
Accompanist will be provided.
Actors may be asked to read from the script.



Job Requirements:


CASTING: 8 Men and 2 Women who sing very well and move well – Ages 18 through early 40’s – Actors should be able to sing in a contemporary Broadway “Rock” style.

ODYSSEUS – mid to late 30’s - vain and self-centered hero - a powerful, muscular warrior with a big ego. Should have a strong singing voice with a rock and roll edge. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.

ZEUS – 30’s – 50’s - Father of all the Greek gods. Should have good comic timing and a booming bass voice.

TELEMACHUS – 16 – (actor should be over 18) Odysseus’s son.  Angst-filled teenager in a hurry to grow up – should have boy band looks and a voice to match. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.

PENELOPE – mid to late 30’s – Odysseus’s wife: strong, smart and beautiful. She should possess a strong soulful voice. Gospel singers are encouraged to audition. Actress also plays CIRCE a mischievous and sensual goddess.

ATHENA – 20’s – the beautiful goddess of war with a strong alto belt.  She has empathy for Odysseus and pleads his case to her father Zeus. This actress also plays the goddess, CALYPSO – an airhead type – obsessed with Odysseus.

HERMES – 20 – 30’s our narrator, the messenger god who jumps in and out of the action of the play.  A skilled comic actor with a great singing voice should have several different comic characters inside of him - like Robin Williams. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.

POSEIDON – 20’s – early 40’s our villain, the god of the seas. He hates Odysseus’s boldness and uses his powers to keep our hero away from his home and family for 16 years. This actor should be able to sing like Elvis – or some other iconic Rock figure. He also plays the CYCLOPSE a boisterous one-eyed monster in a full body puppet. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.

3 men 20’s – 30’s to play Odysseus’s men and Penelope’s suitors: NESTOR, SEYMOUR, MELANTHIUS, AJAX, AGAMEMNON and ANTINOUS. These strapping comic actors should be able to play multiple roles convincingly, should have great timing and be able to perform physical comedy and light slapstick. They should move well and sing very well.  They also operate puppets. One of these men will play the comedic role of AEOLUS – the very, very old god of the winds. These actors engage in choreographed stage combat.