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

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Rock Odyssey Casting Notice


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Casting Notice - ROCK ODYSSEY

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 has wowed every 5th grade class of Miami-Dade County for the past ten years. (

Audition Dates: 

Equity:  January 25 - 9:00am-2:00pm
             January 26 - 9:00am-11:00am

Non-Equity: January 25 - 9:00am-2:00pm 
                    January 26 - 9:00am-11:00am

Callbacks: January 26 -12:00pm-5:00pm
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: March 30, 2020 (Monday through Saturday)

Two weeks of daytime performances begin: April 13, 2020 

Last Performance: April 22, 2020 

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: $526.50/weekly minimum

AUDITION: January 26 & 27 and Callbacks: January 27 Actors should prepare 32 bars up temp and ballad. Bring sheet music in your key (no tracks). Accompanist will be provided.

Job Requirements:

Actors may be asked to read from the script. 



CASTING: 8 Men and 3 Women who sing very well and move well – Ages 18 through early 50’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. 

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. 

CIRCE – 20’s – 40’s – enchantress, witch goddess with an alto belt.  She turns Odysseus’s men into pigs and tricks them into staying on her island.  She has a fun calypso song.

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. 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. These actors engage in choreographed stage combat.