Auditions for Cabaret
Postponed until May 6th. Please contact Vaughn for more information! firstname.lastname@example.org
By KANDER, EBB, AND MASTEROFF
Directed by Vaughn Irving
Audition Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2:30pm-6pm and Sunday, April 30th, 1pm-4:30pm – Dance Call 4pm-6pm
Callbacks: (by invitation only) May 6th, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Audition Location: The NEW Playhouse Workshops, 3218 Calle Marie, Unit B
(Dance call at Teatro Paraguas’ Dance Studio, 3205 A Calle Marie)
Production Dates: Rehearsal – May 29th – July 19th (to be scheduled based on actor availability)
Performances – July 20th-August 6th, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Pay: $60 stipend
In Attendance: Director: Vaughn Irving
Choreographer: Patrick MacDonald
Preparation:Please prepare 32 bars of a classic musical theatre song or jazz standard. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the proper key and one copy of your headshot and resume.
Auditions by appointment. To secure an audition slot please send an email to email@example.com with your preferred time and date. Auditioners will be asked to prepare short sides from the script. More info will be sent after you schedule an appointment. Actors without an appointment will be seen as time permits.
Synopsis: In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”
Cast Breakdown – All cast members will be asked to sing, dance and act. We will only have a cast of 15 (on Broadway it was 27) so the entire ensemble will be working hard.
Master of Ceremonies (Emcee) — Male? Ageless. The host at the Kit Kat Klub. A showman. (Tenor)
Clifford Bradshaw — Male, 20-35, an American novelist (Baritone)
Fräulein Schneider — Female, 40-60s, a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat, (Alto)
Herr Schultz — Male, 40-60s, one of Frl. Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop (Baritone)
Fräulein Kost — Female, 20s-40s, another of Frl. Schneider’s roomers. Earns a living by offering favors to sailors
Sally Bowles — Female, 20-35, a British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub (Mezzo)
Ernst Ludwig — Male, 30-50, a friendly and likeable German
4 Kit Kat Girls – 4 women, 20s-40s, to play dancers in the “Klub” as well as various ensemble roles (ie Telephone Girl, “Two Ladies”, Kissing Couple, Gorilla, etc.). Must be strong singers and dancers.
4 Kit Kat Boys – 4 Men, 20s-40s, to play dancers in the “Klub” as well as various ensemble roles (ie Customs Officer, Maitre D‘, Max, Kissing Couple, Sailors, Nazis, etc) Must be strong singers and dancers.
For those who prefer to be backstage, we’re always looking for people to help build the set and volunteer on the production crew. Costumes, props, set building, painting and more! If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Joshua Billiter at firstname.lastname@example.org