Cabaret Auditions Announced

Director: Matt McNabbMusic Director:Andrew Kust

Auditions: Sunday, May 6, 6:00p.m.–9:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 6:30p.m.–9:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 1:00p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Callbacks: Sunday, May 13, 6:00p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Performance Dates: July 13-August 5, 2012 (16 performances)

Character Breakdown

Master of Ceremonies:  Emcee of the sleazy Kit Kat Club; all-knowing, sinister, and occasionally vulgar; requires strong character and improv work. Good dancer required.  Any age.  Tenor.

Fraulein Schneider: A middle-aged, moralistic, yet pragmatic woman who rents a room in her boarding house to Clifford.   Age range 45-70.  Alto.

Sally Bowles: A youthful looking English performer at the Kit Kat Club; playful modernity and a false bravado mask a childlike insecurity.  Good dancer required.  Age range 20-35.  Alto.

Clifford Bradshaw:  An American writer, idealistic and honorable; teaches English for extra cash.  Age range 25-45.  Baritone.

Herr Schultz:  A  kindly, middle-aged greengrocer who is in love with Fraulein Schneider. Gentle; unconfident.  A German Jew.  Age range 50-70.  Tenor.

Fraulein Kost: A German prostitute of indeterminate age, living in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house; brash, brazen and good humored.  Mezzo.

Ernst Ludwig: A streetwise German who pays Clifford for English lessons; an opportunist who sees the Nazi party as a means to an end.  Age range 30-50.  Tenor/Baritone.

The Kit Kat Girls:  Beautiful and not-so-beautiful dancers/singers.   Girls who have settled for far less than social standing or moral behavior.  Good dancers required; belting vocals, all ranges.

Bobby and Victor:  The Kit Kat Boys. Good dancers required.

Ensemble: Various ensemble members: patrons and waiters at the Kit Kat Club, train conductors, sailors, Nazi thugs, and Fraulein Kost’s customers. All ages and ranges.

 

Audition Information: Auditions will consist of singing only. Please prepare 32 bars of an upbeat song. Songs can be from Cabaret or songs similar to the musical style of the show. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. No a capella singing. Accompanist provided.

Synopsis: Struggling American novelist Cliff Bradshaw arrives in 1930’s Berlin in search of inspiration for his next book, but instead he finds a budding romance with British cabaret performer Sally Bowles amongst the seedy nightlife of the Kit Kat Klub. As their relationship grows, the world around them deteriorates. They, along with the Klub’s frequent visitors, distract themselves with a life of indulge as they turn a blind eye to the Nazi party’s imminent rise to power. This classic musical represents the most acclaimed collaboration between by John Kander and Fred Ebb and features classic songs such as Willkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, and Cabaret.

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