Cabaret Audition Info:
Auditions: March 3 & 4, Callbacks on Callbacks March 5th
Rehearsals begin April 15th
To schedule an audition please email firstname.lastname@example.org
pdf of your resume
Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.
Accompaniment will be provided.
All roles are open and actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
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.”
Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub Vocal Range – Middle C to High C# – Tenor The host at the Kit Kat Klub – presented as a gender-questionable character comfortable with being close to both men and women – comedic – loveable. Requires agile stage movement and dance. Age range and appearance flexible. Speaks with a German Accent.
A British Cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub Vocal Range – Low A to High C – Soprano – Strong Belt A quirky character that comes across as flighty – yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance Age Range 20s to 30s. Speaks with a British Accent. Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw – An American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin Vocal Range – Low A to High E – Tenor Presented as a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance Age range Late 20s to Mid 30s. Speaks with an American accent.
Fraulein Schneider -- A landlady who rents rooms in her large flat Vocal Range – Low D to Ab above middle C – Alto Comfortable with stage movement and light dance – waltz. Age range 50+. Speaks with a German accent.
One of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a Fruit Shop. Vocal Range – Low G to High F – Tenor Comfortable with stage movement and light dance. Age Range 50+. Speaks with a German accent.
Another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers. Vocal Range – Low A flat to High F – Alto/Mezzo She earns money by offering favours to sailors – presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature. Comfortable with stage movement. Age Range – 30s to 40s. Speaks with a German accent.
A friendly and Likeable German Sings in the Chorus – Vocal range flexible Takes English lessons from Cliff and smuggles funds for the Nazi Party. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance – waltz Age Range – flexible. Speaks with a German accent.
Kit Kat Klub Girls
Kit Kat Club Performers and Various Features Vocal Range – Strong Singers in all voice parts The individuals will also be part of various scenes as performers and as club patrons. The ladies can be of various shapes and sizes. Features (“Two Ladies,” “Telephone Dance,” etc.) will be drawn from this group. Excellent dance skills required. Age Range – 20s to early 30s.
Male Dance Ensemble
Kit Kat Klub Waiters and Patrons and Various Features Vocal Range – Strong Singers in all voice parts Should be comfortable with portraying free in gender depictions. Features (Bobby, Victor, “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” etc.) will be drawn from this group. Excellent dance skills required. Age Range – 20s to early 30s.
Character Roles/Singers (2 men, 2 women)
Club Patrons, Party Guests and Various Features Vocal Range – Strong Singers in all voice parts Comfortable with stage movement and light dance Age Range: Mid-30s and older.