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Audition: Cabaret

CORONADO PLAYHOUSE announces AUDITIONS for:


CABARET

Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Music by John Kander
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
 
Director: Julia Cuppy
Music Director: Ian Brandon
Choreographer: Jaese Lecuyer 


Audition Date/Time: Sunday, January 27 from 6-10PM & Monday, January 28 from 6-10PM
By appointment, individually within each half hour slot.

CALLBACKS: Tuesday, January 29 from 6-10PM, by invitation only.
Possible additional callbacks on Wednesday, January 30.  TBD.

Production Dates/Times:

March 22-April 28, 2019
Thursday – Saturday 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
POSSIBLE ADDED PERFORMANCE – INDUSTRY NIGHT – MONDAY, APRIL 8.
NO PERFORMANCE EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21.
ADDITIONAL MATINEE, EASTER SATURDAY, APRIL 20, to make up for Easter Sunday performance.


To Reserve Your Audition Time:

Please click on the following link and complete the online submission form.  Please attach your headshot and resume. https://form.jotform.com/83216188938165

Note: If the slots are full, please check back regularly as openings do happen up until the audition dates.

Where:

Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado 92118. Directions can be found on the website: https://www.coronadoplayhouse.com

If you have any questions not answered in this announcement, you may email audition@coronadoplayhouse.com.

Audition Details:

For all roles:

  • Prepare a 32-bar cut, bring a copy of your sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
  • No a capella and no recordings, please.

You need to know your conflicts from February 3, 2019 through April 28, 2019 and these must be listed on the audition form. Audition forms will be emailed to you in advance. Please plan to bring your completed audition form and hard copies of your headshot and resume with you to the audition.

If you are asked to come to callbacks, please be prepared to move and sing songs from the 1998 revival production.  

Rehearsals will begin the evening of Sunday, February 3, 2019

  •  Strictly a Non-Equity production.

Play description:

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 List and Breakdown:

Emcee ‐ 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. The personification of unfettered sexual freedom. He makes extreme sexuality appealing, entertaining, inviting. Requires agile stage movement and dance.
Age range and appearance flexible. Speaks with a German Accent.

Sally Bowles –  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. “A not-particularly-talented-but-always-mesmerizing singer”. 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
He represents social conscience. He sees what is happening (though not until pretty late in the game) and he refuses to accept it. 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.

Fräulein 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. Considers herself old yet full of vitality.
Age range 50+. Speaks with a German accent.

Herr Schultz – A middle aged Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fräulein Schneider
Vocal Range – Low G to High F – Tenor
Very warm and cheerful. Dresses neatly, but it appears he needs a woman to tell him what tie goes with what. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance.
Age Range 50+. Speaks with a German accent.

Herr Ernst Ludwig –  A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin
Sings in the Chorus – Vocal range flexible
Later revealed to be a Nazi. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance – waltz
Age Range – flexible. Speaks with a German accent.

Fräulein Kost – A prostitute who rents in Fräulein Schneider’s boarding house
Vocal Range – Low A flat to High F – Alto/Mezzo
Comfortable with stage movement.
Age Range – 30s to 40s. Speaks with a German accent.

Kit Kat Klub Girls (5-8 will be cast) – 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.
Excellent improv and dance skills required.
Age Range – 20s to early 30s.

Male Dance Ensemble (5-8 will be cast) – Kit Kat Klub Waiters and Patrons and Various Features
Vocal Range – Strong Singers in all voice parts
Excellent improv and 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

All Ethnicities