Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, seeks a diverse and uninhibited cast of actor/singer/dancers, ages 18 and up, for their upcoming non-equity community theater production of CABARET. Special consideration will be given to actor/singer/dancers who also play a musical instrument (you may be asked to bring your instrument to the callback). All roles are available.
NOTE: This production is specifically looking for performers ages 18 and up who are comfortable and confident about their bodies and/or have the ability to overcome inhibitions related to intimate body contact on stage. Open minds and mutual respect for one another is a MUST.
AUDITION DATES: June 20 and 21 at 7pm
CALLBACKS: June 25 at 12pm (by invitation only).
LOCATION: Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick.
Please prepare TWO (2) contrasting musical theatre selections of 16 bars each, in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key (no transpositions on-demand). Also, no acapella and no recorded accompaniment. You will also be asked to learn a short dance combination at the audition, so please bring appropriate clothing and dance shoes.
SHOW DATES: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – September 16 through October 2, 2016. All Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm. Sunday performances are at 3pm. On September 25, there will be no afternoon performance, however, there will be an Sunday evening performance at 8 p.m.
DIRECTOR: Jim Jarrell
CHOREOGRAPHER: Phillip Solomon
MUSIC DIRECTOR: TBA at a later date
For more information, or to ask additional questions, please contact the director, Jim Jarrell, at email@example.com.
NOTE: All roles are available and ALL roles require some dancing. Serious ability to play a musical instrument should be indicated at your audition.
Emcee – Middle C to High C-sharp – the highly sexually-charged host at the Kit Kat Klub who is equally comfortable with women and men; must have strong comedic timing and a commanding stage presence; strong ability to move/dance.
Sally Bowles – Low A to E, with a strong belt – a performer at the Kit Kat Klub; walks around with blinders on; speaks with a British accent; very strong movement/dance.
Clifford Bradshaw – Low A to High E – an American novelist and English teacher; somewhat sexually ambiguous; comfortable with movement/dance.
Fraulein Schneider – Low D to A-flat above Middle C – typically presented as an older German woman with rooms to rent; good comedic timing; must have German accent; comfortable with light movement; may double as a Kit Kat Klub girl.
Herr Schultz – Low G to High F – owns a fruit shop and is a boarder in Fr. Schneider’s house; typically presented as an older German Jewish man; good comedic timing, sentimental and romantic nature; must have German accent; comfortable with light movement; may double as a Kit Kat Klub boy.
Fraulein Kost – Low A-flat to High F with strong belt – a woman of ill-repute and a boarder in Fr. Schneider’s house; strong comedic timing; speaks with a German accent; very strong dancer; doubles as one of the Kit Kat Klub girls (note: in other revivals, this role has played the accordion in the show)
Ernst Ludwig – flexible vocal range – friendly and likeable German; questionable sexual preference; good comedic timing; speaks with a German accent; comfortable with light movement; may double as a Kit Kat Klub boy.
Kit Kat Klub Girls – Rosie, LuLu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzi, and Helga – an assortment of rowdy “cabaret girls” who sing and dance throughout the show in the Kit Kat Klub numbers; must be strong, confident singers and dancers; some will double as character roles.
Kit Kat Klub Boys – Bobby, Victor, Herman, Hans, and Max – an assortment of rowdy “cabaret boys” (some with questionable sexual preference) who sing and dance throughout the show; must be strong, confident singers and dancers; some will double as character roles.
Playhouse 22 is a non-profit, community theater troupe. No paid stipends will be available. More information about Playhouse 22 can be found at Playhouse22.org.