By Joe Masteroff, John Kander, and Fred Ebb
Director: Jennifer Juul
Music Director: Tommy Iafrate
Choreographer: Amy VanKirk
Rehearsals begin January 20, 2014.
Show dates: March 25, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m.; March 26 at 10:00 a.m ; and March 30 at 2:00 p.m.
WHEN: Dec. 2 and 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pridemore Playhouse and Hawes Studio Theatre, Porterfield Hall
What to Wear: please wear dance clothing (form-fitting solid clothing that shows the line of your body) and footwear (jazz or character shoes if you have them; athletic shoes if you do not). Hair should be pulled back.
What to Bring: a memorized 16-32 bar song in a style similar to the show, glued to a manila folder or put in a 3-ring binder; a prepared 30-second ‘rant’ about something that annoys you; a headshot and résumé (if you have them); your spring semester class and work schedule; any musical instruments you own or play that you can carry.
Seeking: Actor/Singers, Singer/Dancers, and Musicians of all types.
Auditions will have several components as follows:
- Group dance audition: a movement combination as well as a more advanced dance combination for the Kit Kat Boys and Girls. All auditionees should learn the movement combination, even if you don’t consider yourself a dancer.
- Acting audition: everyone will present a 30-second ‘rant’ about something that irritates you. Please keep it brief. Select a topic from your everyday life; avoid deep personal issues or grave social injustices. Selected performers will then be asked to read from the script.
- Individual singing audition: immediately following your ‘rant,’ you’ll present your 16-32 bar audition song, followed by singing exercises to determine your vocal range.
- Musician audition: everyone who brings a musical instrument will have a chance to briefly introduce their talent and schedule an audition appointment. This will occur immediately after the singing audition, so please bring your instrument into the room with you.
- Callbacks: those who audition on the first night may be given a new reading or section of music and asked to return the next night. Therefore, it’s to your advantage to audition the first night.
- If necessary, singing and acting callbacks will continue by appointment on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Cabaret is set in the Kit Kat Club of 1929-30 Berlin. When American writer Cliff Bradshaw arrives in Berlin, he is drawn into the fun-loving, yet deteriorating life of its star, Sally Bowles. With the club Emcee pulling the strings, we witness the seedy nightlife of a city on the verge of world war.
The characters of Cabaret live out loud; there are no blushing wallflowers. Please prepare audition material that reflects your own personal fierceness, guts, and sensuality. Make the material your own and do NOT try to imitate Joel Grey, Alan Cumming, Natasha Richardson, or Liza Minelli. You will need to provide your own sheet music glued to a manila folder or put in a three-ring binder (no loose photocopies or full music books), clearly marked and ready for sight-reading by the accompanist.
Please try to be available for both nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Attend the first night of auditions if at all possible. When you arrive, sign in with the audition monitors in the Porterfield Lobby and proceed back to the Hawes Studio Theatre (room 245) to begin dance warm-ups. The auditions are open to anyone regardless of your major or year in school.
*A make-up audition will be given Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 4:00 p.m. for any student with a rehearsal schedule that conflicts with auditions on Monday and Tuesday night. Please contact Jennifer Juul at email@example.com to schedule a make-up audition on Tuesday afternoon.