Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander | Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Director and Choreographer: MK Lawson | Musical Director: Katie Luekens Chan Chee


NON-PAID. No EMC points available. No transportation or housing provided. Rehearses and performs in White Plains, NY. Actors cast may be given special consideration for future WPPAC Mainstage productions.


Rehearsals Begin: Tuesday, June 26
Production Rehearses: Weekday Evenings and Weekend Days, typically Tuesday – Saturday.
Technical Rehearsals: Saturday – Sunday, July 28 – 29 (10 out of 12), July 30 – August 2 evenings
Performance Run:
 August 3-5 and August 10-12

AUDITION DATES, TIMES & LOCATION

Non-Equity Performer Auditions (by appointment):

Tuesday • May 22, 2018 

6 PM – 9 PM at WPPAC in White Plains, NY

Thursday • May 24, 2018

6 PM – 9 PM at WPPAC in White Plains, NY

Callbacks: Saturday, June 2nd by invitation ONLY.

We will be hearing vocal auditions only. A dance call will be part of the callbacks. Please see casting breakdown and all appointment-making and preparation instructions below.

White Plains Performing Arts Center
City Center
11 City Place, 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601.

Directions: http://wppac.com/your-visit/directions/

SEEKING

Casting CABARET (1998 version). We are seeking a non-union, MULTI-ETHNIC cast of men and women to play principal and ensemble roles. ALL ETHNIC AND BODY TYPES WELCOME. Looking for strong actors, exceptional singers, and great dancers who have voices with passion, power and range, who move extremely well. All types and singing ranges encouraged to attend. All roles are open/available.

Any 18+ non-union actors who feel they may benefit from this experience are welcome to audition. Exceptionally talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years of age will also be considered.

Please see CHARACTER BREAKDOWN below for more information.

ABOUT STAGE 2

Created in 2014, STAGE 2 bridges the gap between the WPPAC Conservatory and Mainstage, giving college and community performers the opportunity to work in a regional theatre under the guidance of professional artists. While geared for those in college, any 18+ non-union actors are invited to audition. Exceptionally talented, rising high school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years of age will also be considered.

SHOW SYNOPSIS

CABARET tells the story of the infamous Kit Kat Klub at the cusp of the 1930’s in pre-WWII Berlin. It is a dark, heady, tumultuous time, as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Inside, the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and the rest of the Kit Kat Klub invite audiences to leave their troubles at the door and indulge in decadence. As life in Germany grows uncertain, will the allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through the dangerous times?

CABARET is the winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Musical and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. It features memorable songs, including “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Two Ladies” and “Maybe This Time”.

APPOINTMENT-MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

For a 5-minute vocal audition please go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508044AABAA2FA2FF2-cabaret to sign up for an appointment. When booking the appointment, please include name, email, phone #, and current university, if applicable. If under 18, please also include name and contact information for a parent or guardian. Performers without appointments will be seen as time permits. Once you have selected an appointment time, it will be confirmed by email along with very detailed driving and mass transit directions using Metro-North from Grand Central.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare a brief vocal selection (approximately 32 bars) in the style of the show that shows you off well. Must bring sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are NOT acceptable, NO cd’s and NO unaccompanied singing.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

CALLBACKS

Saturday, June 2nd. Callbacks are by invitation ONLY. Performers will be notified by email if they are expected to return for callbacks. Sides and music will be distributed before and at callbacks.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)

The host at the Kit Kat Klub. This lead character is a charismatic entertainer who breaks the fourth wall and engages the audience. He is also the bridge between the world of the Cabaret and the Storyline. Comedic and loveable.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: C below Middle C to High C#

Sally Bowles

A British Cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub, she has dreams to make it to the “big time.” Quirky and sometimes flighty, she struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: Low A to High C

Clifford Bradshaw

An American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin, from whose eyes we see everything. He is an idealistic observer. A bit naïve but loyal to a fault.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: Low A to High E

Ernst Ludwig

An amiable Nazi sympathizer and streetwise smuggler who seems to know everyone, he likes a good party, means well but is misguided. Takes English lessons from Cliff and smuggles funds for the Nazi Party.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: flexible

Fräulein Schneider

A world-weary landlady who rents rooms in her large flat. She is a kind woman who simply wants to avoid losing money. Falls for Herr Schultz. Does not approve of Fraulein Kost.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: Low D to Ab above middle C

Herr Schultz

A sweet, loving and honest German who also happens to be a Jew during the rise of Fascism in Germany. One of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a Fruit Shop.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range:Low G to High F

Fräulein Kost

Another of Fraulein Schneider’s borders, she earns money by offering favors to sailors. She is not afraid of speaking her mind and admitting to her indiscretions.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: Low A flat to High F

The Kit Kat Girls

Kit Kat Club Performers including: Texas, Rosie, Frenchie, Helga, Lulu, Fritzie. Strong, versatile dancers who can sing and act. Must work well together as a team.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range – Strong Singers in all voice parts

The Kit Kat Boys

Kit Kat Club Performers including: Victor, Bobby, Hans, Herman. Strong, versatile dancers who can sing and act. Must work well together as a team.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range – Strong Singers in all voice parts

Ensemble

Character Roles/Singers including: Max, the owner of the Kit Kat Club | Rudy, a sailor | Customs Official | Club Patrons, Party Guests and other various features

Gender: Any

Vocal Range – Strong Singers in all voice parts