MACON LITTLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR THE SPRING MUSICAL
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Macon Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Sylvia Haynie
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Laura Voss
All actors must be 18 or older
ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in 1931 Berlin, as the Nazis are rising to power, is set in the cabaret underworld on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power. This unforgettable musical tells the story of Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, and his relationship with cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Their relationship blossoms amid the back-room culture of the cabaret and the tumultuous atmosphere of pre-Nazi Germany. Cabaret is a raw and powerful jazz musical that explores the dark life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. The show has had numerous Broadway and London revivals and is the winner of multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score for Kander and Ebb’s compelling musical numbers which include, “Willkommen”, “Money”, “Tomorrow Belongs To Me”, “Maybe This Time”, and “Cabaret”. Come to the Cabaret, your table’s waiting!
7 PERFORMANCE DATES
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:30pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00pm
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 2:30pm
AUDITION DATES & TIMES
Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, February 10, 2020 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
INVITED CALLBACKS: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
WHAT TO PREPARE
Audition forms can be filled out at the audition
Please arrive between 6:45 and 7:15 to hear announcements and participate in warmups
Bring a recent photo and brief resume, photos can be black and white/standard printer quality.
Know your conflicts to list on the audition sheet. Please be thorough.
Vocal Audition: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a favorite or a jazz standard and please bring music in the proper key.
Dance Call: Please wear comfortable dance clothing and appropriate footwear. Character shoes encouraged but not required.
Please be prepared to stay for up to an hour
Rehearsals will begin February 17th and will be held weekdays from 7-9:30 pm
Exact days for principal vs. ensemble will be determined by cast schedule.
Tech week begins Sunday, March 15th
OPEN ROLES PLEASE NOTE: All roles are non-paid, and non-Equity.
Emcee, Lead, Male/Female 20-50
Vocal range: middle C to high C#, tenor; the host/master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub–presented as a gender-questionable character comfortable with being close to both men and women; comedic, lovable; requires agile stage movement and dance; age range and appearance flexible, speaks with a German accent.
Sally Bowles, Lead, Female, 20-30
Vocal range: low A to high C, soprano, strong belt; a British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub, a quirky character who 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; speaks with a British accent.
Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw, Lead, Male, 20-35
Vocal range: low A to high E, tenor; an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin; presented as a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with an American accent.
Fraulein Schneider, Supporting, Female, 50+
Vocal range: low D to Ab above middle C, alto; a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent.
Herr Schultz, Supporting, Male, 50+
Vocal range: low G to high F, tenor; one of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a German accent.
Fraulein Kost, Supporting, Female, 25-40
Vocal range: low A flat to high F, alto/mezzo; another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers, she earns money by offering favors to sailors, presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature; comfortable with stage movement; speaks with a German accent.
Ernst Ludwig, Supporting, Male, 20-50
Sings in the chorus, vocal range flexible; a friendly and likable German, takes English lessons from Cliff, and smuggles funds for the Nazi party; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); age range is flexible, speaks with a German accent.
Kit Kat Klub Girls, Ensemble, Female, 18-30
Various featured roles; seeking 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–the key is that they are comfortable with scanty costumes that show off sex appeal; features (“Two Ladies”, “Telephone Dance”, etc.) will be drawn from this group; excellent dance skills required.
Kit Kat Klub Boys, Ensemble, Males & Females, 18-34
Various features; seeking 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.
QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? CONCERNS?