Auditions

Music by John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb
Director: William “Billy” Lewis
Assistant Director: Lisa Shinn
Vocal Director: Alex Ruth
Choreographer: Kendall Sigman
Performances: September 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th..Cabaret Auditions Details:
Tuesday, July 31st- Wednesday, August 1st from 6pm-10pm
We are also accepting video submissions for auditions*
All roles are non-paid
Everyone is welcome to come either audition day at anytime.Callbacks are by Invitation only and will be held Sunday, August 5th from 5pm-10pm.Auditions & Callbacks will be held at the Fredericktowne Players Studio 306 East Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701.How to prepare for the Audition:
Seeking actors and actresses 16 and up for a wide variety of roles. Please come prepared to sing with 16-32 bars of music in the general style of Cabaret (Kander and Eb shows welcomed). Please try to avoid using music from popular new musicals such as Hamilton or Frozen. Please be sure to bring sheet music for the accompanist preferably in a binder so they can follow along. Please also bring a resume and headshot if you have one. There will be forms and a sign in sheet upon arrival, please fill them out to the best of your ability. If you have any sort of special talent (juggling, dancing, some weird but cool flexibility) please also be prepared to showcase that as well in your audition.

What is Cabaret?

Cabaret is a cautionary tale that takes place in 1929 post WW1 depression Germany in a Nightclub called the “Kit Kat Klub”. The master of ceremonies (Emcee) is the host of both the club, and the show itself. The story follows an American writer named Cliff Bradshaw as he arrives in Berlin via train, becoming accuanted with Ernst Ludwig. Ludwig directs Bradshaw to a cheap flat owned by Fräulein Schneider . Ludwig also advises Bradshaw to head the best party in Berlin, The Kit Kat Klub. It is here where Cliff meets the leading Lady of the Klub as well as the show, Sally Bowles. There are many other characters in the show such as the Fräulein Kosts, a prostitute who also resides in the building owned by Schneider, and Herr Schultz an elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who is in love with Schneider. During this time however was the rise of the Nazi party in Germany and each character in the show is affected differently.

Character Breakdown-

Emcee- Late 20s-early 30s.Host of the Club,German, lovable, comedic, and oozing sexuality. Must be comfortable being close to both men and women. MUST be comfortable improvising.
Vocal range-Middle C to high C#, Baritone/Tenor.

Sally Bowles-Late 20s early 30s. British singer at the Kit Kat Klub, a quirky character who is very flirtatious but, has a darker side where she is struggling with her own demons.
Vocal range- Low A to High C,Mezzo/Soprano with a Strong Belt.

Cliff Bradshaw-Late 20s, early 30s.American writer who falls in love with Sally Bowles. A shy but charismatic man.
Vocal range- Low Ato high E, Baritone/Tenor

Fräulein Schneider- German land lady who rents out her flat. In her late 40s or up.
Vocal range- Low D to A above middle C, Alto

Herr Shultz-Elderly Jewish fruit shop owner in his late 40s and up.
Vocal range-flexible but score calls for low G to high F

Fräulein Kost-Late 30s, early 40s. A German prostitute who also lives in Schneider’s apartments.
Vocal range-low A to high F, Mezzo/Soprano

Ernst Ludwig- Early to mid 30s. A friendly, Charming, charismatic German man. A very likeable man who later turns out to be a Nazi.
Vocal range-flexible

Kit Kat Girls- Stong dancers and singers 18 and up. Each with their own talent.

Cabaret waiters-Ages 16 and up. Men who must be strong singers. There is a ensemble song involving just the waiters and they have to hold their own vocally.

Patrons- Various ages and mixed genders. Must be strong vocally and be able to do basic movement in dance numbers.

QUESTIONS:
If you have any questions please contact our production team at: VP@FtPtheater.com