Cabaret Auditions

Gallery Players announces auditions for upcoming AEA showcase (approval pending) production of Cabaret; music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff.

David Thomas Cronin, Director; Shiloh Goodin, Assistant Director / Choreographer; Jason Liebson, Musical Director; Gallery Players / Dominic Cuskern, Producer.

Rehearsals begin August 3rd, Tuesday – Friday evenings and Saturday – Sunday afternoons. Performances September 7 – 29: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. (September 21 & 28), and Sundays at 3 p.m. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances take place at Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

OPEN CALL AUDITION DATES:

  • Thursday, July 18: 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20: 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, July 22: 7 – 9 p.m.

Callbacks:

  • Saturday, July 27: 2 p.m.

Sign-in will open half an hour before each audition and sign-in will close thirty minutes before the end of each audition. AEA priority. Union / Non-Union, no pay.

This creative team is interested in collaborating with detailed storytellers of all genders, ethnicities, and body types for this queer celebration; particularly interested in working with self-identifying trans, non-binary and gender-queer actors. We hope to use this iconic and powerful piece to ask hard questions of today’s audience by correlating the heavy content of 1929 Berlin, Germany to 2019 in our country.

“This is not your mother’s Cabaret.”

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
All actors should prepare two 16 bar cuts that demonstrate their vocal and storytelling ability. If actors are invited to a callback, they will be asked to prepare sides from the piece as well as participate in a full dance / movement call. Though dance will not be incorporated until callbacks, the team is seeking physically connected actors with refined technique for our Kit Kat Klub. Come out, meet the team, sing / storytell for us and talk about your experience with dance at your audition!

It is specified in the show that some of the Kit Kat Klub members should be able to play instruments. This is not mandatory for this production. However, if you feel you are an accomplished instrumentalist in any of the listed orchestrations, please bring your instrument in order to demonstrate proficiency. Seeking the following musicians: piano, violin, cello, bass, percussion, clarinet, alto saxophone, flute, trumpet, trombone, tuba, banjo, and accordion.

ROLES:
Characters in this show have a specified gender, however all roles are open to actors of all genders.

Emcee (Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub), German accent, plays 30s – 40s, overly sexualized gender fluid host at seedy dark Berlin sex club; narrates and manipulates arch of play in and out of the world of the club, speaks in German, French, and English.

Sally Bowles, female, plays mid 20s – mid 30s, English accent, gypsy lifestyle, headline showgirl at the Kit Kat Klub who pursues relationship with young american novelist visiting Berlin.

Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw, male, plays early 20s – early 30s, American accent, creatively stifled novelist visiting Berlin and struggling with his sexuality.

Fraulein Schneider, female, plays 50s – 60s, German accent, landlord of Nollendorfplatz, begins romantic relationship with Jewish friend Herr Schultz.

Herr Schultz, male, plays 50s – 60s, German accent, Jewish and owner of successful fruit shop in Berlin who wishes to marry Fraulein Schneider.

Ernst Ludwig, male, plays 30s – 50s, German accent, befriends Cliff and offers work for an upcoming political party in Germany.

Fraulein Kost / Fritzie, female, plays mid 20s – early 40s, long time burlesque performer at the Kit Kat Klub and prostitute living in Fraulein Schneider’s apartment complex.

Child, boy, plays 6 – 8, soloist “Tomorrow Belongs To Me”

Kit Kat Klub Girls, plays late teens – early 40s, sad, substance abusing burlesque performers and escorts at the Berlin sex club.
Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, and Helga

Kit Kat Klub Boys, plays late teens – early 30s, sad, substance abusing burlesque performers and escorts at the Berlin sex club.
Bobby, Victor, Herman, and Hans