Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cabaret Auditions

Iowa City - "Join us July 13 & 14 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in Room B of the Robert A. Lee Rec Center for Cabaret auditions. The show will run September 13-15 & 20-22.

directed by Josh Sazon
music direction by Wes Habley
choreography by Fawn Boston-Halter

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, the show focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the Kit Kat Klub’s Master of Ceremonies, who provides oblique commentary to the tenuous and threatening state of late Weimar Germany throughout the show.

Auditions will consist of singing, cold readings and dancing (for Sally and Kit Kat girls — comfortable clothing very highly recommended). Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 measures of a song NOT from the show — an accompanist will be provided.

Principal roles include:

Master of Ceremonies (Emcee) [male / 18 +]: “The Host at the Kit Kat Club. A bizarre figure – much lipstick, much rouge.”

Sally Bowles [female / alto / 18 – 35]: “A British cabaret singer… rather pretty, rather sophisticated, rather child-like, exasperating, and irresistible.”

Clifford Bradshaw [male / baritone / 18 – 35]: “An American novelist… pleasant looking, intelligent, reserved.”

Fraulein Schneider [female / alto / 45 – 70]: “A Berlin landlady… full of vitality, interested in everything, probably indestructible.”

Herr Schultz [male / tenor / 45 – 70]: “One of Frl. Schneider’s boarders… very warm and cheerful.”

Ernst Ludwig [male / N/A / 30 – 60]: “A friendly and likable German [who] seems rather nervous.”

Fraulein Kost [female / mezzo / 25 – 45]: “Another of Frl. Schneider’s roomers, [who] earns a living by offering favors to sailors.”

Kit Kat Klub Girls [female / 18 – 35]: “Every night [they] have to battle to keep [them] from taking off all of their clothing!” Frenchie, LuLu, Helga, Rosie, Texas

There are also several other speaking (non-singing) parts."

(Source: ICCT Website)

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