Audition Call Board

Audition Notice: CABARET

The Community Theatre League is holding open auditions for

CABARET

Audition Information: 

Audition Dates:  AUGUST 21 and AUGUST 22 at 7:00PM

Those that can not make these auditions should reach out to CTL@CTLshows.com to make different audition plans.

Show Specific Production Staff:
Director: Seth Sponhouse
Music Director: Marisa Sorrentino Hickey
Choreographer: Christianne Gula

About the Show:

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

What to Prepare:

– A 24-32 bar cut of from ‘Cabaret’ or from another Kander & Ebb production. Sheet music for our accompanist is preferred but tracks will be accepted.
– Wear clothes to move in! This includes safe shoes to dance in. You’ll be doing a dance combination so you will want to be able to move comfortably!
Once singing and choreography is complete some auditionees may be asked to stay and read some scenes from the script.
– Some may be asked to stay and do “cold readings” from the script.

 

All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)
• Host at the Kit Kat Club– a gender-nonconforming-presenting, exuberant figure; comfortable with being close to the audience; dark, comedic, sinister, vulgar…yet lovable; requires a strong presence that is playful and mysterious. Must act, sing (some in German), move well, and be comfortable with bawdy/suggestive staging/choreography.
• Age range: 21 and up
• Accent: German
• Vocal range top: C#5
• Vocal range bottom: C3
• All gender-identities and body types welcome
 
Sally Bowles
• A British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Club. Quirky and flighty. Struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life and has woeful luck in her relationships with men. Must act, sing, and dance well; comfortable with moments of intimacy and bawdy/
suggestive staging/ choreography.
• Female Presenting Character
• Age range: 20-40
• Accent: British
• Vocal range top: C5
• Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw
• An American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin. Through his journey he explores the many facets and complexities of his sexuality, politics, and artistic goals. Must act and sing well, comfortable with stage movement, light dance, and moments of intimacy with female and male characters.
• Male Presenting Character
• Age range: 25-40
• Accent: American
• Vocal range top: E4
• Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Fräulein Schneider
• A landlady who rents rooms to Cliff, Sally, and several other characters in her large flat. She is alone and is resigned to her place in life, but secretly longs for companionship. She is very critical of some people while looking the other way with others; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz). Must act and sing well; comfortable with moments of intimacy.
• Female Presenting Character
• Age range: Late 40s and up
• Accent: German
• Vocal range top: A-flat4
• Vocal range low: D3
 
Herr Schultz
• A Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fraulein Schneider; sweet, lovable, and adoring; heartbreakingly naïve about the political turmoil in Germany. Must act and sing well; comfortable with stage movement, light dance (waltz), and moments of intimacy.
• Male Presenting Character
• Age range: Late 40s and up
• Accent: German
• Vocal range top: high F
• Vocal range low: low G
 
Fräulein Kost
• A prostitute who rents in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house; larger than life personality, quick witted and sharp tongued; should be comfortable exhibiting a strong sexual and commanding nature; must act and move well and sing in German.
• Female Presenting Character
• Age range: 20 and up
• Accent: German
• Vocal range top: high F
• Vocal range low: A flat
 
Ernst Ludwig
• 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); and sing in German.
• Male Presenting Character
• Age range: 20-40
• Accent: German
• Vocal range top: high F
• Vocal range low: A flat
 
The Kit Kat “Girls” & “Boys”
• These performers are often in salacious situations and costumes. They are an eclectic mix of types and aren’t necessarily a matching unit. It is very important they act, sing, dance / move well and with confidence. They will be part of various scenes in and out of the Club; should be comfortable interacting with the audience and comfortable with bawdy/suggestive staging/choreography; also sing in German; one doubles as Fräulein
Kost, one as Gorilla, and one as Chanteuse.
• Rosie | Lulu | Frenchie| Texas | Fritzie | Helga
• Bobby | Victor | Hans (doubles as Rudy, a sailor) | Herman (doubles as Customs Official & Max)
• Age range: 18 and up
• Accent: German
• All gender-identities and body types welcome
 
The Kit Kat Wait Staff
• These performers will oversee making sure the patrons of our venue have everything they need for a fantastic time! They will learn music, choreography, and be in almost all of the rehearsals so they know exactly when the best times to serve drinks will be.
• Age range: 21 and up
• Accent: German
• All gender-identities and body types welcome
 
All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions

Dates for 2022-2023 Auditions!

Audition dates for our 46th Season will be released very soon! Make sure you are joining us at our SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY on June 11 – to find out all of the exciting productions coming to CTL this upcoming season! Free Tickets should be reserved online or by calling the box office at 570-327-1777.

All auditions will be held at 7pm, unless otherwise advertised. Information on what to prepare will be put out 2-3 weeks in advance of auditions.

Our Programs

In addition to putting on performances for the public throughout the year, the Community Theatre League hosts a variety of programs to promote and encourage local youth to get involved in musical theatre and drama. From our annual summer camps to our high school workshops and Oscar-like awards show, we strive to share our talent and passion for the performing arts with the community.