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SIMI VALLEY CULTURAL ARTS CENTER SETS AUDITIONS FOR CABARET
Media Contact: Fred Helsel (805) 583-7902 or email@example.com
The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is currently casting Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award-winning musical CABARET. The production runs September 9 – October 15, 2017 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley, CA.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this Tony Award winning musical, CABARET takes you into the seedy, and at times dangerous, world of pre-WWII Germany. Escape to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony®-winning musical.
Auditions for CABARET will be held on July 19, 2017 from 7-10 pm at the Madilyn Clark Studios in North Hollywood, CA and July 23, 2017 from 7-10 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley, CA.
Auditions are by appointment. Walk ups are welcome but due to the high volume of audition requests, appointments are highly recommended. To schedule an appointment, email Director Fred Helsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 583-7902.
Auditionees should prepare 32 measures of a Broadway song which best displays their vocal skills and bring sheet music in proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Cold readings and dance call will take place at the invited callbacks on Monday July 24, 2017 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
Roles Available Include: (The role of the Emcee has been cast)
Sally Bowles (Lead): Female, 20-39. Vocal range: 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; actress who sings and dances well. Speaks with a British accent.
Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw (Lead): Male, 25-39. Vocal range: Tenor. An American novelist and English teacher from Harrisburg, PA who finds himself infatuated with the decadent glamour of pre-war Germany; naïve and a romantic; a closeted bisexual man exploring his sexuality; actor who sings well; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with an American accent.
Ernst Ludwig (Supporting): Male, 20-59. Sings in the chorus, vocal range flexible; a friendly and likable German, takes English lessons from Cliff, and smuggles funds for the Nazi party; actor who sings well. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); age range is flexible, speaks with a German accent.
Fraulein Schneider (Supporting): Female, 50+. Vocal range: Alto; German; owner of Sally and Cliff’s boarding house; genteel, impoverished, middle-class woman, frightened by the rise of the Nazis and too weak to stand up against them; actress who sings well; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent.
Herr Schultz (Supporting): Male, 50+. Vocal range: Baritone; 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, 30-49. Vocal range: Alto/Mezzo; German prostitute “working” out of Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house; seeking a comic actress who sings and dances well; also possibly doubles as a Kit Kat girl; comfortable with stage movement; speaks with a German accent.
Kit Kat Girls (Chorus / Ensemble): Females, 18-35. Five to eight females will be cast as Kit Kat Club performers (Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, and Helga) and 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 their femininity and costumes that show off their physique. Strong vocal and dance skills required. Ability to play musical instrument a plus.
Kit Kat Boys (Chorus / Ensemble): Males, 18-34. Five to eight will be cast as Kit Kat Klub waiters/performers (Bobby, Victor, Hans, Herman) and patrons and various features; seeking strong singers in all voice parts; should be comfortable with portraying free in gender depictions and comfortable in clothing that accentuates the male physique; Strong vocal and dance skills required. Ability to play musical instrument a plus.
Rehearsals begin July 26, 2017 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley CA 93065. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email Director Fred Helsel at email@example.com or call (805) 583-7902.