Audition Notice – Cabaret
Performance dates: May 3 – May 11, 2019
Performance Venue: Westbury Theatre
Audition Dates: January 8, 9, 10, 2019
Audition Venue: The Playhouse, 10033 80 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
ELOPE Musical Theatre presents CABARET
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and
Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by: Trish van Doornum
Musical Director: Sally Hunt
Choreography: Adam Kuss
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 by 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.”
Please prepare a musical theatre piece that shows compelling storytelling and character. We ask that your selection is not from any version (stage or film) of Cabaret. Selections from other Kander & Ebb works are welcome, as are composers such as Ahrens & Flaherty, Comden and Green, Jerry Herman or Maury Yeston.
If you have questions about the suitability of a selection, please contact us in advance. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that selections from contemporary pop/rock style shows are not appropriate for this audition.
Please bring sheet music (in the key you are singing). We will have a skilled accompanist to play for you. If you wish to sing to an accompaniment track (no vocals), please provide your own playback device. We recommend you download your selection in advance, to avoid any WIFI concerns.
We welcome adult auditionees of all ethnicities and diverse backgrounds. ELOPE is a volunteer organization, and we cannot engage Equity performers.
Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)
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