Cabaret

Susquehanna Stage Company is delighted to hold auditions for Cabaret, the fifth show in its 2021 season. The theater is seeking dynamic performers of various identities, races, ethnicities, and body types to enliven this classic musical.

There will be three audition sessions. Those auditioning need only come for one session but should be prepared to stay the whole time.

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. Songs include: “Willkommen,” “Mein Herr,” “Maybe This Time,” “Two Ladies,” “Married,” “Cabaret,” and more! (Description from ConcordTheatrics)

Unless required by script or licensing agreements, casting decisions will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. Each auditionee will be fully and fairly considered and actors of diverse identities are encouraged to audition!

Audition Dates & Time

Thursday, August 5th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 7th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Saturday, August 7th 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location

Marietta Center for the Arts:

133 W Market St, Marietta, PA 17547

Performance Dates

October 22th – 31th

Check the Show Page for specific dates and times

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

You must be at least 18 years old to audition for Cabaret.


Thursday, August 12 - Callbacks


Production Team

Keifer Kemmerly, Director

Ryan Dean Schoening, Music Director

Jessica Yahner, Choreographer

Alecia Hair, Stage Manager

Jim Johnson, Artistic Director

What to Prepare

For the vocal audition, prepare a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of Cabaret (approximately 90 seconds). Please refrain from performing selections from the show. Bring sheet music for your vocal selection in the appropriate key, an accompanist will be provided. No acapella auditions will be accepted.

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Audition Notes

Following vocal auditions, each session will conclude with a dance routine so wear clothing in which you are comfortable moving.

Rehearsal Schedule

Week of August 30 - Script distribution and read through, rehearsals will begin shortly thereafter

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Master of Ceremonies (Male/Non-Binary, 25-40)

Sally Bowles (Female, 20-35)

Clifford Bradshaw (Male, 20-35)

Fräulein Schneider (Female, 50+)

Herr Schultz (Male, 50+)

Ernst Ludwig (Male, 25-40)

Fräulein Kost (Female, 20-35)

Ensemble of Kit Kat Klub Performers (6 Female, 4 Male; doubles various roles)


*Please note the pre-recorded Boy Soprano who will not be auditioned at this time. Those interested in this role can email the director at keifer.kemmerly@gmail.com