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OVATIONS THEATRE

CABARET AUDITIONS

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Featuring students in grades 8-12*

*Some roles may be multicast and others may be played by performers outside 8-12 grade at the discretion of the production team.

AUDITIONS
Auditions for CABARET will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30-9:30 PM at The Cottage located at 603 Edmonston Road, Rockville, MD 20851. Anyone not available to audition on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, should email [email protected] to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded. 

CALLBACKS
Callbacks for CABARET will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, from 6:00-10:00 PM at 401 S Horners Ln, Rockville, MD 20850.

TUITION
Tuition for CABARET will be $975. Additionally, there is a $50 costume fee. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact [email protected] Please note there are NO refunds unless not cast in the production.

AUDITION INFO 
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.00.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Prospective cast members must email [email protected] indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, December 15, 2019. Full tuition payment is required at the first rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance by contacting [email protected]

AUDITION PREPARATION 
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

PRINCIPAL ROLES
EMCEE the host/master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub–presented as a gender-questionable character comfortable with being close to both men and women; comedic, lovable; requires STRONG dance skills; speaks with a German accent.

SALLY BOWLES 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; requires STRONG dance skills; speaks with a British accent.

CLIFF BRADSHAW an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin; presented as a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality;  speaks with an American accent.

FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent.

HERR SCHMALTZ 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 another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers, she earns money by offering favors to sailors, presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature; speaks with a German accent.

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); age range is flexible, speaks with a German accent.

The Kit Kat Girls:
Rosie
Lulu
Frenchie
Texas
Fritzie
Helga

The Kit Kat Boys:
Bobby
Victor
Hans
Herman

FEATURED ROLES
Customs Official
Rudy
Max
Gorilla
Boy Soprano                                                                                                             Two Ladies Duet Performers

REHEARSALS 
Rehearsals will primarily be held at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 4:30-8:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring locations and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Sunday, December 15
Tuesday, December 17
Wednesday, December 18

Sunday, January 5
Monday, January 6
Wednesday, January 8
Monday, January 20
Thursday, January 23
Sunday, January 26
Monday, January 27
Wednesday, January 29

Sunday, February 2
Monday, February 3
Sunday, February 9
Monday, February 10
Wednesday, February 12
Sunday, February 16
Monday, February 17
Wednesday, February 19
Saturday, February 22
Sunday, February 23
Monday, February 24
Wednesday, February 26
Saturday, February 29

TECH WEEK
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Sunday, March 1                 3:00-8:00pm
Monday, March 2                5:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, March 3                5:00-10:00pm
Wednesday, March 4          5:00-10:00pm
Thursday, March 5              5:00-10:30pm (Extended time due to rehearsal photos)

PERFORMANCES
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, March 6                    7:30pm Performance
Saturday, March 7               2:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, March 8                  1:00pm Performance

CONFLICTS
Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

OVATIONS THEATRE reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal. There are no refunds.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST) Available Slot
12/11/2019 (Wed.) 603 Edmonston Road, Rockville, MD 20851  6:30pm - 7:30pm  

Time Slot 1 (10)

 
All slots filled
Matthew Rubin
Blakely Massey
Max Miller
Peyton Aronow
Starr Ruben
Mikayla Reich
Jordyn Zamoiski
Hayley Adai
Kassidy Kepner
Grace Corbett
7:30pm - 8:30pm  

Time Slot 2 (10)

 
All slots filled
Ari Hovis-Afflerbach
Charlotte Tell
Jack Rosenberg
Sam Tarlov
Lilly Mckinnon
Pam Ruff
yes
Sam Salem
Danny Seligman
Ella Hinds
Eliana Posin
8:30pm - 9:30pm  

Time Slot 3 (10)

 
6 of 10 slots filled
Jordan Kelberg
Cole Chalfant
Eva Salins
Zoe Ferguson
Alexander Levy
Finna Woke
Naomi Johnston
12/13/2019 (Fri.) 401 S Horners Ln, Rockville, MD  6:30pm - 7:00pm  

JUNIOR COMPANY Role (6)

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Ronan And Brigid Mailhot

Senior Company Auditions (6)

Only those who can't make initial auditions

 
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