The Footlight Club
Auditions for Cabaret at the Footlight Club (America's Oldest Community Theater)
Book by Joe Masteroff. Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
Direction & Choreography by Vincent S. Ratsavong
Musical Direction by David Wright
Performance Dates & Times:
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm: March 30, April 5, 6, 12 & 13
Sundays at 2 pm: March 31 and April 7
Auditions will be held at The Footlight Club Theatre (Eliot Hall), 7A Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA.
Callbacks are Saturday, December 8th from 6 – 9 pm.
The first rehearsal will be on Monday, 1/7/19 at 7 pm. Rehearsals will begin that week and will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 - 10 pm and Sundays from 1 - 5 pm.
AUDITIONS are by APPOINTMENT:
- Please sign up for a singing audition slot on 12/3 or 12/5 at 6:30 - 7:30 or 8:30 - 9:30.
- ALL MUST also sign up for a DANCE audition slot from 7:30 - 8:30 on 12/3 or 12/5.
- Please be prepared to stay for the entire hour of your singing and dancing slots.
Vocal Audition: Please prepare 16 - 32 bars of a Kander & Ebb favorite or a jazz standard and please bring music in the proper key. (Please, no a capella and no songs from Cabaret.)
Dance Call: The original Cabaret choreography was helmed by the great Bob Fosse. We will try to accomplish as much of the original choreography as possible. That being said: please be prepared to dance at auditions as all characters in this version of Cabaret require these skills. Please wear form fitting dance clothing to the audition. No loose fitting or baggy clothing will be permitted. Women please wear character heels and men please wear jazz shoes.
Please bring your headshot and resume (if you have it). Audition forms will be emailed out the week prior and/or can be filled out at the Footlight Club. If you need to fill out a form, please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot.
Emcee (Lead): Male/Female 20-50
Vocal range: middle C to high C#, tenor; 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 agile stage movement and dance; age range and appearance flexible, speaks with a German accent. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Sally Bowles (Lead): Female, 20-35
Vocal range: low A to high C, 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; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a British accent. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw (Lead): Male, 20-35
Vocal range: low A to high E, tenor; an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin; presented as a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with an American accent. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Fraulein Schneider (Supporting): Female, 50+
Vocal range: low D to Ab above middle C, alto; a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Herr Schultz (Supporting): Male, 50+
Vocal range: low G to high F, tenor; 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. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Fraulein Kost (Supporting): Female, 25-40
Vocal range: low A flat to high F, alto/mezzo; 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; comfortable with stage movement; speaks with a German accent. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Ernst Ludwig (Supporting): Male, 20-50
Sings in the chorus, vocal range flexible; 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. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Kit Kat Klub Girls (Ensemble): Female, 18-35
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 scanty costumes that show off sex appeal; features (“Two Ladies,” “Telephone Dance,” etc.) will be drawn from this group; excellent dance skills required. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Kit Kat Klub Boys (Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-34
Various features; seeking strong singers in all voice parts; should be comfortable with portraying free in gender depictions; features (Bobby, Victor, “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” etc.) will be drawn from this group; excellent dance skills required. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
The Footlight Club welcomes and encourages qualified performers of all ages, ethnicities, body types and genders to audition.
7 Eliot St # A, Boston, MA 02130