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 2019/20 SEASON

The Addams Family
(Sep. 20 - Oct. 5)

The Boy From Oz
(Jan. 17 - Feb. 1)

Cabaret
(Mar. 20 - Apr. 4)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
(Jun. 12 - 27)
Book Audition

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
Original Production Co-directed and Choreographed by ROB MARSHALL
Original Production Directed by SAM MENDES

Directed by Kristine Astop
Musical Direction by Lurene Bates
Choreographed by Danielle Desmarais

Audition Dates

Callbacks

If required, callbacks will be held on November 30th, 2019 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

PLEASE NOTE: To assist in potential callback preparation, we have included the callback songs associated with each character. But be advised that not all roles may be called back.

Audition Location

Auditions are held at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).

Audition Requirements

Members of Equity and ACTRA please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we will not pay any professional association fees, such as the fees stipulated by Equity's Amateur Guest Artist policy, under any circumstances whatsoever.

- Two (2) contrasting songs - selected from either musical theatre or early Jazz genre - one demonstrating character and one demonstrating vocal range. Please come prepared to sing the best one (1) minute of each song as we may stop you.

- One (1) minute (maximum) dramatic monologue.

- Please bring a backing track (iPod/MP3 player or CD) or accompanist. FRC does not provide accompaniment for auditions. No A Cappella please.

- In addition to providing vocal support, our Kit Kat Klub ensemble will require very strong and experienced dancers. Dancers can choose to audition without fulfilling the song or monologue requirements. However, they must prepare a one (1) minute dance number in the style of Fosse/Jazz.

- PLEASE NOTE: All auditioners will be required to participate in a group choreography audition after every five (5) audition slots.

- Please bring a photo of yourself (this photo does not need to be a professional headshot) and resume.

- Please arrive with any potential rehearsal conflicts.

About the Show

Welcome to Berlin!


In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s 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.

Run Dates:

March 20th - April 4th, 2020, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday March 15th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will begin December 2, 2019, and take place Mondays and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday afternoons:

Monday & Wednesdays: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

*PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break over the Christmas holidays. There will be no rehearsals on December 25th, 28th, 30th and January 1st.

Roles Available

The Cabaret team is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as well as non-traditional and equitable casting. We encourage submissions from all artists and performers regardless age, race, ethnicity, body size & type, gender & gender-identity, sexual orientation, and physical & mental ability.

NameGenderVocal RangeAgeDescription
Emcee All Tenor/Contralto (C#3- F#4) 25+ Lead. The host and consummate Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. Narrator and guide. Quick witted. Well-balanced between comedic and dramatic. This character is gender and sexually fluid. Must be comfortable with improvisation. Requires agile stage movement and experience in dance. Speaks with a German accent. Open to all genders.

Callback Song: Willkommen, I Don't Care Much
Sally Bowles F Mezzo (F3-C5) 20s-30s Lead. A British cabaret singer of little talent but much charm. Quirky and eccentric. Full of life, but hides behind an exuberant and vapid facade to mask the reality of the darkness of her existence. Speaks with an English accent. Female identifying.

Callback Song: Cabaret, Perfectly Marvelous
Clifford Bradshaw M Tenor/Baritone (C#3-E4) 20s-30s Lead. A struggling American novelist and English teacher travelling to Berlin. Exploring both his sexual and artistic identity. Represents social conscience. Speaks with an American accent. Male identifying.
Fraulein Schneider F Contralto (D#3-B4) 50+ Supporting. Pragmatic landlady who rents room in her large flat. Speaks with a German accent. Female identifying.

Callback Song: It Couldn't Please Me More, What Would You Do
Herr Schultz M Tenor (C#3-G4) 50+ Supporting. Amiable proprietor of a fruit shop. One of Fraulein Schneider’s tenants. A bit of a romantic. Cognizant of the world around him. Speaks with an German accent. Male identifying.

Callback Song: It Couldn't Please Me More, Married
Fraulein Kost F Mezzo (A3-D5) 30+ Supporting. Another one of Fraulein Schneider's tenants. She earns money from sailors through sex work. Commanding nature and very comfortable with her body. May also double as one of the Kit Kat Klub Girls (See below for more information). Speaks with a German accent. Female identifying.

Callback Song: Tomorrow Belongs To Me (Reprise)
Ernst Ludwig M Variable 20s-30s Supporting. An affable and likeable German who strikes up a friendship with Cliff. Learns English from Cliff and has strong sociopolitical beliefs. Speaks with a German accent. Male identifying.

Callback Song: Tomorrow Belongs To Me (Reprise)
Kit Kat Klub Ensemble All Variable 20s-30s Ensemble. Cabaret performers who support both Emcee and Sally. Decadent and alluring. Sexually liberal and fluid. Comfortable with their bodies. Will fill various featured roles in and out of the Kit Kat Klub. Require very strong and experienced dancers. Will sing as part of the ensemble. Seeking to cast approximately nine (9) performers. Open to all genders.

Callback Song: Tomorrow Belongs To Me (Reprise)

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Please note: If you have not booked an audition by 2 hours prior to the start of auditions on the day of your audition, please PHONE the direct office line at 587-332-0250.

For all other inquiries, please call 403-246-8505 (ext. 3 for auditions)

Monday
November 18, 2019

7:00 PM Full
7:10 PM Full
7:20 PM Full
7:30 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
8:00 PM Full
8:10 PM Full
8:20 PM Full
8:30 PM Full
8:40 PM Full
8:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
9:00 PM Full
9:10 PM Full
9:20 PM Full
9:30 PM Full
9:40 PM [Book]
9:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)

Wednesday
November 20, 2019

7:00 PM Full
7:10 PM Full
7:20 PM Full
7:30 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
8:00 PM Full
8:10 PM Full
8:20 PM Full
8:30 PM Full
8:40 PM Full
8:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
9:00 PM Full
9:10 PM Full
9:20 PM Full
9:30 PM Full
9:40 PM Full
9:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)

Friday
November 22, 2019

7:00 PM Full
7:10 PM Full
7:20 PM Full
7:30 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
8:00 PM Full
8:10 PM Full
8:20 PM Full
8:30 PM Full
8:40 PM [Book]
8:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
9:00 PM Full
9:10 PM [Book]
9:20 PM [Book]
9:30 PM [Book]
9:40 PM Pending
9:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)

Saturday
November 23, 2019

1:00 PM Full
1:10 PM Full
1:20 PM Full
1:30 PM Full
1:40 PM Full
1:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
2:00 PM Full
2:10 PM Full
2:20 PM Full
2:30 PM Full
2:40 PM Full
2:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
3:00 PM Full
3:10 PM Full
3:20 PM Full
3:30 PM Full
3:40 PM Full
3:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)
4:00 PM Full
4:10 PM Full
4:20 PM Full
4:30 PM Full
4:40 PM Full
4:50 PM Blocked
(Dance Call)

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