Cabaret

Audition date: Mar. 02 - Mar. 03, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Remark: In 1929 Berlin, the fantastical world of the Kit Kat Klub is an escape from the grim reality creeping in outside of its walls.

The Racine Theatre Guild will be holding open auditions for Cabaret on Saturday, March 2 from 1 – 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 3 from 1 – 6 p.m. at Holy Communion Lutheran Church.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! In 1929 Berlin, the vibrant, fantastical world of the Kit Kat Klub is an escape from the grim reality creeping in outside of its walls. Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer, has arrived in town and is swept up by the club and the one-and-only Sally Bowles. He finds a room at Fraulein Schneider’s guest house, a haven for free-spirited singles and as the year unfolds, the beautiful façade cracks as a dark, evil power grows. Will love, loyalty, and humanity have a chance? Contains adult subjects and material

 

Those interested in auditioning MUST sign-up for an hour time slot by calling (262) 633-4218 or emailing boxoffice@racinetheatre.org

 

ROLES / CASTING INFO

Looking for a diverse cast of strong singers/performers of any and all ethnicities and backgrounds. No experience is necessary to be part of the production.

Female/Female Presenting

  • Sally Bowles (20s – 30s): A cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Captivating and free-spirited young woman living in Berlin.
  • Fräulein Schneider (late 40s – 70s): A landlady who rents rooms in her large flat in Berlin. She is straightforward and comfortable being alone but does secretly long for companionship.
  • Fräulein Kost (20s – 30s: Schneider’s roomers who earns a living by offering favors to sailors. Vivacious, determined and abrasive woman. Also a cabaret performer at the Kit Kat Klub.

Male/Male Presenting

  • Clifford Bradshaw (20s – late 30s): An American novelist searching for inspiration, but quickly gets entangled in the underground party scene of Berlin. Cautious, but curious and passionate young man.
  • Herr Schultz (late 40s – 70s): One of Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop. Passionate and romantic, mature Jewish man.
  • Ernst Ludwig (30s – 50s): A German who befriends Cliff. He turns out to be a member of the Nazi party.

Any Gender

  • Master of Ceremonies – Emcee (20s – 50s): The host at the Kit Kat Klub. Hilarious, haunting and sexually ambiguous song and dance performer.

Ensemble

Kit Kat girls and Kit Kat boys, age range 15 above, all of whom must dance. Other ensemble roles include sailors, thugs, and townspeople.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Doug Instenes will hold auditions at the Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 W 6th St, Racine, WI 53405. Bring sheet music and sing a prepared song for the audition. An accompanist will be provided and tape recordings or unaccompanied singing are not permitted. You will also be shown choreography and perform a dance audition.

Auditions also consist of a cold reading from the script. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office with a $10 deposit, which will be refunded when the script is returned.

 

Those interested in auditioning MUST sign-up for an hour time slot by calling (262) 633-4218 or emailing boxoffice@racinetheatre.org. Cast and crew members are not required to be vaccinated, however, vaccinations are encouraged.

 

Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will begin in March. RTG works try to coordinate everyone’s schedule and respect people’s time, so typically not everyone is called to every rehearsal. Most often, rehearsals will be Monday – Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. with some weekends too.

 

Performance Schedule: Cabaret will be performed May 17 – June 2, 2024

  • Friday, May 17 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19 – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 25 – 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 26 – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 1 – 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 2 – 2 p.m.

     

 

For further information, contact the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 or email boxoffice@racinetheatre.org.

 

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