AUDITIONS

Be a Part of the Show

Release your inner thespian and be a part of the Joe Jefferson Players family again or for the very first time! Auditions for upcoming performances are held approximately two and a half months prior to show dates. We welcome actors of all talents and ages as we cast for lead and supporting roles. With each audition, the director will provide expectations and requirements in advance, usually via our Facebook Events page, at least 3 weeks in advance of auditions.

Next Audition Opportunity: CABARET

Wednesday, January 3rd & Thursday, January 4th, 2018
at 6:30 p.m. at MURPHY HIGH SCHOOL in the DRAMA ROOM

Video Auditions will be accepted through Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. by emailing info@joejeffersonplayers.com

The Joe Jefferson Players are holding open auditions for the classic musical, Cabaret. We are friendly folks and we want everyone to do well. So whether you’re an old pro, or a first time auditioner, know that you are welcome!

Cabaret

Directed by Eric C. Browne
Musical Director: Daniel Driskell

Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Cliff Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient Master of Ceremonies. Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent

With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”

Audition Process for Cabaret: Prepare at least 60 seconds of a Traditional Broadway song for vocal audition. No rock songs please. Sheet music or track is allowed. No acapella please. There will also be a dance audition, so please dress for comfort and movement. After the initial audition, a cold reading from the script will be conducted.

Tech Week/Dress Rehearsal: March 11-15, 2018

Show Dates: March 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m. & March 18, 25, and April 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Mandatory Set Strike Sunday April 1st following the performance

Feel free to download our Audition Form and come to the audition prepared!

Audition Form

Roles:

Emcee (Lead): Male, 25-50 – 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.

Sally Bowles (Lead): Female, 20-39 – 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.

Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw (Lead): Male, 25-39 – 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.

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.

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.

Fraulein Kost (Supporting): Female, 30-49 – 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.

Ernst Ludwig (Supporting): Male, 20-59 

Kit Kat Klub Girls (Chorus / Ensemble): Female

Character Roles/Singers (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females