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"CABARET"

11/17/17:

My sincerest thanks to everyone for sharing your time and talent with us over the past few weeks. Very proud to have shared this time with you.

Callback invitations have now all been sent. Please check with your reps. and/or email.

In case of changes...best to visit the site again over the weekend (you know how THAT goes!).

With much gratitude,
Julia




411 TO SHARE:

* FRAULEIN KOST:
Larry’s vision of Kost is far more “Frau-Like”.  He feels that Kost and Schneider are similar except they have chosen different paths to survive. This concept should be reflected in what you choose to wear. She is not a “successful, sexy hooker”. She is a real person surviving. All the notes Larry has given in the room still hold true.

* ENSEMBLE AND KIT KATS:
Full disclosure is important to me, so I want to reach out to be very clear that although there will be much stage time and character work, not all Ensemble or Kit Kats will have speaking parts. Please contact casting if this is an issue for you BEFORE your callback auditon.

A note from Larry to specify :)
The concept of Cabaret envisions the denizens of the Kit Kat Klub as story tellers who dramatize the Sally, Cliff, Schneider, Schultz, Kost and Ernst for the audience.  Members of the Ensemble are Felliniesque extensions of the Emcee’s psyche.   They play Kit Kat Waiters, Train Travelers, Party Guests, Roadies and Roustabouts.  They sing and/or dance in Wilkommen, Money, Act One Finale: Tomorrow Belongs to Me, the Entr’acte and the Finale.  They are above all “Watchers.”  Throughout the play, the Kit Kat Kids are participants in the drama – onstage while the Cliff-Sally story plays out – standing as witnesses.  They also facilitate changes of location.  They will change props and move tables, chairs and small rolling units on and offstage.   With the exception of the Ensemble member who plays Max – there are no individual dialogue assignments but their contribution to peopling the world of the plays is super-important.



CALLBACK SCHEDULE:

This is the correct schedule for Monday.

11AM-11:30 SALLY
11:30-12:00 CLIFF
12:00-12:40 ERNST
12:40-1:10 SCHNEIDER
1:10-2:00 SCHULTZ
2:00-2:30 KOST
2:30-3PM BREAK
3:00-3:30 ENSEMBLE MEN SING AND READ
3:30-3:45 ENSEMBLE WOMEN SING
3:45-4:10 ENSEMBLE MEN AND WOMEN MOVEMENT CALL
4:15-5PM KIT KAT BOYS AND GIRLS DANCE
5PM KIT KAT GIRLS AND KIT KAT BOYS NO SIDES SING
5:30 KIT KAT BOYS WITH SIDES WILL SING AND READ

...and then you get your Thanksgiving Fat Pants ready for some good eats and family time :)

DATES AND CONTRACT:

Dates:
Rehearsal: 1/2   Open: 1/19 and Close:  2/11

Contracts:

* Cost Contract.
* Equity - $815/week
* Non Equity $1,000 total.

Please clear any/all conflicts with casting via email info@Florescasting.com before you submit your video or confirm your audition.

AUDITION DATES/LOCATION/WHO WILL BE THERE:

* Monday, 11/20: Producer Callbacks
   By Invitation only.

Location:
La Mirada Rehearsal Hall 15519 Phoebe Avenue La Mirada. Plenty of parking in front and on street.

Who Will Be There
:
Producers: Tom McCoy
Producing Artistic Director: BT McNicholl
Director: Larry Carpenter
Choreographer: Dana Solimando
Music Director: David O
Casting Director: Julia Flores
Reader/Casting Assistant: Kelley Dorney
Assistant Choreographer: Jenna Wright
Accompanist: Ryan O'Connell

AUDITION CONFIRMATIONS:

Once you have read through all details here, please confirm via email Kelley@Florescasting.com

Callbacks should be confirmed before 5pm 11/17.



AUDITION MATERIAL/WHAT TO PREPARE:

* SIDES AND SONGS:
Script, sheet music, what to prepare and breakdown are available via Dropbox.
Copy and paste the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/emca4zdi0bfgte1/AACrdaNkugwcCmZUeaSqMp5Ea?dl=0

PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED AUDITION MATERIAL SHEET IN THE DROPBOX FOLDER


* MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS:
No musical instruments needed monday unless you have not played for David yet.


VIDEO AUDITION 411:

* Unless you were personally invited to submit video, our general deadline has now passed.

* Look over all details on site (breakdown, contract, dates, etc.) before submitting a video.

* Please email videos using the following services: Youtube, Dropbox, Vimeo.
    
* Please email your picture and resume along with your video link.

* We will only accept videos with the requested audition material. Please read the scenes and/or sing the requested songs with accompaniment or music track.

* Any dance reels you have should also be sent.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

NOTE:
*
The role of Emcee has been cast.  

Sally Bowles 
– (20-30) British accent. She is a singer, dancer and incredibly needy performer - surprisingly effective in that, seemingly, she doesn’t give a curse what people think of her. Feral and powerful. She is the essence of Weimar Berlin – haunted by horrific visions of the future - she lives large, parties without care, and has cross-gender relationships indiscriminately.  She vacillates between a bright, vivid woman and a hysterical, cruel child. Finger-nails painted emerald green, hands much stained by cigarette smoking and as dirty as a little girl's. She purports to me the daughter of a wealthy mill-owner and an heiress.
Vocals: Dynamic, expressive, show-stopping soloist, alto/belter, strong low range down to E or lower, belt to C.
Dance style: Sexy, Isolated, Stylized Movement. In command of her body. 
 

Clifford Bradshaw
– (25-35) American. Part Hemingway, part F. Scott Fitzgerald, he is following his writer’s muse on a quest for life experience to fuel his writing. He is also a conflicted combination of observer and avid participant in the game of life.  He is, or perhaps has been, exploring bi-sexuality.  He is certainly a hedonist.  He is also, at heart, a smart, decent guy. He eventually finds himself in over his head with underbelly of Weimar society – and catapults out of it to save himself from heartbreak and moral degradation.
Baritone or Bari-Tenor. Does not need to be a strong singer, but does need to sing. 


Ernst Ludwig – (30’s) German.  He is a handsome and sexy European “operator” who interacts with the higher levels of society.  He a member of the Nazi Party for whom he makes frequent discrete smuggling jaunts to Paris. Cliff is a potential asset to him. Sally is purely a dalliance.
Vocal range flexible, ideally a Tenor.  


Herr Schultz
 - (50-65) German Jew.  Soon to be a casualty of the Nazi regime, he is a solid German citizen, plying his trade as the owner of a fruit shop.  One of Fraulein Schneider’s boarders, he is a lonely widower who makes his way through life with gentle humor, sweet resolution and a shy common sense. Like so many German Jews, he is incapable of foreseeing the hatred and violence that is about to be inflicted on his race.
Vocal Note: Strong, romantic soloist & harmonizer, Tenor or Bari-Tenor, high G.
Basic Waltz. Partner/ballroom skills a plus.  


Fräulein Schneider
– (50-65) German.  A widow who owns and runs a boarding house.  She is dynamic and active participant in the world around her.  She is feisty, curious, practical, funny.  At base, she is a tactician with a romantic soul who is forced to make a very hard choice between a loving comfortable relationship with a Jew – and the safety of going forward in her older years alone.  Her boarders are her family – for good and not so good.
Vocal Notes: Strong soloist, expressive song interpreter.  Husky, “weathered” contralto voice, low D to B above middle C.
Basic Waltz. Partner/ballroom skills a plus.    


Fräulein Kost
 – 35-50. German.   She is another of Fräulein Schneider's boarders who supports herself by ‘entertaining’ sailors in her room.   She, like many who ply her trade, is a hardened pragmatist. However she masks her hardness with humor, wile, and a saucy sexuality.
Strong soloist, Alto to low G.Accordion skills a plus but not a must.
Dance skills (ala Kit Kat Girls) a plus but not a must.



ENSEMBLE: 25-50. Actor/Singers. The ensemble will play an assortment of roles and are a combination of male and female performers. A whiff of a Nosferatu or Fellini-like strangeness. 
Movers a plus but not a must.
Vocals and acting are the focus.
Ideally, several members of the Ensemble play musical instruments.  Specifically seeking Violin, Viola, Cello, Alto/Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Tuba, Accordion, Harp. This is a plus....not a must.    



KIT KAT GIRLS: 20-45. Strong dance skills, but not in a traditional “chorus girl” type of way. Looking for dynamic dancers who are great with isolated, sexy, stylized movement. Must be comfortable with their bodies. Varying age ranges and body types.  To varying degrees, all of these ladies have been around the block.  They are canny, tough survivors.  There are no virgins here.  They are all sexy, experienced and run the gamut of gender-orientation and self-dramatization. Uninhibited, and extremely comfortable with their bodies regardless of type. Varying age ranges (anywhere from 20-mid 40’s) and body types are encouraged to audition!
Acro a plus.
Vocal Notes: Confident, ballsy ensemble singers, vocal ranges flexible, mostly belting.
Instrument skills are a plus, but not a must (Violin, Viola, Cello, Alto/Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Tuba, Accordion, Harp).    



KIT KAT BOYS
:  20-35. Two will be strong dancers (see Kit Kat Girl breakdown above) and two will be strong movers. Strong dance skills, but not in a traditional “chorus boy” type of way. Looking for dancers who are great with isolated, sexy, stylized movement. Must be comfortable with their bodies. They are all sexy, tough and canny – and run the gamut of gender-orientation and self-dramatization.
Vocal Notes: Confident ensemble singers, vocal ranges flexible, at least one with a strong falsetto to high E (sings “Two Ladies”).
Ideally, several members of the Ensemble play musical instruments. Specifically seeking Violin, Viola, Cello, Alto/Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Tuba, Accordion, Harp. This is a plus....not a must.     
Acro a plus.