The scene is a night club in Berlin, as the 1920’s are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. His songs provide wry commentary throughout the show. On the train to Berlin we find Cliff, a young American writer, and Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff’s luggage at the German border. History is in the process of being made. In the end we find Cliff on the train again, now leaving Berlin alone. He writes about Sally and the people of Berlin leading up to the Third Reich. It has been a tumultuous and heartbreaking era.
The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will be holding auditions for its upcoming rendition of the musical “Cabaret.” The auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Arts United Center, located at 303 East Main Street in Fort Wayne. Callbacks will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the following day.
If you are planning to audition you should prepare and memorize one verse of an up-tempo song or ballad which shows off your voice, range, and personality. Standard Broadway show tunes are preferred.
Be sure to bring sheet music (not just lyrics but actual piano music) in the correct key – do not expect the pianist to transpose your music on sight. Have all cuts or repetitions clearly marked. Place your music in a binder or tape the sheets together for the benefit of the accompanist. Pianist is provided.
Arrive dressed and ready to dance, wearing clothing that shows your body type (no baggy clothes). The choreography portion of the audition which will be taught on site.
Rehearsals for cast chosen cast members will occur from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, Jan. 5 through Feb. 13, and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Sundays of Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1. Performances will take place from Feb. 14 to March 1. There are 16 available roles, eight for men and eight for women.
You must be at least 18 years old to audition. To sign up for an audition or collect more information please contact Eunice Wadewitz at (260) 422-8641, or through email at [email protected].
The play will be directed by Phillip Colglazier and choreographed by Leslie Beauchamp.