Gesa Power House Theatre announces auditions for “Cabaret” on Monday, June 5. The musical will be directed by Tyson Kaup (who recently directed and starred in “Rocky Horror Show” and “Last Five Years” fame), with performances August 18-20, 25-27.
“Cabaret” is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff. The original production, starring Joel Grey as the emcee, debuted on Broadway in 1966, and has been revived on Broadway and London’s West End numerous times. Joel Grey also starred in the 1972 film adaptation with Liza Minnelli.
Auditions for “Cabaret” will take place at Gesa Power House Theatre from 6pm to 10pm. Actors should prepare a short song, plus may be asked for a cold reading or some basic stage movement. Callbacks will be scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 between 6pm and 10pm. Additional auditions will be held in Seattle on June 3 by appointment.
The following paid roles (non-equity stipends) are available:
EMCEE: MALE \ 20’s to 30’s \ German (accent) \ Actor \ Singer \ Dancer
Host of the Kit Kat Club. Sexually charged and charismatic performer with stamina and athletic ability. [Pay: $350/wk (4 weeks), housing provided if needed, must be able to travel if not local] download audition side
SALLY BOWLES: FEMALE \ 20’s \ English Accent \ Dancer \ Singer \ Actor
Actress with big dreams. Sexy and charismatic. She drinks and smokes. She is vulnerable and unhinged at times. She has no filter and her every gesture betrays her emotional fragility. Must be willing to stage kiss. [Pay: $350/wk (4 weeks), housing provided if needed, must be able to travel if not local] download audition side
CLIFF: MALE \ 20’s \ American \ Actor \ Singer
Romantic lead. Novelist with an apparent curiosity about the world around him. He is reluctantly adventurous and somewhat naive. We see the world of Cabaret through his eyes. Must be willing to stage kiss. [Pay: $500] download audition side
ERNST: MALE \ 20’s \ German (accent) \ Actor \ Singer
Charismatic people person. A confident and unapologetic Nazi sympathizer. [Pay: $500] download audition side
HERR SCHULTZ: MALE \ 45+ \ German – Jew (accent) \ Actor \ Singer
Older romantic supporting role, with a wide range of emotion. A German Jew, who owns a flower shop. Some light stage combat. Must be willing to stage kiss. [Pay: $500] download audition side
MAX: MALE \ 40 and over \ German (accent) \ Actor
Owner of the Kit Kat Club. Controlling and insensitive. Cares about the bottom line. Very little singing or dancing, although, the role may be doubled with one of the Kit Kat Boys. [Pay: $500] download audition side
FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER: Female \ 45+ \ German (accent) Actor \ Singer
Landlady with a strong exterior and warm heart. Teasing and reluctantly romantic with Her Shultz. She has seen it all, and has a very strong point of view about it all. Must be willing to stage kiss. [Pay: $500] download audition side
FRAULEIN KOST: Female \ 30+ \ German (accent) \ Actor \ Singer
Sexually aggressive and coy. Nazi sympathizer, and a tenant to Fraulein Schneider. Must be willing to stage kiss multiple people. [Pay: $200] download audition side
KIT KAT BOYS: 4 MALE \ Victor \ Bobby \ 20’s – 30’s \ Dancers Performers at the Kit Kat Club. Must be athletic and willing to push physical boundaries. May be asked to perform in drag. [Pay: $200] download audition side
KIT KAT GIRLS: 6 FEMALE \Texas (American) \ Rosie (English) Frenchie (French) \ Helga (German) \ Lulu \ Fritzie Females \ 20’s to 30’s \ Various (accents) \ Dancers
Performers at the Kit Kat Club. Strong female ensemble members with the ability to work as a group. Must be willing to be physically bold. May be asked to perform in drag. [Pay: $200] download audition side
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
To be best prepared for the dance component of auditions, please watch the following video from the choreographer:
More information about upcoming events at Gesa Power House Theatre can be found at www.phtww.org.