Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm
Auditions will be held at Phoenix Stage Company
686 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
Saturday, October 13 - Saturday, October 27, 2012
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm/Sundays at 2:00pm
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking 8 men & 8 women for this production. Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized musical selection that showcases their vocal range. Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder are discouraged. Auditioners will also be asked to read from the script and may perform a brief dance combination taught at the audition.
The production is directed by Katherine Ray with musical direction by Rebecca Scattergood Wallace and choreography by Foster Evans Reese. For additional information, please call (203) 632-8546 or visit our website at http://www.phoenixstagecompany.org/.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
As the Nazis begin their rise to power in Germany in the late 1920s, American writer Clifford Bradshaw visits Berlin. After making a few friends and finding housing, Clifford visits the sleazy Kit Kat Club and meets an English singer, Sally Bowles. The writer and singer soon fall in love. Meanwhile, Clifford's elderly landlord, Fraulein Schneider, gets engaged to a Jewish greengrocer, Herr Schultz – not an easy decision given the increasing influence of the Nazis. Soon, Clifford discovers that he has been inadvertently helping the Nazis by delivering packages to Paris for a German friend of his, Ernst Ludwig. Clifford ends up deciding to return to the United States but Sally, after aborting their baby, decides to remain in Berlin.
Master of Ceremonies (Emcee): The odd Emcee of the sleazy Kit Kat Club. Very flirtatious. (Tenor)
Sally Bowles: A brash, sexy, youthful looking English dancer at the Kit Kat Club. She eventually falls in love with Clifford. (Alto)
Clifford Bradshaw: A young American writer who also teaches English lessons. He eventually falls in love with Sally. (Baritone)
Fraulein Schneider: A moralistic yet pragmatic German woman who rents a room in her house to Clifford. She is in love with Herr Schultz. Frightened and yet strong-willed. (Alto)
Herr Schultz: An kind, elderly Jewish greengrocer who is in love with Fraulein Schneider. (Tenor)
Ernst Ludwig: A nervous yet streetwise German who pays Clifford for English lessons and turns out to be a Nazi.
Fraulein Kost: A German prostitute living in Fraulein Schnedier's house. Tough, lovable and funny. (Mezzo)
Max: The owner of the club and Sally's boyfriend.
Rudy: A Kit Kat boy. (Dancer)
Gorilla: A Kit Kat boy. (Dancer)
Frenchie: A Kit Kat girl. (Dancer)
Victor: A Kit Kat boy. (Dancer)
LuLu: A Kit Kat girl. (Dancer)
Bobby: A Kit Kat boy. (Dancer)
Helga: A Kit Kat girl. (Dancer)
Rosie: A Kit Kat girl. (Dancer)
Texas: A Kit Kat girl. (Dancer)
Herman: A Kit Kat boy. (Dancer)
Hans: A Kit Kat boy. (Dancer)