OFF-BROADWAY FALL MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies."
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
*NOTE*: If cast, actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate.
Ages 15 - 22*
Performers outside the age range
will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Auditions will be held on the following two dates. Sign up for an audition slot and see the character breakdowns below:
Friday September 10th 5pm-7pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)
Saturday September 11th 3pm-5pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)
Callbacks will be held on Sunday September 12th from 1:00pm. You will be notified shortly after your audition if you are requested back for the callbacks. For this, you will need clothes & shoes that you can move in. Callbacks will be done by 5pm at the latest.
Prepare 32 bars (or a short cut) of a musical theater song appropriate for the style of the show. Accompanist provided (bring sheet music). Please bring a second contrasting song in case we want to hear more. Bring a headshot/resume if available.
If you are unable to make it to the in-person auditions, click here for the instructions on how to submit a video audition. Note that the video audition deadline is Friday September 6th.
REHEARSALS AND TECH
Rehearsals are Fridays from 5pm-9pm, Sundays from 12pm-5pm, and some Saturdays from 2pm-6pm in Midtown Manhattan (Ripley-Grier Studios, or other Midtown West rehearsal studios). There will be additional rehearsals and tech in the theater December 13th-16th (Dixon Place).
December 17th - December 19th
Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002)
(Original Off-Broadway home of Fun Home)
TUITION IF CAST
$825.00 (Payment plans and needs based partial scholarships available)
Click here to find out more about opportunities in our Youth Orchestra, Technical Theater, Stage Management, and other internships and youth development.
NARRATOR – An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
CINDERELLA – A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
JACK – The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man'. He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
JACK'S MOTHER – Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
THE BAKER – A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness, but refuses to let other fight his battles.
THE BAKER'S WIFE – Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER – The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
FLORINDA AND LUCINDA – Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD – A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
THE WITCH – Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
CINDERELLA'S MOTHER – Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
MYSTERIOUS MAN – A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
WOLF – Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
RAPUNZEL – A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
CINDERELLA'S PRINCE – Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE – Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor.
STEWARD – Servant to the Royal Family. He takes much pride in his job and is always trying to impress. but when it comes down to it, he is out for himself.
GIANT – Voiceover. The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster'. She is seeking restitution for her loss.