VIDEO AUDITION

Cabaret Logo.jpg

A Broadway favorite having been revived three times since its original 1966 production (in 1987, 1998, and 2014), Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

 

Set 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 together with the Kit Kat Klub's dancers and staff, Cabaret unfolds as a haunting portrait of the decadent world of 1930's Germany. 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", "Maybe This Time" and "Money."

*PLEASE NOTE*: Cabaret contains mature themes and material. If cast, actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate.

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS

INFORMATION

If you are unable to make it to the in-person auditions for our MainStage Productions, follow these instructions on how to submit a video audition. All video auditions will be reviewed by part of the creative team and every submission will receive a response. For information on our current season, rehearsal times and tuition, click here.

SLATE

Please clearly say your name and age looking directly into the camera.

 

PREPARATION

  1. 32 bars (or a short cut) of a pop/rock song or contemporary musical theater song in the style of the show you are auditioning for (a video from a previous performance is okay too).

  2. Please prepare one or two of the sides listed below. If the scene has more than one character, make sure to have a reader placed beside the camera (performer should focus on the reader). We do not have sides covering every role, but we still take every part into consideration. Make a selection that fits you best.

 

SUBMISSION

Please upload your video audition to either YouTube (unlisted), Vimeo (unlisted), Google Drive, or Dropbox. Send an email to info@nexgentheatre.com including the link to the video (could be joint as one clip, or separate clips) with the following subject line "Video Audition - Name of Show - Name of Auditionee" (For example: "Video Audition - Mamma Mia! - Meryl Streep"). Please also attach the following availability sheet filled out: AVAILABILITY SHEET - CLICK HERE

NOTE: We will not be able to consider your audition unless it includes slate, song, sides, and the availability sheet.

 

SIDES
Click the title of any of the sides below and it will automatically download.

(We do not have sides covering every part, but we still take every part into consideration. Make a selection that fits you best.)

Not an actor, but want to get involved?

Click here to find out more about opportunities in our Youth Orchestra, Technical Theater, Stage Management, and other internships and youth development.