The musical “Cabaret” by Joe Masteroff takes places in Germany in the 1930s. The audience is invited, by the emcee, to escape to the Kit Kat Klub and leave all their troubles behind. Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) will present the show in May.
Auditions for the musical will be held on March 8 and 9 at the theatre, beginning at 7 pm. There are roles for children (ages 8 and up), teens, and adults. Those auditioning may attend either evening. Anyone who is auditioning for a singing role should prepare 32 measures of two contrasting songs that are not from “Cabaret.” Bring sheet music in your key, an accompianst will be provided. Please wear comfortable shows to move in as many characters dance. There will also be cold readings from the script. No experience is necessary to audition.
Main roles are as follows:
Emcee: Male, 20s to 40s. Strong singer and dancer.
Cliff Bradshaw: Male in his 20s. Sings one song.
Herr Schultz: Male in his 50s. Sings but doesn’t dance.
Ernst Ludwig: Male, 20s to early 30s. Sings in a reprise, but doesn’t dance.
Sally Bowles: Female in her late teens to early 20s. Sings, with some dancing.
Fraulein Schneider: Female in her 40s. Sings but doesn’t dance.
Fraulein Kost: Female in her 20s. Sings in a reprise but doesn’t dance.
The roles of Nazi Youth are male from ages 8 to 12. There is no dancing involved for the youth, but they do sing one song (which will be taught to them at auditions, they don’t need to prepare any songs). Those trying out for Nazi Youth should come on Monday, March 8 only.
Kit Kat Kids are both male and female. They are older children (8 and up), teens, and also adults. Those auditioning should be strong singers and dancers. All heights, races, ages, sizes, and shapes are encouraged to audition. Kit Kat Kids will dance and sing in a variety of parts as they double as sailors, custom officers, party guests, and more.
More information about the roles in “Cabaret” can be found on the theatre’s website.
Paul Conroy is making his directorial debut in Georgia with “Cabaret”, after directing shows in Massachusetts and New York for the past ten years. A graduate of Long Island University with a degree in English/Writing and Theatre, Conroy has previously taught the performing arts around the Boston to students of all ages, and now makes his home in Atlanta. Some past productions that Conroy has directed include “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Rink,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” “Oliver!,” “Noises Off,” “Fools,” “Into the Woods” and many others.
“Cabaret” will be on the theatre’s main stage. Show dates are May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. Show time is 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (55+) and students (with ID); and $8 for children (12 and under). NCTC is located at 24 1st Avenue in downtown Newnan. For more information about the theatre and other upcoming shows, visit their website at newnantheatre.org.
“Cabaret” is being produced in accordance with Tams-Witmark. The book is by Joe Masteroff., based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb.