AUDITION DATES FOR 2019 SEASON & MAINSTAGE MUSICAL, CABARET!
Peregrine Theatre Ensemble is pleased to announce auditions for their 2019 main stage production the TONY Award winning musical CABARET, Book by Joe Masteroff, Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Directed and choreographed by Kyle Pleasant (dir. Peregrine’s CHICAGO, HAIR). Performances are at Peregrine Theatre’s home, Fishermen Hall, 12 Winslow Street Provincetown every Wednesday through Saturday July 10th– September 7th. Rehearsals begin on or around June 3rd in NYC for two weeks and continue in Provincetown on June 17th.
“There was a cabaret and there was a master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world... and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep.” The Berlin Stories, Christopher Isherwood.
About CABARET: 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 by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentativelybegins 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.”
Auditions will take place in Boston, MA and New York, NY. Please email your headshot and resume to PeregrineTheatre@gmail.com to request your preferred time and city (Boston or New York) for principal auditions, or to secure a spot at the dance calls.
Boston: March 30th & 31st. at 132 Ipswich Street Boston, MA 02115 in Studio 306 (*Boston Conservatory and Berklee Students ONLY*) if non-student please email headshot and resume let us know you would like to audition but are not enrolled at either institution. email@example.com. March 30 11:30am-10pm will be principal auditions by appointment and March 31 open dance call at 9am followed by callbacks.
New York: April 6th & 7th at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue 16 floor New York, NY 10018. April 6th will be principal auditions (by appointment only) in Studio 17C from 9am to 10pm. Open Dance Call will be April 7th at 10am in 17D followed by callbacks in the afternoon & evening.
Principal auditions are in 5-minute time slots by appointment only (email PeregrineTheatre@gmail.com) Please bring a headshot/resume to the audition.
Those auditioning should prepare a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. For dance call/ dance callbacks: please wear black dance attire that show line and appropriate dance shoes.The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Actors with local Cape Cod housing are strongly encouraged to attend. Please note, those who are local to Provincetown, Ma or Cape Cod and wish to be considered for the show but can’t make auditions in Boston, please email headshot and resume with subject line: Local Talent.
Our 2019 ensemble will have the unique opportunity to live in Provincetown, MA – a historically vibrant beach vacation community and perform in professional quality productions. Housing is provided in lieu of monetary compensation to those not local to Cape Cod. Ensemble members who have local housing will be given a stipend based on the role. Once the season is open an ensemble member’s only requirement will be CABARET, 4 nights a week. There are plenty of part-time job opportunities that pay very well in our summer community and we can assist in helping you find something to do during your free time if needed.
SEEKING ACTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
Emcee: Strong dancer/singer with dynamic stage presence and hosting abilities. A hilarious, sexually ambiguous master of ceremonies.
Clifford Bradshaw: A budding American novelist searching Europe for inspiration for his next book. Upon reaching Berlin he quickly gets entangled with its underground party scene and political climate.
Sally Bowles: Strong dancer/singer. A transient English second rate cabaret singer living in Berlin. She entangles herself with Clifford and they begin a fated relationship.
Fraulein Schneider: the owner of a boarding house in Berlin. She rents rooms to several of the show’s characters.
Herr Schultz: A Jewish fruit-stand owner and the love interest of Fraulein Schneider – Tenor
Fraulein Kost: A prostitute living and working in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house and often at odds with Schneider. (will double as Kit Kat girl).
Ernst Ludwig: An up and coming political figure in the Nazi political party. (Non-singing role).
ENSEMBLE Men and Women- Seeking strong dancer/singers. Will play various roles throughout the show as well as the Kit Kat Klub performance ensemble. – Various vocal ranges
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
The following personnel will be in attendance at the auditions. In Boston: Kyle Pleasant, Director/Choreographer; Adam Berry, Executive Director; Ben Berry, Artistic Director; Tessa Bry Taylor, Co-Founder/Education Director. In New York City: Kyle Pleasant, Director/Choreographer; Adam Berry, Executive Director; Ben Berry, Artistic Director.
For any questions regarding auditions please contact Peregrine Theatre Ensemble at PeregrineTheatre@gmail.com. To learn more about Peregrine Theatre Ensemble please visit www.PeregrineTheatre.com.