Below is a press release from the Geneva Theatre Guild:
“Join us for the 50th Anniversary of one of the most daring and dramatic pieces of our time, Cabaret!
Auditions will take place on May 31st and June 1st at the Geneva Presbyterian Church located on 24 Park Pl Geneva NY 14456 (The entrance to the church parking lot is off Washington Street). The production will take place August 4-7 in the Barlett Theatre (Coxe Hall) on the Hobart-William Smith Campus.
In this fully immersive production we bring you to 1930’s Germany in a seedy and raucous nightclub where the Master of Ceremonies enthralls you with sex and celebration as we follow the lives of Cliff, an American novelist newly arrived in Berlin, and Sally Bowles, the nightclubs premiere singer from England, as they meet and entwine at the Cabaret, while also following Fräulein Schneider, the proprietor of the nearby boarding house, and her blossoming romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Cabaret explores the dark, inebriating, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s denizens and expatriates as the seeds of fascism and the rise of the Third Reich emerge on its very doorstep.
Winner of eight 1967 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Composer/Lyricist and four 1998 Tony Awards for Revival, Actor, Actress, and Featured Actor.
Those wishing to audition should prepare one of the following for the Vocal Audition: (*preferred)
- 20-30 Bars of a Contemporary Musical Theatre selection that shows your vocal range and talents*
- 20-30 seconds of any non-musical theatre song that shows your vocal range and talents
- Be prepared to learn/perform the titular song Cabaret
The Dance portion of the audition will be taught after the conclusion of the Vocal Audition segment. Please wear or bring appropriate clothing to move in. All actors will then be asked to present scene work that will be provided at the audition with their fellow actors.
Casting shall take place after the second night of auditions has concluded and all actors shall be contacted with the results.*
The Geneva Theatre Guild is committed to inclusive and equitable casting for all roles in Cabaret and are actively seeking people of all races, cultural backgrounds, and gender identities to audition.
* Due to the size of the performance space this year not everyone who auditions will be cast. In the event that callbacks are necessary, actors chosen from the first night will be contacted to return on June 1st after the auditions from that night conclude. (8:00pm)
Pre Registration is encouraged, but not required. Walk in auditions are greatly welcomed!
To register click HERE and click the “audtion form” link at the bottom.
Cabaret is being directed by Sean Britton-Milligan with musical direction by Casey Castner and choreography by Lauren Cook.”