24th Season Auditions

We are thrilled to be booking auditions for Cabaret. All roles are open for non-equity performers. We will be casting this production in the next month with auditions taking place in Toronto by appointment (Mt. Pleasant & Eglington) on the following dates/times:

September 18
September 23

Callback dates tba.

All actors are requested to prepare TWO contrasting musical theatre songs (32 bars). You may be asked to read some sides in your audition. Please bring a resume and recent headshot. 

Video auditions will be accepted until September 22 for performers currently abroad. All actors, both Wavestage veterans and those performing with us for the first time, will be expected to submit/present an audition for casting consideration. 

Wavestage is interested in performers of all ages, skillsets, ethnicities, size and gender. There are a variety of featured roles available for both skilled dancers and non-dancers. Role requirements are listed below. 

We look forward to receiving your audition for our 24th Season production of Cabaret. 

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PRODUCTION INFO

All Rehearsals are in TORONTO beginning January 6, 2019 in Toronto on Wednesday from 6-10:30 & Sunday evenings 5-10:30.
Performances will be April 8-14 2019 in Newmarket. Carpools to performance venue will be available from throughout the GTA.

STATUS: Non-Union
DIRECTOR: Sarah Langford
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Bradley Barnham

ABOUT CABARET

Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb. 1998 Version.

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a 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, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. 


Ethno-Cultural Mandate:

Wavestage encourages submissions from all qualified performers, and prides itself on having an environment of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Artists from under-represented communities are encouraged to apply for auditions without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender or any other basis prohibited by law. All artists are invited to remove measurements and physical features from the resume. 

Applying artists should be aware that Wavestage also does not tolerate any form of harassment of its employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises. 

TIME COMMITMENT:

Taking part in a Wavestage production is not a light commitment. Please take the time to fully assess whether or not you are able to make that commitment before you audition. It is imperative to the success of this production that everyone involved is able to give it their full attention and time. That said, if you do audition and are cast, the artistic team promises that your time will not be wasted. We will do the utmost to make sure we maximize rehearsals and that the rehearsal process and the performances will be artistically challenging and enjoyable. 

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ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Emcee (Master of Ceremonies)
The host at the Kit Kat Klub. Flirtatious, charming, exuberant, and mercurial. Life of the show. Androgynous, sexy,  the EMCEE is the consummate Master of Ceremonies. Must be comfortable with bisexuality, burlesque, politically disturbing content, and will need a solid German dialect.
Tenor/Alto, Db below middle C to G above middle C; no specific gender requirement. 

Sally Bowles 20-30
Mezzo, low E with strong belt to D
British cabaret singer, star of the Kit Kat Klub. Wild child who lives at the edge of her own ruin. Seductive, charismatic, and uses her charm to cover for her deep-seeded uncertainty. British Accent. Can dance. Must be comfortable with burlesque, and show strong belt ability.

Clifford Bradshaw 20-30
Bari-tenor, low C# to high F
American Novelist traveling to Berlin, trying to find himself. 

Fräulein Schneider 40-60
Alto, low Eb to B above middle C
German. The landlady who rents rooms in her large flat. Struggling in the economic depression, lonely, but resilient. German accent

Herr Schultz 40-60
Bari-tenor, low C to high F
One of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a Fruit Shop. Elderly Jewish man, falls in love with Fraulein Schneider. Caring, compassionate, and optimistic. Must be able to do lines with a German Accent

Fräulein Kost 20-25
Mezzo, low F# to high A
Speaks with a German accent. Another of Frl. Schneider’s tenants. She earns money by offering favors to sailors. Domineering, seductive, abrasive.

Ernst Ludwig 25-40
Vocal range flexible
A friendly and likable German, who briefs Cliff. Involved in a smuggling scheme. 

Max 20-40
Owner of the Kit Kat Klub. Thuggish, uses physical intimidation to manipulate others.

Kit Kat Girls and Boys who perform alongside Sally at the Kit Kat Klub.
Need strong dancers, singers and actors. Must be triple threat. 
GIRLS: Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie, Texas , Fritzie, Helga.
BOYS: Bobby, Victor, Hans and Herman

Ensemble Male and Female to portray Party guests, German sailors, customs agents, and club guests. Open to all types/ages/vocal ranges. 


YOUTH AUDITIONS

Please see our youth programs for children and teens for more information on how to get your child involved.