Audition Information

Auditions at A2CT are open, and there is no fee to audition. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one may
become a part of a show at A2CT without auditioning.


All auditions  are held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio at 322 West Ann St. unless otherwise noted. Click on this: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio for directions. Times and dates are specified in each show's audition information. Make sure to scroll down to get to the audition information for the Studio Series. Junior Theatre audition information is now found by selecting the Junior Theatre tab on our home page.



Upcoming Main Stage Auditions.
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Cabaret

directed by Kat Walsh | musical direction by Jennifer Goltz-Taylor | choreography by Tyler Stickel

AUDITIONS: Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21 OFFSITE @ Studio 3 Performing Arts Center

CALLBACKS: Tuesday, August 22 @ the A2CT Studio

REHEARSALS: begin August 31. Sun.-Thurs. 6:30-9:30. 

MANDATORY WORKSHOP: Saturday, September 9, 12-6 PM

PERFORMANCES: October 26-29 @ the Arthur Miller Theatre



Ann Arbor Civic Theatre announces auditions for its main stage production of Cabaret, directed by Kat Walsh, with musical direction by Jennifer Goltz-Taylor, and choreography by Tyler Stickel. Auditions will take place Sunday and Monday, August 20 and 21, at 7:00 PM at Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, located at 6885 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. PLEASE NOTE: GENERAL AUDITION SESSIONS ARE OFFSITE. A map of the location may be found HERE. Callbacks will be Tuesday, August 22, at 7:00 at the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). Actors need only attend one of the general sessions (Sunday or Monday), and should plan to arrive just before 7:00 to fill out audition paperwork. Actors should be available for callbacks.

 

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 boardinghouse, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.

 

AUDITIONS are open to those 18 and older, due to the adult nature of the show. Auditions will begin promptly at 7:00 PM, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early to fill out audition information, most importantly a conflict calendar. Make sure you are prepared to note all your conflicts during the rehearsal period.

VOCAL: Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a song that best demonstrates your range - please do NOT audition with songs from the show. Auditioners must provide sheet music, with cuts and necessary key clearly marked, for the accompanist.

DANCE: You will learn four to eight 8-counts of a dance. Please be warmed up, ready to move when audition begins. Please wear clothing that you'll be able to move in. Preferably form fitting clothing that shows off your silhouette, or in style of the show. (Note: Form fitting clothing allows us to see the execution of the choreography better)

Women: Character shoes are preferred. No sneakers.
Men: Jazz flats or Character shoes. No sneakers.
*If you have neither, we will ask you to dance barefoot.

Please plan to stay for the duration of the general audition session.

REHEARSALS will be Sunday-Thursday from 6:30-9:30 and will begin on August 31, with no rehearsal labor day weekend. 

There will be a MANDATORY workshop for all those cast on Saturday, September 9 from 12-6 PM - actors MUST be available for this in order to be cast. Please note: no conflicts will be allowed from October 15 – October 29. NO EXCEPTIONS.

PERFORMANCES are Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29 at the Arthur Miller Theatre on UM’s North Campus.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS AND RANGES:

Master of Ceremonies (Emcee): The host at the Kit Kat Klub – presented as a gender-fluid character comfortable with being close to both men and women – comedic – loveable.  All genders will be considered. Tenor or high, flexible baritone, 
C3 to A-flat4 [or mezzo/soprano, C4 to G5]

Sally Bowles:
A quirky character that comes across as flighty – yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer.  Age Range 20s to 30s. 
Belter, alto, E3 to C5

Clifford Bradshaw (Cliff): American novelist and English teacher who has traveled to Berlin. Age range Late 20s to Mid 30s.
Tenor or baritone, C#3 to E4

Fraulein Schneider:
A landlady who rents rooms in her large flat. Age range 50+ 
Alto, E-flat3 to B5

Herr Schultz:
One of Fraulein Schneider's tenants and a fruit seller. Age range 50+
Lyric tenor, C3 to G4

Frau Kost
: Another of Fraulein Schneider's tenants, She earns money by offering favors to sailors. Age range 30s-40s
Mezzo, F#3 to E5

Herr Ludwig:
A friendly and Likeable German. Takes English lessons from Cliff and smuggles funds for the Nazi Party 
Baritone, C#3 to E4

Kit Kat Girls
: A diverse group of singers and dancers at the Kit Kat Club. 
Soprano, mezzo, alto, but often sing in unison: F#3 to G5 [sopranos, A6]

Kit Kat Boys: A diverse group of singers and dancers at the Kit Kat Club
Tenor, baritone: up to G4







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