Saturday, February 13, 2010

Announcing auditions: Cabaret

Audition dates have been announced for Cabaret, the final production in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2009-2010 MainStage season. Auditions will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, February 21 and Monday, February 22 on the second floor above Adelino's Old World Kitchen, 112 N. 3rd Street in downtown Lafayette.

Director Kate Walker asks that all auditioning prepare a Broadway-style song. Accompaniment will be provided. All auditioners must call Civic Theatre's box office at 765-423-7529 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome and will be worked into the audition schedule. Individual auditions will be held every 5 minutes, and the last 20 minutes of each hour will be a dance audition; everyone must stay. Please dress for movement. Everyone auditioning must be 18 years old or older.

The scene is a night club in Berlin as the 1920s are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. His songs provide wry commentary throughout the show. On the train to Berlin we find Cliff, a young American writer, and Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff's luggage at the German border. History is in the process of being made. Musical numbers include "It Couldn't Please Me More," "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies." We find Cliff on the train again, now leaving Berlin alone. He writes about Sally and the people of Berlin leading up to the Third Reich. It has been a tumultuous and heartbreaking era.

Cabaret will open Friday, May 7 and run through Sunday, May 23.

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