College of the Mainland Community Theatre ★ The Biggest Li’l Theatre in Texas ★ OPEN AUDITIONS for CABAR ET Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb and Book by Joe Masteroff Directed by Mark Adams Musical Director: Claudia Dyle Choreographer: Meghan Hakes Production Stage Manager: Chris Pool SUNDAY, MAY 9 at 1:30 P.M. MONDAY, MAY 10 at 7 P.M. ABOUT THE AUDITION: Please prepare a short selection from a song (ONE MINUTE MAXIMUM!) and be sure to bring your own sheet music. A piano accompanist will be provided. There will also be cold readings from the script. DANCERS: Please dress to move. You will learn a short dance combination. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN: SALLY BOWLES (20s)—Sally is a quirky, free-spirited, self-destructive HERR SCHULTZ (40s-60s)—A sweet, kindly, Jewish fruit vendor who young British woman. A little girl trapped in a woman’s body. She’s a woos Fraulein Schneider in a very “Old World” way. His misguided faith second-rate performer at the end of the line and performing in a seedy, in Germany to do “the right thing” will prove to be his downfall. decadent cabaret, and searching for an emotional attachment. Vulnerable but hard-edged, too. Singing and dancing skills are not as important as FRAULEIN KOST (20s)—The ultimate survivor. A gregarious, sharp- strong acting skills to play Sally. tongued, part-time prostitute who is out of options in Berlin, and, there- fore, does whatever might be necessary to get by. Very strong singer. THE EMCEE (20s-30s)—The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Club. Charming but dangerous…Grotesque but funny. No boundaries, no con- ERNST LUDWIG (30s-40s)—A seemingly jovial, friendly and utterly science and no rules. Must be played by a singularly unique and electrify- charming German man who befriends Cliff on the train. He is revealed ing performer. It helps to be comfortable with ad libbing and interaction later to be a Nazi smuggler who is chillingly devoted to the “cause.” (A with the audience. non-singing role—except in group numbers) CLIFFORD BRADSHAW (20s-30s)—A young, naive American writer THE KIT KAT GIRLS (Frenchie, Lulu, Texas, Rosie, Helga, Fritzie) who is oblivious to the gathering storm clouds of Nazism in Berlin. Sexu- (18-early 30s)—Sexy and even a bit dirty. These are not the girls you ally confused. He’s trying to be merely an observer, rather than a par- bring home to meet mother. Each one has a distinct personality and ticipant, but his relationship with Sally makes that impossible. (Minimal look—all sizes, shapes and races are encouraged! The ideal Kit Kat Girl solo singing necessary) is a very strong dancer, at least a good singer and not at all modest about wearing provocative costumes. FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER (40s-60s)—Sally’s landlady. A practical wom- an, formerly rich but now fallen on hard times. Full of vitality, interested THE KIT KAT BOYS (Victor and Bobby) (20s)—All the same traits of in everything, probably indestructible. Her pragmatism ultimately proves a Kit Kat Girl apply to the boys, as well. Additionally, and ideally, they an obstacle to her sweet romance with Herr Schultz. would also be a bit sexually ambiguous. MAX (30s-50s)—The owner of the Kit Kay Club. Hard-edged and rough. Even a little abusive. (A non-singing role—except in group numbers) ABOUT THE SHOW: Kander and Ebb’s dazzling, decadent musical set in 1930 Berlin at the infamous Kit Kat club where Sally Bowles sings, dances and falls in love, all under the impending, ominous rise of Hitler’s Nazi Party. This remarkable musical has won more than a dozen Tony awards in its three Broadway productions, and Bob Fosse’s film version won eight Academy Awards. Great acting opportunities for every cast mem- ber, not to mention unforgettable songs like “Mein Herr,” “Wilkommen,” “Money Makes the World Go ‘Round,” “Maybe This Time,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and, of course, “Cabaret.” REHEARSALS BEGIN: Tuesday, June 1 and continue Mondays-Fridays, 7-10 p.m. PERFORMANCES: July 15-August 8, 2010, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Mark Adams at 888-258-8859, ext. 544 or 409-938-1211, ext. 544 or email@example.com. Don’t miss the next issue of “Front Row” for the announcement of College of the Mainland Community Theatre’s 2010-2011 season! The upcoming season features a Pulitzer prize-winner, a Southwest Premiere, a hilarious comedy from one of America’s favorite playwrights and a few surprises. Non-Profit U.S. Postage PAID La Marque, Texas Permit 54 NS 1200 Amburn Road Texas City, TX 77591 D ITIO AU ret” PEN Caba nd 10 O “ a y9 Ma Please Post or current resident There’s only a few opportunities left to see our current production. The outrageously funny comedy of manners... “The ImporTance of BeIng earnesT” continuing through Sunday, May 2, 2010 by Oscar Wilde Directed by Rob de los Reyes Featuring: Mark Adams, Amber Bennett, Steve Bullitt, Jim Hackett, Liann Herder, Bill Krause, Alice Rhoades and Roger Stallings Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For reservations, please call the Box Office at 888-258-8859, ext 345 or 409-938-1211, ext 345.