AUDITIONS

GENERAL UNIFIED AUDITIONS FOR:

CABARET

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL

 

Sketch Club Players will be holding a general unified audition on April 7th and 8th  for the last shows in their season: Cabaret; Jesus Christ Superstar and A Christmas Story. Children wishing to be seen for A Christmas Story will be seen on April 7th from 1-4 pm. For adults, 15 and up, for Cabaret; Jesus Christ Superstar and A Christmas Story, they will be seen on 7th and 8th starting at 6 pm. Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show you are being seen for and be prepared to dance. For the children in A Christmas Story, a tap routine will be taught so please bring tap shoes. Roles and dates are listed below:

CABARET

Director: Patricia Mangano

Performances: Sept 13-22

Rehearsals will begin: End of July

The roles of the Emcee and Herr Schultz are cast

 

Open Roles:

Sally Bowles - Looking for Understudy only (Female) Age 20s to 30s Vocal Range – Low A/High C

The current star singer at the Kit Kat Klub. A British emigre, she is rather pretty, rather sophisticated, rather child-like, exasperating, and irresistible.
At times she struggles with the darkness of her life as a cabaret performer. Role requires agile stage movement and dance. British accent required.

Clifford Bradshaw -(Male) Age late 20s/Mid-30s. Vocal Range – Low A/High E

An American novelist traveling to Berlin for inspiration, he is pleasant-looking, intelligent, and apparently reserved. He is struggling with the expression of his homosexual feelings

FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER - (Female) Age early 40’s and up Vocal Range – Low D/Ab above middle C

A landlady who rents rooms in her large flat. Was rich, but has now fallen on hard times, she tries to adjust to the changing times and morés.
Must be comfortable with stage movement and light dance – waltz. German accent required.

ERNST LUDWIG - (Male) Age to play 30s Vocal range flexible Age Range

A friendly and likable German, he befriends Clifford on the train. Must be comfortable with stage movement and light dance.
Will sing in “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” and the chorus. German accent required.

FRAULEIN KOST - (Female) Age Range 25 – 30s Vocal Range – Low Ab /High F

Another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers. She earns money by offering favors to sailors. Role requires agile stage movement and dance.
German accent required. Will sing in German. Will also double as one of the Kit Kat Girls (Fritz.)

KIT KAT GIRLS - (Female) Age Range - late teens to early 30s. Various Vocal Ranges

These women must be strong dancer/singers and will also be part of various scenes as performers and as club patrons.
The ladies can be of various shapes and sizes – the key is to be comfortable with your femininity and scanty costumes that show off sex appeal.
Features (“Two Ladies,” “Telephone Dance,” etc.) will be drawn from this group. Excellent dance skills required.

Kit Kat Boys - (Male) Age Range - late teens to early 30s Various Vocal Ranges

These men must be strong singers and dancers to play waiters and patrons at the Kit Kat Klub in addition to various features roles.
They should be comfortable with portraying free in gender depictions.
Features (Bobby, Victor, “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” etc.) will be drawn from this group.

 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Director/Choreographer: Jason Mangano

Performances: Nov 1-10

Rehearsals: Will start late September

Roles being looked for:

All roles open ethnicity.

 

JESUS - Rock tenor; 20s- 30s. Chest voice B2-Ab4, powerful falsetto/scream up to G5.
This role demands a well-rounded baritone voice that also has a super extended upper register- virtuosity coupled with sensitive musicianship a must.
Think James Taylor meets Steve Tyler. Must be comfortable shirtless for a majority of Act Two

JUDASRock/soul tenor; 20s-30s. (E3-D4 (+)). This role requires an agile and sensitive voice with access to extremely high registers across a full dynamic range.
Stylistically drawing a great deal from soul music, useful reference points would be Stevie Wonder/Murray Head.
He is the antagonist of the show, concerned that fame is getting in the way of the message of social justice. Someone who can tell a story through a melody, with exquisite diction and intonation.
This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving.

PILATEBaritone or Baritenor; Belting Alto 30s – 40s. (A2-Bb4)
A diverse musical journey through both acts requires a singer of great stillness, yet with the ability to tear the roof off in the final bars.
Looking to cast a male or female in this role.

ENSEMBLE

Seeking MALE AND FEMALE Dancer/Singers - versatile dancers who are also strong classic rock, pop or soul singers. Must be excellent dancers and singers. Character ages are 20's/30's. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The choreography is extremely rhythmic, energetic and requires physical stamina. Ensemble members must be comfortable being able to sing well and engage in intense aerobic movement at the same time. Portions of the show involve lifts and partnering, jumping and kneeling. A dance background in any of the following styles is helpful: modern, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, African, musical theater. Artists should be very comfortable with their bodies; Being able to play an instrument is a plus! The role of Simon will be cast out of the ensemble as will the Soul Girls and other smaller roles

 

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL

Director: Patricia Mangano

Choreographer: Jason Mangano

Performances: Dec 6-15

Rehearsals: Start late October

Open Roles:

 

Ralphie Parker - (lead, M, age 10-13)
A regular kid, he wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious; the boy next door.
Ralphie above all is a dreamer. Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show.
High belter with unchanged voice, low F # to High D. Must be able to move well

Randy(lead, M, age 8 to 10)
Ralphie’s younger brother. Can be a bit awkward. Admires Ralphie, but won’t admit it. Cuddly and whiny but not a brat.
Child belter, low F to high C. Must be able to sing, dance, and carry a show. Tap dance skills a plus.

Children - (ages 8-14)
Looking for very strong child performers to fill out the roles of Schwartz, Flick, Scut Farkas, Grover Dill, Esther Jane, Mary Beth and others.
Strong vocal performers who can move well (tap is a major plus!). Looking for very strong comedic actors and actresses for these roles

Adult Ensemble - (ensemble, M and W, age 18 and up)
Adult ensemble roles include elves, delivery people, the villain, bank robbers, a prisoner, Mrs. Schwartz, Flick’s mom, Nancy’s mom, police officers, firefighters, a doctor, a nurse, a server, and various townspeople. Must be able to sing. Various levels of dance experience needed.

 

To schedule an audition, send an email to: auditions@sketchclubplayers.org