So you want to be on stage?
Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one. (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).
WILLIAM G. FRY THEATRE: CABARET
Sunday, February 12th and Monday, February 13th
Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen
Director: Jon Tisevich
Choreographer: Michael Lawrence Akers
Music Director Steve Parsons
Rehearsals begin Saturday, February 18th and will be held Saturdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, & Sundays - Thursdays 7:30-10:30 PM. NO Rehearsal February 19th – February 24th.
The production is scheduled to open March 31st and will run through April 15th, with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 PM and Sundays @ 2:00 PM
DIVERSE AND NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL ROLES.
All roles are available; please see the character breakdown below.
Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot to your audition and a performance resume if available.
Audition time slots are as follows:
Sunday, February 12th @ 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, & 9:00p.
Monday, February 13th @ 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, & 10p.
Dance callbacks will be held on Tuesday, February 14th and principal callbacks will be Wednesday, February 15th.
**Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the available audition form HERE.
If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com
The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702
Character Breakdown/Roles Available:
EMCEE: Male: late 20s-40s; The master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. Caters to the desires of both men and women. Very comfortable with his sexuality. Demonstrates a commanding stage presence, comedic, and lovable. Tenor.
SALLY BOWLES: Female, late 20s-40s; British headliner at the Kit Kat Klub. Quirky, gritty, beautifully broken and haunted by the dark reality of her chosen lifestyle. Mezzo with strong belt.
CLIFF BRADSHAW: Male, late 20s-40s; American novelist yearning for inspiration. Longing to find purpose, companionship, and his true voice. Bari-Tenor.
FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER: Female, late 40s-late 60s; German landlady with a benevolent heart. Very aware and anxious of the social turmoil rising in Berlin. Alto.
HERR SCHULTZ: Male, late 40s-late 60s; Jewish proprietor of a local fruit shop. A romantic who has become smitten of Fraulein Schneider despite the racial tension. Baritone.
ERNST LUDWIG: Male, late 20s-50s; friendly and likable German who befriends Cliff. Later revealed to be Nazi. Tenor.
FRAULEIN KOST: Female, late 20s-40s; A coy and self assured prostitute who rents a room from Fraulein Schneider. A Nazi sympathizer. Mezzo.
KIT KAT GIRLS: Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie/Gorilla, Texas, Fritzie/Fraulein Kost, Helga; Females, late teens – 40s; entertainers and escorts at the Kit Kat Klub. Extremely comfortable in their own skin and with their sexuality.
KIT KAT BOYS: Bobby, Victor, Hans, Herman/Max: Males, late teens – 40s; entertainers and escorts at the Kit Kat Klub. Extremely comfortable in their own skin and with their sexuality.
To schedule an audition time slot fill out the online form HERE