Riverside Theatre Works proudly announces
SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL
(See below for audition info on both shows)
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Directed by Kevin Mark Kline
Musical Direction by Danielle Clougher
Choreography by Matthew Romero
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 6pm
Thursday, December 5, 2013 @ 8:30pm.
Please know that Riverside Theatre Works is a non-equity theatre and we do not offer any sort of payment to actors in any of our main stage productions.
Riverside Theatre Works is currently seeking actors/singers/dancers for their Spring production of Cabaret.
This fully immersive and engaging new “take” on the classic musical begins rehearsals in mid-February 2014 and performs May 9-18, 2014 at Riverside Theatre Works in Hyde Park, MA.
Those interested in auditioning should email Director Kevin Mark Kline at email@example.com to set up their audition appointment.
Singers should prepare two 16-32 bar selections from the musical theatre repertoire. There will be a dance call for Emcee and Kit Kat Klub Boy-types. Please bring appropriate clothing. An accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to read sides from the musical.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES
Kit Kat Klub Boys (20-40) – A VERY busy ensemble of Kit Kat Klub boys – will perform in the following production numbers: “Willkommen,” “Telephone Dance,” “Tomorrow Belongs To Me,” “The Money Song,” and “Sitting Pretty”. Will also double as feature characters throughout musical. Please note :: this particular production of “Cabaret” has a VERY BUSY male ensemble.
Master Of Ceremonies (18-40) – The host at the Kit Kat Klub. A song and dance man, quirky, mysterious, comical, biting, sexually ambiguous, naughty (but NOT raunchy) and bizarre. Can do German accent. (Please Note – we are not seeking to duplicate the characterization portrayed by Alan Cumming from the most recent Broadway revival) – Tenor (Middle C to High A Flat)
Clifford Bradshaw (20-35) – An American novelist and our story’s romantic lead. The world of Cabaret is scene through his eyes. Pleasant looking, intelligent, reserved, and possibly bisexual. Tenor (Low A to High E)
Fräulein Schneider (40+) – A landlady who rents rooms in her large flat. Strong, solid, stalwart, rough, world-weary, full of vitality, interested in everything, indestructible. Can do German accent. Alto (Low D to A Flat Above Middle C)
Herr Rudolph Schultz (40+) – One of Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop. German/Jewish. Sweet, loving, honest, charming, likable. Limited dancing. German accent. Tenor (Low G to High F)
Ernst Ludwig (20-35) – A friendly and likable German and Nazi sympathizer. A streetwise smuggler who knows everyone and likes to party. Means well but is misguided. Everyone’s best friend. The guy you want to have a beer with. German accent. No dancing required.
Cabaret is based on John Van Druten’s 1951 play I Am a Camera, which in turn was adapted from the novel Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it is, as Fred Ebb said, “about people dancing on the edge of a cliff and not quite falling over.” Cabaret revolves around Sally Bowles, a cabaret performer in the seedy Kit Kat Klub, Clifford Bradshaw, the young American writer she becomes involved with, and the characters of the edgy, threatening world they inhabit, including landlady Fräulein Schneider, caught in a doomed romance with Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a decadent and ominous symbol of the era.
Cabaret will rehearse according to the following schedule:
- Rehearsals begin on February 16, 2014
- February rehearsals will be held on February 16-20, 23 & 27
- March rehearsals will be held on March 3, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 15, 16-17, 19-20, 23-24, 26-27, 30-31
- April rehearsals will be held on April 2-3, 6-8, 10, 13-14, 16-17, 21-24, 27-May 1
- Tech Week begins on Sunday May 4
All rehearsals will be held at Riverside Theatre Works in Hyde Park, MA.
Depending on your role, you may not be required to be present at every rehearsal. The schedule will be planned with care to ensure that you are only called when needed for that particular night’s scene work.
Please be sure to list all conflicts on audition forms.
May 9, 2014 @ 8pm
May 10, 2014 @ 8pm
May 11, 2014 @ 3pm
May 16, 2014 @ 8pm
May 17, 2014 @ 8pm
May 18, 2014 @ 3pm
All performances will be held at Riverside Theatre Works in Hyde Park, MA.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR KEVIN MARK KLINE AT firstname.lastname@example.org OR VIA PHONE AT 617-413-9433.
SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL
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Riverside Theatre Works is looking to cast ADULT ACTORS in this funny, exaggerated and very colorful family play, which takes place in the Thirtieth Floor classroom of Wayside School. Based on the popular children’s books by the same name, this play is sure to delight audiences of all ages!
2013 Audition Dates
Wednesday, December 11th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Please make an audition appointment by contacting Lurie Armandt:
Phone: 617-361-7024 x 100
2014 Performance Dates
Thursday, February 27th at 10:30 AM
Friday, February 28th at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 1st at 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 2nd at 2:00 PM
MRS. GORF, A teacher (Character Age: 40s-50s) – Played by the same actor who plays Mr. Gorf
MR. GORF, A teacher (Character Age: 30s-40s) – Played by the same actor who plays Mrs, Gorf
MYRON, a student who is obsessed with pulling Leslie’s pigtails (Actor age: 18-35 years)
BEBE, a student who is the fastest draw – at art (Actor age: 18-35 years)
LESLIE, a student who has long pigtails and reads upside down (Actor age: 18-35 years)
RONDI, a student who has the prettiest teeth in Wayside School (Actor age: 18-35 years)
DAMEON, a student who never stops smiling (Actor age: 18-35 years)
LOUIS, the yard teacher (Character Age: 30s-50s)
MRS. JEWLS, a teacher (Character Age: 30s-50s)
MR. PICKLE, the sinister school councilor (Character Age: 30s-60s)
MISS VALOOOSH, a dancer (Character Age: 30s-50s)