Cabaret auditions coming up Thursday, Sunday

The Studio Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Cabaret on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.

The Studio Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Cabaret on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.

Both calls will be at at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The director is looking for six to eight men and six to eight women ages 19 and older.

Those auditioning should prepare an audition vocal piece, with or without musical accompaniment and be ready to perform. There will also be a movement audition so those auditioning are advised to wear comfortable clothing.

Performance dates for Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff, are March 2016, 11-12, 16-19, and 23-26.

The March 11 and 12 dates will be dinner theatre events at the Elks Hall. The other performances will be held at the Studio Theatre.

Cabaret, written by Joe Masteroff opens in Berlin as the Nazis are beginning their rise to power prior to the Second World War. The productive Weimar Republic is being torn apart by radical politics on the right and left, inflation and joblessness.

But inside the Kit Kat Klub, the world is alive with seedy glamour, raucous energy and a kind of freedom never known before — for now.

The club’s master of ceremonies, together with the cabaret girls and waiters, welcomes their audience, beckoning them to leave their cares and the despair of the outside world behind. Nearby, in a train station, Clifford Bradshaw, a young American writer coming to Berlin in the hopes of finding inspiration for his new novel has just arrived.