Audition and Casting Information

Audition Schedule

Cabaret and The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot 

Will audition Jan 31 through Feb 3rd, 6:30 to 10:30

Kimberly Sanchez SM Cabaret

Chanler Sharp SM Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Cabaret. - click + for more information

CABARET – directed by Andrew Glant-Linden – music direction Logan Medland

 

For the initial audition please prepare a  short song  or a cutting of a long song – in the style of the show.

Readings from the script will be held at Callbacks.  Additional singing will be also be held at Callbacks.

Audition/ Casting Breakdown

EMCEE

MC of the floor shows at the Kit Kat Klub. Exudes enormous charm, charisma and a

strong seductive aura. Comedic but also sardonically pointed. Sexually expressive.

An Androgynous/gender-questionable character. Sexually ambiguous and “fluid”.

Will consider either Male or Female for the role. Strong Actor /Actress who sings

and moves very well. A chameleon – he/she masquerades as several other roles

i.e. Train conductor, Taxi Driver, Nazi thug. German accent required.

VOCAL TYPE: Tenor

VOCAL RANGE: : Low B flat – high G (falsetto).

PLEASE NOTE: The 1987 version we are doing adheres to the original

conception of the Emcee (Joel Grey) — Not the Roundabout (Alan Cumming)

interpretation.

NOTE: Any female auditioning for the role – please prepare one of the Emcee’s

songs from the show in it’s “show” key.

MEN

CLIFFORD BRADSHAW

late 20’s – early 30’s, American novelist, good looking, intelligent but very naive and

reserved. He has not had much success but hopes to find inspiration for his novel in

Berlin. Somewhat closeted gay man uncomfortable in his “skin”. Strong Actor who

sings very well.

VOCAL TYPE: Baritone-Tenor

VOCAL RANGE: Low A to high E (4th space on staff)

HERR SCHULTZ

Character actor who can play 50-60. German Jew. Proprietor of a fruit shop and in

love with Fraulein Schneider. Shy but very warm, endearing and amiable. An

optimist who refuses to believe that evil can exist. Very strong actor who can sing.

German accent required.

VOCAL TYPE: Older Character Tenor

VOCAL RANGE: Low D to High Ab (above staff)

ERNST LUDWIG

Excellent Actor who can play age range 30’s – 40’s.

German, friendly, intelligent and likable, but also can be tough, cold and calculating.

He is secretly an up and coming political figure in the Nazi Party.

Some singing necessary. Speaks with a German accent.

BOBBY

20’s – 30’s. Flamboyantly gay and proud of it. Loves the decadent nightlife. Had a

brief affair with Clifford in London. Excellent singer and moves very well.

VOCAL TYPE: Tenor

MAX

Character Actor to play 30’s-40’s; owner of the Klub and Sally’s current amour.

Strong, domineering and very authoritative. Rules with an iron hand. Strong

physical presence. Sings.

VOCAL TYPE: Baritone or Bass

VARIOUS CHARACTER ENSEMBLE ROLES:

Play Club Patrons, Citizens of Germany, Sailors, Thugs and Party Guests;

seeking strong singers in all voice parts, All must be excellent singers, actors and

move very well.

MALE ENSEMBLE

Roles include:

VENTRILOQUIST – 30’s; a second-rate entertainer at the Kit Kat Klub; Note:

NO ventriloquist skills actually required!

HERR WENDELL – Character actor married to Frau Wendell. Celebrating a

Wedding Anniversary milestone.

KIT KAT BOYS/WAITERS – 20’s – 30’s ; waiters at the Kit Kat Klub. Very

impressionable.

SAILORS – German boys 20’s – “clients” of Fraulein Kost. Move very well

NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR CASTING KIT KAT BOYS/WAITERS

BUT PLEASE STATE:

– IF YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PROFICIENTLY

– WHICH MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

– HOW PROFICIENTLY YOU PLAY

– CAN YOU PLAY FROM MEMORY (NO MUSIC)

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WOMEN

SALLY BOWLES

20’s – 30’s, British, A Second / Third-rate cabaret singer who fancies herself a “star”.

Quirky, pretty, unpredictable, sophisticated and completely irresistible. Naive and

child-like at times; fiercely stubborn and driven at other times. Sexy when she

wants to be. She comes across as “flighty” yet at times struggles with knowing the

darkness of the reality of her life. Self-involved to the exclusion of the political

events happening around her. Moves extremely well. Requires an excellent

actress.

VOCAL TYPE: Belt (strong lower range)

VOCAL RANGE: Low E (below staff) to C (3rd Space on staff)

FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER

Character actress able to play 50’s – 60 , German, full of vitality, humor and warmth

but also sensible and aware of realities. She has an indestructible spirit. Owner of

the Boarding house. Excellent Actress who sings very well.

VOCAL TYPE: Alto

VOCAL RANGE: Low F (below staff) to Bb (3rd line on staff)

FRAULEIN KOST

Character actress able to play 30’s -40’s. German, a prostitute who exhibits a

strong sexual comfort and commanding nature. Good at her “profession”. Loose,

morally bankrupt. Easily swayed. Excellent actress who sings very well.

VOCAL TYPE: Alto/Mezzo

VOCAL RANGE: Low A (below staff) to D (3rd line on staff)

KIT KAT GIRLS

Age range: 18-25; Third-rate performers at the Kit Kat Klub. Sexy but jaded, burnt

out and “used”. They can “turn it on” when they have to; can be of various

physical shapes and sizes–the key is that they are comfortable with their femininity

and scanty costumes that show off sex appeal; Excellent singers who move well.

VOCAL TYPE: Belt

NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR CASTING KIT KAT GIRLS

BUT PLEASE STATE:

– IF YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PROFICIENTLY

– WHICH MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

– HOW PROFICIENTLY YOU PLAY

– CAN YOU PLAY FROM MEMORY (NO MUSIC)

VARIOUS CHARACTER ENSEMBLE ROLES:

Play Club Patrons, Citizens of Germany, Sailors and Party Guests; seeking strong

singers in all voice parts, All must be excellent singers and move very well.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE

Roles include:

CIGARETTE GIRL – 20’s, young, innocent, sweet and unassuming. Wants to

eventually be a performer at the Klub.

FRAU ERDMANN – Character actress to play 30’s-50’s. A widow who is

enjoying life to the fullest.

“VICTOR/VICTORIA” – Character actress to play 30’s. Lesbian and not afraid to

show her masculine side as well as her feminine side.

FRAU WENDELL – Character actress married to Herr Wendell. Celebrating a

Wedding Anniversary milestone.

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Kimberly Sanchez SM

 

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THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT  directed by Joey Donnelly

“Set in a courtroom in Downtown Hope, Purgatory, The Last Days puts Judas’ case to a hilarious, riotous, piercing trial, the results of which are sure to make the inhabitants of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory — and the audience — reconsider what each thought they knew about forgiveness, faith, and the human inside one of the history’s most infamous figures.”

With an all-star lineup of testifying witnesses’ — Mother Teresa, Satan, Sigmund Freud, and Pontius Pilate– the fate of Judas Iscariot hangs in the balance as the audience and jury grapple with the conflict between divine mercy and one’s own free will. Was Judas Iscariot’ eternal damnation just? The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines this classic biblical drama as an equally hilarious and poetic contemporary tragicomedy.

NOTES ON CASTING: Looking for an ensemble of 12 incredibly dynamic, creative, diverse, and emotionally available performers with a strong facility for language, sense of play, and versatility/malleability to embody an assortment of roles.

PLEASE PREPARE: ONE 1-2 minute contemporary monologue in the style of the show. **We may ask for a very short, contrasting second piece. (1 min.) Preparing a monologue cut from The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is highly encouraged, but we are open to hearing any material you think shows you off .

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Judas Iscariot: (Any gender presentation, any age) Intense, idealistic, highly emotional, volatile. A street kid with a heart of gold. Judas spends most of the play in a catatonic state, brought on by the immense amount of shame, guilt, and pain he feels from committing “the ultimate sin(s)”. He awaits a decision from the trial on his ultimate fate.

Jesus of Nazareth: (Male presenting, any age) The Son of God. Forgiving, loving, strong. Judas is his best friend. Looking for a super grounded performer skilled in heightened/poetic language.

Fabiana Cunningham: (Female presenting, 25+) The lawyer for the defendant –

Judas. Passionate, extremely intelligent, and fiercely independent. The pinnacle of female strength. A brilliant lawyer at the top of her game, who must prove herself capable, partially because of her looks, to the men around her. She has brought Judas’s case to court to argue that he should not be left in hell, and that others were also responsible.

Yusuf El-Fayoumey: (Male presenting, 30+) The lawyer for the prosecution.

Flamboyant and clever. Fancies himself a lady’s man, but in actuality is a total tool. A hilarious, endearing tool. Appears sometimes to be bad at his job, but is quite a smart and strategic lawyer, who tests Cunningham throughout the entirety of the show. Has a large persona that can appear quite transparent at times. Yusef treads a fine line between being a sharp legal mind and a sycophantic bootlicker.

Satan: (Any gender presentation, any age) A witness. Grand, charismatic, imposing,

highly intelligent. Satan is the ultimate gas lighter.  Can be frightening and everything you would expect Satan to be in an instant, but is more subtly intimidating and cunning. Saint Monica: (Female presenting, 20+) Extremely humorous, fiery, and opinionated. Has a larger-than-life personality, and a close relationship to God. Underneath this brash exterior, she is also capable of genuine love, patience and compassion. Role will double with Mother Teresa.

Henrietta Iscariot: (Female presenting, 30+) Strong, maternal. A witness. She is

Judas’ devoted mother and believes he is good and innocent. A devout believer. Brings a vast sense of background and family love to Judas’ story.

Judge Littlefield: (Male presenting, 50s-70s) A curmudgeon. Loud, brash,

conservative, antiquated. A Confederate General in the civil war, in which he died, in his past life. Has a strong temper and an even stronger set of opinions. He believes in himself, sometimes more than the rule of law. He is still waiting/hoping that one day he will get to heaven. Role will double with Caiaphas the Elder and St. Matthew.

Gloria: (Female presenting, 30+) A member of the jury. Is an angel. Visits her family on earth that she has left behind. Content with her place in Heaven and the way the afterlife works. Role will double with Soldier 2.

Baili : (Male presenting, any age) aka Julius of Outer Mongolia. Highly anxious, hyperactive, submissive- a people pleaser. Works closely with the Judge. Does not seem to understand his role in the court, but is eventually helpful. Baili needs to believe that his job is the most important job in the whole of Purgatory. Role will double with Simon the Zealot. Mother Teresa: (Female presenting, 70s-90s) called as a witness. Very comic role. Looking for an actor with strong comedic chops and the ability to embody an old woman in both their vocal and physical choices. Mother T is hard of hearing due to age. Role will double with Saint Monica.

Mary Magdalene: (Female presenting, 20+) Loves Jesus with her entire soul. Also, a good friend of Judas. A kind, pure, and loving soul. Role will double with Sister Glenna and Loretta.

Saint Peter: (Male presenting, any age) A witness. A disciple known for his temper and love of fishing. A street-smart kind of saint. Role will double with Butch and Matthias.

Saint Matthew: (Male presenting, any age) A witness. Disciple who talks about his life before meeting Jesus–he freely admits that he was a “scumbag”.  A tax collector who admits he was a sinner and a traitor. Doubles with Judge and Caiaphas.

Saint Thomas: (Male presenting, any age) A witness. A disciple. Shows compassion towards Judas. Role will double with Sigmund Freud and Soldier 1.

Simon the Zealot:(Male presenting, any age) A witness. One of the disciples. Highly idealistic. Pure fire. A character that, despite his gritty exterior, finds himself weighed down by unanswerable questions. Role will double with Baili .

Caiaphas the Elder: (Male presenting, 50+) A witness. Caiaphas paid Judas to betray

Jesus. He is The High Priest of the Sanhedrin. A man of faith and a skilled politician. He wants to preserve his own power, standing and status as well as protect his temple and people. Even though he stands by what he did, his role in Christ’s death may have a          ected him deep down.

Pontius Pilate: (Any gender presentation, any age) A witness. Presents as a hypermasculine “bro.” Pontius Pilate ordered the crucifixion of Jesus. He is filled with self-love and self-belief. Now he is dead and ‘retired’ but remains “a patriot.” Rome all day, every day, baby.  Role will double with Uncle Pino and Soldier 3.

Uncle Pino: (Male presenting, 40+) Loretta’s uncle. Role will double with Pontius Pilate.

Sigmund Freud: (Male presenting, 40+) A witness. Freud brings an intellectual atheist perspective to the case. Role will double with Saint Thomas and Soldier 1.

Matthias of Galilee: (Male presenting, 8 years old) A sweet, a ectionate, impoverished, childhood friend of Judas. Role will double with Butch Honeywell and Saint Peter. Butch Honeywell: (Male presenting, 25+) Foreman of the jury. A very simple man.

Unsure of his place in Purgatory, he seems in denial that he is even dead. He is a kind man who delivers news of the verdict to Judas. Role will double with Matthias of Galilee and Saint Peter.

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Chanler Sharpe SM.