Auditions for Cabaret at Playhouse

Iconic Liza Minelli in the Oscar-winning role of Sally Bowles in the 1972 original film version.

Auditions will take place at The Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West, on Sunday June 12, for one of the most successful musicals of all time.

Cabaret features the songs Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, Money and the title number. It has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

It was made famous by Liza Minelli as Sally Bowels, and recently by Annie Lennox in the same role in London, and this is a musical with a big comment on society and makes for some truly gripping acting and singing roles.

“More than just the entertainment of the ‘Kit Kat Klub’, this musical make serious comments about how people and love can be so easily affected by war and politics,” explains Darryl Spijkers, director of this musical.

“No matter how much we try to ignore what is happening around us, we are all affected. Cabaret reflects the rise of Nazism in 1930s Berlin, but it remains just as relevant today as we see similar sentiments continue to thrive across the continents,” adds Darryl.

The Playhouse presents this production with choreography by Sume Lotter-Christodoulou, to be staged in early December 2022. Closing a week before the Christmas holiday season, there is the possibility of a January run.

Dancers do not need to prepare but singers and actors must look at specific songs and accents.

“All auditionees should understand and respect the mature content of the musical and be over the age of 17. There are roles for performers of a more mature age which makes this show very special. We hope to see many new faces,” says Christalla Fernandes, the production manager.

Find more information on what to prepare and fill in the form on the Playhouse Somerset West Facebook page.

Alternatively you can WhatsApp Christalla on 082 701 2319 or visit www.theplayhouse.org.za