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Auditions for CABARET

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!

Auditions for CABARET, the Tony Award-winning 1998 Broadway revival version, are this 6/23 and 6/24 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Footlite Musicals—1847 N. Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. You only need to attend one of these audition days. Callbacks will happen on 6/25.

The production team is seeking a cast of performers that is representative of the Indianapolis community—inclusive of ALL ethnicities, body types, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. Must be 18 or older to be cast.

Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars from a song appropriate for the style of CABARET (but nothing from the show, please) that shows off your vocal talent, with sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

After singing, you will have the opportunity to read a provided side from the script. Once everyone has sung and read, our choreographers will teach the dance portion of the audition. If you are not seeking a role that dances, you are free to leave after singing and reading; please inform our on-site staff.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in early July 2024. Production dates are September 20-22, 26-29, and October 3-6, 2024. You will be able to list all known conflicts on the audition form that you will fill out at the audition. There are no conflicts allowed from September 14 through the end of the run, and once cast, performers will not be allowed to add extra conflicts.

For questions, email the director, Isaac Becker-Chamberlin, at beckerchamberlinprod@gmail.com.


Director: Isaac Becker-Chamberlin
Assistant Director: Shannon Rehmel
Vocal Director: Markell Pipkins
Music Director: Kristin Cutler
Choreographers: Conner Becker-Chamberlin, Emily Theurer
Producer: Susan Bott
Stage Manager: Jeremy Crouch
Intimacy Director: Olivia Mozzi
Set Designer: Ted Jacobs
Costume Designer: Marina Turner
Props Designer: Becky Sinkovic
Lighting Designer: Maria Matters
Sound Designer: Louie Wieseman
More production team members TBD



In a Berlin nightclub, during the twilight of the Jazz Age, an eccentric Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget their troubles. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. CABARET (1998 Version) is the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.



  • Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Club; a gender-nonconforming, exuberant figure; comfortable with being close to the audience; dark, comedic, sinister, vulgar yet lovable; requires a strong presence that is playful and mysterious. Must act, sing (some in German), move well, and be comfortable with bawdy/suggestive staging/choreography.
  • Stage age range: 25-40
  • Accent: German
  • Vocal range top: C#5
  • Vocal range bottom: C3

Sally Bowles

  • An English cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Club. Quirky and flighty. Struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life and has woeful luck in her relationships with men. Must act, sing, and dance well; comfortable with moments of intimacy and bawdy/suggestive staging/choreography.
  • Stage age range: 20-40
  • Accent: British
  • Vocal range top: C5
  • Vocal range bottom: A3

Cliff Bradshaw

  • An American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin. Through his journey he explores the many facets and complexities of his sexuality, politics, and artistic goals. Must act and sing well, comfortable with stage movement, light dance, and moments of intimacy.
  • Stage age range: 25-40
  • Accent: American
  • Vocal range top: E4
  • Vocal range bottom: A2

Fräulein Schneider

  • A landlady who rents rooms to Cliff, Sally, and several other characters in her large flat. She is alone and is resigned to her place in life but secretly longs for companionship. She is very critical of some people while looking the other way with others; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz). Must act and sing well; comfortable with moments of intimacy.
  • Stage age range: 40s-60s
  • Accent: German
  • Vocal range top: A-flat4
  • Vocal range low: D3

Herr Schultz

  • A Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fräulein Schneider; sweet, lovable, and adoring; heartbreakingly naïve about the political turmoil in Germany. Must act and sing well; comfortable with stage movement, light dance (waltz), and moments of intimacy.
  • Stage age range: 40s-60s
  • Accent: German
  • Vocal range top: high F
  • Vocal range low: low G

Fräulein Kost

  • Doubles as Kit Kat Club performer Fritzie
  • A prostitute who rents in Fräulein Schneider’s boarding house; larger than life personality, quick witted and sharp tongued; should be comfortable exhibiting a strong sexual and commanding nature; must act and move well and sing in German.
  • Stage age range: 30s-40s
  • Accent: German
  • Vocal range top: high F
  • Vocal range low: A flat

Ernst Ludwig

  • A friendly and likable German, takes English lessons from Cliff, and smuggles funds for the Nazi party; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); and sing in German.
  • Stage age range: 30s-50s
  • Accent: German
  • Vocal range top: high F
  • Vocal range low: A flat

Kit Kat Club Performers

  • These performers are often in salacious situations and are an eclectic mix of types, each with their own unique identity. They act, sing, dance with confidence. They will be part of various scenes in and out of the Club; should be comfortable interacting with the audience and comfortable with bawdy/suggestive staging/choreography; also sing in German; one doubles as Fräulein Kost, one as Gorilla, and one as Chanteuse.
  • Age range: 18-40
  • Accent: German
  • All gender-identities and body types welcome
  • Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie (doubles as Fräulein Kost), Helga, Bobby, Victor, Hans, Herman


June 23
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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