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NJYT Hosting Auditions For Summer Production of Cabaret To Appear in Manasquan and Bloomfield

March 10, 2015

Manasquan Auditions To Be Held Saturday, March 28

MANASQUAN, N.J. (March 10, 2015) New Jersey Youth Theatre (NJYT) will be hosting auditions for a summer 2015 production of the Broadway masterpiece "Cabaret" on March 28 at Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan.

Performances of this NJYT production will be presented July 16-26 at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield and July 31-August 9 at the Algonquin Arts Theatre.

"We are also thrilled to have NJYT back," said William Whitefield, Artistic Director at Algonquin Arts Theatre. "They are mission driven like we are with an emphasis on arts education. Their shows are an excellent opportunity for these fine young actors and our audiences to experience first rate professional level theatre."

The producers are seeking a diverse cast and orchestra of young performers ages fifteen to twenty-five or older with classical and non-classical vocal, dance and instrumental training.

Open singing auditions will be held at Algonquin Arts Theatre Saturday, March 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Singing auditions continue in Roselle Park, N.J. at the NJYT/Audio Inc. Studios (172 W. Westfield Ave.) on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. 5 p.m. and on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Open dance auditions for trained dancers will take place at the NJYT Studio on Saturday, April 11 from 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m.

Dance callbacks are at 6 p.m. the same evening at the studio. Final callbacks will be Sunday, April 19. Open orchestra auditions will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the NJYT Studio.

Cast auditionees should bring a headshot and sheet music in the correct key. Actors are welcome to sing a selection from the show. Instrumentalists will be asked to play a piece of their choice, but it should be in a similar genre to the show. The orchestra breakdown is available at TamsWitmark.com.

Set in 1931 Berlin, "Cabaret" primarily takes place amid the nightlife of the seedy Kit Kat Klub. Life there seems to revolve around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the mysterious Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments Germany as the Nazis are rising to power.

The 1966 Broadway production became a huge hit, winning eight Tony awards including Best Musical 1967. Memorable songs from Cabaret include "Willkomen," "Maybe This Time," "Mein Herr," and "Money."

"We are fortunate and thrilled to have been given the rights to the most recent Broadway (Alan Cummings) version of 'Cabaret,'" said Cynthia Meryl, NJYT's Artistic Director. "Now that the New York production will be closing, audiences will still have the opportunity to see a first rate production of this classic show."

For further information regarding auditions including cast breakdown, visit algonquinarts.org or call NJYT at 908-233-3200.

This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Lillian Pitkin Schenck Fund, the Edelman Foundation and the Westfield Foundation.

About Algonquin Arts Theatre
Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1992 with the mission to provide cultural enhancement and arts education to all audiences at the Jersey Shore through high-quality performances and programs in theatre, music, film and dance. The end goal is to foster appreciation of the arts and promote lifelong learning, particularly among underserved audiences including the economically disadvantaged, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; by funds from the Paul F. Zito, M.D. Educational Foundation and by Simon Kaufman, Esq. & Maria Zito-Kaufman.