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May 21-22: Auditions for ‘Cabaret,’ the CLC summer musical

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published May 02, 2018

Come to the Cabaret – auditions that is! Actors, singers and dancers are invited to audition for the College of Lake County summer musical production of “Cabaret.” Auditions start at 6:30 p.m. May 21 and 22 in the Studio Theatre, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, Grayslake Campus.

Sally Bowles image from CabaretThose auditioning should prepare one minute of a song from “Cabaret” and a one-minute monologue of their choice. Piano accompanist will be provided. You need only attend Monday or Tuesday auditions, not both. Please bring an acting resume, if you have one. Callbacks are Thursday, May 24, 6:30-10 p.m.

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, May 30 and are held Monday through Thursday evenings until tech and dress rehearsals, July 11-19. Performance dates are July 20-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and July 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.

“Cabaret” is a Tony Award-winning musical telling the story of Berlin’s infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd, enticing them to leave their troubles outside. Featuring such memorable songs as “Willkommen,” “Money,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Maybe This Time,” the show’s powerful message to follow your heart when the world loses its way remains remarkably relevant today. The music is by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff. It is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

The show is being directed by Craig Rich, with musical direction by Jean Hersey, orchestral direction by Paul Hefner and choreography by Valerie Alpert. For audition information, contact Director Craig Rich at (847) 543-2567 or To stay current on CLC Theatre, visit the department’s Facebook page.