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Upcoming Audition Opportunities

'Cabaret' at The White Theatre

Dance Call: Sunday, December 2nd
2:00 pm at The White Theatre in Overland Park

Dancers, come join the Cabaret! The White Theatre at The J is seeking DANCERS for our winter 2019 production of Cabaret.

The White Theatre is committed to non-discrimination and a flexible, imaginative casting policy. Performers of all ethnicities and genders are strongly encouraged to audition.

Director: Tim Bair
Music Director: Marsha Canaday
Choreographer: Kacy Christensen

Performance Dates:
February 2, 7, 9, 14, & 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm
February 3, 10, & 17, 2019 @ 2:00pm

Rehearsals begin Sunday, January 6th, 2019 and run Mondays thru Thursdays from 6-10 pm and Sundays from 2-6 pm. All rehearsals will be held at The White Theatre, 5801 West 115th Street, Overland Park, KS 66211

Important Information

  • To sign up for the dance call: email April Kobetz, White Theatre Production Manager.
  • Please include your full name and phone number with your audition request.
  • A preliminary rehearsal and performance calendar will be provided once you sign up for the audition.
  • If you have already attended a Cabaret dance audition it is not necessary to attend this call.

Audition Requirements

  • Please come warmed up and dressed to move.
  • Some auditioners may be asked to sing following the dance audition. Music will be provided and taught at the audition.
  • Please bring a resume and headshot.

Video Auditions

If you are unable to attend the dance call in person, please email April Kobetz for information about submitting a video audition.

About Cabaret (1998 Revival)

It is the city of Berlin in 1931, a time when political unrest racks the country, the economy has been destroyed, and millions of unemployed roam the streets. Enter into this chaos an American cabaret dancer, working at the downtown "Kit-Kat club" where anything goes on the stage. Into this young dancer's life come several characters such as a rich German politician, a young Jewish man struggling with his identity, an Englishman teacher from London, and of course the all-knowing, all-seeing Master of Ceremonies.


'Inherit The Wind' at The White Theatre

Open Auditions: Sunday, December 9th
2:00-5:00 pm at The White Theatre in Overland Park

The White Theatre is seeking actors of all races, genders, and abilities for our spring 2019 production of Inherit the Wind.

The White Theatre has received special permission from the estates of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee to present this classic and relevant play about the freedom of thought, the right to knowledge, the fight for moral superiority, and vanquishing bigotry with a gender-, race-, and ability-neutral cast.

Actors and audiences alike will be challenged to see past race and gender to the basic humanity within each of these characters. The White Theatre invites all actors to audition for all roles and we look forward to a thoughtful and dialogue-provoking production that reflects our diverse community.

Inherit the Wind takes place not too long ago in Middle America. The story is lifted from the infamous Scopes Monkey trial, but instead of merely chronicling those events, playwrights Lawrence and Lee used the story as a commentary on McCarthyism, the right of all human beings to think freely, and the compatibility of faith and science.

Performance Dates:
March 16, 21, & 23 @ 7:30pm
March 17 & 24 @ 2:00pm
TBA School Performance w/ talkback: March 22 @ 9:00am

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 11th and run Mondays thru Thursdays from 6-10 pm and Sundays from 2-6 pm. All rehearsals will be held at The White Theatre, 5801 West 115th Street, Overland Park, KS 66211

Important Information

Open Auditions - Sunday, December 9th - 2-5pm

  • General Auditions will take place in one-hour blocks: 2-3pm, 3-4pm, and 4-5pm.
  • To sign up for an audition slot: Please email April Kobetz, White Theatre Production Manager.
    • Include your full name, telephone number, and which time block you would like to sign up for in your audition request email. 
    • Please allow two business days for processing of your audition request.
    • A full rehearsal and performance calendar will be provided with your audition confirmation email.
  • The 4-5pm time block is also open to walk-up auditions.
  • All auditioners signed up by 5 pm on Sunday, December 9th will be seen.
  • Please choose one of these 11 monologues that you believe best displays your talent.
    • Not all characters have a general audition monologue selected, you will be asked on your audition form which roles you are auditioning for. Please select the monologue you think is best for you.
    • Some actors may be asked to stay after their monologue to participate in cold readings from the script. Those scenes will be available at auditions.

Children

Video Auditions

  • The Inherit the Wind team will be accepting video auditions for those unable to participate on December 9th.
  • If you are unable to attend the General Vocal Auditions in person, please email April Kobetz for information about submitting a video audition.

Callbacks

  • Tuesday, December 11th from 6-8 pm
  • By invitation only. A callback list, if needed, will be sent to auditioners on Sunday evening, December 9th.

Characters

  • Matthew Harrison Brady - The bombastic midwestern prosecutor of Bert Cates.  Brady is a three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist Christian who is beloved by the people.
  • Henry Drummond - The famous Chicago lawyer who is sent but the Baltimore Herald to defend Bert Cates.
  • Bert Cates - A twenty-four-year-old science teacher with an inquiring mind who is on trial for teaching about evolution in direct defiance of the law.
  • Rachel Brown - A twenty-two-year-old second-grade teacher who is a close friend and romantic interest of Bert Cates.  She is the daughter of Reverend Brown and struggles to align her upbringing with her love and admiration for Cates.
  • Reverend Jeremiah Brown - THE religious authority in town.  Passionate about leading his flock in what he believes in the proper direction, the fear of God, and punishment of sinners.
  • E.K. Hornbeck - An East coast reporter for the Baltimore Herald who is sent to cover the trial.  He is a cynical wordsmith.  He is a champion of Cates and looks down on the willingness of the townspeople to accept Brady’s views.
  • The Judge - Presides over Cates’s trial with impartiality.
  • Meeker - The County bailiff.
  • Mrs. Brady - Wife of Matthew Harrison Brady.
  • Melinda Loomis - Twelve years old and steadfastly believes in the bible to the point of fearing evolution.
  • Howard Blair - A thirteen-year-old student of Bert Cates who grasps the basics of evolution.
  • Mrs. Krebs - An outspoken member of the town’s Ladies’ Aid group. 
  • Elijah - A scraggly, holy man from the hills outside of town.
  • Mayor
  • Davenport - Brady’s assistant prosecutor.
  • Mr. Goodfellow, Sillers, Phil, Bollinger, Krebs, Bannister, Dunlap, Howard, Hot Dog Man, Mrs. McLain, Mrs. Blair, Timmy, Brown - Townspeople, jurors, and spectators.
  • Reporters, Radio Man
  • Aaronson, Keller, and Page - Scientists called as witnesses for the defense.
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