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February 4 & 5, 2019
BORN YESTERDAY
A classic, yet timely comedy by Garson Kanin

World War II has just ended, and crude, shady scrap metal king Harry Brock heads to Washington, D.C., determined to take the town by storm and buy his way to a business-friendly Amendment. With bitter, corrupt lawyer Ed Devery and meek Senator Hedges by his side, he is confident in his ability to prevail. Harry’s only liability is the socially inappropriate behaviour and outrageously ignorant remarks of his showgirl lady friend, Billie Dawn, a beautiful woman with a deceptively simple facade. Charmed by Paul Verrall, the investigative reporter who is sent to interview him, Harry hires the upright, idealistic newspaper man to educate Billie, hoping that she will acquire enough class and social polish to prevent embarrassment. But little does Harry realize that underneath the ignorance and apathy, Billie is an intelligent woman with a vigorous sense of right and wrong, who has just been waiting for a kind and sympathetic teacher to blossom into an empowered and informed person.

As Billie and Paul tiptoe towards a romance, and Billie absorbs Paul’s knowledge and ideals, she begins to question the ways Harry has been using her — especially her position as a silent partner, who owns 160 of her own junkyards and has signed off on hundreds of documents, completely unread. In Garson Kanin’s pointed and hilarious Born Yesterday, personal and political oppression is exposed and outwitted in the intellectual rebirth of the iconic “dumb blonde”, Billie Dawn, who ultimately stands up to Harry Brock’s violent intimidation and shuts down his shady bid for governmental cooperation.

Great comedic roles available for this classic masterpiece!

4 Females: 

Billie Dawn – 30’s – showgirl, charismatic, Judy Holiday role
Mrs. Hedges – 50’s – Senator’s wife, refined, classy, stuffy
Helen – 30’s – sardonic wise cracking hotel employee
Manicurist/Waitress – 20-40 – hardworking hotel employee

8 Males

Paul Verrall – 30’s – charming, leading man, investigative reporter
Harry Brock – 50’s – crude, bombastic
Ed Devery – 50’s – alcoholic, cynical, bitter corrupt lawyer
Eddie Brock – 40’s – weak, comedic, “yes” man
Senator Norval Hedges – 50-60 – meek, clueless
The Assistant Manager – 30’s – fussy, obsequious
Bellhop – 20’s – efficient, sharp, precise hotel employee
Barber/Bootblack – 20-40 – hardworking hotel employee

WHEN:

Monday February 4, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Tuesday February 5, 2019 – 7:00 PM

WHAT: Cold reading from script/sides provided

WHERE:  Chanticleers Theatre
3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley

For more information, or to schedule an audition, contact director@chanticleers.org


 

May 4, 5 & 7, 2019
*** Additional timeslots added Saturday, May 4 from noon to 3:00 PM ***

Auditions for Cabaret
(1998 Revival Version)

Non AEA – Small gas stipend

Chanticleers Theatre
3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Saturday May 4, 2019 Noon to 3:00 PM

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tuesday May 7, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Dance and Character Callbacks by Invitation Wednesday May 8 at 7:00 PM

Director: John Baiocchi

Musical Director: Luis Zuniga

Choreographer: Chelsea Bardellini

Sign up for an appointment at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0448A8A72FA6FD0-auditions

PLEASE NOTE: EMCEE IS PRE-CAST.

 

Synopsis:

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. 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 by 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. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

 

Characters:

Master of Ceremonies (Emcee) (Pre-Cast)
Sally Bowles
Clifford Bradshaw
Ernst Ludwig
Customs Official
 (doubles as Herman, non-speaking; and Max, speaking)
Fräulein Schneider
Fräulein Kost
 (doubles as Fritz, non-speaking)
Rudy (a sailor, non-speaking; doubles as Hans, also non-speaking)
Herr Schultz
Max
 (doubles as Herman, non-speaking, and Customs Official, speaking)
Gorilla (non-speaking, doubles as French, also non-speaking)
Boy Soprano (pre-recorded, non-speaking)

The Kit Kat Girls:
Rosie (non-speaking)
Lulu (non-speaking)
Frenchie (non-speaking, doubles as Gorilla, also non-speaking)
Texas
Fritzie (non-speaking, doubles as Fräulein Kost, who speaks)
Helga

The Kit Kat Boys:
Bobby
Victor
Hans (non-speaking, doubles as Rudy, a sailor, also non-speaking)
Herman (non-speaking, doubles as Customs Official and Max, both speaking)

The 1998 Broadway production had a cast of 16 performers.

 

Chanticleers Theatre,
3683 Quail Avenue,
Castro Valley CA
(510) See-Live
www.chanticleers.org