Cabaret Audition Info

Due to the coronavirus concerns, for the health and safety of our auditioners all auditions will be VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ONLY.


1.) Prepare two 15 second (approx. 16 measures) songs of your choice (one ballad and one jazz/belt/club) that demonstrate your vocal range. Songs reminiscent of the show are especially encouraged.  A cappella singing is allowed.

2.) Prepare a 45-60 second monologue showcasing your personality and ability.

3.) Record your audition and upload your video to Google Drive or YouTube as a private video

4.) Fill out an audition form on the Google Form linked here: You will be asked to copy/paste a link to your video audition in the Google Form.

5.) Submit your audition form with video link BY MONDAY, APRIL 13 AT 11:59 PM

6.) Callbacks info will be sent out after April 13.

CABARET CHARACTERS: Read Cabaret character descriptions here


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Rehearsals will begin on June 29th. A complete rehearsal schedule will be developed once conflicts from the actors are known

PERFORMANCES: July 30-31 and August 2-4 at Concordia College’s Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre.                       

CREATIVE TEAM: Director – Natalie Novacek, Vocal Director – Lanah Akvik, Pit Orchestra Director/Accompanist – Aimee Klein

Actors of all gender identities and expressions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and physical abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.  Please contact Act Up if audition accommodations are needed.

Any questions, please contact the Act Up Theatre Production Manager, Mark Aamold, at

Act Up’s Statement on Casting: Act Up Theatre is actively recruiting and seeking performers from under-represented communities including, but not limited to, people of color, performers with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ performers for all casting, recognizing the value and importance of visibility and inclusivity of minority groups on stage.

Additional Statement from Act Up’s Artistic Director, Natalie Novacek: “It is vital to me that Act Up’s stages be representative of the make-up of modern America. To have a homogenous cast does a disservice to everyone and to the stories we tell. But conscious, inclusive casting can only happen if folx feel welcome and safe.

My rehearsal rooms are run under the guidelines of Chicago Theatre Standards as well as Intimacy Directors and Coordinators to ensure the emotional, mental, and physical safety of all artists at all times. If you have any questions or just want to get to know me beforehand, don’t hesitate to reach out;”