Life Is A Cabaret – Audition Information

Life Is A Cabaret is a celebration of the Golden Age of Jazz … when the music was HOT and the stage shows were even HOTTER.

The show will have a small cast of featured vocalists, as well as a small team of featured dancers – the best of the best to bring to life the magic, razzle and dazzle of cabaret.

Think Burlesque, Chicago, Cabaret … all combined into one show!

Who are we looking for?

Featured Vocalists!

  • A small team of vocalists will be headlining the show, each with a number of solo songs as well a small number of group items.
  • Featured vocalists have minimal dance requirements, but will have choreographed movement incorporated into some songs.
  • Audition requirements:
    • Vocal Audition: Please prepare two contrasting songs, 16 – 32 bars in length. At least one song should be in the style of 20s/30s/40s Jazz. Please bring sheet music to your audition, clearly marked with cuts for the accompanist.
    • Movement Call: This is a basic dance call is just for us to see how you move, and how quickly you pick up basic choreography. Please ensure you are wearing clothes and shoes that you are comfortable moving in.

Featured Dancers!

  • A small dance team will be featured throughout the show, both in dance only items as well as in vocal numbers.
  • Featured dancers must have strong dance experience (and preferably some formal training) in the style of the show
  • Featured dancers are not required to sing.
  • Audition requirements:
    • Advanced Dance Audition: This Advanced Session will incorporate short routines in the style of the show to allow us to assess technique, stage presence and your ability to quickly pick up choreography. Please ensure you are wearing clothes and shoes suitable to an advanced dance session.

Featured Vocalists & Dancers!

  • If you’re a jack of all trades and would like to be a featured dancer and featured vocalist, this is for you!
  • Audition requirements:
    • Vocal Audition: Please prepare two contrasting songs, 16 – 32 bars in length. At least one song should be in the style of 20s/30s/40s Jazz. Please bring sheet music to your audition, clearly marked with cuts for the accompanist.
    • Advanced Dance Audition: This Advanced Session will incorporate short routines in the style of the show to allow us to assess technique, stage presence and your ability to quickly pick up choreography. Please ensure you are wearing clothes and shoes suitable to an advanced dance session.

Important Information:

  • Rehearsals will be kicking off in January 2020, and are run on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
  • Rehearsals will be held in Lawnton and the surrounding areas.
  • Performances will be from 20 March – 5 April 2020.

Have queries? Please contact vicepresident@prima.org.au