Auditions for our special 2021 Season Announcement Cabaret will be held by appointment at Flashback Theater Co (FbTC) on March 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on March 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Auditions will take place in ten minute slots. Performers selected will be featured in Flashback Theater’s Seventh Annual Season Announcement Cabaret, set to be performed outdoors on April 10th at 7:00 p.m. This Cabaret and its workings will set the tone for future socially distanced productions by Flashback Theater Co this summer.

This year’s Cabaret theme is “Emergence”. Auditioners should select a song, monologue, or scene that reflects what this theme means to them. Performance selections can be songs, scenes, or monologues from the theater canon or an original work written by the performer.

In light of the COVID-19 Virus, Flashback Theater will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of the performers and crew. Prior to the audition dates, auditioners will be asked to follow this link (insert link) to schedule an audition slot. This will reduce and control the number of people present in the space at one time. Auditioners may arrive twenty minutes before their allotted session in order to warm up in a private space. Upon arrival, auditioners will be directed by the stage manager on where to go. All auditioners will be required to wear a face covering while in the building. Face Shields will be available for those who want them.

Upon being selected, performers will have the opportunity to receive a free voice or acting coaching session. These will take place in 30 minute slots from March 15-16th, and will be scheduled by the performer. These coachings will be led by Maria McNeil and Sommer Schoch for vocal performances, and Sommer Schoch for scenes and monologues. The coaching will be the performers’ chance to refine and polish their material in advance of the public performance. Maria McNeil is the Founder and CEO at McNeil Music Center (MMC) and Sommer is Schoch is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Flashback Theater Co. Performers will be required to wear a face covering during their coaching session.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Be ready to perform the material you would like to be considered for the Cabaret performance. It can be a monologue, scene, solo number, or socially distanced group number from a staged musical, play, or original work. If you have a headshot and performing resume, please bring them. Piano accompaniment will be provided for those who provide sheet music to sm@flashbacktheater.co by February 20th, 2021. You may also bring your own accompaniment in the form of a music recording or another pianist. If you feel like you will need more than your allotted ten minutes to coordinate with the provided live accompaniment and perform your final audition, please contact sm@flashbacktheater.co. Please note all music at the Cabaret performance will be live and it is to your benefit to audition to live music.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES

The performance will be held Saturday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. outdoors. All performers will be required to wear a face shield for the performance.A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held that morning at 10:00 a.m. Each performer or group will also schedule a private performance coaching between March 15th and 26th. If weather or other factors do not permit for the final Cabaret performance to be held outdoors, performers will be asked to submit private video recordings of their act to be edited together and uploaded as a digital performance.

COVID PRECAUTIONS

Auditions held by appointment in ten minute slots.
Face Coverings should be worn at all times and face shields will be worn during performance. Conditions permitting, the Cabaret will take place outdoors in a socially distanced area, otherwise, it will be recorded and uploaded online
Social distancing will be practiced during the audition, coaching, rehearsal, and final performance.

AUDITION DATES

March 4th, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 6th, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Black Box at Flashback Theater
400 E. Mount Vernon St. Somerset, Kentucky
Provide sheet music by February 20th to sm@flashbacktheater.co or in person at the address above.

Sign up for a ten minute audition slot here