Cabaret Theatre is always interested in fresh new works, provided they
fit our rather specific requirements regarding style, size and complexity.
Here are some guidelines:
- 95% of our productions are musicals, although we are also open to
specialty comedy pieces (like Greater Tuna, Bullshot Crummond,
Irma Vep). Themes can vary greatly. Entertainment value needs
to be high which usually means fairly light-hearted themes, though
not necessarily fluff. Strong shows with serious material (Quilters,
Woody Guthrie's American Song) also work. Straight dramas are
better left to other theatres. Shows need to have fairly broad appeal.
Some need to be family-friendly, some can be more adult-sophisticated.
- This is an important issue. Casts larger than 6 or bands of more
than 3 or 4 are generally too big for us, both spatially and financially.
- We are well-known as a theatre with excellent production values, and our sets and costumes are always first-rate. However, our stage
is not large and we have no backstage or wings and a limited ability
to fly. Therefore shows requiring a lot of changes of location are
challenging for us.
best thing to do is to look over the list of shows we have produced
(History) to get an idea of what we do.
If you think your show would appeal to us, first submit a synopsis including
size of cast, size of band and set/costume requirements to Artistic Director Jim Giancarlo at firstname.lastname@example.org . If it seems like a good possible
fit we will then ask to read a script, listen to music CD or view video.
This saves everyone time and expense.