Auditions for FbTC Cabaret are March 7, 10

Feb. 3—Flashback Theater Co. (FbTC) will hold auditions for the 10th Annual Season Announcement Cabaret on March 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and March 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Auditions will take place in 10-minute slots, which interested artists can sign up for individually. The auditions will take place at FlashbackTheater Co., located at 400 E. Mount Vernon St. in downtown Somerset.

Those selected will perform in Flashback's 10th Annual Season Announcement Cabaret, April 13 at The Virginia Theater in downtown Somerset. Between acts, the 2024-25 season of Flashback productions will be announced . In celebration of the past ten years of Flashback Cabarets and productions, this year's theme will be "Rewind."

The Annual Season Announcement Cabaret is an electrifying yearly event that generates excitement for the upcoming season of productions amongst our audience and donor base. It is also a fabulous opportunity for our local talent, Flashback newbies and veterans alike, to showcase their skills and celebrate camaraderie amongst artists. This year's performance is extra special as it marks the 10th annual cabaret. You surely don't want to miss your chance to participate in this decade-defining Flashback performance!

The 10th Annual Season Announcement Cabaret is proudly supported by title sponsor Somerset-Pulaski CVB/Lake Cumberland Tourism.

A link to sign up for auditions is available at https://www.flashbacktheater.co/cabaret-10/. If none of the available slots work for you, please contact Stage Manager Mahayla Mounce (mahaylamounce@gmail.com) to schedule an alternate audition time.

What to know:

Preparation

To audition, performers should prepare a piece fit for the "Rewind" theme; you may choose any material previously seen in a Flashback Production. Scenes, songs, and monologues are all encouraged. This is your chance to revisit your favorite show — or step into a role you would have enjoyed playing — or try a different part than one you played in a show.

For your convenience, the production team has prepared a catalog spreadsheet of all past material including: songs, scenes, and monologues. This spreadsheet is available to view online now at https://www.fl ashbacktheater.co/cabaret-10/.

We request that you indicate what material you are interested in auditioning with in advance of your audition by marking your name on the spreadsheet or by contacting company stage manager Renate Dopp (sm@flashbacktheater.co).

Accompaniment

Live piano accompaniment will be available during vocal auditions at no extra cost for those who send in their sheet music to our Cabaret Stage Manager Mahayla Mounce (mahaylamounce@gmail.com) by February 26. We highly encourage performers to take this opportunity to work with live music, as all music performed during the Cabaret will be live.

A speaker for track accompaniment is also available, but will not be permitted for performance.

Additionally, during performance, musical performers will have the opportunity to perform with a full live band. If you believe your piece would benefit from additional instrumentation, please contact stage management (mahaylamounce@gmail.com) by February 26th.

Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals

Prior to the performance, selected performers will be asked to attend one coaching session with Producing Artistic Director and Sommer Schoch, as well as Professional Ensemble Member Theresa Jean Kibby.

Schoch will focus on coaching the acting and performance skills of each performer, whereas Kibby will use her extensive musical background to help enhance vocal performances. These coaching sessions will occur in the weeks leading up to the performance and can be scheduled flexibly based on the performer's availability.

There is one mandatory dress rehearsal the morning of the Cabaret: April 13th, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Please send all additional questions about auditions to our stage manager, Mahayla Mounce (mahaylamounce@gmail.com).

Sponsors & Supporters

The 10th Annual Season Announcement Cabaret is proudly supported by title sponsor Somerset-Pulaski CVB/Lake Cumberland Tourism.

Flashback Theater is grateful to 2023-24 Spotlight Sponsors: Applied Behavioral Advancements, M&W Printing, The Shubert Foundation, The City of Somerset, David Daring Rentals, and Fenix Digital; as well as Footlight Sponsors: Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital & Lake Cumberland Residency Programs, First & Farmers National Bank, The Weigel Family, United Cumberland Bank, T. Ronald Kidd Trust, Kinetic by Windstream, Somerset Community College, Toyotetsu America, Inc. (TTAI), Brad Bigelow of Century 21 Advantage Realty, and Buffalo Wings & Rings.