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Seeking a Musical Director for their 2023 production of Cabaret.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is seeking a Musical Director for our MainStage production of Cabaret (1998 version). The responsibilities of this position include musical direction during rehearsals, conducting during all performances, and playing first piano for all performances. Please send your resume to Producer & Artistic Director, Phill Hill (phill@mycabaret.org) for consideration. We are seeking local applicants only as this position does not provide for travel or housing.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a direct descendent of the Sacred Heart University Cabaret. After several successful seasons in an academic setting, the entire company, under the artistic direction of Claude McNeal, moved to its present home in 1975. Since the Theatre’s official opening with VAUDEVILLE TROUPE on February 27, 1976, over one million adults and children have enjoyed musical productions in the award-winning cabaret atmosphere. It is now recognized as an important regional theater and cultural resource. Drawing upon both Connecticut and New York talent, the Downtown Cabaret has proven to be a marvelous opportunity for theater professionals to showcase their talents and it has created a perfect environment for the seasoned and up-and-coming artist.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is committed to a strong anti-racist philosophy and building a culture of equity and inclusion. We are passionate about theatre and building a team that reflects the diversity of our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender-identity, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, ability, age, or national origin. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is dedicated to making theatre and the performing arts an accessible and inclusive space for all.

 

Start Date: February 10, 2023 (auditions) | March 19, 2023 (rehearsals)
End Date: May 21, 2023
Pay: $4,500

  • $2,000 rehearsal payment
  • $2,500 show performance payment

Rehearsal & Performance Schedule:

  • Auditions: 2/10 – 2/12
  • Rehearsals: 3/19 – 4/13
    • Sunday through Wednesday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tech week: 4/16 – 4/20
    • Sunday 4/16: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
    • Mon through Thurs: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Performances: 4/21 – 5/21
    • Fridays: 7:30pm, 6:30pm call
    • Saturdays: 5:00pm & 8:00pm, 4:00pm call
    • Sundays: 5:00pm

 


 

Seeking a Director for their 2023 production of 9 To 5.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is seeking a Director for our MainStage production of 9 To 5. Please send your resume to Producer & Artistic Director, Phill Hill (phill@mycabaret.org) for consideration. We are seeking local applicants only as this position does not provide for travel or housing. Directors with choreographic experience are eligible for both positions, which will include a pay increase.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a direct descendent of the Sacred Heart University Cabaret. After several successful seasons in an academic setting, the entire company, under the artistic direction of Claude McNeal, moved to its present home in 1975. Since the Theatre’s official opening with VAUDEVILLE TROUPE on February 27, 1976, over one million adults and children have enjoyed musical productions in the award-winning cabaret atmosphere. It is now recognized as an important regional theater and cultural resource. Drawing upon both Connecticut and New York talent, the Downtown Cabaret has proven to be a marvelous opportunity for theater professionals to showcase their talents and it has created a perfect environment for the seasoned and up-and-coming artist.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is committed to a strong anti-racist philosophy and building a culture of equity and inclusion. We are passionate about theatre and building a team that reflects the diversity of our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender-identity, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, ability, age, or national origin. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is dedicated to making theatre and the performing arts an accessible and inclusive space for all.

 

Start Date: April 11, 2023 (auditions) | May 7, 2023 (rehearsals)
End Date: July 9, 2023
Pay: $2,000
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule:

  • Auditions: 4/11 – 4/13
  • Rehearsals: 5/7 – 6/1
    • Sunday through Wednesday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tech week: 6/4 – 6/8
    • Sunday 4/16: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
    • Mon through Thurs: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Performances: 6/9 – 7/9 [Director is not called to all performances; this schedule is for informational purposes only.]
    • Fridays: 7:30pm, 6:30pm call
    • Saturdays: 3:00pm & 7:00pm, 2:00pm call
    • Sundays: 3:00pm

 


Seeking a Musical Director for their 2023 production of 9 To 5.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is seeking a Musical Director for our MainStage production of 9 To 5. Please send your resume to Producer & Artistic Director, Phill Hill (phill@mycabaret.org) for consideration. We are seeking local applicants only as this position does not provide for travel or housing.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a direct descendent of the Sacred Heart University Cabaret. After several successful seasons in an academic setting, the entire company, under the artistic direction of Claude McNeal, moved to its present home in 1975. Since the Theatre’s official opening with VAUDEVILLE TROUPE on February 27, 1976, over one million adults and children have enjoyed musical productions in the award-winning cabaret atmosphere. It is now recognized as an important regional theater and cultural resource. Drawing upon both Connecticut and New York talent, the Downtown Cabaret has proven to be a marvelous opportunity for theater professionals to showcase their talents and it has created a perfect environment for the seasoned and up-and-coming artist.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is committed to a strong anti-racist philosophy and building a culture of equity and inclusion. We are passionate about theatre and building a team that reflects the diversity of our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender-identity, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, ability, age, or national origin. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is dedicated to making theatre and the performing arts an accessible and inclusive space for all.

 

Start Date: April 11, 2023 (auditions) | May 7, 2023 (rehearsals)
End Date: July 9, 2023
Pay: $2,000
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule:

  • Auditions: 4/11 – 4/13
  • Rehearsals: 5/7 – 6/1
    • Sunday through Wednesday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tech week: 6/4 – 6/8
    • Sunday 4/16: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
    • Mon through Thurs: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Performances: 6/9 – 7/9 [Musical director is not called to all performances; this schedule is for informational purposes only.]
    • Fridays: 7:30pm, 6:30pm call
    • Saturdays: 3:00pm & 7:00pm, 2:00pm call
    • Sundays: 3:00pm

 


Seeking a Choreographer for their 2023 production of 9 To 5.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is seeking a Choreographer for our MainStage production of 9 To 5. Please send your resume and, optionally, your choreography reel to Producer & Artistic Director, Phill Hill (phill@mycabaret.org) for consideration. We are seeking local applicants only as this position does not provide for travel or housing.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a direct descendent of the Sacred Heart University Cabaret. After several successful seasons in an academic setting, the entire company, under the artistic direction of Claude McNeal, moved to its present home in 1975. Since the Theatre’s official opening with VAUDEVILLE TROUPE on February 27, 1976, over one million adults and children have enjoyed musical productions in the award-winning cabaret atmosphere. It is now recognized as an important regional theater and cultural resource. Drawing upon both Connecticut and New York talent, the Downtown Cabaret has proven to be a marvelous opportunity for theater professionals to showcase their talents and it has created a perfect environment for the seasoned and up-and-coming artist.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is committed to a strong anti-racist philosophy and building a culture of equity and inclusion. We are passionate about theatre and building a team that reflects the diversity of our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender-identity, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, ability, age, or national origin. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is dedicated to making theatre and the performing arts an accessible and inclusive space for all.

 

Start Date: April 11, 2023 (auditions) | May 7, 2023 (rehearsals)
End Date: July 9, 2023
Pay: $1,000
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule:

  • Auditions: 4/11 – 4/13
  • Rehearsals: 5/7 – 6/1
    • Sunday through Wednesday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tech week: 6/4 – 6/8
    • Sunday 4/16: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
    • Mon through Thurs: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Performances: 6/9 – 7/9 [Choreographer is not called to all performances; this schedule is for informational purposes only.]
    • Fridays: 7:30pm, 6:30pm call
    • Saturdays: 3:00pm & 7:00pm, 2:00pm call
    • Sundays: 3:00pm

 


GENERAL APPLICATION

Don’t see a job posting you’re suited for but still interested in joining the Cabaret team? Let us know what skills you have to offer the Cabaret by filling out our General Application FOUND HERE.


 

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Do you love theatre? Do you have a knack for sales, customer service, production, or community outreach? The Downtown Cabaret Theatre seeks enthusiastic volunteers for a variety of jobs. As a volunteer, you will have an opportunity to meet many new and exciting people and attend quality performances.

Ushers

Ushers are customer service-oriented individuals who enhance the experience of our audiences. They assist patrons to their seats, answer questions, and create a friendly and welcoming environment. Training is just 4 hours and you must work a minimum of 4 shows per season.

Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Team-player
  • The ability to climb stairs and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be 16 years old
  • Must wear and provide your own white shirt, black slacks and solid black flat shoes, no open front or back.

 

Ambassadors

Community Ambassadors are friendly folks who are passionate about theater and want to promote our brand. They visit community organizations, makes phone calls, document meetings, and discover opportunities to partner with other organizations.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An interest in community building
  • A friendly disposition
  • Great listening skills
  • The ability to follow up and stay in touch with new contacts
  • An interest in building relationships
  • The ability to keep records

Please e-mail a letter of interest to our House Manager, Victoria Keiffer-Rinkerman at vicki@mycabaret.org with “DCT Volunteer or DCT Ambassador” in the subject line.