19, 20 and 21 July 2024

Christmas in July Cabaret

Cabaret is a wide and glittering umbrella term in which an intimate and direct relationship is fostered between performer and audience, regardless of how big or small that audience may be. Cabaret harnesses a strong sense of community and connection.

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About our Cabarets

Featuring The Company and soloists, our Cabarets are designed to entertain our loyal members and audiences while providing less experienced performers and crew a safe space to learn. 

We are looking for performers who can connect with the audience, interpret the set song in their own style and perform with energy and enthusiasm. You’ll need to tell your story directly to the audience and create atmosphere. The audience wants to have a connection with you and feel what this song means to you.

Our 2024 Christmas Cabaret is high on energy. We have selected songs from pop, movicals, and musicals and you’ll pick your audition songs from this set list. There are very few down-tempo songs. No Mariah Carey will be harmed, and this show isn’t your usual carols vibe.


Acts


Diva Angels

The girls will sing a medley of Christmas inspired pop. Solo moments and enhancing with harmonies.


Female and Male Solos

Girls, deliver a big number from Jesse J to a comedy number from Elf. Guys, give the gift of Your Song, open with What's This? or feature in a movical number!


Rockin' Men

The boys take us from Elvis, Chuck Berry to Wizzard in a medley of solo moments and harmonies!


Dreaming Children

A Million Dreams medley takes us to the Polar Express and songs from The Muppet's Christmas movie. A solo from Shirely Temple too! Age guide from 6 - 15.

Auditions

You'll pick one, two or three songs from the song list and perform your interpretation. Give us your best two minutes - that is, no long instrumental intros and cutting your track to the chorus/bridge or verse/chorus/big note bit. We want you to sound like you (not like the original artist). While we might not listen to all your songs that you have rehearsed, we may get you to try a few different things in the audition or may ask you to sing a bit again. We might get you to do some basic moves.

  • 6.30pm – 9.00pm   Thursday 4 April

  • 10am – 2.00pm        Saturday 6 April

  • 6.30pm – 9.00pm   Thursday 11 April

  • 10am – 2.00pm        Saturday 13 April


Audition songs

Remember to sing YOUR version of the song (e.g., don't try to sing like Sia or Chuck). You'll need to organise and bring your backing track on your phone, USB or other bluetooth device and sing the best 2 minutes.

Female audition songs

  • This Christmas in the style of Christina Aguilera (Diva Angels)

  • Put a Little Love in your Heart in the style of Scrooged! The Movie (Eurythmics version) (Diva Angels)

  • Candy Cane Lane in the style of Sia (Diva Angels)

  • Underneath the Tree in the style of Kelly Clarkson (Diva Angels)

  • There must be an Angel in the style of Eurythmics (Diva Angels)

  • Man with the Bag in the style of Jesse J (Solo)

  • Don’t fall in love with an Elf from Elf the Musical (Solo)

  • Someone’s Been Sending me Flowers in the style of Blossom Dearie (Solo - age guide over 65 years)

Male audition songs

  • Santa Claus is Back in Town in the style of Elvis Presley (Rockin' Men Medley)

  • Run Rudolph Run in the style of Chuck Berry / Bryan Adams (Rockin' Men Medley)

  • Dig that Crazy Santa Claus in the style of Brian Setzer Orchestra (Rockin' Men Medley)

  • I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday in the style of Wizzard (Rockin' Men Medley)

  • That Christmas Morning Feelin’ from Spirited (Featured with The Company)

  • What’s This? from Nightmare Before Christmas (Solo)

  • Your Song from Moulin Rouge (Movie version) (Solo)

Children audition song

  • A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman (Dreaming Children Medley)

  • When Christmas Comes to Town from Polar Express (Dreaming Children Medley)

  • One more sleep till Christmas from The Muppet Christmas Carol (Dreaming Children Medley)

  • It feels like Christmas from The Muppet Christmas Carol (Dreaming Children Medley)

  • I’m getting nuttin’ for Christmas in the style of Shirely Temple (Solo)

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Audition Form

One form per person. 
Name E-mail Phone
Preferred audition date
6.30pm – 9.00pm Thursday 4 April
10.00am – 2.00pm Sunday 7 April
6.30pm – 9.00pm Thursday 11 April
10.00am – 2.00pm Saturday 13 April
I'll be auditioning for...
Diva Angels Medley song
Man with the Bag
Don't fall in love with an Elf
Someone’s Been Sending me Flowers
Rockin' Men Medley song
Your Song
What's This?
Dreaming Children Medley song
I’m getting nuttin’ for Christmas
I would like to sing with The Company Vocal Ensemble
Yes - no audition necassary
Yes - only as part of this Cabaret
Not at this time
I am available for these performances...
7pm Friday 19 July
2pm Saturday 20 July
7pm Saturday 20 July
2pm Sunday 21 July
Anything you want to add? Send your form!

Directors 

Shayne Leslie

Shayne graduated from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Master of Music in 2015 having completed her Bachelor in 1995. She has performed in musicals dating back to 1991 at Canterbury Theatre Guild featuring in her first Central Coast-based musical in 2006 (Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel). Shayne spent a large part of the 1990s performing professionally in pantomimes and musicals as well as providing technical support backstage at venues such as the Art Gallery of NSW, State Theatre, Horden Pavilion, Sydney Festival, and the Entertainment Centre. From 1996 to 2007, Shayne worked as an events and entertainment manager for private clients, such as The Star Casino, Australian Jockey Club, and The Royal Easter Show, as well as a host of registered clubs.

Leah Procter

Leah has been involved on the stage since she was very young. You will remember Leah from her come-back role as Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, which was her first WMTC performance.  Before that auspicious interpretation, Leah has featured in countless productions with Palmerston North Theatre Group (NZ), Forest Youth, Eastwood Uniting Church Musical Society and Normanhurst Uniting Church Musical Society.  Leah is a part of the WMTC Committee and is excited to take on this role alongside Shayne to bring a fun and entertaining show for everyone to enjoy.

Dates

Subject to change. Details for performer requirements will be finalised after auditions (you won't be required for every rehearsal initially).