Auditions for 36th annual Cabaret slated for Sunday |

Auditions for 36th annual Cabaret slated for Sunday

Kelly Anzalone closes the first act with the "Kelly's Master Dance" during a Cabaret performance.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In its 36th year, the torch will be been passed on from co-directors Paula Salky and Katy Kriz to the formidable duo, Scott Parker and Ryan Fleming.

“Ryan and I make a great team.  I have the old school Cabaret perspective and Ryan has the fresh new approach. But we both have the same motto: "If you're not funny, then you are not in the show.”

"Think you're funny," said Parker. "Show up to auditions and prove it."

The kick off to this year's Cabaret season will start with auditions at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Chief Theater.

Initial rehearsals take place Sunday, April 8 and Sunday, April 29. Anyone participating in Cabaret must attend at least one of the April rehearsals.

"We hope to have a show with a variety of acts and mediums including song, dance, video clips, and of course a lot of comedy," said Fleming. "With a theme like whatever floats your boat, anything is possible really."

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With Cabaret's 36th annual theme: "Whatever Floats Your Boat," opening night will take stage May 10 and continue to May 12 with two shows each night at the Chief Theater. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Steamboat Springs Arts Council as the nonprofit's biggest annual fundraiser.

"I think it's important to pass on the baton to have some fresh, new ideas for the show," said Salky. "Scott has seen how the show has evolved over the past few years and Ryan brings his incredible talents as a singer songwriter and actor to the table. I'm so excited they will be directing and the new energy they will bring to the show."

Parker co-directed and produced Cabaret from 2002 to 2007. Although Fleming's first year in Cabaret was last year, he has a background of extensive experience with performing, comedy and was a singer songwriter since he was 15 in upstate New York, Florida and Steamboat.

"We are very excited to bring each cast member to their fullest and funniest performing potential," said Fleming.

Anyone interested in participating is welcome, and everyone will be given a role. Participants must be flexible and open to changes in casting, lines and choreography. Performers are responsible for supplying all of their own props and costumes. The public is welcome to send in potential skit or song ideas.

All script and song submissions need to be emailed to or dropped off by 6 p.m. April 4 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.



If you go…

What: 36th annual Cabaret Auditions

When: 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 4

Where: Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

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