McGill Savoy Society calls for performers and creative directors for “Certainly Not Sullivan Cabaret”

Annual musical theatre cabaret will take place on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Having just recently wrapped up its main stage production of Iolanthe, the McGill Savoy Society now prepares for its annual “Certainly Not Sullivan Cabaret!” Taking place on Thursday, April 5th, 2018, this year’s theme is “A Song of Her Own” – a celebration of works by women lyricists and composers in musical theatre!

The production is currently accepting applications for Producer, Stage Manager, and Musical Director positions! If you’re interested in any of these, send over your resume and statement of interest to by March 10th.

For Singers interesting in performing, auditions will take place in the SSMU building on McGill’s main campus, on Thursday March 15th in room 434 and Friday March 16th in the Lev Bukhman room (203). Click here to sign up for a time slot between 6 and 10pm:

You can audition with any English-language song of your choice, either in full or a 1-2 minute excerpt. Below, you will find songs and a Spotify playlist with the pieces being considered for the setlist. Performers are strongly encouraged to audition with a song from this list, or with other musical theatre songs written by women!

A pianist will be provided for accompaniment, so please bring your own sheet music, or provide a karaoke track. Sheet music for songs on the setlist may be provided electronically upon request. Self-accompanied and group auditions are also welcome!

The production is also audioning for MC’s! If interested, please prepare 1-2 minutes of an original (comedic) monologue celebrating women writers in musical theatre.

If you are unable to audition in person, you can submit a video audition through email to:

If you have any questions about auditions or the cabaret, to contact producer Marc Ducusin at

The Savoy Society welcomes auditionees of all genders, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations.



Solo Songs
“The Other Side of the Tracks” – Little Me, lyricist: Carolyn Leigh (f)
“Desert Island Top 5 Break Ups” – High Fidelity, lyrics: Amanda Green (needs backup singers) (m)
“Get Out and Stay Out” – 9 to 5, music and lyrics: Dolly Parton (f)
“Ireland” – Legally Blonde, music and lyrics: Nell Benjamin (f)
“Nobody Breaks My Heart” – Fine and Dandy, music and lyrics: Kay Swift (f)
“Nobody Does it Like Me” – Seesaw, lyrics: Dorothy Fields (f)
“Say the Word” – The Mad Ones, lyrics: Kait Kerrigan (f)
“How to Return Home” – Tales from the Bad Years, lyrics: Kait Kerrigan (f)
“I Just Can’t Wait” – Subways are for Sleeping, lyrics: Betty Comden (m)
“Changing my Major” – Fun Home, music: Jeanine Tesori, lyrics: Lisa Kron (f)
“Being Good Isn’t Good Enough” – Hallelujah, Baby!, lyrics: Betty Comden (f)
“The Streets of Dublin” – A Man of No Importance, lyrics: Lynn Ahrens (m)
“Flowers” – Hadestown (f), music and lyrics: Anais Mitchell
“Hold On” – The Secret Garden, music and lyrics: Lucy Simon (f)
“Take a Chance on Me” – Little Women (m)
“What Do I Need with Love” – Thoroughly Modern Millie (m)
“Making Love Alone” – stand-alone song, music and lyrics: Cheryl Hardwick and Marilyn Miller

“Not My Father’s Son” – Kinky Boots, music and lyrics: Cyndi Lauper (mm)
“I Am Aldolpho” – The Drowsy Chaperone, music and lyrics: Lisa Lambert (mf)
“Baby, Dream Your Dream” – Sweet Charity, lyrics: Dorothy Fields (ff)
“Carried Away” – On the Town, lyrics: Betty Comden (mf)
“Freedom” – The Mad Ones, lyrics: Kait Kerrigan (ff)
“Lily’s Eyes” – The Secret Garden, music & lyrics: Lucy Simon (mm)
“Little Me” – Little Me, lyricist: Carolyn Leigh (ff)

“Normandy” – Once Upon a Mattress, music: Mary Rodgers (mmf)
“Learn to Do It” – Anastasia, lyrics: Lynn Ahrens (mmf)
“Journey On” – Ragtime, lyrics: Lynn Ahrens (mmf)

Group Numbers
“Where are those people who did Hair” – Runaways, music and lyrics: Liz Swados
“Opening Up” – Waitress, music and lyrics: Sarah Bareilles
“Hard Candy Christmas” – Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, music and lyrics by Carol Hall

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