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Coming in Spring 2016: Cabaret, book by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
PERFORMANCES: June 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 @ 8pm; Sunday matinees June 12 and 19 @ 2pm
ABOUT THE PLAY and CHARACTERS: This multiple Tony-winning musical is a classic in musical theatre and has been revived on Broadway numerous times.
Cabaret takes place in 1930, with American writer Cliff Bradshaw arriving in Berlin to search for excitement and "something to write about." He visits the seedy Kit Kat Klub, where the enigmatic Emcee, the enticing but self-absorbed singer Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd and encourage them to leave their troubles outside. A complicated romance develops between Cliff and Sally against the backdrop of the rise of the Nazi party. As the two pursue their pleasure, the world outside the Klub begins to splinter. Sally and Cliff are faced with a choice: abandon themselves to the pleasures promised by the cabaret, or open their eyes and face Germany's coming storm.LTCC's version of Cabaret mirrors the ground-breaking 1998 revival on Broadway starring Alan Cummings and Natasha Richardson. That production closely follows the play, written by John Van Druten, which was based on original stories written by Christopher Isherwood. This production vividly portrays the anti-Semitism and repression that marked the rise of the Third Reich. It also features a backdrop of risqué entertainment, jagged choreography, and raw sensuality. Due to its adult content, this production is not recommended for children under the age of 18.
TICKETS: Tickets for Cabaret are $15 general admission; and $12 for seniors, groups of 8 or more, and students with a valid student I.D. Tickets may be purchased in advance at LTCC's Bookstore Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. LTCC's Box Office will be open for ticket sales one hour prior to all performances. Call the Box Office at (530) 541-4660 ext. 207.
If you live outside of South Lake Tahoe and have questions about ticket purchases, please call (530) 541-4660 ext. 240, or email Boulanger@ltcc.edu.
Winter 2016: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop
Fall 2015: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
PERFORMANCES: Nov. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30pm, and Sunday matinees Nov. 15 & Nov. 22 @ 2pm.
ABOUT THE PLAY: This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, an aging salesman who is losing his grip on reality and cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. His son, Biff, once the star of the high school football team, is out of work and running out of options, while his other son, Happy, compulsively exaggerates his own accomplishments. Willy's devoted wife, Linda, supports him unconditionally, but her constant encouragement cannot keep him moored to reality. Willy is haunted by the past, and visions of happier days and lost opportunities continually intrude as he struggles to make sense of the present. Through a series of soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his family and business associates, we discover how his quest for the American Dream kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic drama of the American Theatre.