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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.
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub. As the Emcee beckons the audience: "In here, life is beautiful!" "Right this way – your table is waiting!"
It is 1930, and Cliff Bradshaw, an American teacher aspiring to be a writer, visits Berlin, searching for "something to write about." After meeting a few people and securing an apartment, he visits the seedy Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, performer Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd and encourage them to leave their troubles outside. Cliff becomes involved with Sally, who clings to the cabaret as she is not talented enough to sing and dance in better clubs. She lives moment to moment and Cliff is drawn to her wild way of life, as he, too, is exploring his own secret desires. Meanwhile, Clifford's elderly landlady, Fraulein Schneider, gets engaged to a Jewish greengrocer, Herr Schultz – not an easy decision given the increasing influence of the Nazis. Soon, Clifford discovers that he has been inadvertently helping the Nazis by delivering packages to Paris for a German friend of his, Ernst Ludwig. As life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?
This legendary musical contains some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history, including: "Cabaret," "Wilkommen," "The Money Song," and "Maybe This Time."
TICKETS: Tickets for Cabaret are $10 general admission; and $5 for seniors and groups of 8 or more, students with a valid student I.D. and children under 13. 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.