Coming in Spring 2016: Cabaret; book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander
Congratulations to the cast of Cabaret!:
Trina Brown Jay Weaver Rhonda Keen Kennedy Cramer Tabitha Roe Cyrena Ballachey Maya Carleton Ashley Wallick Chris Scott Scott Homolka Thomas Lopez
PERFORMANCES: June 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 8pm; Sunday matinees June 12 and 19 at 2pm.
REHEARSALS: Starts Wednesday, April 6 Monday through Thursday evenings until tech. weekend and dress rehearsals, when the schedule increases.
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."