Stage 1 Theatre will be presenting CABARET as our final regular season show of the 2007-2008 season.
Set in 1929-1930 Berlin on the eve of the Nazis' rise to power, CABARET focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and mostly revolves around the cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves the romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Emcee, who presides as master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and serves as a constant metaphor for the current state of society in Germany throughout the show.
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Broadway production directed by Harold Prince
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Harold Prince
Directed and Choreographed by Christina Lazo
Musical Direction by Ken Nadler
Vocal Direction by Jim Burris
Produced by Karen Halverson and Laura Sengupta
The scene is a night club in Berlin, as the 1920's are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. His songs provide wry commentary throughout the show. On the train to Berlin we find Cliff, a young American writer, and Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff's luggage at the German border. History is in the process of being made. Musical numbers include "It Couldn't Please Me More", "Willkommen", "Cabaret", "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies".
Stage 1 Theatre will be presenting CABARET at 8:00 p.m. June 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2008, and at 2:30 p.m. June 15 and 22, 2008.
Performances are at the Newark Memorial High School Theater.
39375 Cedar Boulevard
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