By Grace Theatre Company (other events)

4 Dates Through May 13, 2017

Grace Theatre Company presents its 2017 spring musical


By John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff

Friday, May 12th at 3:30pm (student matinee)
Friday, May 12th at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 13th at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 13th at 7:00pm

Tuttle Hall at 86 4th Avenue
$10 adults / $5 students

The Show
Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party.

Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, the Emcee. Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul.

Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting to violent; Ernst, Cliff’s first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party, and Herr Schultz, a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneider’s guest house (and Schneider’s fiancee), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime.

As different events continue to shake up these characters’ lives, Cliff and Sally must make a choice about how to move forward. Unaware of what we as audience members know ultimately happens at this point in history, the characters must ask themselves the question: will the exciting and illicit life at the Kit Kat Klub be enough to keep them afloat, or must they peel back the glittery curtain and look at what’s lying behind it? With a distinctly Brechtian feel and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form, while it holds “the mirror up to nature.”

The Company

Directed by Sabrina Jacob & Andrew Leonard
Choreography by Sabrina Jacob
Music Direction by Andrew Leonard
Tech direction by Daryl Embry
Sound design by Neal Goleta

Stage Manager: David Carzis
Assistant Director: Ingrid Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Josh Gomes
Dance Captain: Lucia Rogerson
Wardrobe Supervisor: Alexa Hait
Lighting Operator: Henry Curcio

Cast: Evan Neiden, Jorie Coe, Manny Cordoba-Castro, Penelope Hinds, Joey Fox, Diana Michaelis, James Mahedy, Nick Molinaro, Lucia Rogerson, Camille Segre-Lawrence, Gerogia Ossorguine, Sandra Lopez, Charlotte Spohler, Tess DiMenna, Sam Perman, Tristan Griffin, Emma Seitz, Anya Zaretsky, Petra Hinds, Naomi Talbott, Lydia Reiss, Vanessa Pinney, Abisola Fakashin, Isabella Dyczek, Laurent Brodie, Sabina Bertozzi, Laila Durranti, Josh Gomes, Emma Gottschalk, Ingrid Martin, and Eva Burgos

Crew: Livia Brodie, Teodora Kanlic, Mirely Garcia, and Cameron Macdonald

Special thanks to Juliet DiCarlo for design inspiration