Cabaret: Classic Musical of Decadent Pre-War Germany at La Habra Depot Theatre
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As much a cultural phenomenon as a theatrical event, Cats enjoyed a record-breaking run on Broadway and in London, thanks to its feline-inspired costumes, sets, dancing and memorable songs by famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story, inspired by a collection of poetry from T.S. Eliot, revolves around a tribe known as the Jellicle cats, and their leader Old Deuteronomy, who'll choose one of their group to be reborn that night after their annual ball. The longest-touring Broadway musical in history, Cats features 20 of Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory," and was the winner of seven 1983 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Learn More
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Featured review from Sally R. Harwell
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I loved it! The narrator was magnificent!! It was a little "edgy" and some didn't like the adult theme carried a little too far....and the "herbal smoking" bothered some people as well as the smoke machine....it didn't bother me and it was a wonderful show....kudos to Sally B....
*"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome, in cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret!" *
Kander and Ebb’s remarkable musical Cabaret turns the pre-war Berlin of 1931 into a dark and sexually charged haven of decadence, its extraordinary and morally ambiguous inhabitants determined to keep up appearances as the real world – the world outside the comfortable sanctuary of the cabaret – prepares for the nightmarish chaos of war. Its stage and screen awards include 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTA’s and 13 Tony Awards.
Join the legendary Sally Bowles live at the Kit Kat Klub: “a shimmering masterpiece of a show guaranteed night after night! It’s divine decadence darling!”
Please note: This production contains adult material and is not suitable for children.
This is the second time T. J. Dawson has directed and choreographed this musical. His first Cabaret with the Costa Mesa Playhouse was awarded “Best Show in 2004” in the L.A. Times/Daily Pilot Community Theatre Year End Review. He has also received several awards, Critic’s Pick’s and Roar of the Crowd awards by Backstage West and Gold Star Events for his work on such productions as Side Show, Bat Boy and A Chorus Line.
About the Ticket Supplier: La Habra Depot TheatreThe La Habra Community Theatre began in 1976 as a Children's Theatre project of the City's newly established Cultural Arts Council. The first production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was performed in La Habra High School's lecture hall since the city did not have a Community Performing Arts Facility.
At the same time, the 1909 Pacific Electric Depot building stood empty and in danger of demolition if it was not restored to a functional role in the community. Planning for its renovation as a Community Performing Arts Facility was initiated by the Mayor of La Habra and supported by the City Council as well as many community members. The "train station", or depot, was then moved across the street to its current location in Portola Park to integrate it into the master plan for the redevelopment of downtown La Habra.
Funding to restore the depot and convert it to a Theatre came largely from the Federal Government Restoration of Historical Landmarks. "The Depot" was declared Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14.
In January of 1980, the Children's Theatre project was expanded to incorporate adult theatre. Then, in July of 1982, the 100 members of the Community Theatre moved into the Depot Playhouse. The first performance in the restored building was the musical Oklahoma. On August 15, 1995 the Depot Playhouse became a non-profit tax-exempt organization and officially became know as Depot Theatre of La Habra. The theatre's board of directors and all production committees are comprised of community volunteers. The Depot Theatre is one of the few community organizations which functions without a single paid staff member.