Cabaret: Kander and Ebb's Classic Broadway Musical from Frank Theatre
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The last date listed for Cabaret was Friday March 11, 2011 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm).
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Legend has it that Sidney Poitier was so moved by the story of The Lilies of the Field that he waived his usual salary -- not knowing he would later win worldwide fame (and an Oscar) for his portrayal of the hard-headed Homer Smith. From the moment it was published as a novel by William E. Barret, The Lilies of the Field has had a special effect on people. Experience it yourself when Open Window Theatre presents this heart-warming stage adaptation. Headed west in search of a new beginning in the mid-1950s, black Southern Baptist itinerant worker Homer Smith encounters a group of Catholic nuns scratching out an existence in the remote Southwest. Mother Maria Marthe, convinced that Homer was sent to them by God to build them a chapel, persuades him to stay (without pay) and take on this seemingly impossible task. The faith of all are tested, proving that friendships and miracles alike come in all forms. Learn More
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Very enjoyable show led by Bradley Greenwald's delightful turn as the decadent Emcee. The cast did an admirable job and the production fit in quite well with the Showboat surroundings. The only mar on the experience was the initial difficulty in finding the parking that was actually close to the venue. However, this was a solid production and I definitely recommend it!!!
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Take your seat at the “Kit Kat Klub,” the perfectly marvelous cabaret where an aspiring American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, encounters British singer Sally Bowles. As they join in the pursuit of a life of pleasure in Weimar Berlin, the world outside the Klub begins to splinter as Hitler rises to power. The play is fueled by an overriding, infectious mood of fickle, live-for-the-moment, bitter-sweet desperation battling a society’s unwillingness to acknowledge what is right in front of them.
Cabaret is directed by Wendy Knox, with musical direction by Michael Croswell and Melissa Hart, and coreography by Bonnie Bottoms. It features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. The 1966 Broadway production was a hit, and spawned a 1972 film. The classic songs featured in the score are, among others, “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” and, of course, “Cabaret.”
The production will feature Bradley Greenwald as the Emcee and Melissa Hart (who performed Sally Bowles in Hal Prince’s original 1966 Broadway staging and was nominated for a Tony for her work in Georgy Girl) as Frau Schneider. The acting company also features Patrick Bailey (Herr Schultz), Sara Richardson (Sally Bowles) and Max Wojtanowicz (Cliff) along with an ensemble that includes Maria Asp, Joseph Botten, Joey Clark, Michael Davidovich, Tessa Flynn, Leif Jurgensen, Barbara Meyer, Peter Middlecamp, Jonathan Peterson, Jennifer Phillips, Kimberly Richardson, James Rodriguez, Anna Sundberg, Eve Tugwell, Breanna Weitzel and Joetta Wright.