Cabaret: Classic Musical of Decadent Pre-War Germany at La Habra Depot Theatre
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The last date listed for Cabaret was Saturday October 13, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Danny Tech
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In the same raw, gritty style of his previous works (Bat Boy and Side Show), director TJ Dawson delivers yet another phenomenal interpretation and execution with Cabaret: The Musical.
Within the past year, Dawson's direction and insight has significantly raised the story-telling and production skills of Orange County's theater arts. Creeping past the "Orange Curtain", this production delivers the decadent and sexual energy of pre-Nazi 1930's Berlin.
Jesse Rhodus, is lovable as the sexually deviant Emcee. Once again, Jeanette Phillips, (Bat Boy and Side Show), shines with her dramatic and singing talents as the manic, self-destructive, pitiful, spirited Sally Bowles.
Dressed in torn fishnet stockings and lacy underwear, the Kit Kat Girls' dancing and singing was sexually scrumptious and sinfully naughty.
While traveling back in time to the extremely decadent club, one felt the experience of breaking and acceptance of sexual moirés---only to be abruptly shocked with the brutal intolerance of religious and sexual liberties.
Unfortunately, many of these attitudes are alive and thriving in a post 9-11 world. Cabaret: the Musical holds a mirror to our society and asks ourselves what we have become and what historic path we choose to accept.
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Bad direction, amature performances. the theater was small and the director saw fit to fill it up with smoke effects to the point of asphyxiation for the audience. to ad to this potent brew the actors were smoking clove cigerettes on stage and...continued
*"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.