CSU, Chico News

Court Theatre’s ‘Cabaret’ Opens Friday

Date: 07-11-2007

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Brooks Thorlaksson
College of Humanities and Fine Arts

“Cabaret,” Court Theatre’s main musical production staged in Harlen Adams Theatre, will open on Friday, July 13. The award-winning musical was first made into a movie in 1972 starring Lisa Minelli and Joel Grey.

“Cabaret” is set in the Kit-Kat Club in 1929-1930 Germany on the eve of the Nazi uprising. The story follows the romance of an English cabaret performer and an American writer. Through the songs of the Cabaret’s Emcee—“Don’t Tell Mama,” “Mein Heir,” “Perfectly Marvelous,” “Cabaret” and many others—the audience witnesses the political changes taking place in Nazi Germany.

The musical will be performed on July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. Bill McCrary, a long-time director with Court Theatre, will direct the production.

“’Cabaret’ is a jazzy and powerful musical that asks some very difficult questions,” said McCrary. “You will be amazed at the high energy, fantastic singing and dancing, and the hard-hitting message of one of the best shows Court Theatre has ever produced!”

The Chico cast includes Sara St. Pierre as Sally Bowles, Teddy Spencer as Cliff Bradshaw and Allison F. Rich as the Emcee. Sarah Michelle Cuc plays Fraulein Schneider, and Sean Doughty brings a memorable Max to the stage. Kevin Muster takes on the role of Ludwig. They are supported by an ensemble of Kit Kat Girls and Kit Kat Boys.

“Cabaret” is the fourth show of the Court Theatre season. Tickets are available at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333. Advance single ticket prices are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $16 for students.