Cabaret

Book by: Joe Masteroff
Music by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb

directed by: Michael Parker
music direction by: kerry fetter
choreography by: amber franek

LogoThe scene is the Kit Kat Klub, a night club in Berlin, as the 1920s are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. The entire orchestra is onstage, and the actors play along with it when they are not part of the dialogue. Cliff, a young American writer, meets Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff’s luggage at the German border. Musical numbers include Willkommen, Cabaret, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, The Money Songand Two Ladies. When we revisit the Klub at the end, much is changed, and show ends with a stark foreshadowing of things to come: The Emcee strips off his overcoat to reveal a concentration camp prisoner’s uniform marked with a yellow Star of David and a pink triangle, and the backdrop rises to reveal an electric barbed-wire fence.

Recommended for ages 16+ due to language, adult content, and violence.

Cast

The Emcee:  Eduardo Paco
Sally Bowles: Emi Mastey
Cliff Bradshaw: Paul Franklin
Rosie/Fight Captain: Becca Parker*
Lulu: Ilene Miller
Frenchy: Emily Yaksh
Texas: Kendal Franklin
Frizti/Fraulein Kost: Heather Murray
Helga/US Sally: Cyndi Hepworth
Bobby/Dance Captain: D Norris
Victor: Ian Chamberland
Hans/US Bobby: Jordan DeMoss
Herman/US Emcee: Derrick Roney
Herr Schultz: Frank Scozzari
Fraulein Schneider: Marty Snowden
Ernst Ludwig: Spencer Estes
Max: David Vahedi

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 Creative Team

Producer: Meredith Jones
Director/Projection Design: Michael Parker
Music Director/Sound Design: Kerry Fetter
Choreographer: Amber Franek
Stage Manager: Michael Harrison
Assistant Stage Manager: Chandler Smith
Set/Lighting Design: Becca Parker*
Costume/Makeup Design: Andrea Hermitt and Jordan Hermitt
Hair: Jordan Hermitt and Jordan DeMoss
Lighting Technician: Sarah Struck
Sound Technician: Daniel O’Brien
Box Office Manager: Becca Parker*
Front of House Manager: Michael Parker

 

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The Orchestra

Keyboard: Derek Matthews
Trumpets: Kerry Fetter and David Fetter
Horn: Randy Alton, Allison Bishop
Trombone: Rick Chandler Bragg
Bass Guitar: Gary Koepke
Flute: Linda Fetter
Clarinet: Nani Gray
Electric Instruments: Trisha Bragg

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*Indicates current or previous LAT Pro Company member.