Due to an overwhelming demand for tickets and sold out performances, the Castle Craig Players have added a performance of CABARET on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now, and expected to sell quickly — visit www.CastleCraig.org to buy online.
Featuring an unforgettable score by John Kander and Fredd Ebb, CABARET takes audiences deep into the seedy nightlife of the Kit Kat Club on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany. Based on Christopher Isherwood’s memoir “Goodbye to Berlin”, CABARET follows the interlocking stories of a cabaret singer, a writer from America, and the denizens of Berlin as they are caught up in the swirling maelstrom of a changing society. Led by the enigmatic and dazzling Emcee, CABARET is an intoxicating theatrical experience, featuring well-known classics of the musical stage such as “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Maybe This Time,” and of course “Cabaret”.
“Besides being a beloved and compelling musical, I believe that CABARET is a piece of theatre that is arguably more relevant today than ever,” says Ian Galligan, the shows director. “Given what’s going on in the world right now, and what you see when you turn on the news, the theme of the show is as timely and urgent now as it was when it first opened fifty years ago.”
Those familiar with the Bob Fosse-directed 1972 film version featuring Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli will find that Hollywood took a great many liberties when adapting the stage musical for the big screen. “While the movie is beautifully done,” Galligan describes, “our audiences are going to see the real deal – and I think they’ll be pleasantly surprised.”
The cast includes Jason Parry (Emcee), Ian Lynch-Passarelli (Cliff Bradshaw), Jessica Rohe (Sally Bowles), Betty McCready (Fraulein Schneider), David E. Schancupp (Herr Schultz), Wesley Tack (Ernst Ludwig) and Jenny Del Sole (Fraulein Kost). The company also features Arthur Canova, Nick Ciasullo, Alex Colavecchio, Emma Czaplinski, Chelsea Dacey, Lisa Deangelis, Oliver Kochol, Allison Koppel and Jorge Melendez. Andrew Gadwah serves as music director and the show features choreography by Tessa Grunwald.
CABARET runs through August 7 at The Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main Street, Meriden, CT. Presented Cabaret Style with table seating, patrons are invited to bring their own dinner, drinks and snacks to enjoy!
Tickets are $25 for Adults & $20 for Seniors (65+). Seating is extremely limited – so patrons are encouraged to buy in advance! Tickets may be purchased online at www.CastleCraig.org or over the phone by calling toll-free 1-800-838-3006.
The production is generously sponsored by ION Bank, Family Music Center, Miller Memorial Community, The Midstate Chamber of Commerce and Cheshire Massage.
Please note: CABARET contains mature content & themes, and is strongly recommended for ages 16 & up.