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Come to the Cabaret, Nov. 22-25

November 20, 2006

Source: Mount Allison University

Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome, to Cabaret, au Cabaret, im Cabaret. Mount Allison’s Windsor Theatre will present Cabaret by Joe Mastertoff with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb from Wednesday, November 22 to Saturday, November 25, at 8 p.m. each night with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Cabaret takes us on a journey to Berlin in the ‘lost years’ between World War I and World War II. Based on The Berlin Novels by Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret tells the story of Sally Bowles, a singer at the famed Kit Kat Klub, and her relationship with the straight-edged American writer Clifford Bradshaw, a character loosely based on Isherwood himself. Their exploits in the boarding house of Fraulein Schneider, an older woman who has fallen in love with the fruit-seller Herr Schultz, form the basis for the play. The performances in the fictional Kit Kat Klub parallel and comment on the actions of all of these characters, as well as the political climate at that time.

Cabaret features a score full of musical-theatre classics, including "Cabaret," "The Money Song," "Mein Herr," "Two Ladies," and "Wilkommen." Paul Del Motte, director of the play says, "I’m delighted to be working with such a dynamic group of student actors, musicians, and designers." Ian Mullan, dramaturge, comments, "Many people familiar with the movie version of Cabaret will be surprised and delighted to see the differences in the theatrical version."

The production is directed by Paul A. Del Motte, assisted by Stephanie Dotto. Musical direction is by Jennie Wood, choreography by Christie Kneteman and Jillian Ewert. Set design is by Jon Shaw, costumes by Decima Mitchell, lighting by Sam Jackson and Craig Lutes. Four Drama Majors will receive credit for their work on Cabaret: Mullan, Dotto, Christine Mayor (technical direction) and Kelsey Rae (stage management).

Tickets are on sale at the Windsor Theatre in the Mount Allison University Student Centre. Thursday, November 23 will be a pay-what-you-can performance, with tickets going on sale at 7 p.m. that night outside the theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for general admission. For reservations, call 364-2234. Those who have made reservations are advised to pick up their tickets by 7:30 the night of the performance. Be advised that due to the intimate nature of Windsor Theatre, we are unable to seat people once the performance has begun.




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