- Glittering new version of the award-winning musical on stage at Festival Theatre -
Newsroom Post #3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 11, 2014) — Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! It’s time to leave your troubles outside! The Shaw Festival’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret is now in previews at the Festival Theatre. Under the direction of Peter Hinton, this hard-hitting production of Cabaret offers a new take on the iconic musical. The Shaw’s renowned acting Ensemble brings the decadent and dangerous Weimar Republic to life, with a creative team that includes musical direction by Paul Sportelli and choreography by Denise Clarke, set design by Michael Gianfrancesco, costume design by Judith Bowden, lighting design by Bonnie Beecher and sound design by John Lott.
It’s 1929 and young American writer Cliff Bradshaw (Gray Powell) has just arrived in Berlin, a city where the party never ends— or so it seems. A visit to the glittering Kit Kat Klub introduces him to cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Deborah Hay), and his life is turned upside down forever. Meanwhile, Hitler’s tyrannical politics are rising fast — Cliff’s German landlady Fraulein Schneider (Corrine Koslo) and Jewish grocer Herr Schultz (Benedict Campbell) must face an impending harsh reality, and even the Kit Kat Klub’s omnipresent Emcee (Juan Chioran) must acknowledge the riotous voices of a new Germany.
April 10 – October 26; Opening: May 10
Cabaret will be on stage at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake)
Cabaret is sponsored by TD Bank Group.
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Originally co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall
Originally directed by Sam Mendes
Jenny L. Wright
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
The Shaw Festival’s 2014 season began April 4, runs until October 26 and features 10 productions presented on the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages. For more information on our 2014 season, performance schedule and ticket information, please visit www.shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW.
About the Shaw Festival
The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw’s provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.
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