The season’s final production for Sudbury Performance Group is the decadent and heartbreaking Cabaret, opening today, May 4, and running through until May 13.
Cabaret, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.
Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.
Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and “Two Ladies.”
Evening shows run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees run at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Performances are at the Ernie Checkeris Theatre at Thorneloe University.
Tickets cost $35 for adults, $30 for studetns and seniors and $25 for children, with a special discount matinee performance on Sunday, May 7.
Tickets can be purchased at www.sudburyperformance.ca, or by calling 705-662-8518. Cabaret contains mature content. Parental discretion is advised.
For more information on this production, or any of Sudbury Performance Group’s offerings,visit www.sudburyperformance.ca.