La Crosse, WI – 04/16/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, April 23, 2018 for Cabaret. Performances begin May11, 2018, and continue through Sunday, May 27, 2018. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
Welcome to Berlin. It’s 1931 and outside, tensions are rising. However, inside the Kit Kat Klub, a garish Master of Ceremonies assures us that everything is wonderful! Cliff, a newly arrived American writer, becomes smitten with the Klub’s main attraction, Sally Bowles. They decide to share a room at the boarding house of Fraulein Schneider, who is slowly falling in love with Herr Schultz. Both relationships are tested as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.
“Cabaret remains one of the great classics of musical theatre. Its haunting storyline and poignant themes revolving around Nazi Germany are still echoed in our headlines today. Featuring some of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s finest songs, including ‘Willkommen’, ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Me’, and the title song ‘Cabaret’, LCT is presenting the rarely done original 1966 production. You will laugh, cry, and leave the theatre having had a powerful theatrical experience,” said LCT Executive Director, Grant Golson.
Cabaret is co-directed by John Reimler and Lisa Reimler. This production also features music direction by Katie Fries, choreography by Liz Golson, conducting by Kristin Freedlund, set design by Kit Mayer, costume design by Irina Christel, lighting design by Dillon McArdle, props design by Bonnie Jo Bratina, sound design by Douglas P. Wilken, accompaniment by Sarah Leitzen, technical direction by Erek Weis, stage management by Molly Brueske, and assistant stage management by Nick Martin.
The performers are Joe Hammes as Master of Ceremonies, Macy Privet as Sally Bowles, Aidan Smerud as Clifford Bradshaw, Lynn Marie West as Fraulein Schneider, Daniel Schneider as Herr Schultz, Nick Brandt as Ernst Ludwig, Dominique Sicard as Fraulein Kost/Kit Kat Girl, and Justin ‘Jay’ Grays as Max/Ensemble. Kit Kat Girls are Katya Carter, Sara Duranso, Brianna Frost, Savanah Steiger, and Kelsey Taunt. Kit Kat Boys are Ryan Brown and Allante Walker. Ensemble members are Cole Jacobson and Katelyn Klieve.
“The story of Cabaret and the zeitgeist of 1929 is loaded with ideas and layers. Many Germans—through no fault of their own—became victims, while others chose to be rescuers, bystanders or collaborators. Many of us have to make the same decisions, so this play is incredibly and rather frighteningly timely,” said co-director, Lisa Reimler.
Tickets are $30/$26 for adults, $18 for students, and may be purchased over the phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.