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Cabaret

Come hear the music play!

Tickets on sale April 23, 2018

  • MAY 11–27, 2018
  • Lyche Theatre
  • Musical—Theatre PG-13

Synopsis

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. Broadway production directed by Harold Prince. Produced for Broadway stage by Harold Prince.

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 Fraulen Schneider, who is slowly falling in love with Herr Schultz. Both relationships are tested as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Performance dates & times

  • May 11-12, 7:30pm
  • May 13, 2:00pm*
  • May 17-19, 7:30pm
  • May 20, 2:00pm*
  • May 24-26, 7:30pm
  • May 27, 2:00pm*

*Matinee performance.

Directed by guest artists John Reimler and Lisa Reimler

John has been teaching high school English, speech, and theatre classes for over thirty years, with stops in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. He is currently located at Onalaska High School. Working both as a solo act and in partnership with his wife, Lisa, he has directed nearly 100 productions, most recently Little Women: The Musical, Shrek, Stage Door, Fiddler on the Roof, and Dancing at Lughnasa. While in Illinois, he had the opportunity to collaborate on a number of award-winning shows in statewide drama contests, including a state championship production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. John received his undergraduate theatre training at Northwestern University, and he earned a Masters in Educational Administration at Ball State University. He enjoys all things nerdy (Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings), he is a big baseball fan, he has two talented children named Ben and Darcy, and he loves directing with his artistic-and-life-partner, Lisa.

Lisa received her B.A. in Theatre and English from Valparaiso University, M.A. in Theatre History from University of Missouri-Columbia and her M.F.A. in Directing from Illinois State University. Lisa has taught on the high school and collegiate levels and is currently employed at Onalaska High School and along with her husband is in charge of drama and forensics. Some favorite plays she has directed include: Little Women: The Musical, Pippin, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nicholas Nickleby, and Fiddler on the Roof. At last count, she figures she's directed over 100 shows individually and with her partner in crime, John. She was very honored to be chosen as WKBT's January Top Notch teacher for 2017. Lisa is the proud mother of Benjamin and Darcy and loves theatre, animals and movies. She thanks LCT for giving her a chance to direct a Kander and Ebb production and to work in this magnificent space and with awesome people.

  • Photos
  • Cast
  • Production Team

Master of Ceremonies
Joe Hammes

Fraulein Schneider
Lynn Marie West

Fraulein Kost/Kit Kat Girl
Dominque Sicard

Kit Kat Girl
Sara Duranso*

Kit Kat Girl
Kelsey Taunt

Ensemble
Cole Jacobson

Clifford Bradshaw
Aidan Smerud

Ernst Ludwig
Nick Brandt

Kit Kat Girl
Katya Carter

Kit Kat Girl
Savannah Steiger

Kit Kat Boy
Allante Walker*

* = LCT Debut

Co-Director
John Reimler

Co-Director
Lisa Reimler

Music Director
Katie Fries

Choreographer
Liz Golson

Conductor
Kristin Freedlund

Set Designer
Kit Mayer

Costume Designer
Irina Christel

Lighting Designer
Dillon McArdle

Props Master
Bonnie Jo Bratina

Sound Designer
Douglas P. Wilken

Accompanist
Sarah Leitzen

Reed I
Stephanie Brookman

Reed II
Stephen Mann

Reed III
Catherine McNamara

Reed IV
Jacob Erickson

Violin
Sue Retzlaff

Viola
Mary Weiland

Cello
Kathy Boarman

Bass
Leo Chavolla

Trumpet I
Libby Zafft

Trumpet II
Jason Bernhagen
Christopher Boyd

Trombone I
Nick Hansberry

Trombone II
Eric Olson

French Horn
Bonny Fish

Accordion
Vicki Riness

Percussion
Erick Sells

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