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Musical ‘Cabaret’ to be presented Nov. 16-21 at Birmingham-Southern
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The 1920s, Berlin, dancers, and nonstop nightlife … it’s "Cabaret."
The Birmingham-Southern Department of Theatre and Dance will present this Tony Award-winning musical Nov. 16-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the College Theatre, Theatre One.
The story takes place in Germany when Nazism is on the rise. A young writer named Cliff Bradshaw finds himself at the popular Kit Kat Club, entranced by a city in the decadent swirl of social and political upheaval. Into his life walks Sally Bowles, a performer at the club, and immediately he is drawn into a world that will be forever changed, and one for which he is not prepared.
“Cabaret” is told by a mysterious master of ceremonies who weaves together the two worlds of the musical into a sobering tapestry, which reflects what can happen when hate and fear rule the day. The show features a fabulous score and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Student actors make up the 15-member cast, who will perform in the college’s intimate 98-seat theatre black box with minimal scenery and a three-piece band. The play’s director is Professor of Theatre and Department Chair Michael Flowers.
Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students. For ticket information, please contact the College Theatre Box Office at 205/226-4780. Due to the nature of the subject matter, the production is recommended for mature audiences only.