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Nov. 9, 2010

Cabaret

Shown in rehearsals for “Cabaret” are BSC students Kathryn David (front left), a senior musical theatre major from Tuscaloosa, as Sally Bowles and Gannon Love (front right), a senior musical theatre major from Montgomery, as the Master of Ceremonies, and the Kit Kat Girls (clockwise from back, top) Brooke Gronemeyer, a freshman musical theatre major from Muscle Shoals; Chelsie Miller, a senior musical theatre major from Birmingham; Kelly Polk, a freshman musical theatre major from Stone Mountain, Ga.; Olivia Roth, a sophomore interdisciplinary English-Theatre Arts major from Huntsville; and Chelsea Vance, a sophomore musical theatre major from Huntsville.

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.

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