Directed and Choreographed by Amy K Barnes
Music Directed by Brandon Tanner
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 the Broadway Stage by Harold Prince
The Players Theatre Company is producing the 1998 Version of Cabaret this month at the Owen Theatre in Conroe, TX! This high-energy, gut-wrenching production runs from May 7th to 30th. Performances are Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 8pm, and Sundays 2pm. Additionally there are two Saturday matinees on May 8th and 22nd at 2pm.
Don’t miss a chance to see the incredible talents of Jade Kelly Connaughton (Sally Bowles), Travis Cook (The Emcee), and Wyatt Langehennig (Clifford Bradshaw) as they perform this raw and heartfelt production of Cabaret.
Cabaret is based on a short semi-autobiographical novel by Christopher Isherwood about the time he spent in Berlin between the two world wars. Through his eyes (as the character of Cliff) we see the wild party that is the underbelly of Berlin during 1930. But something dark is stirring in the streets, as Hitler’s rise to power changes everything for the citizens of Germany.
Through the eyes of a hardened landlady (Ellen Perez as Fraulein Schneider), and a Jewish shopkeeper (Philip Harris as Herr Schulz), we see the price of hatred and prejudice.
In the Kit Kat Klub we meet Berlin’s forgotten and rejected as they perform for the entertainment of Social Democrats, Communists and Nazis alike. They are the undesirables of Germany and they cross with ease the line of “Propriety.”
I love this story because it reminds us that there is a story behind every human we see, judge, and dismiss. There is a beating heart inside each person we deem undesirable. We must never forget what has been done before in the name of the “Future.”
Let us choose love and acceptance—always.
Tickets available at Owentheatre.com or by calling the box office at: 936 539 4090.