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Season 101-102 Production

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July 25 – 28, 2019  SUMMER SHOW

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
Co-directed and Choreographed by Rob Marshall
Directed by Sam Mendes

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging crush of the Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

Performances: Thursday – Saturday: 7:30 PM; Sunday: 3 PM

Mature subject matter.  Only auditioners 18 or over will be considered.

CABARET is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK www.tamswitmark.com

Director

Kurt

Kurt Miller

Kurt Miller has been a Bay City Players volunteer since 1984. Marking his 50th year in the theatre in 2019, Kurt finds that the messages found in Cabaret are more timely than ever since its debut in 1966. Kurt last appeared at BCP in the February 2019 production of August: Osage County, and directed the 2014 BCP production of Sound of Music. Kurt holds theatre and English degrees from Central Michigan University.

Musical Director

Kevin Cole

Master of Ceremonies

Clifford Bradshaw

Ernst Ludwig

Customs Officer

Fraulein Schneider

Fraulein Kost

Herr Schultz

Telephone Girl

Sally Bowles

Maitre d

Max (Club Owner)

Bartender

German Sailor

Boy Soprano

Gorilla

Frau Kruger

Kit Kat Girls

Rosie

Lulu

Frenchie

Texas

Fritzie

Helga

Kit Kat Boys

Bobby (Waiter)

Victor

Hans

Herman