Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre    6/6/2008 - 6/29/2008 (schedule)

Category:  Musical

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Originally entitled 'Welcome to Berlin,' 'Cabaret' is based on John Van Druten's play 'I Am a Camera,' which in turn was adapted from the novel 'Mr. Norris Changes Trains' and a collection of short stories, 'Goodbye to Berlin,' by Christopher Isherwood.

Set in 1929-1930 Berlin on the eve of the Nazis' rise to power, the play focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and mostly revolves around the English 19-year-old cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Emcee, who presides as master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and serves as a constant metaphor for the current state of society in Weimar Germany throughout the show.

Total performances: 12

Beverly Trask.... Fraulein Schneider *
Bob Edes.... Herr Schultz *
Jessie Terrebonne.... Sally Bowles *
Jimmy Murphy.... Ernst Ludwig *
Karen Hebert.... Fraulein Kost *
Richard Arnold.... Cliff Bradshaw *
Roy Haylock.... Emcee *
Bryan Wagar.... Gorilla, Ensemble
Carrie Daigle.... Kit Kat Girl
Clayton Mazoue.... Max (Swing)
Dane Rhodes.... Max
Danielle Harrell.... Kit Kat Girl
Jason George.... Victor, Ensemble
Jesse Quigley.... Ensemble
Jessica Burke.... Ensemble
Johnathon Whalen.... Bartender, Ensemble
Joshua Peterson.... Ensemble
Kristin Popich.... Kit Kat Girl
Marcia Lyons-Arceneaux.... Kit Kat Klub Band
Marshall Harris.... Band Director, Ensemble
Mat Grau.... Bobby, Ensemble
Matt Artigues.... Ensemble
Nicole Eckrich.... Kit Kat Girl
Nikki Chalmers.... Ensemble
Philip Gordon.... Kit Kat Klub Band
Rebecca Duckert.... Kit Kat Girl/French Franc
Scott Sauber.... Maitre D, Ensemble
Tara Brewer.... Kit Kat Girl
Vicki Hymel Lighter.... Telephone Girl, Ensemble
*=featured role

Joe Masteroff .... 
John Van Druten .... 
Christopher Isherwood .... 
John Kander .... 
Fred Ebb .... 
Derek Franklin ....  Director; Musical Director; Conductor
Sonny Borey ....  Director
Karen Hebert ....  Choreographer
Josh Palmer ....  Set Design; Set Construction
Roy Haylock ....  Costume Design; Costume Construction; Hair/Makeup Designer
Cliff Stromeyer ....  Sound Design
Fred Nuccio ....  Stage Manager
Philip Wingerter ....  Asst. Stage Manager
Andrea Watson ....  Asst. Stage Manager
John B. Barrois ....  Photographer
Kyle Hebert ....  Set Construction
Manuel Ponce ....  Set Painting
Bobby Zabler ....  Set Painting
Jonne Dendinger ....  Rehearsal Accompanist
Brennan Arceneaux ....  Keyboards; Tuba; Music Arrangement and Orchestration
Marcia Lyons-Arceneaux ....  Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Regina Schlotzhauer ....  Costume Manager
Clayton Mazoue ....  Set Crew
Scott Sauber ....  Light Design


Kander & Ebb's marvelous, ominous musical at Le Petit
by David Cuthbert
Times Picayune 6/13/08

Notes: This production of Cabaret is actually a continuation of sorts of the production of Cabaret that was scheduled to open the 2005 season of Le Petit Theatre. It was slated to run in the Muriel's Cabaret Theatre due to ongoing construction of the new orchestra pit in the Mainstage area. The production was well into rehearsals when hurricane Katrina struck, prompting the dismantling of the show.
References: Media; MPC
Record created by: dereknola

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