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Cabaret (Fall 2018)

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Choreographed by Gregory Daniels
Music Direction by Beth Burrier
A co-production with the Conservatory of Music’s music theatre program and the department of theatre and dance.

At the close of the 1920s, a garish master of ceremonies at a Berlin nightclub 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 Third Reich.

Cliff, a young American writer new to Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered Jewish fruit seller. Musical numbers include "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don’t Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies."

Cliff Cast:
Sally - Nadina Hassan
Cliff - Zach Landes
Emcee - Charlie Ray
Herr Schultz - Sam Columbus
Fraulein Kost - Emmy Brett
Fraulein Schneider - Erin Niebuhr
Max - Eric Graupensperger
Ernst - Willem Sandercox

Sally Cast:
Sally - Shelby Griswold
Cliff - Enrique Miguel
Emcee - Nick Drake
Herr Schultz - Marcus Martin
Fraulein Kost - Tia Karaplis
Fraulein Schneider - Erin Niebuhr
Max - Eric Graupensperger
Ernst - Willem Sandercox

Kit Kat Girls:
Noa Barenblat (Rosie/Two Ladies)
**Ally Carbonar (Lulu)
Gillian Han (Lotte)
Audrey Hare (Texas/Sally u/s)
Samantha Lucas (Kitty)
RhonniRose Mantilla (Frenchie)
Mackenzie Meyh (Helga)
Reyna Moran (Schotze)
Gracee Street (Fritzie)
Allison Winkle (Foxy)

Kit Kat Boys:
Eric Graupensperger
Nick Cortazzo (Bobby/Two Ladies)
Nic Hermick (Victor)
Jahir Hipps (Sailor)
Steven Huynh
Will Lamb
Charles Miller
**Andrew Nelin (Gorilla)
Josh Regan
Ben Senneff

Colette Caspari (Schneider u/s)
Barbara Deveaux-Griffith (Emcee u/s)
Kyle Elliot (Nazi/Ernst u/s)
Jack Hale (Nazi/Cliff u/s)
Makay Johnson (Max u/s)
Eden Mau (Kit Kat Girl swing)
Sam Nasar (Kit Kat Boy swing)
Lee Price (Schultz u/s)
**Indicates Dance Captain

Conductor/Keys One - Beth Burrier
Trumpet - Scott McKee
Trombone - Brian Pattison
Reeds - Andrew Buckley & Steven Zeleznik
Keys Two - Lindsay Miller
Guitar/Banjo - Patrick Owen-Leary
Bass - Aidan Plank
Percussion - Nicholas Urbanic

Production Team:
Director - Victoria Bussert
Chorographer - Gregory Daniels
Music Director - Beth Burrier
Associate Music Director - Matthew Webb
Scenic Designer - Charlotte M. Yetman
Costume Designer - Tesia Dugan Benson
Lighting Designer - David Stoughton
Sound Designer - Elizabeth Cahill
Stage Manager - Imani Robinson
Assistant Stage Manager - Jack-Anthony Ina
Assistant Stage Manager - Jenna Coffey
Assistant Director - Libby Tofig
Assistant Scenic Designer - Derek Alley
Assistant Costume Designer - Bridget Klein
Assistant Lighting Designer - Matthew Day
Assistant Lighting Designer - Aaron Fields
Technical Director - Dylan Fujimura
Assistant Technical Director - Josh Padgett
Costume Shop Manager - Melanie Boeman
Master Electrician - Steve Shack
Scene Shop Foreman - Derek Alley
Scene Shop Foreman - Marco Liguori
Costume Shop Foreman - Asia Sharpe-Berry
Costume Shop Foreman - Cayla Lawson