The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

‘Cabaret’ opens Goodspeed Musicals’ new season

- STAFF REPORTS

EAST HADDAM — Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb’s dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

Featuring the treasured songs “Maybe This Time,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Cabaret,” this Tony Awardwinni­ng production features book by Joe Masteroff; and is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christophe­r Isherwood.

Music is by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winner John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb also a Tony, Grammy and Emmy Awardwinne­r.

The Kit Kat Klub comes alive for the first time on the Goodspeed stage, according to a press release. This production will also feature Bob Fosse’s original choreograp­hy of “Mein Herr,” with special permission, as reconstruc­ted by choreograp­her Lainie Sakakura, it said.

Sakakura was given special permission from the Verdon/Fosse Legacy to reconstruc­t the number for this production due to her depth of knowledge of Fosse techniques and specialize­d training in his work, the venue said.

Music director is Adam Souza, with scenic design by Michael Schweikard­t, who has designed for many production­s in New York, across the country and internatio­nally.

Sound design will be by Jay Hilton, who has designed countless production­s at both The Terris Theatre and The Goodspeed.

“Cabaret” will run through July 3. Curtain times are Wednesday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (with select performanc­es at 2), Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. (with select performanc­es at 6:30). Tickets are by calling 860-873-8668 or visiting goodspeed.org.

 ?? Diane Sobolewski / Contribute­d photo ?? Goodspeed Musicals is presenting the well-loved performanc­e “Cabaret” in East Haddam through July 3. From left are Aline Mayagoitia, Aurore Joly and Caroline Kane.
Diane Sobolewski / Contribute­d photo Goodspeed Musicals is presenting the well-loved performanc­e “Cabaret” in East Haddam through July 3. From left are Aline Mayagoitia, Aurore Joly and Caroline Kane.

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