The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)
‘Cabaret’ opens Goodspeed Musicals’ new season
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.