‘Cabaret’ on stage at Berry

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The colorful Tonya-ward win­ning mu­si­cal “Cabaret” opened Feb. 18 at the Berry Col­lege E.H. Young Theatre.

This year’s mu­si­cal pro­duced by the Berry Col­lege Theatre Com­pany is di­rected by Vis­it­ing As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Theatre Han­nah Ham­mond. Per­for­mances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and 2 p.m. on Sun­day Feb. 28.

“Cabaret” is set in 1931 Ber­lin, as the Nazis are ris­ing to power, around nightlife at the lo­cal Kit Kat Club. The show re­volves around the 19-year-old English cabaret per­former Sally Boles and her re­la­tion­ship with the young Amer­i­can writer Cliff Brad­shaw. The mu­si­cal is based on a book writ­ten by Christo­pher Isherwood, mu­sic by John Kan­der and lyrics by Fred Ebb. While on Broad­way, “Cabaret” won Tony Awards for best mu­si­cal, best score and best re­vival.

Berry’s pro­duc­tion is un­der the mu­si­cal di­rec­tion of Berry alum and staff mem­ber Grace McMullen and chore­og­ra­phy is by se­nior Pay­ton Camp­bell. Set De­signer and Vis­it­ing Lec­turer Sea­mus M. Bourne, Cos­tume De­signer and As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor Alice Bris­tow and Light­ing De­signer Mike Morin bring 1931 Ber­lin to life.

Tick­ets are $10 for adults, $7 for se­nior cit­i­zens and $5 for stu­dents and may be re­served in ad­vance or pur­chased at the door.

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