UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts-Theatre presents…Cabaret

UNK-“There was a Cabaret…and there was a master of ceremonies…and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany…it was the end of the world…and I was dancing with Sally Bowles…and we were both fast asleep.”

The Department of Music & Performing Arts-Theatre at the University of Nebraska at Kearney continues its 2000-2001 season with the world-renowned musical, Cabaret with book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb. The production runs February 15-17 and February 23-25, 2001 in the Miriam Drake Theatre, UNK Fine Arts Building. Performances are Thursday thru Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. As seating is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for each performance are $7.00 for the general public with discounts available for students, seniors, and UNK Faculty/Staff. UNK students may reserve one complimentary ticket with a valid UNK ID. Tickets may be reserved through the UNK Theatre Box Office, (308) 865-8417, or via e-mail to boxoffice@unk.edu. Box Office hours are Monday thru Friday 12:30-5:00pm and one hour prior to each performance. Due to adult content, this production is recommended for mature audiences.

Cabaret has had a long history in American Theatre. With its origins in a series of short stories from the early 1930’s, the musical adaptation first opened in New York in 1966 and the revival is currently playing to sold-out houses on Broadway. Cabaret is a dark, brooding musical that uses the German musical-hall cabaret as a metaphor for pre-war Germany circa 1929-1930. Audiences can, however, enjoy the show on many different levels. Cabaret is a love story following the frustrations of thwarted and unrequited love; it is story about prejudice; and it is a story about the choices made in order to survive in unsettled times. In many ways, the historical setting of Cabaret is quite like society in the beginnings of the 21st Century.

Bringing Cabaret to life in the Miriam Drake Theatre is a talented cast including: Katie Bittman, Erin Burgess, Jessica Christo, Mikki Cushman, Vicky DeWald, Syndey Fisher, Jessi Grady, Kami Graves, Kara Groskopf, Justin Helop , Josh Hermansen, Shannon Jacobsen, Jason Kirkover, Steven Knox, Dan Korensky, Jack Kreman, Amanda Meyer, Sam Ratzlaff, Michelle Seminara, Leah Skorupa, Chris Smith, Andrew Spieker, Melanie Walters, Jason Wood, Dominic Yeager and Candice Younghans.

The Artistic Staff for Cabaret includes: Jack Garrison (Director), Anne Foradori (Musical Director), Gary Schaaf (Choreographer), David Tidwell (Scenic and Lighting Designer), Shawn Deiger (Sound Designer), Daniel M. Jones (Costume Designer) and Mark Engler (Technical Director).