April 13,14, 20, 21, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. & April 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage
Co-Produced with the Department of Music
Book by Joe Masteroff Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Ed Kahn
Music Direction by Jason Heister
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Join us for this Tony-winning musical’s memorable mixture of pleasure and politics as Germany begins the 1930s and the Emcee beckons us to “leave your troubles outside.” Featuring unforgettable numbers like “Willkommen”, “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.”
“It’s remarkable how effective ‘Cabaret’ is at captivating audiences more than 50 years after its premiere,” said Ohio Wesleyan theatre professor Edward Kahn, director. “It’s perhaps the greatest political musical of all time, masterfully juxtaposing a desire to escape life’s troubles in the music and sensuality of the Kit Kat Klub with the bleakness of the inescapable rise of Nazism in early 1930s Berlin.”
The cast is comprised of 17 Ohio Wesleyan students and features Ares Harper as the Emcee, Miko Harper as Sally Bowles, Daniel Brothers as Clifford Bradshaw, Hannah Wargo as Fräulein Schneider, Jack Douglas Riter as Herr Schultz, Josh Martin as Ernst Ludwig, and Rachel Scherrer as Fräulein Kost.
Tickets: $5-students/seniors/faculty/staff, and $10-general. (cash or check only!)
Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID.