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"Cabaret" Presented by Coronado Playhouse

1835 Strand Way 
Coronado, CA 92118

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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March 22 – April 28, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8pm & Sunday @ 2pm
Please note there is no performance on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in observance of the Easter Holiday. There is an additional performance on Saturday, April 20 at 2pm

Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Director: Julia Cuppy
Music Director: TBA
Associate Director/Choreographer: Jaese Lecuyer

“Right This Way. You’re table’s waiting…”
“Cabaret’s unsettling conclusion reminds us not to get distracted by the song and dance and forget about what’s behind the curtain.” – The Star

Welcome to the Kit Kat Club and Berlin in the 1930s. The Nazis are rising in power and life may be uncertain, but you are invited to leave your troubles outside and join the Emcee, singer Sally Bowles and a wonderful and colorful ensemble who will tantalize and entertain you.

When Cabaret was originally produced and directed by renowned director Hal Prince in 1966 conflict in America was the central theme found in politics and society at large. Despite the Civil Rights Bill being signed in 1964, race riots and shootings of African Americans were commonplace in our country. Hal Prince was very cognizant of these events and he wanted to use the musical theatre art form to create a cautionary tale set in pre-World War II Germany to illustrate to an 1960s audience how important it is to not repeat the errors of the past. It is undeniable that this tale is still relevant today.
Written by Joe Masteroff, with music and lyrics by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb, Cabaret debuted on Broadway in 1966. The 1972 movie, directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey, won eight Academy Awards. Musical numbers in the show Wilkommen, Mein Herr, Perfectly Marvelous, Don’t Tell Mama, Maybe This Time and the haunting Tomorrow Belongs to Me.

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