The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Le Moyne College and the Boot and Buskin Theatre Club will present the musical theatre classic “Cabaret” with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff.
“Cabaret” is a powerful, dance-driven musical set in 1931 Berlin in the shadow of the Nazi rise to power. Focusing on the nightlife at the sexy, seedy Kit Kat Klub, the play revolves around American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. The club’s master of ceremonies delivers ribald songs that explore the dark, intoxicating, and turbulent life of Berlin’s citizens and expatriates under an emerging Third Reich. Cabaret originally opened in 1966 and ran for 1,165 performances, winning the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best musical and eight Tony awards. Later turned into an Academy-Award winning film starring Liza Minelli and Joel Grey, and revived around the world again and again, “Cabaret” is one of the most famous musicals of all time and a show that changed the face of musical theatre.
This production is directed and choreographed by local artist and performer Maya Dwyer, with music direction by Greg Giovanini, costumes designed by Assistant Professor Lindsey Sikes, an immersive scenic design by senior Annamarie Goosley (’23) and lighting design by Le Moyne alum Brian Jordan. As an added bonus, this production will, for the first time at Le Moyne, feature pre-show cocktails available for purchase. Patrons may arrive at the theatre early to purchase beer, wine, or a gin and tonic and hang around the infamous Kit Kat Club before the show. The bar is cash only, and will close prior to the start of the show.
Other performances will take place on:
Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students and the Le Moyne faculty/staff. Click here to purchase tickets
or call the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts at (315) 445-4200.