Cabaret

October 6 - 13, 2023 | No performance Oct 8

In here life is beautiful

The landmark Kander/Ebb/Masteroff classic returns to the Weathervane as you’ve never seen it before. Set in 1930s Berlin, ‘Wilkommen’ to the iconic Kit Kat Club. Night after night, patrons are entertained here by its seedy denizens celebrating the dawning of the Jazz Age, while outside, the dawning of a very different age is emerging.

“A stunning musical... this marionette's-eye view of a time and place in our lives that was brassy, wanton, carefree and doomed to crumble is brilliantly conceived.”
– Walter Kerr, The New York Times

“A kill-for-the-ticket triumph.” - The Telegraph

Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Charles Isherwood

Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Cabaret is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark. www.concordtheatricals.com

This production contains the use of strong language and scenes involving abortion, antisemitism, racism, strong sexual content, violence, suicide, alcohol, and drug use. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Run Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.

Performances

Thursday, July 27 at 7:30PM

Friday, July 28 at 2PM

Monday, July 31 at 7:30PM

Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30PM

PERFORMANCES

Saturday, August 5 at 2PM

Tuesday, August 8 at  7:30PM

Thursday, August 17 at 2PM

Saturday, August 26 at 7:30PM

CAST

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Grace Livingston Kramer

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ETHAN PAULINI

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CREATIVE TEAM

Ethan Paulini (he/him)

NINTH SEASON

In addition to being the Producing Artistic Director of the Weathervane Theatre, Ethan served as the Associate Artist Director of New York City’s Out of the Box Theatrics. He has national credits as a director, choreographer, actor, writer, and educator. Proud member of Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (SAG/AFTRA) and a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). More info at ethanpaulini.com and ethancoaches.com.

Jessica Chen (she/her)

SECOND SEASON

Jessica Chen is a choreographer and Artistic Director of J CHEN PROJECT. Credits: R&H Cinderella (Geva), Jersey Boys (Weathervane), Spring Awakening (MSU), The Messenger (PBD), The Portal (Minetta Lane Theater), New York Fashion Week (MoMA), Restart Stages (Lincoln Center), Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, MACY’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, TEDxSemesteratSea, and World Expo-USA Pavilion in Shanghai. Current: AAPI HEROES (NYC), Beautiful, and Cabaret.  www.jessicachen.co

Andrew Morrissey (he/him)

FOURTH SEASON

Andrew Morrissey is a NYC-based pianist, award-winning music director, vocal coach, and composer. Experience includes educational, community and semi-professional theatre in NH, NYC and the DMV area. A NH native, regional credits include Interlakes, Jean’s Playhouse, Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Plymouth State University, where he received a BA in Music. He has an MM in stage music composition from CUA, and his thesis project grew into a fully-fledged staging of Lost In Wonderland with DC’s Pallas Theatre Collective. Current projects include a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray and another on the life of Rasputin. IG: @Andrewmorrisseymusic

Joe Masteroff

Born in 1919 in Philadelphia, Joe Masteroff had only one dream from infancy: to write for the theatre. After the essential lonely childhood and four-year stint in the Air Force, he came to New York to face his future: book writer or bookseller? Luckily, luck intervened. Before long he had three shows on Broadway bearing his name: The Warm Peninsula starring Julie Harris, and two musicals, She Loves Me and Cabaret, for which he was the book writer. His other work included the libretto for 70, Girls, 70, and Desire Under The Elms and the book and lyrics for Six Wives and Paramour. Thanks to indulgent parents, the New Dramatists, Hal Prince and many others, Joe Masteroff retired and lived in subdued luxury until his death in 2018.

John William Van Druten (June 1, 1901 – December 19, 1957) was an English playwright and theatre director. He began his career in London, and later moved to America, becoming a U.S. citizen. He was known for his plays of witty and urbane observations of contemporary life and society.

Christopher Isherwood was a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, autobiographer, and diarist. He was homosexual and made this a theme of some of his writing. He was born near Manchester in the north of England in 1904, became a U.S. citizen in 1946, and died at home in Santa Monica, California in January 1986.

JOHN KANDER

John Kander is a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy-winning composer, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. With frequent collaborator Fred Ebb, he composed the score to dozens of Broadway musicals, including Cabaret, Zorba, Chicago, The Act, Woman of the Year, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Steel Pier

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb was an award-winning lyricist, librettist, and director who frequently and successfully collaborated with composer John Kander. Theatre: Flora the Red MenaceCabaret; The Happy TimeZorba70, Girls, 70Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year; 2×5; The Rink; And the World Goes ’Round – The Kander and Ebb Musical; Kiss of the Spider Woman; and Steel Pier. Film: Cabaret; Norman Rockwell: A Short Subject; Lucky LadyNew York, New York; Funny Lady; Kramer vs. KramerA Matter of Time; Places in the Heart; French Postcards; Stepping Out; and the 2003 Academy Award® winner for best picture, Chicago. TV: Liza with a Z; Goldie and Liza Together (starring Goldie Hawn and Liza Minnelli); Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back (starring Frank Sinatra); Baryshnikov on Broadway; An Early Frost; and Liza in London. His last projects included a musical version of The Skin of Our Teeth and Curtains, with book by Rupert Holmes.

Concord Theatricals

Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Kitt & Yorkey, Ken Ludwig, Marlow & Moss, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anaïs Mitchell, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson.

With offices in New York, London, and Berlin, Concord Theatricals is the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording, and first-class production.

SPONSORS

Kerner's Car Wash is the proud sponsor of Weathervane Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls running Sept 20 - October 8