Cabaret | Student Matinees

A Grand Theatre London Production
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the Play by John Van Druten And Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Dennis Garnhum

April 14, 2021 | 11:30AM

Tickets $25

Grade recommendation: 8+

The winner of eight Tony awards, Cabaret explores the excesses and decadence of Berlin’s Kit Kat Club as the 1920’s draw to a close – a time where everything was possible – until it wasn’t. The unforgettable Sally Bowles will draw audiences into the Berlin underworld with a daring, immersive and up-close production. Featuring a cast of 9 – all playing instruments atop a sprawling bar at the centre of a new immersive seating configuration in the Martha Cohen Theatre, this unique production will add a new resonance to one of the most beloved titles in the music theatre canon. This Grand Theatre production is directed by Dennis Garnhum, a name well known to Calgary audiences. “This musical is set against a backdrop where a brilliant society becomes a scary, scary world,” said Garnhum. “Freedoms become restricted and being unique becomes a threat.”

Running Time: 2hrs 30 mins(Including Intermission), plus a 15 min post show discussion.
Bus Pickup: 2:30pm

Advisory: Contains mature subject matter, language, and sexuality.

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