1994 - 1995

Cabaret

Berlin 1929-30

The Master of Ceremonies welcomes us with "Willkommen" and assures us that all our troubles will be forgotten at the Cabaret...

While travelling to Berlin on the train, American writer Cliff Bradshaw meets German Ernst Ludwig.

New Year's Eve. Ernst had mentioned a place called the Kit Kat Klub. To Cliff this sounds a lot more inviting than an evening with his typewriter, so he's off to celebrate. At the cabaret, he meets the club's singer and hostess, Sally Bowles, who takes to him instantly. The very next day, as Cliff is giving Ernst an English lesson, Sally arrives with all her belongings; her friend Max has thrown her out. She manages to talk her way into Cliff's room and his heart.

As the weeks go by, Cliff's novel is getting nowhere and Sally soon tells him that she is expecting their child. She wants to go back to work at the Kit Kat Klub, but Cliff won't hear of it and thinks he should become the breadwinner. Ernst offers to pay Cliff well for smuggling something across the broder for him from Paris. Needing the money so that he can marry Sally, Cliff accepts the offer. In the meantime his landlady, Fraulein Schneider, becomes engaged to Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit seller.

At Fraulein Schneider's engagement party, Cliff realizes that his Paris errand will serve to help fund the Nazi Party and refuses Ernst's payment. Sally, to avoid confrontation, accepts it. The party turns sour as Ernst advises Fraulein Schneider against marriage to Herr Schultz.

Cliff decides that he and Sally should go to America but she does not want to leave Berlin. Leaving Berlin, his memories haunt him as if in a nightmare. And so he begins his long overdue book. It will tell the tale of Sally Bowles and of the people of Berlin in that heartbreaking and tumultuous era leading up to the Third Reich.


Director: Michael Gareau

Musical Director: John McGovern

Choreographer: Kathryn Romanow

Cast

Alec Conelly

Max

Anabela Vieira

Greta, ensemble

Barry Caiger

Herr Schultz

Carolyn Dunlop

Sally Bowles

Chris Cullen

Ernst Ludwig

Christine Moran

Fraulein Kost

Gordon Guest

Gorilla, ensemble

Lucille Warren

Heidi, ensemble

Lynne Fleury

Fritzi, ensemble

Paul Melsness

Head Waiter, ensemble

Rob Henderson

Clifford Bradshaw

Robin Guy

Mitzi, ensemble

R�jean Mayer

The Emcee

Sarah Doubt

Marta, ensemble

Sharon O'Neil

Fraulein Schneider

Vivian Burns

Inge, ensemble

Alex Connelly

ensemble

Alex Latoche

ensemble

Amanda Corber

ensemble

Dan Boucher

ensemble

Ian Kendall

ensemble

Jane Gale

ensemble

Marc Ouimet

ensemble

Mark Munday

ensemble

Michael Fortier

ensemble

Minna Koch

ensemble

Pamela Wong

ensemble

Patrick Donahue

ensemble

Shona Cranston

ensemble

Suzanne Castanza

ensemble

Tim St-Louis

ensemble

Production

Angela Richer

Hair Designer

Ann Goetz

Set Designer

Anne McGuire

Properties

Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus)

Brenda Schroh

Costumer Designer

Chris Johnson

Sound Designer

David Bertrand

Hair Designer

David Magladry

Lighting Designer

Donald Lambton

Production Coordinator

Ernie Forsen

Master Carpenter

Jennifer Donnelly

Scenic Artist, Apprentice Set Designer

Jill Thompson

Production Assistant, British Accent Coach

John Solman

Workshop Chairman

Karen Murphy

House Manager (Adult High School)

Karl Koch

German Accent Coach

Lorna Rice

Accompanist

Melva Scott

Make-up Designer

Neil Monkman

Stage Manager

Robin Monaghan

Make-up Designer

Sandra Ponech

Costumer Designer

Terry Dacey

Assistant Stage Manager

Tricia MacNeil Ballotta

Box Office Manager

Vivian Burns

Dance Captain

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A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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