April 15, 2009
The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University Presents the musical “Cabaret”For a high quality image, go to
Webster Conservatory students Katie Hart, Lindsey Warren and Michael Baxter or
Webster Conservatory students Lindsey Warren, Michael Baxter and Katie Hart (back) Ian Way and Liz (front)
Please give photo credit to Karen Burch
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the Tony award-winning musical “Cabaret,” with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and based on the play by John van Druten and the original stories of Christopher Isherwood. The production runs from April 29 to May 3 in the Browning Theatre of Webster’s Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road. Curtain time is 8 p.m., except Sunday, which will have a 2 p.m. matinee only. Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for senior adults and students. For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
Set in Berlin on the eve of the Nazis rise to power, “Cabaret” revolves around Sally Bowles, a 19-year-old old performer at the sleazy Kit Kat Club and her relationship with impoverished American writer Cliff Bradshaw, along with a host of divinely debauched characters.
“Cabaret” is a thrilling and edgy musical drama that reveals the tumultuous political atmosphere and the decadence of pre-war Berlin.
The story is one of change and contrasts and charts the characters as they struggle to make sense of their lives in an unsettling world that is falling headlong into the abyss of Nazism.
“Cabaret,” directed by Hal Prince, opened on Broadway in 1966 and garnered Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. It was turned into a feature film in 1972.
“Cabaret” is directed by acting professor Kat Singleton.