Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Music by John Kander

August 15th-18th
August 22nd-25th
August 29th-September 1st

Director/Music Director - Tom Piercy
Choreographer - Taryn Eisenberg
Lighting Design - Patrick Clow
Producer - Carol Loysen

INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

(themes in Cabaret include sexual overtones, abortion, the rise of the Nazi party,and persecution of Jews)

This is the story about a time and a place where anything could happen, where anything did happen. This is about the Kit Kat Club, a Cabaret in 1929-1930 Berlin. It all started with Christopher Isherwood's diaries from his time in Berlin between the World Wars. From his Berlin Stories came the Broadway play and movie I Am A Camera, then the Broadway musical and movie Cabaret, and after that the many revisions and revivals; now there is the Stowe Theatre Guild’s version of Cabaret directed by Thomas Piercy.

This is the music of Kander & Ebb played by the Kit Klub Band; among the many unforgettable songs accompanying the story are Willkommen, Cabaret, Mein Herr, What Would You Do and Maybe This Time.

There is the Master of Ceremonies of the Kit Kat Club running the show from beginning to end - Willkommen to auf Wiedersehn. His star attraction, the nervous and high-energy Sally Bowles, entertains the Cabaret patrons with her fellow song and dance performers the Kit Kat Girls and Kit Kat Boys. She is visited by, and ends up living with, the American writer Clifford Bradshaw. They stay at a rooming house run by Fraulein Schneider; living there (working there) is Fraulein Kost with her many visitors. The fruit shop owner Herr Schultz is trying to woo and marry Frl. Schneider.

They each are trying to survive their time and place. Throughout their lives intertwines the M.C., the emerging Nazis and their growing persecutions, and the assorted characters from the Cabaret world - the underworld, the avant-garde of the time. Their story is our story: a story of love, persecution, and ultimately -- survival.

For more information contact the producer at 802-244-8523 during business hours (Evergreen Gardens), at 802-253-2528, at home in the evening or on line: caroldavid@aol.com. 

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • MASTER OF CEREMONIES
    Jo Sabel Courtney
    KIT KAT GIRLS ~ Ame Beard, Bonnie Duke, Taryn Eisenberg, Jennifer Foley, Christine Mara, Kate Whalen
  • KIT KAT BOYS ~
    Michael Merriam
    Helmut Schwartz
  • CLIFFORD BRADSHAW ~ Jack Bradt
    ERNST LUDWIG ~ Bill Pelton
    CUSTOMS OFFICIAL ~ J. Morris
    FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER ~ Kelly Kendall
    FRAULEIN KOST ~ Jennifer Pitz


  • HERR SCHULTZ ~ David Robbins
    SALLY BOWLES ~ Serena Magnan
    GORILLA ~ Ebby Rylant
    KIT KAT CLUB PARTY PEOPLE ~
    Cecily Robbins
    Eric Jordan
    MAX ~ J. Morris
    TWO LADIES ~
    Michael Merriam
    Kate Whalen
    DAS PERFEKTE KIND
    Annie Rendall

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