The Maltz Jupiter Theatre presents Kate Shindle in Cabaret, the energetic, politically charged, seductive, and daring Tony Award®-winning production that is ranked among the greatest American musicals. With performances through January 29, the show is set amid the decadence of 1929 Weimar Germany's netherworld and follows the unlikely romance between writer Cliff Bradshaw and performer Sally Bowles. Check out production shots from the show below!
Based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera and featuring a memorable Kander and Ebb score, the entire show takes place in a cabaret, setting the scene for a particularly unique aspect of the production: nearly all of the show's performers sing, dance and play musical instruments.
The actors-as-orchestra concept serves as a metaphor for the show's setting and time: Germany in the Weimar period (1919-1933), when rampant inflation and poverty defined the country as a carefree, anything goes and excessive world that led to Hitler's rise. The concept also allows the production to be re-imagined to focus more on its love stories and politically-fractured heartbreak.
A celebrated Broadway veteran, McNicholl has directed musicals such as Billy Elliot and Spamalot, and wrote and directed the musical The It Girl. He is the premiere director given permission to direct this particular revival - the 1998 Broadway revival, which ran for 2,377 performances - of Cabaret. The show went on to become the third longest-running revival in Broadway musical history.
The production features Broadway actress Kate Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde, Miss America 1998) as Bowles; popular South Florida actor Bruce Linser (last seen at the Theatre in Deathtrap and The Full Monty) as Cliff Bradshaw; and revered New York actor Christopher Sloan (All Shook Up, The Producers) as the Emcee.
The Theatre also has several other Cabaret-themed events in January, including a free showing of the Academy Award-winning movie Cabaret, a Cabaret-themed Nunsense show and a sizzling Cabaret After Dark experience. Matinee and evening performances are available, with group discounts for 20 or more. For tickets, call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter. For more information about the Theatre's upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.
Photo Credit: Alicia Donelan