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Third season kicks off with 'Cabaret' at Mercyhurst

Monday, October 6, 2014

“There was a cabaret and there was a master-of-ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany and it was the end of the world . . . and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep. . .” – Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret

The Mercyhurst Theatre Program launches its third season with the classic American musical Cabaret.

Take your seat at the Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Willkommen,” “Money,” “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.”

Cabaret features Nam Nguyen (Emcee), Sarah Creighton (Sally Bowles), Maxton Honeychurch (Clifford Bradshaw), Jordan Strange (Ernst Ludwig), Tonya Lenhart (Fraulein Schneider), Grant Clark (Herr Schultz), Michael Rowe (Max), Bethany Sulecki (Rosie), Leah Miori (Lulu), Taylor Bookmiller (Frenchie), Sarah Krempasky (Texas), Claudia Rose Cauchi (Fritzie) and Jennie Cross (Helga). The production is directed by Brett D. Johnson, Ph.D., with choreography by Kelly Jean Graham and musical direction by Ian Gayford.

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 22-25, at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, at 2 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre on the Mercyhurst campus.

Single tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens/students, and $5 for youths and Mercyhurst students with ID. All performances are general admission, with doors opening 30 minutes before curtain. 

Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets today by calling 814-824-2663 or by visiting the box office, located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. Cash and credit cards accepted. Tickets will also be on sale at the theatre beginning one hour before curtain (cash only).

Warning: This production contains strong language and adult situations.

For more information, call Dr. Brett D. Johnson at 814-824-2663.