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      Date(s) - 05/22/2024
      7:00 pm

      Lineage Performing Arts Center


      dancers with lights behind them

      The cast of Cabaret (Photo – Brian Elerding)

      After a sold out run in January, the Lineage Performing Arts Center is reprising their production of the Tony-award winning musical Cabaret from May 24th to June 2nd.

      With the visionary direction of Austin Roy and Hilary Thomas, this bold rendition carries on the history of Cabaret’s legendary music and book by blending dance into every moment of the show, providing a breathtaking experience for audiences. The theater’s lobby features Theresa Kennedy’s installation on queer life in Germany and the history of drag, connecting the real life culture behind Cabaret with our present.

      Featuring a magnificent book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, with iconic music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Cabaret follows Clifford Bradshaw, a young American novelist arriving in Berlin in 1929. Traveling by train, he learns about the Kit Kat Klub – a cabaret club where the party never dies. As our hero descends into the depths of Berlin’s seedy nightlife, he watches Germany fall victim to a different sort of darkness, and before long what seemed like a sexy, wild time becomes much more complicated. Cabaret has been shocking and inspiring audiences since its premiere, with its frank portrayals of sexuality, politics, and the choice between doing what’s expedient and doing what is right. M Cantu, Lineage’s General Manager, says “Cabaret is the perfect synthesis of Lineage’s programming – using dance, music, and theater to discuss difficult subject matter, and to facilitate healing through artistic expression. All of us are honored to share this production with our audiences.”

      Director Hilary Thomas leaned into the opportunity to bring such a challenging show to the intimate space of The Lineage Performing Arts Center. “Addressing the horrors of a dark time in history through art,” she says, “and offering a space to process pain and examine parallels in our world today is exactly what Lineage does best. And that art can help transform the pain with beauty and understanding.”

      The show runs May 24th through June 2nd in Lineage’s intimate 57-seat theater. A limited number of tickets are also available for patrons to sit at a table for two right on the stage of the Kit Kat Klub.

      The show runs 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission, and is recommended for mature audiences due to themes involving sex, death, racism, alcohol and drugs, and images and discussions of genocide and Nazism.

      > To purchase tickets, click here.

      Lineage’s Cabaret is produced by Peggy Burt and sponsored by Nina Gutin, the Guyer family, Terry and Jeanie Kay, John and Jo Schillinger, Jeannie Vaughn, and Daria Yudacufski.


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