“Put down the knitting, the book and the broom
It’s time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret”
January 13, 2015,
Coral Springs, Florida
One of Broadway’s most beloved musicals will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on January 23rd. Cabaret, the Kander and Ebb classic will run at the Coral Springs theatre through March 15th.
Cabaret has had several extremely successful revivals since it first opened on Broadway in 1966; it is currently playing at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York to great acclaim.
Set in Berlin in 1929, the dark side of Cabaret is always off-stage, while the customers of the Kit Kat Klub play out their existence with willful disregard of their country’s future decay into madness. Cabaret is based on John Van Druten’s 1951 play I Am a Camera, which in turn was adapted from short stories by Christopher Isherwood. The city was captured by Isherwood during this transition period of cafes and quaint avenues, grotesque nightlife and dreamers, and powerful mobs and millionaires in his classic fiction “Berlin Stories” in which his most famous creation, Sally Bowles, appears for the first time.
Cabaret features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including “Money Makes the World Go Round”, “Two Ladies”, “Maybe This Time”, and of course, the show’s title piece, “Cabaret”. It will also showcase dazzling costumes, and show-stopping choreography.
Director Dan Kelley has been, as he says, “a player in the South Florida Theatre scene for the past 25 years”. The award winning actor, director, and designer, is excited and pleased to be directing Cabaret, a show that has been on his ‘bucket list’ for a long time.
Kelley has cast award-winning actress Katherine Amadeo as Sally Bowles, and New York based actor Ronen Bay as the Emcee. Pierre Tannous, Elissa Solomon, and Michael Small are also part of the cast of seventeen.
A Silver Palm and BroadwayWorld.com Award-winner and Carbonell Award nominee, Katherine Amadeo, who along with her husband Antonio is the co-founder and artistic director of The Naked Stage, has a deep, extensive, and varied theatrical background. Her regional credits include The Lion in Winter, Company (Palm Beach Dramaworks); Miss Julie, The Turn of the Screw, No Exit, 4.48 Psychosis, Nerve, The Lonesome West, Romeo and Juliet (The Naked Stage); Raised in Captivity (New Theatre); The Voysey Inheritance (Caldwell Theatre); Cannibal! The Musical (Promethean Theatre); Fahrenheit 451 (GableStage); House and Garden, The Sound of Music (Actors’ Playhouse); Singin’ in the Rain, The Taffetas (Broward Stage Door); Terminal Baggage and Painted Alice (Mad Cat Theatre).
Cabaret will run from January 23 – March 15 at The Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Coral Springs.
Tickets for Cabaret are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoorfl.org.
Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Based on Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood, and
I Am A Camera by John Van Druten
January 23 – March 15
Tickets: $38 – $42
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
The Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Coral Springs, Fl 33065