College’s ‘Cabaret’ cast chosen

Muskegon Community College has cast its production of the musical “Cabaret.”

Under the direction of Tom Harryman, appearing in the show will be Nathaniel Luben as the Emcee, Jacob Westerhof as Clifford Bradshaw, Raymond Brock as Ernst Ludwig, Tommy Grant as Herr Schultz, Bradley Zoulek as Bobby, Isaac Hunter as Victor, Evan Sloan as Hans/Rudy/Sailor, Mark Breitenbach as Max/Herman/Customs, Julia Uganski as Sally Bowles, Amaya Fisher as Fraulein Schneider, Rachel Wade as Fraulein Kost/Fritzi, Melanie Lamrock as Rosie, Allison Boerema as Lulu, Stephanie Kennert as Frenchie/Gorilla, Taylor Freed as Texas, and Katrina Smith as Helga.

The assistant student director/stage manager is Stan Shank.

“Cabaret” is a 1966 musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masterhoff. It is based on John Van Druten’s 1951 play “I Am a Camera,” which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s 1939 short novel “Goodbye to Berlin.”

The show is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are coming to power. It focuses on the nightlife at the Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around a writer and his relationship with a cabaret performer.

A subplot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor.

Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for political developments in late Weimar Germany.

MCC’s “Cabaret” will run Feb. 19-23 at the college’s Overbrook Theater. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-22, and 3 p.m. Feb. 23.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 10. They are $15 for the general public and $10 for MCC students and faculty. For reservations, call (231) 777-0324.

Categories: Theatre

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