PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Cabaret, winner of 12 Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Revival, will take the stage at Yavapai College Performance Hall on Friday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. The show is presented by Yavapai College Community Events, and co-sponsored by The Daily Courier, KQNA 1130 AM, Prescott Noon Lions Foundation, and the Performing Arts Charitable Endowment (PACE).
Professional cast members will be joined in Prescott during the first act by a celebrity cameo appearance onstage by Sandy Moss, KQNA 1130 AM radio personality.
With a score that includes “Wilkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and the hit title song “Cabaret,” this musical offers an extraordinary emotional journey. Set in the seedy “Kit Kat Club” in 1930s Germany, Cabaret is suitable for adult audiences.
“Welcome to the Cabaret” sings the Emcee of the Kit Kat Club through painted lips, as the people of Berlin 1929 join him. Whatever your troubles, you will forget them at the Cabaret. Sally Bowles, a little middle-class lass from Chelsea, London, is working as a singer at Berlin’s Kit-Kat Club and trying her best to live the thrillingly decadent life which the city is supposed to offer.
After 21 previews, the original Broadway production, directed by Harold Prince and choreographed by Ron Field, opened on November 20, 1966 at the Broadhurst Theatre, eventually transferring first to the Imperial and then the Broadway before finally completing its 1,165-performance run. The first Broadway revival, again directed by Prince and choreographed by Field, opened on October 22, 1987 at the Imperial Theatre, eventually transferring to the Minskoff to complete its 261-performance run. Joel Grey received star billing as the Emcee, with Alyson Reed as Sally, Gregg Edelman as Cliff, Regina Resnik as Fräulein Schneider, and Werner Klemperer as Herr Schultz.
Best known is the 1972 film; Cabaret was produced as an American musical film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli in her career role as Sally, Michael York as Cliff and Joel Grey returning to his role as Emcee. Cabaret was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 1973, and nearly performed a clean sweep, winning 8, including Best Director (Bob Fosse), Best Actress (Liza Minnelli), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Joel Grey), and winning for Cinematography, Editing, Music, Art Direction (Rolf Zehetbauer, Hans Jürgen Kiebach, Herbert Strabel) and Sound (losing Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay to The Godfather). It won 7 BAFTA awards, including Best Film, Best Direction and Best Actress, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy).
The professional touring compnay appearing in Prescott is produced by WINDWOOD PRODUCTIONS; credits include national tours of Bye Bye Birdie, Altar Boyz, Little Women, Urban Cowboy The Musical, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
Tickets for this show are $60/$58/$56. Purchase tickets online at www.tickets.com (search for “Yavapai College”). Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 928-776-2000 (toll-free 1-877-928-4253), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or in person at the YC Community Events Ticket Office located in the Lobby of the YC Performance Hall, Thursday & Friday ONLY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Yavapai College Performance Hall is located on the Prescott campus at 1100 E. Sheldon St.
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