For One Performance Only
Monday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
(El Paso, TX) – CABARET, the winner of 12 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and Best Revival, brings its famous energy and songs to the Plaza Theatre for one performance only on Monday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, starting at $26.50, are on sale now at the Plaza Theatre Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Discounts are available for subscribers and groups of 20 or more. Please check with the box office for any additional discounts.
“Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!” 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. Into her orbit comes Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer, and Sally soon moves in to join him in his room in the boarding house run by Fraulein Schneider. Their fellow lodgers include the cheerful whore, Fraulein Kost, and the gentle, graying fruiter Herr Schultz. As political storm clouds gather, Sally, now pregnant by Cliff, is still determined to show the world what a good time she is having. She cannot hear the noises of Nazism around her, but the others can.
Based on the book and score originally written by Sandy Wilson and reconstructed by Masterhoff, Kander and Ebb, CABARET tells two separate stories in one: the first a revue centered on the decadence of the seedy Kit Kat Club, the second a story set in the real world in which the club existed. The juxtaposition of scenes with songs used as exposition and separate cabaret numbers as social commentary was a novel concept. Songs include It Couldn’t Please Me More, Wilkommen, Cabaret, Don’t Tell Mama and Two Ladies.
Produced by Windwood Theatricals, the 2010 national tour focuses on the story of the 1987 Hal Prince revival, featuring the added songs I Don’t Care Much, Don’t Go and The Money Song.
After 21 previews, the original Broadway production of CABARET, 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.
A second Broadway revival, co-directed by Mendes and Rob Marshall and choreographed by Marshall, opened after 37 previews on March 19, 1998 and ran for 2377-performances, becoming the third longest-running revival in Broadway musical history. In addition to Alan Cumming as the Emcee, the cast included Natasha Richardson as Sally, John Benjamin Hickey as Cliff, Ron Rifkin as Herr Schultz and Mary Louise Wilson as Fräulein Schneider.
CABARET is best known as the 1972 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 and Sound.
Jam Theatricals (www.jamtheatricals.com) and the city of El Paso are proud to present CABARET as part of the El Paso Electric Presents Broadway in El Paso at the Historic Plaza Theatre 2009-10 Season, sponsored by KTSM-TV News Channel 9 and El Paso Times.
About Jam Theatricals
Jam Theatricals is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Founded in 1997 by Arny Granat, Jerry Mickelson and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in more than 30 cities. Jam has presented notable national touring productions including CATS, The Producers, STOMP, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Miss Saigon and Riverdance. Jam Theatricals and its principals are the recipients of five Tony Awards® for producing on Broadway: including Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play- 2005), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical- 2005), The History Boys (Best Play- 2006), August Osage County (Best Play – 2008), and Hair (Best Revival of a Musical – 2009). Additional Broadway credits include: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Retreat from Moscow, The Wedding Singer, Talk Radio, Rock ‘N’ Roll, The Seafarer, The Homecoming, November, Sunday in the Park with George, Speed-the-Plow, reasons to be pretty, 9 to 5 and Blithe Spirit. Please visit www.jamtheatricals.com for more information.