We are thrilled to be able to announce our first production for 2017, the Kander & Ebb classic musical, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Drutton and stories by Christopher Isherwood, presented by David M. Hawkins in association with Hayes Theatre Co.
The Kit Kat Club is returning to Sydney in all its decadence for a new Australian revival of CABARET at Hayes Theatre Co. from 9 January 2017 starring Paul Capsis as The Emcee, with Kate Fitzpatrick as Fraulein Schneider and Debora Krizak as Fraulein Kost; directed by Nicholas Christo, choreographed by Kelley Abbey and musical direction by Lindsay Partridge.
Winner of 12 Tony Awards, 8 Academy Awards and 7 BAFTA Awards, CABARET wows audiences and critics alike time and time again sky-rocketing the careers its starts. Fifty years ago in 1966 the original Broadway production made a household name of Joel Grey who shook audiences as The Emcee. Two years later an unassuming Judi Dench stole the show as Sally Bowles on London’s West End. Arguably the most iconic movie musical of all time made a star of Liza Minnelli when she brought Sally Bowles to the silver screen directed by Bob Fosse.
Beneath the fun and games of CABARET lies an ominous melody, providing a glimpse of vibrant Berlin’s dark undercurrents during the rise of Hitler. CABARET walks the tightrope of pure entertainment and serious political consciousness and for this very reason the musical continues to allure audiences.
At a time when much of society is again vulnerable to destructive powers, David M. Hawkins is proud to bring an innovative and exciting new production to Australia.
“My aim is to create a new production of CABARET that engages audiences unlike any previous production, and to do that I believe we need to return to the original source material. The universal issue of the human condition at the core of CABARET comes from Christopher Isherwood and his perception of what it was like to live in Berlin during the rise of Hitler,” Hawkins said.
“The Weimer period offers many exciting theatrical techniques like Brecht’s that are present in the script that should be explored. I want Isherwood’s Berlin to be the heart of this production to open endless new layers.”
The remainder of the cast will be announced soon.
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Performances: From 9 January 2017
Mon 6.30pm* | Tues – Sat 7.30pm | Wed 1.00pm | Sat 2pm | Sun 3.00pm*
*Mondays until 30 January, Sundays from 12 February
Prices: Mon – Wed $85.00 | Thurs $95 | Fri $100 | Sat & Sun $110
Concession prices available at Wed 1pm and Sat 2pm performances only
Transaction fees of $2.00 apply at time of booking
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General sales commence at 10am on 13 October 2016.