March 22 – April 28, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8pm & Sunday @ 2pm
Please note there is no performance on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in observance of the Easter Holiday. There is an additional performance on Saturday, April 20 at 2pm
Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Director: Julia Cuppy
Music Director: TBA
Associate Director/Choreographer: Jaese Lecuyer
“Right This Way. You’re table’s waiting…”
“Cabaret’s unsettling conclusion reminds us not to get distracted by the song and dance and forget about what’s behind the curtain.” – The Star
Welcome to the Kit Kat Club and Berlin in the 1930s. The Nazis are rising in power and life may be uncertain, but you are invited to leave your troubles outside and join the Emcee, singer Sally Bowles and a wonderful and colorful ensemble who will tantalize and entertain you.
When Cabaret was originally produced and directed by renowned director Hal Prince in 1966 conflict in America was the central theme found in politics and society at large. Despite the Civil Rights Bill being signed in 1964, race riots and shootings of African Americans were commonplace in our country. Hal Prince was very cognizant of these events and he wanted to use the musical theatre art form to create a cautionary tale set in pre-World War II Germany to illustrate to an 1960s audience how important it is to not repeat the errors of the past. It is undeniable that this tale is still relevant today.
Playing on these themes, Coronado Playhouse’s production will evaluate the psychology of how our well-intended goals can easily degrade because of fear and lack of empathy. Audience members will be active participants in this drama from the moment they step into the theatre.
Become a patron at Weimar’s 1931 Kit Kat Club and interact with the Kit Kat Girls and the fabulous Master of Ceremonies. The intimacy and immersive quality of the space will lend a hand in creating an unique theatre experience for the audience.
Written by Joe Masteroff, with music and lyrics by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb, Cabaret debuted on Broadway in 1966. The 1972 movie, directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey, won eight Academy Awards. Musical numbers in the show Wilkommen, Mein Herr, Perfectly Marvelous, Don’t Tell Mama, Maybe This Time and the haunting Tomorrow Belongs to Me.
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Meet the Cast
- Cast Information Coming Soon
The program will be available here by Friday, March 22, 2019
Press images are not yet available for this production.
JULIA CUPPY (Director) makes her Coronado Playhouse directorial debut although is by no means a newcomer to San Diego’s theatre community. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Education and Outreach for La Jolla Playhouse, managing multiple city-wide programs, leading workshops with students of all ages and has acted in their POP Tour production of Home of the Brave. She also has taught Acting and Musical Theatre History at San Diego State University and internationally with students in Taiwan. Prior to living in San Diego, Julia was the Producing Artistic Director and teacher at multiple high schools and youth theatres in Oregon. Julia’s passion for directing stems from a cross-sectional interest with history and musical theatre. She believes that the power of theatre is multiplied with music and the evolution of the musical theatre art form is directly impacted by the events of the day. This focus influences her to actively be involved with the creation of new musicals or the reenvisioning of classic musicals. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and was a recipient of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Directing Observership. She has a MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and a MAT in Theatre Education from Southern Oregon University. www.juliacuppy.com
TBA (Music Director)
JAESE LECUYER (Associate Director/Choreographer)
ADAM CUPPY (Producer)
OPENING NIGHT MEMBERS’ MINGLER
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate open nights at Coronado Playhouse!
You’re a loyal supporter of The Community’s Theatre and we want to show our appreciation. Playhouse members are invited to a hosted Happy Hour at CPH for drinks and appetizers before every opening night of each new main-stage production. Mingle with fellow theatre lovers and enjoy the ambience and excitement of opening night.
Not a member? Not a problem! Membership starts at just $50 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.
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