Hingham Civic Music Theatre

SYNOPSIS:  Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, “the Emcee.” Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent; Ernst, Cliff’s first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party, and Herr Schultz, a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneider’s guest house (and Schneider’s fiancee), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime. When he finds out that Sally is pregnant, Cliff decides that they must leave for America at once, before things get any worse. Sally, afraid, confused, and unsure that she’ll ever really be able to trade the sexy, illicit cabaret lifestyle for motherhood, gets an abortion, and tells Cliff that he must leave without her. With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”

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Announcing the fabulous cast of HCMT's Spring 2018 production of Cabaret (1998 version):

​Emcee: Aaron Stolicker
Sally Bowles: Kristen H. Tremblay
Clifford Bradshaw: Nicholas LaFlamme
Frauline Kost: Kasey Sheehan
Ernst Ludwig: Michael Bradley
Herr Schultz: Michael Duarte
Frauline Schneider: Mary Beth Murphy
Kit Kat Girl: Tanya Capawana
Kit Kat Girl: Mary Donahue
Kit Kat Girl: Diana Gossard
Kit Kat Girl: Emily Hollstein
Kit Kat Girl: Jennifer Lassonde
Kit Kat Girl: Kristin Litchfield
Kit Kat Girl: Leah Shiels
Kit Kat Girl: Elise Thomas
Kit Kat Boy: Quinn Keegan
Kit Kat Boy: John Crampton
Kit Kat Boy: Robb Russ
Kit Kat Boy: Jake Comeau
Kit Kat Patrons & Party Guests: Marian Woodward, Joel Leonard , Stephen Lessard ,Deirdre Merritt, Brad Merritt, Patty Phillips
The Hitler Youth. Matthew Pepe

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Director:  Nathan Fogg
Music Director:  Sandee Brayton
Choreographer:  Samantha Brior-Jones​​