Cabaret (2023)

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Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

April 6 - 8 Performed in Tucker Theatre on the campus of MTSU

One of the most iconic and revolutionary musicals of the 1960s, Cabaret tells a story about the danger of complacency during adversity. The musical is set in a nightclub in Germany's pre-WWII Weimar Republic and follows Clifford Bradshaw, a young American writer in search of the inspiration for his novel, and Sally Bowles, a British nightclub singer performing in Berlin. Cabaret depicts a city clinging desperately to its decadent and carefree lifestyle while political turmoil looms overhead. How do we face adversity and allyship in times of crisis? The three Broadway runs won a combined twelve Tony Awards, the 1972 film starring Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli won eight Academy Awards, and the current West End Production won seven Olivier Awards. 

Content warning: Cabaret contains mature themes and material that could potentially be upsetting or triggering to some audience members. Material and references include strong sexuality, profanity, drug use, violence, and thematic elements including abortion and historically contextualized images of hate. Please be advised.

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The Kennedy Center American Cottege Theater Festival, part of the
Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by
David and Alice Rubenstein.

Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Kennedy Center American
College Theater Festival.

Additional support is provided by The Honoraole Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E.
Bernstein; the Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; and Beatrice and
Anthony Welters and the AnBryce Foundation.

KCACTF is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired
by five enduring Ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice,
Service, and Gratitude. Support for JKFC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy
is provided by Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, Chevron,
the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and Target.

Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible
through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the
President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.

This production Is entered In the Kennedy Center American College Theater
Festival (KCACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to
identity and promote quality in college-level theater production. To this end, each
production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF
representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in
KCACTF programs lnvolving scholarships. internships, grants, and awards for
actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics
at both the regional and national levels.

Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for invitation to the
KCACTF regional festival and may also be considered for national awards
recognizing outstanding aehlevement In production, design, direction and

By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF
goals to recognize. reward. and celebrate the exemplary work produced in
college and university theaters across the nation.


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